Port Botany to increase time slot flexibility

Trucking operators experiencing the new Port Botany cross time zone manifesting scheme have gained greater timeslot flexibility, following a meeting between ATA NSW, Sydney Ports and the stevedores this week. 

ATA NSW Manager Jodie Broadbent said some concerns had been raised about the flexibility of the new scheme. “During the scheme trial period, operators were required to enter a vehicle's registration number prior to their time slot commencing.

“Many ATA NSW members were concerned this feature would remove their ability to assign another vehicle to enter the Port for that slot, particularly if the intended vehicle was delayed on-route. Following our discussions with Sydney Ports and the stevedores, Patricks has now agreed to alter the system to allow operators to add a vehicle's registration number during the time slot.”

DP World will be ready to commence with cross time zone manifesting from Monday 4 March, and will also enable in-timeslot registrations. Truck turnaround time figures will not be captured if truck registration is entered during the timeslot at either stevedore.

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