Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) management has advised that a second employee has returned a positive COVID test.
To ensure the safety of all, VICT ceased operations across the whole site effective late last night.
Notice from VICT:
“We will remain closed for the remainder of day shift today with the earliest possible opening time being 18:00 this evening.
As soon as that or any other planned opening time is confirmed, we will advise transport and release the block currently in place on all bookings.
This stoppage is necessary in order to protect our employees and the public while we work with the Victorian Department of Human Health (DHHS) and Worksafe on contact tracing.
No penalty fees will be charged for Listing, or No Shows resulting from this closure.
NOTE: The latest positive COVID case at VICT was not located at any of the truck interchange areas.
We appreciate your understanding while we navigate through this complex process.