AvantiFM Newsletters 2024

Welcome to our 2024 Newsletters, you will find Shipping Industry News , Important Updates, ABF findings, Port News, Our Shipping Advice, and Much More!

April 2024

Issue 1

  • Oceania terminal update
  • Containership hits Baltimore bridge, causing collapse
  • Australia terminal and port updates
  • Dali cargo owners face massive costs if general average is declared
  • 18,000 vapes seized in Sydney as crackdown continues
  • Man charged over brazen 20KG meth import at Sydney airport
  • Department of agriculture, fisheries and Forestry & Australian Border Force industry advice and notices
  • Baltimore bridge’s $2BN rebuild starts with clearing the ship
  • Samsung returns to FMC with complaints against OOCL and COSCO
  • Baltimore bridge strike could be the most expensive marine casualty ever
  • AFP warns of serious consequences for drug crimes
  • Marine insurance

March 2024

Issue 1

  • Oceania terminal update
  • WA couple charged over alleged internal heroin import
  • Australia terminal and port updates
  • Maersk warns Red sea disruptions could last into second half of year
  • UK sets a new record with five-tonne cocaine bust
  • Two NSW men charged in connection to a $2BN meth import plot
  • Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry & Australian Border Force industry advice and notices
  • CMA CGM, COSCO, Evergreen and OOCL extend alliance to 2032
  • Red sea problems drive schedule reliability to lowest level in 15 months
  • CMA CGM completes $5BN Bollore Logistics takeover
  • surge in ketamine imports into Australia
  • New import control on vaping goods

Issue 2

  • Oceania terminal update
  • Melbourne man jailed over 266KG MDMA import
  • Australia terminal and port updates
  • Calls to suspend Red sea shipping after deadly Houthi attack
  • Traveller charged over alleged meth import plot
  • 13% of world seaborne trade under attack from Houthis and Somali pirates
  • Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry & Australian Border Force industry advice and notices
  • Containership takes out cranes at Turkish port
  • Man charged over alleged internal drug concealment
  • Drug smuggler jailed for internally oncealing 100 pellets of cocaine
  • Indian Navy intercepts Somali pirates on cargo ship Ruen
  • Man to reappear at court over multiple precursor shipments

February 2024

Issue 1

  • Oceania terminal update
  • NSW woman charged for allegedly importing 7KG of heroin into Melbourne
  • Australia terminal and port updates
  • AFP and ABF seize 100KG of meth concealed in window frames
  • Surge in ocean freight rates outpaces covid-19
  • The law and practice of container shipping
  • Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry & Australian Border Force industry advice and notices
  • NSW begins freight reform
  • ACFS launches paperless entry initiative at port Botany
  • 139KG cocaine import foiled
  • Man allegedly concealed heroin importation in camp stretcher
  • NSW man charged over multiple drug importations

Issue 2

  • Oceania terminal update
  • ABF-led operation seizes $13.5M worth of vapes, tobacco, firearms and cash
  • Australia terminal and port updates
  • WA men jailed for roles in failed meth import
  • Police seize 132L of liquid meth concealed in washing detergent
  • ABF officers detect and seize 100KG of illicit drugs
  • Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry & Australian Border Force industry advice and notices
  • Two charged over major meth seizure
  • Bed, Bath and Beyond administrators launch breach of contract claims against Evergreen
  • Australia bans bulk carrier over safety violations
  • Unprecedented shipping disruptions reshape global trade
  • Global container equipment fleet growth picks up pace

January 2024

Issue 3

  • Oceania terminal update
  • AFP restrains cash and properties linked to WA man
  • Australia terminal and port updates
  • Firearms, drugs and native wildlife seized at WA property
  • Despite warnings, plenty of vessels continue to use Red sea route
  • ALC joins calls for Government port dispute intervention
  • Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry & Australian Border Force industry advice and notices
  • NSW opposition warns port dispute could cost NSW badly
  • Red sea attacks continue to disrupt global trade
  • Maersk CEO sees Red sea shipping disruption lasting ‘at least a few months’
  • Police and ABF seize more than 100KG of meth bound for the ACT
  • Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd shake up container shipping with new alliance

Issue 1

  • Oceania terminal update
  • New interruptions to sea cargo create further uncertainty for industry
  • Australia terminal and port updates
  • WA man jailed over $1.2M cocaine import plot
  • Service station arrest following ABF drug probe
  • Sentencing after false statement on incoming passenger card
  • Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry & Australian Border Force industry advice and notices
  • Shipping lines impose surcharges as Red sea attack hit global trade
  • Maersk loses containers overboard in north sea
  • Maersk starts scheduling Suez Canal transits as Hapag-Lloyd steers clear
  • Container overcapacityexpected to hit hard in 2024
  • 299 containerships reroute to avoid the Red sea

Issue 2

  • Oceania terminal update
  • War, weather put ocean shippers on notice for 2024
  • Australia terminal and port updates
  • Work stoppages grow at DP World Australia
  • Union and operator call for urgent national level crossing action
  • Ports Australia calls for Government intervention as DP World refuses partial work bans
  • Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry & Australian Border Force industry advice and notices
  • Armed robberies of ships in Asia and near Singapore increase in 2023
  • Record wave of new ships to push global fleet above 30M TEU
  • Red Sea reroutings mask container capacity problem
  • The third revolution
  • FMC to hold hearing on Red sea impacts on shipping