OOCL Booking Suspension and other Carriers Limiting Cargo Volume to Sydney

Attention: Shipping Manager We just heard from our German partner overnight that they received a notice from their local OOCL office in Germany advising about the Suspension of South Bound Bookings to Australia. The reason given was similar to

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Protected Industrial Action at Patrick Terminals – Update

We have received an update today from FTA advising that Patrick Terminals have now taken this Industrial Action dispute with Maritime Union of Australia to Fair Work Commission and have asked for an urgent hearing. They have requested the

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Update on COSCO and Industrial Action at Patrick Terminals

COSCO’s Update: Further to our notice earlier today, we have received updates from COSCO that the port congestion and industrial action at Australian ports has significantly disrupted their South East Asia service network. Their vessels on this route have

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COSCO stopped bookings to Australia until further notice

We have just received notice from our Singapore partner who were informed by the local COSCO shipping line office that due to serious port congestion at Australian ports and extremely long delays, COSCO has decided to suspend all bookings

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Industrial Action at Patrick Terminals Across Australia

Attention: Shipping Manager Further to our previous notice on MUA’s Industrial Action at Patrick Terminals, we have received further updates from FTA on this issue. In addition to previously planned actions, MUA has notified Patrick Terminals of its intention

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Port Congestion Surcharge – Sydney

Further to our Wednesday’s notice regarding the congestion at Sydney port, we have received notices from another shipping line introducing the same charge with minimal notice. So far, the two shipping lines and their charges are as follows: MSC:

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Global Shipping Situation – Asia, Europe and USA

Attention: Shipping Manager We have been advised by numerous sources (within shipping lines and our agent associates) that getting space on vessels out of China at the moment is getting increasingly difficult.  Vessels are bursting at the seams, shipping

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Sydney Port Congestion and Empty Parks at Capacity

Attention: Shipping Manager We have received notices from shipping lines and transport carriers in the past few days regarding the congestion at Sydney Port. It is happening because of a variety of reasons including bad weather, Industrial action at

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