Port strikes continue to hold Australia ransom and damage small businesses
In an opinion piece for Smart Company, Global Forwarding Director Enrica Centorame says ‘Brand Australia’ is being damaged each day — and the entire nation is being held to ransom — as port strikes on Australia’s waterfront continue.
Ms Centorame says many Australian small businesses are on the brink of collapse thanks to skyhigh contain rates, delays due to global congestion and ongoing strike action by the Maritime Union.
Ms Centorame says “the ongoing MUA strikes are an absolute kick in the guts for every person in our industry and every day they continue, they cause further damage to Australia’s global brand and reputation”.
In this piece, Ms Centorame speaks out on behalf of fellow importers, exporters, customs brokers, transport providers and other freight forwarders.