Port Congestion in Australia

02 Feb 2023

We have recently received an official notice in relation to port congestion.

Please refer to the attached for the latest circular.

It is critical to understand that port congestion is now becoming an industry-wide problem.

This situation is now manifesting in terms of vessel delays and service disruption across Australian Ports and the following is the current operational guideline for each port:

Brisbane: 3.7days

Port Kembla: 7.0days

Melbourne: 11.5days

Fremantle: 3.5days

Dolphin Shipping Australia is committed to minimize the impact to all our clients through an extensive cargo availability monitoring and having your unit/s to be cleared and inspected at earliest convenience.

We would also provide a timely update should there is an update on arrival date of your cargo.

Alternatively, we also have an advance “Track & Trace” online tracking which will reflect the most current status of your cargo on your fingertips.

Please click the following link to track latest arrival date of your consignment:


We appreciate your patience and cooperation and kindly let us know should you require a further information.


Kind Regards,

Your Dolphin Shipping Australia Team