VICT Remains Closed Due to Continued Protests: FTA Update 3

Dear Valued Customers & Partners,

Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) and the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) have been in contact with Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) senior management to get an update on the closure caused by continued protests at Webb Dock since Friday evening, 19 January 2024.

VICT continues to remain closed this morning at this point due to ongoing security concerns. Police are still present at the scene whilst the ZIM vessel remains at berth, however VICT’s CEO Bruno Porchietto has informed FTA / APSA that they are hopeful they will be able to open the gates at some point today subject to conditions.

SILA would like to remind our clients that transport companies have communicated that surcharges for weekends, public holidays and after-hours will be applied as they strive to retrieve containers within their allotted free time.

These protests, bans & stoppages continue to significantly impact our services, and we appreciate your understanding and flexibility during this period. Our team is committed to minimising disruptions and ensuring the smoothest operations possible. We will keep you updated on any further developments.

We acknowledge the potential impact of these disruptions; however, please be advised that SILA will not assume liability for any additional charges arising from these industrial actions.

Thank you for your continued trust and partnership and should you have any questions or concerns, kindly reach out to our dedicated team!

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