NEOLINK Announcement – Nationwide Port Strikes Perfectly Timed in the Build Up to Christmas – 27.9.21
Monday 27th of September 2021
Dear Valued Clients,
Some of you have proactively reached out to me this morning regarding mainstream news about nationwide port strikes.
Whilst we do not have all the details; we can confirm that the Maritime Union of Australia has issued 40 new industrial action notifications across a number of ports and terminals that will start to take affect from next month. Paul Zalai the Director and our industry representative for the Freight and Trade Alliance has been featured in this mornings Financial Times, as we anticipate this will have significant impacts nationwide.
As most of our clients are aware this, this adds to further issues the industry has faced in the past few months and with Christmas planning in full flight we anticipate this will have a disastrous impact on all supply chains. Whilst the details are limited at this moment in time and the impact to all specific terminals/vessels/deliveries is unknown, we all understand the broader implications this protected industrial action will have across the entire country.
I have attached to this email several articles and industry notices for you to provide to your teams, as well as your own customers.
Our Operations Team will be in touch with all our customers relating to specific impacts on each shipment when required.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any member of the team.
NEOLINK Marketing Team