We have receive the MUA’s notification of a four-hour stoppage at DP World Fremantle on Thursday, 31 July 2014, as well as a series of rolling bans on labour, with the potential for ongoing disruption to our operation.
DP World Australia remains committed to achieving a sustainable EA outcome, but cannot be expected to negotiate amidst such disruption. We simply cannot and will not attempt to service customer needs in an environment where we are not able to give certainty that you, our customers, rightly demand from us.
Consequently, in light of this action by the MUA, our hand has been forced to respond in a way that gives our customers the ability to continue to conduct business.
As a result of this action, DP World Fremantle will cease servicing ships through the terminal, effective from 1600 hours on Thursday, 31 July 2014.
Issue Impact: Affected vessels will be subcontracted on Friday, Sunday and Monday. We will continue to work with Patrick to subcontract any affected vessels during this period of disruption. Whilst regrettable, DP World Australia makes no apology for responding to this unnecessary action by the MUA in a way that protects our future customer relationships and viability, for our shareholders and all our stakeholders including our employees. We will maintain a regular communication to keep you informed.
All containers currently on the wharf and those being offloaded this afternoon will need to be removed prior to lunchtime July 31st. Should extra slots be required or you are having issues please contact Anthony Tuxford
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