General Shipping Update February 2021

By GPSM Published: February 1, 2021

Australian ports: Generally all Australian ports are working well, there is some industrial action in Fremantle which is causing some delays to deliveries but overall ports are working well for deliveries in and out of all Terminals. The national industrial action planned by Maritime Union of Australia against Svi

Protected Industrial Action

By GPSM Published: January 13, 2021

Protected Industrial Action: D P World Terminals have advised they have received notice of protected industrial action from the Maritime Union of Australia. Work will stop in the below terminals for Union members to discuss the Enterprise Bargaining Agreement put forward by D P World Terminals at the following tim

Shipping Line Surcharges

By GPSM Published: January 11, 2021

Shipping Line Surcharges: Hapag Lloyd Line have announced that as a result of an empty equipment shortage in Northern Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) they will impose an Equipment Imbalance Surcharge on all trade routes effective from 15th January, 2021. For shipments to Asia and Australia/New Zealand the surcha

Container Shortage 2020

By GPSM Published: December 29, 2020

The Effects of Container Shortage in 2020 and the reasons why there have been large Ocean Freight increases and Vessel Delays. Hello, we hope you all had safe and happy Xmas celebrations. This video explains , in an easy to understand method , some of the reasons why shippers are seeing large increases in Ocean &h

Further Quarantine Delays

By GPSM Published: December 24, 2020

Department of Agriculture, Water And Environment (DAWE / Quarantine) Shipment Processing Delays: We have been experiencing significant delays in the processing of shipments subject Quarantine and Imported Foods. Please see Notice we received from our Industry Body explaining the situation. Basically the Department

Updated charges from January 2021

By GPSM Published: December 23, 2020

Australian Port Charges: Shipping Lines have announced an increase in Australian Port Charges, effective from 1st January, 2021. Increase quantum vary from line to line but generally the costs will increase by $ 30.00 to $ 60.00/20ft and $ 60.00 to $ 120.00/40ft for General Purpose containers. The increase in cost

Fremantle Industrial Action 2020

By GPSM Published: December 23, 2020

Protected Industrial Action (PIA) at DP World Fremantle The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has given further notice to DP World Australia (DPWA) of PIA at DP World Fremantle, encompassing work restrictions and additional bans. The effect of the work restrictions includes various bans on employees working in tas

Empty Equipment Update 2020

By GPSM Published: December 23, 2020

Maersk Line withdraws Detention Holiday on 40ft Equipment: Maersk Line have managed to repatriate a large volume of empty 40ft equipment over the last few days and are now able to accept empty 40ft containers at their Sydney Container parks. Sydney Empty Container Parks: Generally most empty container parks in Syd

Priority Bookings

By GPSM Published: December 16, 2020

Shipping Lines Priority Bookings: Many client will have been contacted by our Customer Service Team and advised of the latest shipping line “innovation”, known as a Priority Booking and Rate Service. A number of lines are now offering this “service”, particularly from Asia, whereby a Premium rate is applie

Empty Equipment Shortage

By GPSM Published: December 2, 2020

We are being advised by Shipping Lines that there is a serious shortage of 20ft, 40ft and 40ft High-Cube containers in Asia. China are reporting equipment shortages in all ports, particularly for 40ft GP and 40ft High-Cube containers. China, as the only fully COVID recovered manufacturing country has been exportin

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