Seasonal measures for Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) 2022-2023

By GPSM Published: August 2, 2022

BMSB seasonal measures will apply to targeted goods manufactured in or shipped from target risk countries, that have been shipped between 1 September and 30 April (inclusive), and to vessels that berth, load, or tranship from target risk countries within the same period. All target high risk goods shipped as break




Sydney Empty Container Congestion Spikes – A Broken System

By GPSM Published: July 25, 2022

Empty shipping container congestion has spiked again in Sydney in recent weeks, leaving importers and their transport providers incurring added costs from empty de-hire delays, yard storage of empties, futile trucks trips, and additional administration. The congestion and delays come off the back of a relatively p




Industry Update

By GPSM Published: July 22, 2022

Another COVID outbreak in China Logistics managers are feeling far from “dynamic” about the latest COVID spread being reported in the Chinese cities of Gansu, Shanghai, Guangxi, Guangdong and Henan. The highly infectious BA.5 variant has been detected in seven cities and many areas are implementing the require




Temporary duty reduction for goods from Ukraine

By GPSM Published: July 20, 2022

Commencing on 4 July 2022 and for a 12 month period, goods that are the produce or manufacture of Ukraine, will have a ‘Free’ rate of duty. Please refer to ACN 2022-31 for further details.




Trucking Fuel Levy

By GPSM Published: July 8, 2022

Australian trucking fuel levies continue to escalate around Australia as Oil prices and Ad Blue fuel additive continually fluctuate on a weekly basis. Our Sub-contracted truckers around Australia has advised they are adjusting their fuel levies in line with further increased costs from 15th July 2022 as follows. S






Rate Adjustments

By GPSM Published: June 24, 2022

Trucking Rates: There have been several cost increases for trucking over the last few months including Inflation, Equipment costs, Registration costs and Drivers Wages apart from the massive increases in diesel and tollway charges. Regrettably, GPSM are unable to continue to absorb these constant increases and eff




Updated Shipping and Cost Increases

By GPSM Published: May 30, 2022

China Lockdowns slowly lifting: As Chinese authorities slowly lift their “Zero Tolerance” lockdown in Shanghai, it is hopeful that regular services will return to normal as soon as possible. A large volume of containers had been diverted to Qingdao and Ningbo during the lockdown causing extensive congestion in




OUTBREAK OF FOOT & MOUTH DISEASE ( FMD )

By GPSM Published: May 11, 2022

There is currently an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Indonesia. Due to this change in disease status, Indonesia will be removed from the department’s FMD-free country list. To reduce the risk of a potential incursion and help Australia maintain its current FMD-free status the department has take




ICS Outage Update

By GPSM Published: May 10, 2022

The Australian Border Force (ABF) has informed IFCBAA that the Integrated Cargo System (ICS) gateway (CCF) is currently experiencing problems with ICS External Access with EDI messages and as a result no EDI messages are being passed to ICS for processing. The problem is being investigated as a matter of priority.




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