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11 January 2021

Port Botany Notice - ECP truck queues January 2021

Over the past several months the empty container parks (ECPs) in Sydney have faced high demand by carriers and customers for empty container de-hire. This high demand has at times resulted in lengthy truck queues and ranks outside of the ECPs and onto port roads. On a nearly daily basis, both Simblist and Friendship roads have accommodated truck queues and at times these ranks have not only caused serious congestion but have also created potential safety issues which must be addressed.
Despite requests by NSW Ports to ECPs to manage the throughput and demand for empty container de-hire trucks, the size of the truck queues for some ECPs has on days become excessive, which is not only creating hazardous traffic management conditions, but is also impacting on the safe and productive operations of other tenants in Port Botany.
While the management of truck queues is the responsibility of the ECP operator, NSW Ports has decided to take action to address this issue by introducing additional temporary dedicated truck queuing areas where it is safe to do so. Click below to download this notice.

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