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Svitzer Australia Lockout Update

Attention: Shipping Manager As outlined in our previous notice, Svitzer Australia has taken action to lockout all crews, effective from noon this Friday. We have been informed as of 16 November, that the fair work commission will be holding

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Latest update on the Svitzer situation

Attention: Shipping Manager We have been informed that from 12pm on Friday 18 November all crews covered by Svitzer Australia will be locked out indefinitely. The company said no vessels will be towed into or out of 17 Australian

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Svitzer Australia – Protected Industrial Action

Attention: Shipping Manager We have been advised that Svitzer Australia will be carrying out industrial action. This will result in the following: Significant protected industrial action across Australia’s major ports with widespread stoppages scheduled from 10 November through to

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Industry Update – October 2022

Ongoing Biosecurity Delays We are seeing significant delays in relation to document assessment (three to seven days) and lengthy delays (in many instances, several weeks) in inspection booking responses and next available inspection times by the Department of Agriculture,

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General Rate Increase ex USA and Canada to AU/NZ

USA and Canada to Australia/New Zealand General Rate Increase: Multiple carriers have announced a General Rate Increase from USA and Canada to Australia and New Zealand effective from 01st October 2022. The advertised amounts are as follows: USD 300

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USA potential rail strike +Typhoon Mufia in China

Attention: Shipping Manager  USA Potential Rail Strike We have been advised of a possible national rail strike by conductors and engineers working for Class 1 rail operators BNSF, CSX, Norfolk Southern, CN, CP and Union Pacific to commence on

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Industry Update – August 2022

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Seasonal Measures 2022-2023 Please be informed BMSB 2022-2023 season is fast approaching. For the upcoming 2022-23 BMSB risk season, biosecurity measures will apply to: certain goods manufactured in, or shipped from target risk countries,

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Fuel Levy Increase in Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane/Fremantle

Attention: Shipping Manager Fuel Levy in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle will increase to 30% for all FCL pickups/deliveries, effective immediately. Please note this is applicable for pickups and deliveries within metro areas only and is subject to change

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Industry Update – June 2022

Attention: Shipping Manager Situation in USA and Canada:  Import volumes continue to increase at US ports and cargo is moving into the USA at a record-setting pace and is not expected to slow down anytime soon, despite the recent

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Ongoing Delays With Biosecurity Inspections

Attention: Shipping Manager We are still experiencing lengthy delays with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment with biosecurity inspections.  The main causes are listed as recruitment and retention of biosecurity staff.  The reality is that these extensive

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