Peak Season

Article By Newsletter on 08-12-2017

Peak Season  

We continue to see strong demand for space via both air and sea. Airlines space is at a premium and it is taking cargo 1 to 2 days to be checked in once it does arrive. Vessels from NE and SE Asia are fully booked through December with rollings on every sailing. In October Port Botany saw a record number of containers 238,790 TEU up 16.8% on the same period for 2016 and November figures are predicted to exceed October. These increased volumes put pressure on every sector of the supply chain especially transport. When you combine this with industrial action at the terminals, suspension of pilot vessels due to rough seas in Sydney, increased traffic at this time of year and you have the perfect storm for delivery delays. Please bear with us as we work through this extremely busy period