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Empty Container & Congestion Update – Sydney

Empty Container Returns & Congestion issues – Sydney With container empties surpluses prior to Christmas 2019, COVID and numerous industrial actions the situation of imports to exports has definitely not been balanced causing the congestion issues. Relief to this situation does not seem imminent until such time as “sweeper vessels” are scheduled to evacuate significant

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Shipping Update – Australia

Shipping Update – Australia The flow on from the Asian situation will be a huge collective operational challenge across the supply chain in Australia over the next month. As previously noted, Shipping Lines are vigorously seeking revenue on empty shipping container returns. Planning will be the key to avoiding financial impacts over the EOY period.

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Shipping Update – Asia

Shipping Update – Asia Strong demand for containers out of Asia, due to a decrease of imports and a surge on exports, well ahead of the usual peak season. Shipping lines are looking to buy, lease and re-position containers to Asian ports. Right now, there is a shortage of equipment (empty containers) in Asia, and

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Shipping Update – United Kingdom

Shipping Update – United Kingdom Vessels are at/above capacity & shipment bookings are now required to be made 4 weeks in advance. British Ports are congested as an outcome of this volume, &  some vessels are now not berthing UK, but off-loading UK import containers at ports like Rotterdam and Antwerp. The UK port of

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A Multi-Nation Free Trade Agreement

Australia is 1 of 15 countries that have just signed up for the RCEP, which covers nearly 60% of Australia’s trade.  It has taken 8 years to get to this point. Signatories include many major trading partner countries, such as Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, and China. It will be interesting to see how China/Australia trade relationships

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New Melbourne Warehouse & Office

Previous Next New Melbourne Warehouse & Office We are excited to show you a little of our new Melbourne facility. With 4,532 square metres and the capacity to hold more stock via stacked pallet racking, a bonded warehouse and new equipment to facilitate quicker delivery to all our customers. It is also important to us

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ANL Suspending Cargo Bound For South China Ports During CNY 2021

ANL SUSPENDING CARGO BOUND FOR SOUTH CHINA PORTS DURING CNY 2021 In light of COVID-19 and Chinese New Year ANL has announced temporary suspension of cargo bound for South China ports. Suspensions will be running from 5th January to 21st February 2021.   It is not expected that service will resume prior to the 21st Februry

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Expansion of Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) Waiver Benefit

Expansion of ATT Origin Waiver Benefit The expansion of the Origin Waiver benefit for ATT was announced on 5 November 2020.   Four trade agreements have been added: Indonesia-Australia FTA (IA-CEPA) Australia-Hong Kong FTA (AHKFTA) Peru-Australia FTA (PAFTA) Comprehensive & Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Additional benefits for Periodic Payments ATT can now pay ABF-collected

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Khapra Beetle Update – Raising Awareness

Khapra Beetle – Raising Awareness The Department Of Agriculture, Water and the Enviroment (DAWE) has outlined what to look for to avoid the entry of the Khapra beetle into Australia.  For Importers the most likely way that khapra beetle could make it to Australia is with: stored produce including grain, rice, cotton seed, powdered milk

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VICT Tariff Update

VICT Tariff Update We have received advice from Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) and the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) have received advice from Victoria International Container Terminal Limited (VICT) that effective 1 January 2021 the following charges will apply: Import Storage Process and Terminal Tariff Late Receival Process and Terminal Tariff Maritime Security Levy

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