Continued Terminal Disruption – DP World Port Botany

Maritime Union Australia stop work meeting this Thursday and Friday for 48 hours

DP World Sydney has received notification from the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) of ongoing Protected Industrial Action (PIA)
48HR Stoppage will commence Thursday 18th July at 0600.
Terminal Operations will cease as per below:
Last time zone 0500 Thursday 18/07/19
Gates will close 0600 Thursday 18/07 Sharp
Terminal will commence operations
Saturday 20/07/19 at 0600
Vessel Receivals & LFD’s will be updated to 1-Stop to reflect the 48hr stoppage

Terminal Issues and Protected Industrial Action

Patrick Terminal Port Botany

The above terminal has been closed since 1800 08/07 and reopened today at 1400 09/07

The terminal was shut due to an ‘unforeseen event’

The terminal has now reopened and back up to running at full operations

 

DP World Terminals Australia

Due to Protected Industrial Action, the above terminals will be closed as mentioned below

Terminal operations at each location will cease for a period of 48 hours in Brisbane, Sydney and Fremantle, and 96 hours in Melbourne, planned as follows:

Monday 8th of July 2019 – Brisbane from 0600 for 48 hours

Wednesday 10th of July – Melbourne from 0600 for 96 hours

Thursday 11th of July – Fremantle from 0600 for 48 hours

Thursday 11th of July – Sydney from 0600 for 48 hours

 

GPSM will ensure all clients are kept up to date with any changes to the delivery schedules and any shipments that may be affected due to these closures

Port Operation Disruptions

Port Operation Disruptions:

DP World Australia has advised that terminal operations will be subject to Protected Industrial Action from 1st July 2019 as follows:.
This action will disrupt all deliveries to/from the port terminals during these times

Schedule of planned terminal meetings

Monday 1 July 2019

MELBOURNE – 4 hours from 1200 – 1600
FREMANTLE – 4 hours from 1200 – 1600
All terminal operations will be stopped during these hours.

Tuesday 2 July 2019

BRISBANE – 4 hours from 1300 – 1700
Vessel operations and road operations to the Old Terminal are affected. Road operations to the automated modules will continue as normal.

Wednesday 3 July 2019

SYDNEY – 4 hours from 0200 – 0600, 4 hours from 1200 – 1600
All terminal operations will be stopped during these hours.

DPWA has also been advised of certain working bans and limitations, occurring within 29 June to 8 July at their terminals. These bans may affect the ability of the business to deliver the required labour allocation to meet vessel schedules.

GPSM will do everything possible to ensure the strikes don’t affect our estimated delivery times and dates.

Cost Increases from July 2019

Side-loader Trailer Port Access Fee:

Sydney Terminal operators have advised that the Side-loader Trailer Port Access Fee will be increased from 1st July,2019.

The rate will increase from $ 65.00 per container to $ 70.00 container on all movements to/from the terminals by Side-loader trailer.

Trucking Costs

As you will be aware, diesel fuel costs have continued to increase since the last fuel levy increase in August 2018 and GPSM have been absorbing the added costs to date.

The oil price has increased by around 20% in that time and it is necessary for us to review the fuel levy again in order to provide a premium service.

From 1st July, 2019, GPSM will be increasing the fuel levy by 1% to 13.50%, new rates will be reflected on our website.

Adelaide FCL Weighing Charge:

Adelaide FCL Terminal has added a new charge for all import FCL containers handled via their facility.

All import containers are now weighed on receipt in accordance with Chain of Responsibility requirements. All imports will now attract a fee of $ 15.00 per container.

Applicable rates have been added to all Adelaide trucking charges on our website effective from 1st July, 2019.

Biosecurity Imports Levy:

In May it was announced by Government that a new Biosecurity Imports Levy had been allocated in the most recent budget, scheduled to take effect 1st July 2019.

“The Levy would contribute to onshore surveillance, diagnostic, data analytics, research and adoption of new technology to help us to detect, identify and respond to exotic pests and diseases earlier and ensure we can move people and goods into Australia safely and more efficiently.”

The levy will be introduced on all sea and air containers as well as non-containerised sea imports (break-bulk cargo) and will be imposed on port/airport terminal operators for goods that are unloaded and cleared under Biosecurity Act 2015.

Cost was advertised as approximately $ 15.00 per 20ft FCL, $ 30.00 per 40ft FCL and $ 1.50 per cbm or 1000kgs for non-containerised cargo.

We are still trying to establish exact costs and if these costs will be collected via Customs fees per entry or via terminal operators, we will advise further information as soon as same is confirmed by the Department of Water Resources.

Offshore Treatment Providers List Indonesia

Do you import from Indonesia, if so please see the attached list of suspended fumigation provider’s?

There have been a number of companies either suspended or withdrawn, please ensure your supplier only has cargo fumigated using acceptable treatment providers nominated on the list.

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Jet Airways Flight Cancellations from India

Jet Airways from India:

India’s second largest airline have cancelled all international flights until further notice. Many passengers and cargo shipments have been stranded at several airports.

Jet have been partnering and code sharing with Qantas to/from Australia. Several of Jet’s aircraft had already been grounded due to non-payment of lessor’s rentals.

As you may be aware, due to the Indo-Pakistan issue, the carriers are not permitted to fly over Pakistan and the space situation is very critical with all carriers. With the Jet Airways position, the space situation is expected to become more critical. Rates are already high in the market & expected to be increased by Airlines soon.

Empty Container Booking Fees:

The situation with return of empty containers has reached a critical position, many of the empty container parks are operating on restricted hours and are overstocked, they also do not work on weekends. Shipping lines are issuing last-minute redirection notices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane for delivery back to their port terminal instead of to an empty park.

This is causing major disruptions to trucking operations leading to more expenses and additional time-slots booking fees. More and more empty containers are now being moved to our yards in all cities in an attempt to overcome the issue, this naturally results in double-movements and added costs. The empty container parks are also increasing their booking fees, some have implemented cost increases from 1st April, others are implementing new costs from 1st May 2019.

GPSM regret we have no alternative but to pass on the added costs involved, but rather than trying to isolate the costs for each movement, redirection etc, resulting in additional invoices after the fact, we will be increasing the empty booking fee to $ 40.00 per container from 1st May 2019.

We believe through prudent management of our fleet “on the run day by day” that we can be more transparent to all clients under this scheme. We regret the need to increase costs at any time, but feel the above action will be a far better solution for all parties involved.

On-going Industrial Disruption at Sydney Port

The Maritime Union has advised that they will be taking Protected Industrial Action at DP World Port Botany Terminal, accordingly, the Terminal will be closed on the following dates:

Thursday 4th  April from 6.00am, resuming work @ 6.00am Friday 5th April

Wednesday 10th April from 6.00am, resuming work @ 6.00am Thursday 11th April

Wednesday 1st May from 6.00am, resuming work @ 6.00am Thursday 2nd May.

During the above times, there will be no road movements in or out of the terminal.

The following vessels have been immediately impacted:

“Elizabeth S” has now been subcontracted to Patricks.

“YM  Vancouver” is sitting outside Botany awaiting instruction as to where it can berth.

“Miami” and “ER Sweden” will be delayed berthing with an unknown ETA at this time.

There will be continued delays with DP World vessels and we will endeavour to keep clients updated with the progress and deliver all containers as soon as possible.

GPSM awarded Australian Trusted Trader Status

GPSM awarded Australian Trusted Trader status by Australian Border Force
It’s a win for GPSM and it’s a win for You

We are pleased to announce that GPSM has been awarded Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) status.

This was achieved a vigorous application process carried out by GPSM and the Australian Border Force (ABF) officials.

The ATT program recognises businesses with a secure supply chain and compliant trade practices and the ATT logo, of which GPSM can now use, is an internationally recognised mark of quality that signifies a business has met or exceeded international supply chain security and trade compliance.

Some of the advantages of the ATT program that will flow through to GPSM customers are:

1. Reduced Intervention of document processing lodged by GPSM
2. Dedicated ABF account Manager to assist with customer queries
3. A higher level of service from the Australian Border Force authority.

GPSM’S ABF Account Manager | Australian Trusted Trader Operations congratulated GPSM on its ATT status saying “Once again, congratulations on achieving ongoing Australian Trusted Trader status and welcome to the programme. This is an important achievement for Global Product Supply Management, which was only made possible due to your significant efforts and commitment to the programme”.

We look forward to participating in the program for many years and passing on the benefits to our customers

Sulfuryl Fluoride Interim Measures

More delays ahead for Importers from Europe

Containers treated for BMSB by 3 Italian providers have been found to contain the Stink Bug, therefore, leading to their suspension. It was estimated these three we’re completing approx. 70% of treatments prior to their suspension.

Following these findings interim measure relating to consignments that have been treated with Sulfuryl Fluoride (SF)  from EUROPE now require the following  Biosecurityinspection:

  • Seals Intact
  • Supervised unpack
  • Tailgate Inspection

This will be for ALL Shipments from Europe as Sulfuryl Fluoride is the only chemical used in Europe for the fumigation of containers

“If delays from the BMSB was not enough to date, Importers can now expect further delays to their shipments under these new measures “

Industry (Customs Broker/Importer/Depots etc.) will be responsible for arranging a third-party Sulfuryl Fluoride detection and monitoring operator to be present at the Biosecurity inspection.

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources ( DAWR )  has advised it will not be liable for any costs associated with these new measures and all costs associated will be borne by the Importer.

We  will be arranging all treatments on behalf of our clients and will  continue to  ensure we deliver the goods in the fastest and most cost-effective manner possible

BMSB Updated Offshore Provider List

List of treatment providers

Treatment providers registered under the scheme have demonstrated their capacity to conduct BMSB treatments for applicable consignments. These treatment providers are included on the approved list of offshore BMSB treatment providers.

This list is referenced in section 48A of the Biosecurity (Prohibited and Conditionally Non-prohibited Goods) Determination 2016, section 43 of the Biosecurity (Prohibited and Conditionally Non-prohibited Goods—Christmas Island) Determination 2016, section 44 of the Biosecurity (Prohibited and Conditionally Non-prohibited Goods—Cocos (Keeling) Islands) Determination 2016, and section 43 of the Biosecurity (Prohibited and Conditionally Non-prohibited Goods—Norfolk Island) Determination 2016.

These lists will be updated as required.

*NOTE: The column titled ‘treatment capabilities’ details the types of goods that each company is capable of treating. This information has been provided by the individual company involved and may be subject to change. Where there is no treatment capability indicated, the treatment provider has not indicated their treatment capabilities to the department. This does not mean that the treatment provider is not capable of delivering treatments of this kind. You should confirm the treatment capability with the company concerned. The three categories included in the ‘treatment capabilities’ column correspond to the following descriptions:

  • Containers: the company can treat containerised cargo at the whole container level.
  • Break bulk: the company can treat goods to be shipped as break bulk, in open-top containers or on flat rack containers.
  • Individual goods: the company can treat individual goods using stack or chamber treatment methods.

 


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