Australian & New Zealand Port Terminals Update July 2022

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Patrick: Vessel delays around 2.5 – 4 days.
DP World: Average delay is 2 to 4 days for vessels that are already arriving off the berthing

Patrick: Vessel delays are around 0.5-2 days.
VICT: For week 28 commencing Monday 11th July there are minimal delays for vessel
arriving at VICT.
VICT had 2 x vessels changing rotation calling Melbourne first over the weekend which has
enabled this week’s vessels impacted by Sydney closed port weather event to berth and work on arrival.
DP World: 1-to-3-day average delay for vessels that are already delayed and arriving off the berthing window.

Patrick: Vessel delays around 2 to 3 days.
DP World: Vessel delays 2 to 4 days.

Patrick: Terminal vessel delays of 0.5 to 2 days. Some vessel bunching starting to re occur.
DP World: Congestion delay is 1 to 3 days. Vessel bunching with vessels of same service delayed from origin and arriving off the berthing window.

Average delay is 1 to 2 days for vessels that are already arriving off the berthing window.

New Zealand
The average vessel delay in Auckland is around 8 days. Auckland terminal utilisation as of 08 July 2022 is at 97%. Shipping demand through the terminal remains back-to-back.
Terminal operations have been very encouraging this past week with many vessels finishing ahead of their planned berthing time. Last Friday for the first time in many months POAL had
5 cranes operating over the one shift. POAL are working vessels as efficiently as possible whilst managing fluctuating labour availability due to various seasonal illnesses. Terminal
capacity is also highly variable. POAL are seeking co-operation from all key import stakeholders to ensure priority is given to collecting import containers as quickly as possible and maximising the full 24/7 operation that is being providing by POAL.
POAL are monitoring long dwelling import containers as these negatively impact terminal capacity utilisation and operations, especially with the vessel bunching that is expected over the coming weeks. POAL have requested that import units are moved out of the terminal and off port as quickly as possible. There remains back-to-back shipping demand now that
some vessels are arriving having suffered delays offshore.
There is still the challenge of seasonal illnesses and COVID which is affecting many sectors this year. POAL will do their best to manage this challenge and keep goods moving.
Masks are still required within the port terminal area in an effect to significantly reduce the
spread of the virus.
Container/Bulk berths are currently operating at 100% utilisation over the next two weeks.
This is due to the large receival, and discharge volume being encountered at the port terminal.
Captain Cook, Marsden, Bledisloe yards and the Car Handling Facility are currently at 50%.
However, this is expected to increase to over 100% by mid next week.
Congestion continues with large container and breakbulk volumes and MC will remain under pressure. POAL are encouraging transport operators to continue to liaise with the shipping lines on receivals and operating hours.

POAL/MC Ops team request all efforts for key stakeholders to resource for the swift delivery of cargo within its permitted free time. Extensions for free time and any additional storage will not be considered.
Additional cleaning is being imposed after every shift change. This hampers the ability of the port to maximise vessels. Average port stay for vessels is being extended by around 2-3
hours. 96% of services from Australia to New Zealand are delayed and off window berthing schedules.
Lyttleton incurring average waiting time of 1 to 2 days. Tauranga continues to see terminal congestion and average delays of 3 days. Tauranga terminal utilisation remains extremely high at 120%
Equipment management remains the carriers key focus in New Zealand due possibly to an extended reefer season. Auckland empty container depots are open but with limited capacity.
Carriers continue vessel schedule adjustments to safeguard schedule reliability.

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