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VICT Terminal closure due to a second COVID-19 positive case

Attention: Shipping Manager Further to our previous notice about VICT Terminal closure on Monday 20th September due to a positive COVID-19 case detected at the terminal, we have been advised of a second positive case reported at VICT last

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VICT Terminal closure due to COIVD-19

Attention: Shipping Manager Further to our previous notices about COVID-19 cases reported at Port Botany in Sydney, we have been advised of a COVID-19 positive case detected at Victorian International Container Terminal (VICT) at Melbourne port. Due to this

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Hutchison Ports – Port Botany impacted by COVID-19

Attention: Shipping Manager We have been advised of a COVID-19 positive case detected at Hutchison Ports at Port Botany in Sydney over the weekend. Consequently, any close and casual contacts of the affected employee were required to get tested

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DP World Terminal – Port Botany affected by COVID-19

Attention: Shipping Manager  We have been advised of COVID-19 positive cases detected at DP World Terminal at Port Botany in Sydney. Due to this reason, any close and casual contacts of the affected employees will need to get tested

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Industry Update – September 2021

Attention: Shipping Manager New packaging requirements for BMSB fumigation permission forms Australian Quarantine are requiring new declarations in relation to packaging to be included on fumigation permission forms. These are:- Brief descriptions of commercial and shipping packaging are below:-

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Important update regarding Terminal situation in Ningbo and Air cargo market in China

Attention: Shipping Manager Terminal closure in Ningbo – Port congestion deteriorated Meishan terminal remains closed for the sixth consecutive day due to COVID-19 infection among port workers. The suspension of a critical terminal at the Port of Ningbo, one

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Important updates – Terminal closure in Ningbo, China and Astronomical Trans-Pacific freight rates

Attention: Shipping Manager Terminal closure in Ningbo, China due to COVID-19 We have been advised of a COVID-19 positive case detected at the Meidong Container Terminal in Ningbo, China. Consequently, the terminal has been closed and all its’ operations

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Unprecedented times for ocean freight as fees soar

Attention: Shipping Manager Please find attached an excerpt of an article from the Australian Financial Review published this week which we believe illustrates the current challenges in global shipping. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Ocean freight rates to move containers by sea to

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Industry Update – August 2021

Attention: Shipping Manager Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Seasonal Measures 2021-2022 – New Country Added To List The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has advised that a new country has been added for the 2021-2022 BMSB Seasonal

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MUA Industrial Action at Patrick Terminals

Attention: Shipping Manager Further to our previous notices about Maritime Union of Australia’s (MUA) Industrial action at Patrick Terminals, we have been advised that the actions at Melbourne and Brisbane terminals will be further extended. Patrick Terminals – Melbourne:

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