Delays at Transhipment Ports on Australian Traffic

Delays at Transhipment Ports on Australian Traffic

There has been a builds up of traffic transiting Singapore and Port Klang to all Australian ports over the past four (4) weeks.

Higher than anticipated volumes from Far East Asia, South East Asia, Europe and USA in the November peak period have led to a large backlog of containers sitting in the transhipment ports awaiting connection to Australian destinations.

All lines are currently experiencing delays and roll-overs to later vessels as the capacity to move the large volume of containers is simply not available on the Australian trade lane.

At worst, we are generally experiencing a delay of 7 days on our traffic, some other carriers (not supported by GPSM) are advising delays of up to 2-3 weeks in these transhipment ports.

The most affected port appears to be Adelaide, purely due to the lack of carriers that call at that port.

Rest assured that the GPSM team are working extremely hard in liaising with our preferred carriers to ensure earliest uplift of all transhipment containers.

Leave a Reply