Seasonal Measures BMSB 2018 – 2019

By admin Published: August 10, 2018

You must comply with seasonal measures for certain goods arriving between 1 September 2018 and 30 April 2019 inclusive. These measures will require mandatory offshore treatment prior to arrival if they: are goods shipped by Sea Cargo. are goods manufactured in, or shipped from  a Target Country. are goods categor




CoR Update – Container Loading Declaration – Now Available

By admin Published: August 8, 2018

Further to previous emails regarding CoR please find below link a copy of the GPSM 4 point container loading declaration. As we have explained, this needs to be passed onto all your international suppliers ASAP asking for their co-operation as part of your/our compliance with the new laws coming 1/10/18. We would




Trucking Costs

By admin Published: July 19, 2018

Motorway Toll Charges: Motorway Tolls in all capital cities have again increased over the past few months and GPSM will need to pass on these out of pocket expenses. We have absorbed these ever-increasing costs to date but in order to recoup outgoings and to continue to provide a premium service level, the toll ch




Marmorated Stink Bug ( BMSB ) Update 2018-2019 Season

By admin Published: July 13, 2018

New seasonal measures will apply for goods shipped on or between 1 September 2018 to 30 April 2019. They can arrive in Australia on cargo and containers shipped during this time which coincides with late Autumn and winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Consequently, you must comply with these seasonal measures which




Trusted Trader Simplified

By admin Published: July 5, 2018

The Australia Border Force (ABF) has simplified the process of Trusted Trader application.  The benefits of this scheme are listed below Deferral of Customs Duty  ( 21 days you must already have GST deferral to be eligible ) A dedicated Account Manager Priority trade services Differentiated examinations Use of t




Shipping Updates

By admin Published: June 29, 2018

Airline Fuel Surcharge: Airlines operating services to Australia from Hong Kong have announced another fuel surcharge increase effective from 1st July 2018. The Fuel Surcharge will increase by another HKD 0.40/kg to HKD 2.90/kg, this is the second increase in the last 2 months. GPSM rates will be adjusted to refle




Chain of Responsibility ( COR ) Affects Everyone. Are you Liable?

By admin Published: June 7, 2018

Main Points New Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws commence on October 1, 2018. All parties that have control or influence over a transport task are responsible for compliance under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL). Please refer to the attached CoR checklist, if you select YES in any of the checkboxes for a s




Shipping Updates

By admin Published: May 31, 2018

Emergency Bunker Surcharges Most shipping lines are implementing a new surcharge to cover the rapid cost of Bunker Oil that has risen by an average of 30% – 40% over the last few months. We have received notices from a large number of lines operating in and out of Australia to/from the USA, UK/Europe, South




China Customs Advanced Manifest Information

By admin Published: May 30, 2018

China Customs has released Order No.56 [2017] to adjust the advanced manifest regulations. The adjustments will be effective as of 1st June 2018. We were originally advised by numerous shipping lines and airlines that this information was only required for shipments into China, however further clarification with C




Port Botany Industrial Action

By admin Published: May 25, 2018

Dear Clients, We have just received notification of Industrial Action at all Sydney port Container Terminals on Tuesday 29th May as follows: HUTCHISON TERMINAL PORT BOTANY Please be advised there will be a terminal closure on the 29th May from 09:00 am – 2:00 pm. Extra slots will be allocated to allow for th




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