Shipping Rates Updates

By admin Published: January 31, 2019

Increased Ocean Freight Rates from the USA: All shipping lines have announced a General Rate Increase on all cargo from the USA to Australia and New Zealand ports effective from 15th February 2019. For FCL shipments, the rates are still being negotiated by GPSM with the lines involved and while the official announ




Chinese New Year – Document Reminder

By admin Published: January 30, 2019

Dear Clients, We would like to remind all clients that the official Chinese New Year Holidays will be celebrated in China this year between 4th February and 10th February 2019. To avoid any additional storage charges we would suggest you request all documents as soon as possible & forward to us. Given experien




Delays to Container Unpacks

By admin Published: January 18, 2019

Several Sydney Container Unpack Depots are experiencing long delays in unpacking containers, be it for LCL cargo or unpacks for Quarantine inspections. Given the Peak Season period, together with the increase in “Seals Intact inspections” and the continuing BMSB issue, most depots in Sydney are at maximum stor




Importer Issued with the First Illegal Logging Infringement Notice

By admin Published: December 21, 2018

In November 2018, a Queensland-based importer was served with the first infringement notice issued under Australia’s illegal logging laws. The notice was issued for ongoing non-compliance with the laws’ due diligence requirements and resulted in the business being penalised $12,600. The issuance of the




BMSB List of Offshore Treatment Providers – 18th December 2018

By admin Published: December 19, 2018

Treatment providers registered under the scheme have demonstrated their capacity to conduct BMSB treatments for applicable consignments. These treatment providers are included on the approved list of offshore BMSB treatment providers. This list is referenced in section 48A of the Biosecurity (Prohibited and Condit




Rate Updates

By admin Published: November 30, 2018

Airline Fuel Surcharge from Hong Kong: All airlines operating from Hong Kong to all destinations, including Australia,  have announced another fuel surcharge increase effective from 1st December 2018. The Fuel Surcharge will be increased from the current level of HKD 2.90/kg to HKD 3.40/kg on all shipments. Rate




BMSB Update exemptions effective 1 December 2018

By admin Published: November 21, 2018

Goods that are manufactured on or after 1st December 2018 may be exempt from the seasonal measures providing they meet the following requirements: The goods are manufactured on or after 1st December 2018 The goods are classed as new machinery, vehicles, vessels and/or new complex parts and equipment. This includes




Sydney Industrial Action DP World Terminal Port Botany

By admin Published: November 16, 2018

Dear Clients, Please be advised that Industrial Action at DP World Terminal in Sydney commenced yesterday at 11.00am and is continuing until at least 9.00am Friday. This has resulted in the cancellation of all time slots and has severely affected deliveries of import and export containers. It is expected that the




BMSB Offshore List Treatment Providers Update

By admin Published: November 6, 2018

Treatment providers registered under the scheme have demonstrated their capacity to conduct BMSB treatments for applicable consignments. These treatment providers are included on the approved list of offshore BMSB treatment providers. This list is referenced in section 48A of the Biosecurity (Prohibited and Condit




Are you meeting your CoR obligations?

By admin Published: October 18, 2018

Understanding your obligations with ‘shared’ responsibility in the Chain of Responsibility CoR 2018. As many of you are aware on October 1st 2018, the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) was amended to provide that every party in the heavy vehicle transport supply chain has a Primary Duty to ensure the safety of




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