Delays in shipments of wool of up to three weeks are affecting the Australian wool industry’s supply chain due to building congestion at wool dumping facilities in Melbourne.
The congestion has been caused by a breakdown of machinery at one of Melbourne’s main wool dumping centres causing increased pressure on the two remaining operating dumps.
Fox and Lillie shipping manager Phil Lowrie said the domestic issue is just adding to the problems for the industry as the global shipping catastrophe continues.
“Domestically there is now a backlog in getting wool dumped and containerised,” Mr Lowrie said.
“There are normally three main facilities in Melbourne which dump and pack wool for containerisation, but with one broken down and no longer…