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 https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202107/1229179.shtml

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

National Measurement institute Audit Compliance program 2021 – 22

By GPSM Published: July 2, 2021

Do you Import packaged goods by Volume, then read below you may be subject to an Audit . 2021–22 Compliance Programs Concentrated National Audit Programs   Under this program methodology, first introduced in 2018–19, all trade measurement inspectors will be involved together in a concentrated national aud

Further disruption at Port Botany

By GPSM Published: June 30, 2021

Please see below message just received rom Patricks Terminal regarding on-going Protected Industrial Action   Subject: [PATRICK NS PORT BOTANY – NSW] Patrick Port Botany Issue: Protected Industrial Action Short Description: Patrick is continuing to be impacted by MUA imposed protected industrial action.

Costs Updates

By GPSM Published: June 24, 2021

Empty Container Booking Fees:   Empty container parks across Australia are again increasing fees to cover their now longer operating hours costs. From 1st July, 2021 costs will increase to $ 85.00/container and as this is an “out of pocket cost” to GPSM we regret we will need to pass on the increase (up f

Australian Border Force – OUTAGE

By GPSM Published: June 17, 2021

Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) has received advice from senior management within the Australian Border Force (ABF) that the ICS is unavailable at present – this is NOT an ICS specific issue. We have been advised that the whole ABF external website has been impacted. At this stage we are unable to provide

Latest Port Situation

By GPSM Published: June 11, 2021

MUA – Protected Industrial Action Industrial Action – Hutchison Ports Sydney We have received notification from Sydney International Container Terminals Pty Ltd t/a Hutchison Ports Australia Pty Ltd in relation to “Protected Industrial Action (PIA)” by the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA)

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