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

Fremantle Industrial Action 2020

By GPSM Published: December 23, 2020

Protected Industrial Action (PIA) at DP World Fremantle The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has given further notice to DP World Australia (DPWA) of PIA at DP World Fremantle, encompassing work restrictions and additional bans. The effect of the work restrictions includes various bans on employees working in tas

Empty Equipment Update 2020

By GPSM Published: December 23, 2020

Maersk Line withdraws Detention Holiday on 40ft Equipment: Maersk Line have managed to repatriate a large volume of empty 40ft equipment over the last few days and are now able to accept empty 40ft containers at their Sydney Container parks. Sydney Empty Container Parks: Generally most empty container parks in Syd

Priority Bookings

By GPSM Published: December 16, 2020

Shipping Lines Priority Bookings: Many client will have been contacted by our Customer Service Team and advised of the latest shipping line “innovation”, known as a Priority Booking and Rate Service. A number of lines are now offering this “service”, particularly from Asia, whereby a Premium rate is applie

Empty Equipment Shortage

By GPSM Published: December 2, 2020

We are being advised by Shipping Lines that there is a serious shortage of 20ft, 40ft and 40ft High-Cube containers in Asia. China are reporting equipment shortages in all ports, particularly for 40ft GP and 40ft High-Cube containers. China, as the only fully COVID recovered manufacturing country has been exportin

BMSB consignment suitability

By GPSM Published: November 27, 2020

BMSB CONSIGNMENT SUITABILITY: This news serves as a reminder to ensure your cargo is packed and presented in a manner that will allow for inspection and treatment under BMSB regulations. Bio Securities will determine this based on the combined effect of multiple factors, such as goods packed on pallets, are they w

Sydney Port Situation November 2020

By GPSM Published: November 20, 2020

Stoppage in DP World Terminal: D P World Port Botany Terminal have announced that road, rail and vessel operations will cease from 9.30am until 2.00pm on Tuesday 24th November 2020 to allow Maritime Union of Australia members to attend their Annual General Meeting. Stoppage in Patrick Port Botany Terminal: Patrick


By GPSM Published: October 30, 2020

We would just like to take this opportunity to remind you of the importance to provide your shipping documents to us as soon as possible , we are required to lodge your documents at least 48 hours prior to ship or aircraft arrival to avoid any delays and allow sufficient time to submit documents if …

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