Ruling Bars Svitzer Australia from Carrying Out Lockout Threat for Next Six Months

Australia’s Fair Work Commission (FMC) ruled that Svitzer cannot carry out its threat of an indefinite lockout of employees for a period of six months, putting to rest for the time being the severe threat of national supply chain chaos. Svitzer, a unit of AP Moller-Maersk, is the dominant towage operator in Australia, with 100 vessels operating in 17 ports (source: Splash 247).