Following on from our notification last week of a COVID related incident at the TNT depot in Erskine Park, NSW, we wanted to share an update with you on how this is progressing.
TNT has provided further information this morning that they have re-opened the Erskine Park depot; however, they will not be completing any collections from this depot today. They are experiencing significant congestion within the depot as a result of the backlog of freight from last week, and are prioritising the delivery of freight into NSW.
Separate from this, we have received advice that the Enfield depot has also had a COVID incident – and will need to close for a deep clean and contact tracing.
This means that both depots will be closed for collections today, and we are expecting to see ongoing disruptions to collections and deliveries for the remainder of this week at least.
What does this mean for my freight?
For businesses based in Sydney in particular, there will be significant disruption to collections in Sydney while both depots are closed for collections.
Our recommendation remains consistent with last week, for Sydney-based customers who utilise TNT we are advising that you explore alternative options for urgent freight; to ensure it is not impacted by this.
For customers based in other states who currently consign freight through TNT, where freight is already in the network and impacted by the Sydney depots, we are forecasting ongoing delays in this current week, and recommend exploring alternative options for urgent freight; to ensure it is not impacted by the forecast delays in the network.
If this is you, please contact your Account Manager or our sales support team at [email protected] to work through options for this.
What happens next?
We will provide further updates as information comes through, so you can plan your freight movements accordingly.
The Powertec Team