Freight Services Update

May 11th, 2022:

TNT/FedEx currently is not sending freight to some international locations, including Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and parts of China.

You can read more here: https://www.tnt.com/express/en_au/site/alerts.html

March 31st, 2022:

Myparcel would like to emphasise that due to repeated flooding in QLD and the Northern Rivers region of NSW and forecasted rain, we are expecting delays to freight travelling to these areas. This is partially due to major highways being closed leading to disruption. We are expecting delays to freight travelling through the following areas:

  • Linehauls to Brisbane along the Pacific Hwy
  • Linehauls from Brisbane along the Pacific Hwy
  • Freight travelling on the Gwydir Highway in NSW
  • Freight travelling to flood zones, including but not limited to Grafton, Lismore and Byron Bay to Tweed Heads – these areas are unserviceable

Please see the below image of the Pacific Hwy provided by First Express Couriers

 

March 28th, 2022:

Myparcel has been advised of two updates to services in Lismore NSW, and in WA.

1. Lismore has been ordered to evacuate

Myparcel has been advised that Lismore NSW has been ordered to evacuate. This will impact the pickup and delivery of freight in this area across all carriers. We encourage our customers to hold onto freight destined for this area. We are carefully watching weather in Grafton and Coffs Harbour, as weather is expected to impact these areas soon as well.

2. TNT/FedEx Suspends Deliveries in WA

As a result of COVID cases in WA, TNT/FedEx have implemented restrictions on pickup and delivery of freight. This includes:

  • No ad-hoc domestic pick-ups
  • No Bulk permanent domestic pick-ups
  • Any freight within the network destined to WA will be delivered.

Service will resume Monday April 4th, 2022.

 

March 8th, 2022:

Due to significant rain last night, there will be delays this week for freight travelling throughout NSW and QLD.

To summarise:

  • There is localised flooding throughout Sydney and heavy rainfall continuing today, impacting pickup and delivery of freight.
  • There is localised flooding on the Gold Coast which is impacting pickup and delivery of freight.
  • There is heavy rain on the NSW South Coast impacting pickup and delivery of freight.
  • The Northern Rivers (including Lismore, Ballina, Byron Bay, Mullumbimby) are still impacted by flooding, carriers are requesting to not send freight to this area. Many receivers are not able to accept goods due to the extensive damage in this area.

We anticipate there will be delays to freight travelling into and from these areas for the coming weeks.

 

February 28th, 2022:

Please be advised that due to severe flooding in south-east QLD and Northern NSW, there will be impacts to the pickup and delivery of freight across all carriers. The Bruce Highway just after Gympie in South East Queensland has been closed in both directions and line hauls are unable to get through.

We encourage you to avoid sending freight to the following areas where possible:

  • Lismore and Grafton – Being evacuated
  • Coffs Harbour – Severe weather with many roads already cut off

It is likely that other areas will be impacted as the water quickly flows south. It is expected that this many include Tamworth and Dubbo. We will provide updates as more information comes to hand.

 

February 11th, 2022:

In January, there were major floods that washed away parts of the railway line and road in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and South Australia.

These floods caused major delays to freight travelling into these areas. The delays are expected to last until April 5th, 2022.

 

Source: Gillian Fennell via The Guardian

Source: ARTC via ABC

Many services that would usually travel via rail are now travelling by road (on trucks) and taking detours up to 1500kms to reach their intended destination. Or sometimes are unable to travel at all.

As a consequence, many transport carriers are introducing surcharges and levies to cover the costs of freight travelling into these areas and suspending services for days or weeks to catch up on the backlog of freight.

Any freight booked through Myparcel travelling into or through Western Australia, the Northern Territory or South Australia may be subject to additional surcharges beyond the quoted price provided on our website.