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Logs that have been recently cut down, lay on the ground in a pile.

Update on Illegal Logging Reforms

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has recently completed a review of the Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation 2012 (The Regulation) and the associated Illegal Logging Prohibition Act 2012 (the Act) prior to its scheduled sunsetting date of 1 April 2023. The Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) for the Illegal Logging Sunsetting Review has been published on the

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Abandoned Ship, Half Sunk

The Future of Shipping is NOT Coming with Budding Australian Container Line FOCUS as They Go into Liquidation

Stand by… The future of shipping is coming! A bold and embarrassing statement on the homepage of the short-lived Focus Container Line, which has become the latest new entrant into container shipping to run into financial difficulties. Liquidators in Brisbane have been appointed to oversee the demise of the trans-Tasman liner, which launched a service

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Sea Cargo Reporting Requirements and Inspection Arrangements

The Australian Border Force has published new ACN 2023/01 which is intended to clarify mandatory reporting timeframes and update the free storage arrangements for Full Container Loads (FCLs) of containerised cargo selected to be subject to ABF compliance activity. Mandatory reporting timeframes Prior to the arrival of cargo in Australia, it is a requirement for

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Australian Exporters Could be ‘Back On The Radar’ In China as Tensions Ease

Over the past couple of years Australia and China’s relationship has been strained with China announcing tariffs and sanctions on barley, beef, lamb, wine, cotton, lobsters, coal and timber. In 2020, The Chinese Ambassador suggested that Australia’s push for independent investigation into the origins of COVID-19 was what led to Chinese consumers turning away from

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Pondus Weight Amendment Fee Increase for Import Containers

Patrick Terminals have increased their Pondus Weight Amendment Fee for Import containers which is effective 6 March 2023. A Weight Amendment Fee for Import Containers – Weigh and Adjustment charge of AUD 259.95 per container plus GST will apply to all containers determined by the Pondus Stand to have a weight variance of greater than

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A Patrick Terminal with a Hamburg Sud Container ship at Berth

Patrick Terminals – Increase in Landside & Ancillary Charges

We have received notification that Patrick Terminals will be increasing their Landside charges and other Ancillary Charges: Effective from 6 March 2023, the new Landside charges are intended to apply on full containers that enter and leave Patrick’s Terminals. The 2023 Landside charges are required to support Patrick’s significant investment program and Patrick’s operational costs

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Industry Working Arrangements Over Christmas 2022

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) The Department have release two industry notices regarding their Holiday Closures, they can be found here & here Air Freight CTO’s Dnata Dnata Christmas and New Year Operating Hours can be found here. Qantas Freight Qantas Freight Christmas and New Year Operating Hours can be found here. Approved

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