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.




China Update

By GPSM Published: April 28, 2022

The Shanghai city lockdown has continued for almost a month with no end in sight as to when workers will be free to return to their workplaces. While Shanghai port is claimed to be operating as normal, the fact is that there are very few trucks that are able to access the port and many …



Upcoming Public Holidays

By GPSM Published: April 27, 2022

Upcoming Public Holidays:   Please note below approaching public holidays:   Japan 29th April 2022, 3rd May until 5th May, 2022 Bangladesh 29th April until 6th May, 2022 Indonesia 29th April until 6th May, 2022, 16th May 2022, 26th May 2022 Malaysia 2nd May until 4th May, 2022, 16th May 2022 China 2nd Ma




UPDATE IMPORTS FROM RUSSIA & BELARUS – IN TRANSIT PROVISIONS

By GPSM Published: April 14, 2022

Goods that are the produce or manufacture of Russia or Belarus and left for direct shipment to Australia from a place of manufacture or warehouse in a country from which the goods were exported between 25 April 2022 and 24 October 2022 and are entered for home consumption in Australia within this period are no &he




GPSM – Easter Operating Hours 2022

By GPSM Published: April 12, 2022

GPSM offices will be closed for Easter Holidays as below: Friday 15th April: Office closed Saturday 16th April: Office closed Sunday 17th April: Office closed Monday 18th April: Office closed We shall resume normal operations on Tuesday 19th April, 2022. Ports will continue to work vessels through the holiday peri




Reminder of Khapra Beetle regulations for delivery to Rural postcodes

By GPSM Published: April 6, 2022

Phase 6A , as of 12 July 2021, Full Container Load/Full Container Consolidated (FCL/FCX) containers that are packed in a khapra beetle target risk country and will be unpacked in a rural grain growing area of Australia (see attached postcode list) must be treated offshore using an approved treatment option. These




Tariff rate Increase Imports from Russia & Belarus

By GPSM Published: March 31, 2022

MEDIA RELEASE 31 Mar 2022 Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister for Women, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment The Australian Government is taking further action to increase the economic costs to Russia following its illegal invasion of Ukraine, supported by Belarus, by applying an addition




Empty Container Parks

By GPSM Published: March 31, 2022

Please note that due to the high winds in Sydney Port Botany area at present that Empty Container Parks are not accepting return or pick-up of empty containers. This will affect many operations today and our Transport Team will keep affected clients updated on the operational issues and solutions.




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