Current Australian Port Status

By GPSM Published: January 17, 2022

Below is the current status of average vessel delays and berthing times around Australia this week: The delays indicated below are for this week’s vessels only and can change frequently depending on labor absenteeism / Covid related delays, final productivity at the terminal and weather. DPW Melbourne, Sydney &a




Chinese New Year Holidays 2022

By GPSM Published: January 13, 2022

Just a reminder that Chinese New Year holidays will commence from 31st January, 2022 until 6th February, 2022 and we ask all clients to ensure they receive shipment documents from suppliers in advance of the break. Many factories will close for longer periods as most workers will return to their home towns during




COLS PROCESSING DELAYS

By GPSM Published: December 3, 2021

Please note we are unable to process any documents through Bio Securities this will cause some delays .




NZ and USA ports update

By GPSM Published: November 15, 2021

NZ Port Congestion and Trucking Delays Our NZ agent, Tri-Star, have provided us with the latest update on Auckland Port Issues as follows: We would like to bring to your attention the ongoing challenges associated with capacity and congestion at Auckland port, that also impacts on container truckers operating in A




Delays Continue for document assessment by Bio Securities

By GPSM Published: November 12, 2021

The department continues to experience high volumes of entry lodgements. The department has implemented a new queuing process in its COLS system to identify and prioritise entries. We anticipate that these delays will continue while we continue to experience unprecedented numbers of lodgements, and while we settle






Patrick Applies to Terminate Agreement with MUA

By GPSM Published: October 27, 2021

Patrick Terminals has lodged an application with the Fair Work Commission to terminate its Enterprise Agreement with the MUA. The agreement is no longer fit for purpose, as it contains a number of operational restrictions that have limited the ability of Patrick to meet customer requirements at a time of congestio




Further Industrial Action at Sydney and Melbourne Terminals

By GPSM Published: October 27, 2021

Patrick Terminals has received notifications for industrial action at our Patrick Terminals – Melbourne and Patrick Terminals – Sydney AutoStrad. These notifications are listed below in bold . After weeks of significant labour availability due to the impact of COVID-19 cases in Melbourne, the MUA has n






No end in sight for China power crisis as pressure grows on supply chains

By GPSM Published: October 22, 2021

China’s power crisis is expected to further disrupt supply chains bringing longer lead times and a preference for high-value goods. Last month, factories across Guangdong’s Pearl River Delta manufacturing heartland and nine other provinces were forced to cut output due to government-imposed energy caps. Acco




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