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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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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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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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Manufacturing Orders from China Down 40%, Delays Expected

U.S logistics managers are bracing for delays in the delivery of goods from China in early January as a result of canceled sailings of container ships and rollovers of exports by ocean carriers. Carriers have been executing on an active capacity management strategy by announcing more blank sailings and suspending services to balance supply with

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Australia-India Free Trade Agreement comes into Effect December 29

Advice from the Minister for Trade and Tourism Senator the Hon Don Farrell, has confirmed the passage of legislation through the Parliment enabling Australia-India Free Trade Agreement. “The Albanese Government welcomes confirmation today, that the Indian Government has completed its domestic requirements to enable implementation of the Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA). This trade

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Hamburg Sud Container ship at berth at a Patricks Terminal - Patrick Terminals announce landside efficiencies.

Patrick Terminals Starts Voluntary Landside Efficiency Intiatives

New voluntary landside efficiency initiatives have been announced by Patrick Terminals including the publication of quarterly landside performance metrics and the introduction of Representative Landside Efficiency Groups in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Fremantle. It is said that the metrics will broadly align with the Victorian Voluntary Port Performance Model which was developed by Freight Victoria

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Svitzer Industrial Action 2022

Maritime unions have announced Svitzer industrial action which will affect Australia tug masters, engineers and deckhands. The towage operator said it is “experiencing a significant escalation in protected industrial action Across Australia’s major ports with widespread stoppages scheduled from 10th November through to 15th November”. The newly announced protected industrial actions include: Brisbane Industrial Action:

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