Important News Update: Anticipate Significant Shipment Delays via Singapore.
We regret to inform you of anticipated continued substantial delays for shipments routed over Singapore in the coming weeks. These delays are attributed to ongoing backlogs stemming from the earlier DP World industrial actions and the lingering effects of the Red Sea crisis combined with the Chinese New Year closures.
Attacks on vessels and tankers in the Rea Sea have caused “some delays” to imports from Europe, Singapore Trade and Industry Minister Gan Kim Yong said on Monday (05 Feb) in a written answer to parliamentary questions by MPs.
The aftermath of industrial actions at DP World facilities and the recent disruptions in the Red Sea region have severely impacted global supply chains, particularly those passing through Singapore southbound to Australia and New Zealand. As a result, we advise all clients to expect extended lead times for their shipments.
While our team is diligently working to mitigate the effects of these delays, we encourage proactive communication and flexibility in scheduling to accommodate the evolving situation. Rest assured, we are committed to keeping you informed and ensuring the smoothest possible transit for your goods.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your understanding during this challenging period. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our customer service team for assistance.
Thank you for your continued partnership and patience as we navigate through these unprecedented circumstances.
See a related article from our archives about Australia’s trade relationship with Singapore.
For more information about international trade and shipping, whether via Singapore or elsewhere on the globe, contact us here at Colless Young. As licensed Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders we offer correct, professional advice on all your transportation requirements. We are based in Brisbane and provide a complete range of logistics services, both airfreight and sea cargo, through all Australian ports and airports.