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Mainfreight Service Announcement | NSW Severe Weather | April 2015

Posted on 20 April 2015
Mainfreight Service Announcement | NSW Severe Weather | April 2015

Please be advised the NSW Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter Valley region are experiencing adverse weather conditions including 200mm of rain, flooding, wind gusts of 135km/h and power lines down leaving more than 180,000 properties in the region without power.

Road Transport

With the severe weather continuing to worsen we will be ceasing all operations and deliveries from our Newcastle branch today and will return when it is safe to do so. We will keep you updated as more information comes to hand.

Container Transport

Port Botany has remained closed today and as we know the container companies will continue to charge even though we do not have access to the containers. Once the terminals re-open we will be making every effort to minimise the effect on operations, but delays will be unavoidable. Please pay extra attention to your dates to avoid any additional detention charges.

We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time and please be assured our team are focused on delivering the best possible service that the circumstances allow.

UPDATED - 22/04/2015

The weather situation has not yet eased with high winds and heavy rain still battering the Sydney and New South Wales coastline.

Newcastle Depot

With more than 300,000 properties still without power and residents informed to stay at home, we have been operating with a skeleton crew at out Newcastle depot today. Our operations team and our drivers are doing their best to make deliveries when accessible and safe to do so.

Sydney (Prestons) Depot

Holding all freight headed for Newcastle/Tamworth and will reassess tomorrow morning.

Container Transport

Port Botany remains closed today.

UPDATED 23/04/2015

With more than 100,000 businesses still without power and road closures restricting access many of our deliveries are being stored at our Newcastle depot. Our operations team and our drivers are doing their best to make deliveries when accessible and safe to do so.

Tonight, we will be sending linehaul units for the first time since Monday 20/4/2015 and will making every effort to clear out the freight over the coming days.

Container Transport

Port Botany (Sydney) re-opened last night. Our team are making every effort to minimise the effect on operations, but delays will be unavoidable. Please pay extra attention to your dates to avoid any additional detention charges. 

UPDATED 27/04/2015

We would like to thank everyone for their patience over the last week. Our team is back to full force this week and will be doing our best to clear all deliveries.

There are still multiple towns that are not accesible via road, including:

  • Maitland
  • East Maitland
  • Dungog
  • Stroud
  • Gillistan Heights