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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
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.
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
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
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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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
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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