The following information is provided for the interest of members by DP World Australia.
We regretfully inform you that we have been advised by the Maritime Union of Australia that they intend to take protected industrial action in Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle on Thursday (11th December) this week in support of their EA claims. We are working through the implications of the advised actions and we will provide a further update this afternoon detailing the potential impact and mitigation strategies we will take.
The following ports are affected:
· Melbourne: operations will cease at 0600 on Thursday December 11 and resume at 1400 on Friday December 12.
· Sydney: operations will cease at 1000 on Thursday December 11 and resume at 0600 on Friday November 12.
· Fremantle: we have received notification of industrial action scheduled for this Friday December 12 and we are currently assessing our options for this port.
Normal cargo care functions will continue in all terminals throughout.
This action is occurring at a very busy time and will cause significant schedule disruption leading up to the Christmas period.
We will inform you of any delays to your cargo should this occur.