AvantiFM Newsletters 2020 – Industry Updates

December 2020

December 2020 Issue 2  

  • Merry Christmas from the Management and Team at AvantiFM!
  • Industry Update
  • Import, Export cost goes up as freight rates rise
  • Biggest weather related cargo loss in history
  • Fears more Australian industries will be affected by China’s trade restrictions
  • Agriculture trade matters, December 2020
  • Air CTO’s – Christmas/New Year hours
  • Tasmanian man charged over alleged importation of dozens of child-like sex doll parts
  • NSW man charged over 200KG of Meth importation into Melbourne
  • Pacific agreement for loser and economic relations (PACER PLUS) enters into force 13th December 2020
  • Port of Townsville awards channel upgrade contract
  • 450KG of MDMA found in excavator from UK

December 2020 Issue 1

  • Industry Update
  • COVID-19 Update
  • Australian Border Force and Singapore Partner on block chain trial to boost trade efficiency
  • Port of Newcastle ships first major wheat volume since 2018
  • China puts tariffs of up to 200 percent on Australian wine
  • Four nabbed over Victorian’s largest liquid meth importation worth $123 million
  • OOCL, VICT set new benchmark for highest container exchange in Australia
  • ‘Queen’ of Heroin smuggling crime syndicate jailed
  • Terminal operating hours – Christmas/New Year
  • Don’t mention iron ore – China and Australia dance around the big issue

November 2020

November 2020 Issue 2

  • Industry Update
  • Update  on China banning log imports from QLD and VIC
  • COVID-19 Update
  • Consumer electronics & appliance industry backed by ACCC over rising ports costs
  • Pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea
  • Regional comprehensive economic partnership
  • UN approved extra steps to curb shipping emissions
  • Man arrested over meth in portable medical shower
  • Australia calls on China to resolve standoff over coal ship stranded offshore for five months
  • Illawarra man charged with attempting to import drugs from Melbourne

November 2020 Issue 1

  • Industry Update
  • COVID-19 Update
  • Fears more trade bans to come as China halts imports of Australian timber, lobsters, and barley
  • Enhancing the Port of Brisbane’s Access
  • Australian Trusted Trader – A message from Michael Outram, The Australian Border Force Commissioner
  • Australian Border Force – meeting COVID-19 challenges at the border
  • Man arrested, 144KG of Cocaine in hydraulic rams seized
  • Shipping Australia responds to Port of Melbourne tariff rebalancing proposal
  • Child-like sex doll vender shut down by Alibaba.com
  • COVID-19 vaccine: development and distribution logistics

October 2020

October 2020 Issue 2

  • Industry Update
  • COVID-19 Update
  • Fee for dangerous goods misdeclaration
  • Container chain cyber attack
  • Australian Competition and Consumer omission (ACCC) chair Rod Sims slams state of monopoly ports controls
  • Rio Tinto ship plucks family of eight from seas off QLD
  • Federal Government looking into reports of Chinese energy providers told to stop importing Australian coal
  • New transport and trade calls for container detention exemption
  • 552KG of Cocaine found in banana pulp from Brazil
  • $100,000 export grant to boost Australian organics in UK and Europe

October 2020 Issue 1

  • Industry Update
  • COVID-19 Update
  • Shipping companies struggle to repel hackers
  • Business case for Brisbane inland rail intermodal terminal
  • Imagine being stranded at sea for 18 months. That’s the reality for many seafarers amid COVID-19
  • Two men arrested and 13KG of meth hidden in drive shafts seized
  • Australia send troops to help container coronavirus on cargo ship
  • Notification of planned urgent actions for the Khapra Beetle: Phase 2
  • Math and Cocaine found in adult sex toys
  • Missing SA skipper’s mate praying he’s found alive

September 2020

September 2020 Issue 1

  • COVID-19 Update
  • 2020-21 seasonal measures for Brown Marmorated stink bug (BMSB)
  • New framework for Biosecurity treatments
  • China to ban all imports of solid waste from 2021
  • Heavy fine for bulk steroid importer
  • Australian Imports: Which consumer goods are on the rise?
  • Melbourne’s biggest intermodal terminal to cut the high cost of the last mile
  • Perth man faces court over meth found in handbags
  • Notification of planned urgent actions for Khapra Beetle

September 2020 Issue 2

  • Industry Update
  • COVID-19 Update
  • Australian live export ship missing off the coast of Japan
  • Four arrested, 100KG of liquid meth seized and discovery of a large Melbourne clan lab
  • What is Australian trusted trader?
  • Sydney presently at centre of chaos for now, as container costs continue to rise
  • Update to ABF website to include information on dumping and countervailing  duties
  • Biosecurity measures reinforced for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug season 2020-21
  • ‘Meth-sky’ drug trafficker jailed for 12 years
  • French cigarette smuggler says ‘au revoir’ to $20,000

September 2020 Issue 3

  • Industry Update
  • COVID-19 Update
  • Australian container transport safety initiative launched
  • Australian Trusted Trader – Deferred GST
  • Fremantle Port could close by 2032 as Magowan inches closer to New Kwinana Harbour
  • Two arrested and meth in cans of coconut milk seized
  • Export restrictions on PPE extended
  • Notification of planned urgent actions for the Khapra Beetle: Phase 2
  • Freeze put on criminal syndicate after ice seized from fridge

August 2020

August 2020 Issue 1

  • Avanti’s 10th Birthday
  • Updates on COVID-19
  • WA office now open
  • Joint statement – Freight & Trade Alliance and the Australia Peak Shippers Association
  • Australian Government proposes strengthening against e-cigarettes containing vaporiser nicotine
  • Recurring issues in the importation of biological products
  • 360KG Meth seizure worth $180 million in Melbourne
  • Air conditioning company fined for HCFC importation and storage offences

August 2020 Issue 2

  • COVID-19 Update
  • Beirut Port Explosion
  • The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is launching an inspection effort targeting cargo securing arrangements on container ships visiting Australian ports.
  • Freight rail line duplication fast-tracked
  • Protected Industrial action at DP World Australia
  • Hutchison Ports Sydney Infrastructure levy increase 8 September 2020
  • Seizures of medications linked to pandemic on the rise
  • ABF cracks quartz cigarette smuggling concealment
  • Man arrested over pseudoephedrine in wedding invitations
  • Serious misuse of mobile phone sees sex offender deported