Avanti Newsletters 2021

March 2021

March 2021 Issue 3

  • Industry Update
  • DP World further increase in terminal access charges – effective 1st May 2021
  • Qantas terminal service fees amendment – effective 5th April 2021
  • Illicit tobacco taskforce targets international and domestic tobacco smuggling rings
  • Container stack collapse can lead to PTSD
  • Wool exporters face credit squeeze as shipping delays add up to 40 days to export times to China and Europe
  • Rescue in floodwaters on Hawkesbury river averts collision between shipping container and houseboats
  • Cocaine filled vessel seized off NSW coast, one man arrested
  • Cargo ship becomes wedged in Suez Canal causing huge traffic jam on one of the world’s busiest trade routes
  • Tech solutions are plugging in to help ease widening congestion at global ports
  • Man sentenced to 7 years in prison for his part in the importation of 1.2 Tonnes of Ephedrine

March 2021 Issue 2

  • Industry Update
  • Freight train derailment on NSW mid coast to delay services
  • Russia’s export tax expected to deliver big pay day for Australian farmers
  • Australia lifts ban on cargo flights from Bangladesh after security revamp
  • Israeli – owned ship hit by a explosion in the Middle East
  • Maersk pleads for military backup against West Africa pirates
  • $84.3 million in illegal tobacco seized in NSW & VIC border in a two-day blitz
  • Trucking charged at Australian container ports are surging and consumers may foot the bill

March 2021 Issue 1

  • Industry Update
  • WA man charged over importing Meth worth $276,000 from the U.S to WA
  • Khapra beetle – The story so far
  • 260 containers lost overboard on the Maresk Eidhoven
  • No slack season, no easing of sport rates as cargo pours out of Asia
  • Man charged over alleged import of Cocaine worth $2.5 million
  • Minister for Agriculture, Drought, and Emergency Management has acknowledged industry concerns with delays in receiving Biosecurity document assessment and inspections
  • Update on the Industrial Action taken by the Maritime Union off Australia

February 2021

February 2021 Issue 2

  • Industry Update
  • Neptune declaration on seafarer wellbeing and crew change
  • Australian exports feel the pinch as shipping container shortage and COVID-19 protocols take a toll
  • Victorian International Containership Terminal warns of serious industrial action at the Port of Melbourne
  • Los Angeles Port – backlog of vessels impacting schedules
  • Containership schedule at lowest level since records began
  • Tree new block train connections in Ukraine
  • Hutchison Ports – Infrastructure levy and landside tariffs
  • Patrick weight amendment fee for containers – Update
  • Dnata annual revisions of terminal service fees – Effective 1 March

February 2021 Issue 1

  • Industry Update
  • Australia’s diplomatic divorce with China is getting more expensive
  • Tow Iranian nationals charged with 250KG Meth import
  • Jail for masterminds of record WA cigarette importation
  • China looks ready to step in again and put a cap on ocean freight rates
  • Carriers face load restrictions after new container spill from Maersk Essen
  • One killed, 15 kidnapped in violent pirate attack off Nigeria

January 2021

January 2021 Issue 2

  • Industry Update
  • Maritime Union goes on strike… again
  • Man charged after $675,000 worth of MDMA concealed in wine bottles seized
  • Shipping industry baulks at extra fees at Port Hedland for Iron Ore
  • Concern over ‘Gravely Dangerous’ Gulf of Guinea situation
  • Ship member charged after allegedly swimming into Western Australian Port against quarantine rules
  • ONE inks long-term charter for six 24,000 containership builds
  • Record rates unlikely at their peak Maersk says

January 2021 Issue 1  

  • Industry Update
  • Updated information on Australian Trusted Trader
  • National Approach to stevedore infrastructure charges
  • Exportation of goods during COVID-19 human biosecurity period
  • Asia-North Europe rates pass $10,000
  • Importation of COVID-19 vaccines
  • China’s ‘The Global Times’ appear to confirm a ban on Australian Coal imports
  • Patricks launch new weighing solution