Industry News – 31 July 2022


Empty Container Park Issues 
Transport companies continue to experience delays, congestion, rejection & re-direction when attempting to de-hire empty shipping containers in all major Australian ports.

Empty shipping container congestion has spiked again in Sydney in recent weeks, leaving importers and their transport providers incurring added costs from empty de-hire delays, yard storage of empties, futile trucks trips, and additional administration.

The congestion and delays come off the back of a relatively positive month in June when over 80,000 TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent Units) of empties were evacuated by shipping lines through Port Botany, with a Load/Discharge Ratio of 1.07.

Unfortunately since then, weather events in Sydney have led to unforeseen reductions in the movement of empty containers away from Port Botany, leaving the main Empty Container Parks (ECPs) at or near capacity.  The ECPs have not been able to accept additional empty equipment for their client shipping lines and are asking importers / transport operators to contact shipping lines for de-hire alternatives, which are not forthcoming.

Read Full CTAA Media Release: Sydney Empty Container Congestion Spikes – A Broken System 

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