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HIGH winds again affected container operations Monday morning at Port Botany, and stevedores halted operations.

The Patrick terminal stopped operations at 0800, and CargoLink halted operations at 1100. Operations restarted at 1430 after the wind died down.

DP World Australia said winds had been steady since 0800 and there were no vessel operations until 1230. The yard and rail at DPWA’s terminal worked through the day.

Meanwhile, the Hutchison Ports Australia terminal is also experiencing delays due to the windy weather.

In customer alerts, HPA said it had cancelled all 1100 and 1200 truck appointments.

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The Bureau of Meteorology has issued warnings for damaging winds averaging 60 to 70 kilometres per hour, with gusts of up to 90 kilometres per hour for the Sydney coast.

The bureau said damaging wind gusts of up to 110 kilometres per hour are possible in the Illawarra district.

The BOM said the strong west to north-westerly winds were associated with a trough that extends across the higher areas of the Alps to the south-eastern New South Wales coastal regions.

The Port Authority of NSW made several small adjustments to shipping schedules because of the weather, and two vessels were delayed at Newcastle.

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