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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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MUA Industrial Action at Patrick Terminals and Westernport Victoria

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, Brisbane and Fremantle terminals will be further extended. Patrick Terminals –

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Global shipping is facing the worst crisis in decades

Attention: Shipping Manager  USA intermodal issues As the intermodal supply chain continues to deteriorate in the US, Class I rail operator Union Pacific (UP) has suspended all intermodal services from Chicago to the west coast ports (including the ports

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MUA Industrial Action at Hutchison Ports and Patrick Terminals

Attention: Shipping Manager We have received notices from Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) regarding Maritime Union of Australia’s (MUA) Industrial action at Hutchison Ports and Patrick Terminals in Sydney and Brisbane. The details of the actions are given as

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MUA Industrial Action at Hutchison Ports and Patrick Terminals

Attention: Shipping Manager We have received notices from Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) regarding Maritime Union of Australia’s (MUA) Industrial action at Hutchison Ports in Sydney and Patrick Terminal in Melbourne. The details of the actions are given as

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