SUEZ BLOCKAGE – THE NEW CHALLENGES

By GPSM Published: April 15, 2021

Reports of the Suez blockage easing and shipping getting back to normal have been greatly exaggerated. At the time of writing some 400 vessels are queuing to pass through the Canal, causing delays for shipments transshipping in South East Asia bound for Australia. We have been advised by our International agents t




Khapra Beetle update ( PLANT PRODUCTS ONLY )

By GPSM Published: March 31, 2021

Do you import PLANT PRODUCTS from a Khapra beetle Country see list below ? Khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium) is a destructive pest that can reproduce rapidly in stored products under hot conditions and is a significant biosecurity risk to Australia. Khapra beetle is found throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle Eas




Sydney Port Congestion Surcharge

By GPSM Published: March 9, 2021

Industry body, FTA-Freight and Trade Alliance has been lobbying Shipping Lines, ACCC and Government on the above surcharge, questioning why it is still being imposed when all industrial action by the two (2) major terminals has been resolved and vessel movements in and out of the port have improved dramatically ov




Industrial issues resolved

By GPSM Published: February 24, 2021

Industrial Issues Resolved: DP World Terminals have confirmed that the Enterprise Bargaining Agreements with Australian Waterside Unions have nows been finalised, ending further industrial unrest at DP World Terminals in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Fremantle ports. As well as announcing the long awaited finali




Updated Rates and Surcharges

By GPSM Published: February 24, 2021

Airline Handling Fees: Airline Cargo Terminals have reviewed their Australian handling charges for 2021 and have announced that handling Charges will increase from 1st March 2021 to below levels: Arline Airwaybill Fee               AUD 60.00/airway bill Airline Handling Fee               




Melbourne Industrial Action

By GPSM Published: February 16, 2021

Melbourne Port Industrial Action: The Maritime Union of Australia has notified VICT Terminal (Australia’s only fully automated facility) of impending industrial action , with a series of full shift work-bans and stoppages beginning today Tuesday, 16th February, 2020. The bans go beyond full shift stop-work direc




East Coast USA storms

By GPSM Published: February 2, 2021

Severe snowstorms on the East Coast of the USA is resulting in significant delays for cargo/container collections and deliveries at present and the storms are expected to continue until mid-week. The states of PA, NJ, & NY have declared a State of Emergency and are mandating that all non-essential personnel st




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




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