Australian Shipping Industry News | ‘Svitzer’ Lockout ‘Indefinitely’ | Nov 14, 2022
When the lockout becomes effective, no shipping vessels will be towed in or out of 17 Australian ports otherwise serviced by Svitzer. This will impact shipping operations at major metropolitan and regional Australian ports nationwide in QLD, NSW, VIC, SA, & WA. 97% of imports arrive via sea. 97% of Australian imports arrive via sea.
November 14, 2022
- Svitzer Australia announced that it has given notice of a lockout to all harbour towage employees covered under its 2016 National Towage Enterprise Agreement and their union bargaining representatives, the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), The Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers (AIMPE) and the Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU).
- The lockout will take place from 12pm AEDT, Friday 18 November, and will continue “indefinitely.”
- When the lockout becomes effective, no shipping vessels will be towed in or out of 17 Australian ports otherwise serviced by Svitzer.
- This will impact shipping operations at major metropolitan and regional Australian ports nationwide in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. It does not affect Svitzer terminal operations supporting the oil and gas sector or operations in other states and territories.
Svitzer Australia Press Release (https://svitzer.com/svitzer-australia-advises-lockout-of-harbour-towage-crews/)
** Svitzer is owned by A.P. Moller – Maersk, which happens to be the second largest container line globally (just recently overtaken by MSC for #1 spot)
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