Container delays for shipments ex Adelaide

Shipping Alert

Shipping carriers are advising delays in bulk wine shipments ex-Adelaide due to a shortage of containers world-wide.  The container shortage is a flow-on effect from USA’s West Coast Ports’ labour dispute.  Although the dispute is now resolved it may still take about 8 weeks to clear the congestion on the USA’s West Coast.

Please be aware of possible delays when placing bulk wine orders.  If you have any queries regarding these delays, please contact our Shipping Officer on +61 (8)83635188 or email

Photos showing before and after congestion can be viewed by clicking here.


The below articles outline further details about the labour dispute and the shipping congestion on the west coast of the USA:

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