DPW ETU Protected Industrial Action – Brisbane Terminal

Dear Valued Customers & Partners,

Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) and the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) have been in contact with DP World Australia (DPW) senior management regarding the announcement of Protected Industrial Action (PIA) impacting their Brisbane container terminal (only).

DP World Australia late today have announced that their Brisbane terminal is experiencing disruptions to some of their modules and equipment as a result of protected industrial action involving the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) :

Issue: Electrical Trades Union Protected Industrial Action at DP World BNE.
Short Description: –
DP World Brisbane would like to notify industry of current Electrical Trades Union Protected Industrial Action.
We are experiencing disruptions to some of our modules and equipment due to this action.
Discussions are ongoing and we will continue to keep the industry advised of the progress.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this period of industrial action.
DP World Australia remains committed to reaching a new Enterprise Agreement that delivers improved productivity.

Issue Impact: –
Electrical Trades Union Protected Industrial Action at DP World Brisbane terminal.

Duration of Delay: 7 days 8 hrs 25 min.
Issue Commencement: 20/02/2024 15:30
Expected Resolution: 27/02/2024 23:55
Priority: Urgent
Notification Date: 20/02/2024 00:00
Current for: 7 Day(s)

Kate Breen

DP World Australia has further communicated to FTA / APSA that the issue primarily pertains to challenges in sustaining the maintenance of semi-automated equipment, which is serviced by electrical staff contracted by DP World.

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 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!

SILA Imports – imports@sila.net.au
SILA Exports – exports@sila.net.au
SILA Sales – sales@sila.net.au
T: (+61) 07 3908 1690

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