Christmas alert: Australian strike will worsen shipping problems

The rush to shipments is expected to worsen from next month. photo / 123RF

New Zealand container importers and exporters are warned they can expect shipping delays and cost overruns ahead of Christmas due to industrial crackdowns at Australian ports and coal power shortages Chinese.

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Reports of a nationwide strike at the main Australian container terminals operated by Patrick, which handle more than 40% of all container shipments in Australia, add to the coal-fired electricity crisis in China, which affects Chinese manufacturers and perhaps the creation of new ones will affect the import flow. zealand.

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