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




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




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