No end in sight for China power crisis as pressure grows on supply chains

By GPSM Published: October 22, 2021

China’s power crisis is expected to further disrupt supply chains bringing longer lead times and a preference for high-value goods. Last month, factories across Guangdong’s Pearl River Delta manufacturing heartland and nine other provinces were forced to cut output due to government-imposed energy caps. Acco




Containership Traffic Jam in Southeast Asia Worst Since April

By GPSM Published: October 22, 2021

Typhoon Kompasu has resulted in the worst container shipping traffic jam in months, one that now stretches throughout Southeast Asia and may take weeks to unravel. Although port operations are largely back to normal in Shenzhen and Hong Kong after the tropical storm’s passing, the total container ship count off




Minimum documentary and import declaration requirements policy

By GPSM Published: October 15, 2021

This document defines the minimum documentary and import declaration requirements that must be met when lodging a declaration to the department to support risk assessment of imported goods, whether for biosecurity purpose or the Imported Food Inspection Scheme. Attachments https://www.gpsm.com.au/wp-content/upload




Trucking Charges

By GPSM Published: September 27, 2021

LCL and Airfreight Trucking Charges: GPSM has had fixed LCL and airfreight trucking charges in Australia for some 8 years without any cost increases being passed to clients. We were looking to introduce a general rate increase earlier this year but in light of the escalating COVID situation we again postponed any




Covid impacts on Airfreight

By GPSM Published: September 24, 2021

Many Shippers are regularly asking why Air and Sea Freight Rates seem to be on a never-ending climb to the heavens.  A lot of this has to do with the lack of airfreight space. Commercial aero planes are responsible for bringing in vast tonnages of cargo in their underbellies . The lack of flights has …



Australian Ports Update

By GPSM Published: September 24, 2021

Australia’s Patrick Terminals are again set to endure another round of Protected Industrial Action by Maritime Unions at a time when importers and exporters are struggling under current lockdowns and difficult economic environment. A ban on overtime and a ban on performance of upgrades and/or work in higher leve




Los Angeles Port Congestion Update

By GPSM Published: September 23, 2021

The Port of Los Angeles has been experiencing unprecedented congestion as the Transpacific trade-lane has exploded to record high volumes. In order to ease some of the congestion, the Port of Los Angeles is expanding their hours of operations during which trucks can pick up and return containers. Additionally, the




Sydney Port Disruption

By GPSM Published: September 20, 2021

Hutchinson Ports Terminal in Port Botany has reported that four (4) positive COVID cases have been detected over the weekend that has, and will, affect all landside operations. 85% of their staff have been affected as close contacts of the positive cases. The terminal has been closed since 0600 hours on Saturday m




Updated Information BMSB Season 2021 – 22

By GPSM Published: August 27, 2021

Seasonal measures for Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) What’s New 23 July 2021 – addition of Poland as a target risk country 23 July 2021 – Emerging risk countries identified as Belarus, Malta, Sweden, United Kingdom and Chile 26 August 2021 – Removal of tariff chapters 36 and 93 from target high




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