Delays in processing customs entries

By GPSM Published: February 8, 2024

*Update* ICS Messaging Delays ABF Cargo Support confirms there are issues at the moment with ICS messaging and have issued the following notice: Please be advised that we are currently experiencing delays with EDI messaging. Clients should expect to experience delays with EDI messages responses. The issue is being


By GPSM Published: February 2, 2024

BREAKING NEWS: DP World Secures Four-Year Agreement with Maritime Union, Ending Industrial Action DP World has reached a significant in-principle four-year agreement with the Maritime Union of Australia, facilitated by the Fair Work Commission, marking the end of all industrial action. This development comes as a


By GPSM Published: January 25, 2024

Shipment Insurance Update: We have bee notified by a few clients over the last 24 hours that their Insurance Underwriters have notified them of a change in their Marine Insurance coverage on any shipments moving near the Red Sea or the Suez Canal. We would recommend that all clients check with their Insurers to se

General Update

By GPSM Published: January 23, 2024

DP World Status: No change to the current status at DP World Terminals, the Maritime Union of Australia has however advised of on-going Protected Industrial Action now extended until 3rd February, 2024. Government is still insisting it will not get involved in the dispute in an attempt to broker a deal, instead ag


By GPSM Published: January 17, 2024

The situation at Australia’s Port Terminals is far from resolved, both DP World and The Maritime Union have been calling for Government to intervene in the dispute but Government have not been willing to get involved to date, rather suggesting the two parties should negotiate a settlement via Fair Work Australia


By GPSM Published: January 15, 2024

Panama Canal Update: Water levels remain extremely low in the Gatin Lake that feeds the Panama Canal due to drought conditions in the area, this is adversely affecting the lock system that operates and has led to restrictions in draught and vessel size able to transit the Canal. Following a further review of the C

Air strikes in Yemen – impacts on global shipping

By GPSM Published: January 15, 2024

Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) and the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) have received the following from James Hookham, Director Global Shippers Forum (GSF), proving a reaction and expectations of the impacts following the air strikes in Yemen over-night. The latest event that have dramatically shif


By GPSM Published: January 12, 2024

DP World Terminals Update: MELBOURNE At 7.00am AEDT this morning, DP World Port Botany released the following detail : Due to protected industrial action DPW WST will not open for road operations on Friday 12th Jan from 0600hrs, until Friday 12th Jan 1400hrs. Slots in these zones will be cancelled. The road is pro

Threat of Waterfront Disruption Escalates

By GPSM Published: January 11, 2024

Current DP World Situation: Below is an industry Newsflash that gives the latest update on what is happening in the DP World vs Australian Maritime Union dispute, as well as the various interviews and publications that have run articles on the work the Freight Industry in general has been involved with in trying t


By GPSM Published: January 9, 2024

A major development has now occurred with DP World Australia (DPWA) indicating to its customers and employees that from Friday 12 January 2024, DPWA will no longer tolerate partial work bans as part of the Protected Industrial Actions (PIA) being taken. The Notice says “As a result, employees participating in th

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