Ports and Terminals

PAX Service - Continued Berth Congestion, Dili Timor Leste

19th February 2016

[title level=2]Notice To Clients
PAX Service
Continued Berth Congestion, Dili Timor Leste

Dear Valued Customer,

[/title] Berthing delays at Dili, Timor Leste have deteriorated significantly. Quay side congestion and adhoc public holiday announcements by the Timor Leste Government have contributed to the lengthening of delays experienced by vessel operators calling Timor Leste.

As per reports from our Dili office a regular liner call vessel arrived on 9th February, and has returned to Singapore without discharging in order to avoid a 10 day berthing delay.

ANL is applying full pressure to relevant government agencies in an effort to resolve the situation as quickly as possible, however circumstances imposed are beyond our control.

An outcome from the most recent meeting is that ANL representatives are coordinating with Customs, Dili Port Authority, stevedores, importers and trucking companies for the port to be opened for extended hours in an effort to clear a back log of cargo remaining on the wharf.

Presently the ANL Darwin Trader is at anchorage and due to the congestion of vessels and current back log of containers to be cleared from the wharf is not expected at this time to berth on 24/02. Both the ANL Darwin Trader and ANL Dili Trader are operating at full speed in an effort to mitigate the congestion delays and disruption of service to our clients.

As a result of the delays both import and export connections in Singapore as well as arrivals into Darwin and Dili remain affected and we appreciate your continued support and patience while we deal with congestion issues and seek to realign our schedule back within expected operating time frames.

For further details please contact our ANL offices as follows:

ANL Darwin office 08 89447600

ANL Dili office +670 3310183

ANL Customer Service Centre