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Industrial Action at VIC Terminal Melbourne

We have been notified recently by FTA of Maritime Union of Australia’s Industrial Action against Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) at Melbourne port. The planned action covers work stoppages as follows: Tuesday 16th February – Work stoppage for four

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Industry Update – January 2021

Attention: Shipping Manager Current Shipping Lines BAF Surcharges: Further to previous correspondence in regards to the above, below are current costs for BAF surcharges with various shipping lines for general cargo, from USA to Australia, as a guideline:- Hamburg

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MUA Industrial Action against Svitzer + Yard Meetings

Attention: Shipping Manager MUA Industrial Action Against Svitzer: We have received updates from carriers regarding Maritime Union of Australia’s planned industrial action against Svitzer Australia. Svitzer provides crucial towage services to ships arriving and departing Australian shores. Schedule for

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Current Challenges in Global Shipping

Current Challenges in Global Shipping As advised in our previous notices, major challenges in shipping are being experienced across the world. Shortage of truckers, extremely high demand for container movements, limited space availability, COVID-19 and labour shortage in various

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Temporary issues with our System + DP World Terminal Fremantle – MUA’s Industrial Action

Attention: Shipping Manager Temporary System Failure: As advised in our yesterday’s notice, we are still experiencing major issues with our software. This system failure is an industry wide issue which is currently being experienced by most of the industry

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Temporary System Failure – Issues with our Software

Attention: Shipping Manager We are experiencing a severe system failure with our software. System engineers worldwide have been working on this since Monday morning prior to business opening but so far to no avail. This is effecting a multitude

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Chinese New Year Holidays and the Situation in Europe

Attention: Shipping Manager Chinese New Year Public Holidays: Chinese Lunar New Year Public Holidays are from 11th to 17th February 2021 but factories are generally closed for a longer duration than the official holidays. The duration of closure will

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Industry Update November 2020

Attention: Shipping Manager Port Congestion Surcharge – Auckland Due to the flow on effect of Sydney port congestion, vessels calling into the ports of Auckland are experiencing considerable delays at the moment and the port is heavily congested. There

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Industrial Action and Stop Work Meetings

Maritime Union of Australia’s Industrial Action Against Svitzer: Maritime Union of Australia’s Industrial Action has now slowly spread from port terminals to tug boat operator Svitzer, which provides crucial towage services to vessels arriving and departing all major ports

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Current Shipping Situation and Patrick Terminal Brisbane Upgrade

Current Shipping Situation: Despite having no industrial action for a while now, the situation at Sydney port has not returned to completely normal levels. There are still extensive delays for vessel berthing at terminals with DPW terminal facing 4-5

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