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USA West Coast labor negotiations – Update

Attention: Shipping Manager   Situation on USA WC:   We have been informed that negotiations around labor contracts on the West Coast have finally had some success, averting significant fallout to the supply chain.  Late on Wednesday night, the

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Melbourne/Brisbane/Newcastle Ports affected by protests

Attention: Shipping Manager We have been informed that Melbourne, Brisbane and Newcastle Ports have affected by coordinated climate protests. Large delays have been caused, as the protests have blocked busy motorways with access in and out of the ports.

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Los Angeles/Long Beach Ports shutdown – Update 1

Attention: Shipping Manager Further to our update yesterday, we have had information overnight that TTI, the largest terminal at Long Beach, has put a hold on all trucking orders for Monday. Unofficial disputes over wages, safety measures, automation, and

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Industry Update – June 2023

Conclusion of the 2022/23 BMSB season: Please be informed the BMSB 2022/2023 season has concluded as of 1st May 2023. Goods shipped on board vessels departing from BMSB identified target risk countries on or after 1st May 2023, will

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Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (A-UKFTA) Entry into Force 31 May 2023

Attention: Shipping Manager The Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (A-UKFTA) enters into force on 31st May 2023.  This will remove tariffs on over 99% of Australian goods exported to the UK and over 98% of UK originating goods imported

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Industry Update – May 2023

Situation in Asia: Some shipping lines have been forced to withdraw China-Australia services after rates have dropped around 91%, compared to April 2022. The expected rebound in China’s exports after the Lunar New Year holiday in January didn’t materialise,

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Los Angeles/Long Beach port closures (Update)

Attention: Shipping Manager Update – Los Angeles/Long Beach port closures: We have been informed that both Los Angeles and Long Beach ports are now running as per normal with no further closures reported. We will keep you updated with

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Los Angeles/Long Beach port closures

Attention: Shipping Manager Los Angeles/Long Beach port closures: We have been informed that due to a labour dispute on the West coast of USA, Los Angeles and Long Beach ports were closed for approximately 24 hours from Thursday 6th

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Origin THC increase from US EC/GC to AU

Attention: Shipping Manager FCL Origin Terminal Handling Charge Increase from USA East Coast/ Gulf Coast to Australia: One major shipping line that offers service ex USA East Coast and Gulf Coast to Australia has increased the Origin Terminal Handling

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Industry Update – February 2023

Attention: Shipping Manager  Situation in USA: Consumer demand seems to be falling still after the pandemic. With inflation, rising interest rates and recession fears swaying consumers to spend less, this ultimately weighs on the industry. Many of the industries

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