Current Status

By GPSM Published: August 27, 2021

American Airlines withdraws from Australia: In a further blow to airfreight capacity into and out of Australia, American Airlines (AA) has announced it will withdraw all services to/from Australia effective from 1st September, 2021 for a period of at least 2 months. It is understood the airline is reacting to Aust


By GPSM Published: August 12, 2021

“ Do you import Airfreight Cargo from Italy & USA in the tariff chapters below “   Chapter 84 – Machinery any appliances Chapter 85 – Electrical equipment and appliances Chapter 86 – Railway locomotives and fittings Chapter 87 – Vehicles and accessories   Then read below Air Cargo &nb

Are your goods impacted by asbestos

By GPSM Published: July 29, 2021

A reminder The Australian Border force is actively selecting goods for testing , please read the attached information If your goods are impacted.   Asbestos An Australia-wide ban on the use of all types of asbestos took effect on 31 December 2003. Work Health and Safety (WHS) and environment laws in all State

Peak Season Surcharges/Rate increases

By GPSM Published: July 27, 2021

A number of shipping lines have announced that Peak Season Surcharge and/or rate increases will be applied from Asia as from 1st August 2021, below are the details of the announcements received to date:   From China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan Hong Kong: MSC will increase rates on all containers by USD 500.00/20ft


By GPSM Published: July 23, 2021

Seasonal measures for Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) For the 2021-22 BMSB risk season, BMSB seasonal measures will apply to targeted goods manufactured and shipped from target risk countries, that have been shipped between 1 September 2021 and 30 April 2022 (inclusive), and to vessels that berth, load, or trans

TYPHOON HITS CHINA SHIPPING – More pain for Shippers

By GPSM Published: July 23, 2021

First it was Covid, then it was Sea and Air space shortages, blank sailings and Freight rates ever increasing . Now Shippers have to contend with Typhoons hitting Southern China

Current Global Situation

By GPSM Published: July 15, 2021

Below is a snapshot of the current global shipping status to Australia and New Zealand:   From North Europe/UK: Extensive backlogs of cargo in most Northern European/UK ports with most shipping lines fully booked in advance, rates on all services again increased for July/August shipment as a result of strong


By GPSM Published: July 14, 2021

Documentary requirements for fumigation certificates for imported goods The current policy differentiates statements required to be made on fumigation certificates with respect to impervious surfaces, wrappings and timber thickness depending on whether the treatment provider issuing the certificate is registered w

Shipping line cancelation fees can now apply for import or export bookings

By GPSM Published: July 7, 2021

As space constraints and capacity continue to tighten around the globe some shipping lines are implementing cancelation fees for cancelled bookings. This can apply to imports and exports to/from Australia. We first reported this a few weeks ago happening on overseas trade lanes. Unfortunately some shipping lines t


By GPSM Published: July 2, 2021

Are you a food importer , do you wish to be part of Virtual Inspections, please read below any importer wishing to participate please let our office know when you have your next Imported Food Inspection   Imported Food virtual inspections Date of effect: 05 July 2021   Attention Food importers and broker

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