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Disruptions at the ports continue starting from today with the Maritime Union of Australia’s (MUA) AGM member meeting attendance on Tuesday 24 November, work stoppages and various other shut downs. DP World and Patrick Terminals will have work stoppages. Stop Work meetings for each terminal are listed below: Thursday, 19 November 2020 DP World –
FJT Logistics are a proud member of Family Business Australia (FBA). FBA offers resources, programs, products and special events for networking and sharing knowledge to assist in building strong family businesses. With over 60% of trading businesses in Australia being family owned, it is clear that Australia is a family oriented nation. We look forward
What are Incoterms®? Incoterms® rules provide a specific guide to all importers and exporters of their obligations, costs and risks involved in the transportation of goods. On January 1st 2020, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) issued the new Incoterms® 2020 rules that are the new terms of international trade for sale of goods. Incoterms®
New Zealand and Singapore have launched a new trade initiative to ensure supply chain connectivity and the removal of blockages to trade in a list of essential products that includes medicines, medical and surgical equipment, coming into effect from 15 April 2020.
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
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
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.
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