On Friday Victorian International Container Terminal (VICT) advised that there have been two additional positive COVID-19 cases detected, bringing the total to 4 cases.
VICT are performing contact tracing to identify possible close contacts and performing another deep clean of the facility. In the meantime the facility was closed.
"At this point in time, we can’t confirm when the terminal will be re-opened as the new cases will need to be assessed. By tomorrow 25/09 afternoon, we will be in a position to provide an update on our reopening plan
No Slots will be released until we have a clear reopening schedule
* Extensions to import free time and storage paid through dates will be applied to all imports onsite in line with the period that we remain closed prior to resuming operations.
* No LIST or NO SHOW Fees will be charged over the closure period
* Export cut off’s will be adjusted to suit revised vessel arrival times once those are locked in.”
Yesterday VICT re-commenced land and quay side operations however they will be restricted while some employees are required to isolate for 14 days.
Yesterday VICT advised:
“Over the course of the week, we will have some restrictions on our operations due to employees being identified as close contacts and requiring to isolate for 14 days.
Due to strict shift changes, please see Landside operating hours for the next 2 days
Sunday 06:00 – 17:00 (Slot release at 16:00 today)
Sunday 18:00 – 05:00 (Slot release at 16:00 today)
Monday 06:00 – 17:00 (Slot release at 07:00 tomorrow)
Monday 18:00 – 05:00 (Slot release at 07:00 tomorrow)
A separate notice will be sent on VBS notices regarding free time and vessel cut offs
From the 2nd October, we expect operations to resume as per normal
We are grateful for your support and understanding during this period"
There will be delays on any imports and exports moving through VICT and our export and transport teams will do their best to minimize any impact.