Omicron Outbreak in Australia Wreaking Havoc with Supply Chains

Australia’s Omicron wave has skyrocketed staff shortages in container logistics, putting the sector under “enormous strain”.

This week, local media reported bare supermarket shelves across the country, due to “up to half” of all truck drivers being absent from work, thanks to either a positive test result or isolation rules.

Industry sources say the country’s testing rules, combined with a lack of test kits for transport workers, is at the root of the disruption to supply chains.

According to Michael Kaine, national secretary ...

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Patrick Terminal Melbourne – Positive COVID-19 Case


At Patrick Terminal in Melbourne, an employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday (1/10). The contract tracing process has identified 22 close contacts and 31 casual contacts. The close contacts will need to isolate for 14 days regardless of test results. In total, this represents approximately 20% of the workforce and will have a significant impact on Melbourne operations. 
Michael Jovicic, CEO Patrick Terminals, said: “On Friday, we were notified of a positive case of COVID-19 ...

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