Newsletters 2022

June 2022

Issue 2

  • Industry Update
  • Oceania terminal update
  • Shanghai lockdown over, but still a long way from ‘business as usual’
  • Concerns mount as more, old dangerous goods found at Chittagong Port
  • Carriers are becoming ‘more aggressive’ over ‘unfair’ container detention in Australia
  • New Zealand highlights potential for trans-tasman shipping under Australia’s new Government
  • Ports introduce back-up plans as 25,000 truckers strike in South Korea
  • Shippers have lost up to $10bn from delayed ships during the pandemic
  • Shanghai port waiting times returning to normal- VesselsValue
  • ANL expands Great Barrier Reef rocovery program with new coral nursery
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment & Australian Border Force industry advice and notices
  • Maersk faces sexual assault at sea charges

Issue 1

  • Industry Update
  • Oceania terminal update
  • Covid slows China port volume growth, as Tianjin enters new lockdown
  • Supply chain stakeholders enter ‘uncharted waters’
  • Pacific National welcomes labor’s oversight of inland rail
  • Ship captain charged over Western Australian 320kg Cocaine plot
  • Bulk carrier chief engineer pleads guilty to illegal discharges, cover up
  • More than 30 killed and hundreds injured in Bangladesh container depot fire
  • Terminals around the world brace as Shanghai exhales
  • Pedal power: Colombo dockworkers issued with bicycles as fuel shortages cripple local economy
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment & Australian Border Force industry advice and notices
  • Maersk’s towage operator Svitzer sets carbon neutral by 2040 goal

May 2022

Issue 2

  • Industry Update
  • Oceania terminal update
  • Wood packaging requirements for export cargo
  • China’s lockdown cause worldwide shipping delays
  • Diver dead and 50kg of cocaine found after bulker vessel docks in Newcastle, Australia
  • Shanghai authorities say city will open this week
  • HMM to deploy more vessels as port congestion persists
  • Covid-19 impact on seafarer populations will be felt for years to come
  • CMA CGM launches early container return incentive
  • 320kg of cocaine seized and two arrested in Western Australia
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment & Australian Border Force industry advice and notices
  • CMA CGM and Air France-KLM Join forces

Issue 1

  • Industry Update
  • Oceania terminal update
  • ‘Unreasonable fees’ send Australian shippers into multi-billion dollar frenzy
  • Hutchison Ports Sydney – Further increase in terminal access charge
  • China covid crisis continues
  • Victorian man sentenced for illegal importation of 10 million cagarettes
  • Hapag-Lloyd becomes first liner to equip all its containers with tracking devices
  • Filipino seafarer pleads guilty in gruesome murder of crew member on LA-bound containership
  • Hapag-Lloyd fined in United States for erroneous D&D charges
  • Know your shipper warns TT Club, as lithium battery fires spread
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment & Australian Border Force industry advice and notices
  • Men charged following failed attempt to smuggle cocaine on containerships

April 2022

Issue 2

  • Industry Update
  • Oceania terminal update
  • Shanghai lockdown causes queues of vessels stuck waiting to enter China
  • Ever Foward is finally free!
  • Cargo diversions from Shanghai start to clog up other major Chinese airports
  • More than 1 tonne of MDMA seized, 6 men sentenced
  • CMA CGM ships to stop loading plastic waste from mid-April
  • Maersk takes top spot on the transpacific
  • Durban port gradually restarts operations after floods
  • Russian and Belarusian imports additional customs duty – 25 April 2022
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment & Australian Border Force industry advice and notices
  • DP World Sydney – Authorised MUA stop work meeting – 1 May 2022

Issue 1

  • Industry Update
  • Oceania terminal update
  • Australian depot managers say free box storage time is ‘unworkable’
  • Evergreen declares general average on grounded Ever Forward
  • Ships stranded in Ukraine as conflict slows UN Efforts for ‘maritime corridor’
  • Australia-India free trade agreement
  • Liner pricing investigations multiply across the globe
  • Maersk loses 90 containers overboard
  • Freight forwarder and two other men charged over plots to import 100kg of methamphetamine
  • Supply chains remain in chaos as Shanghai lockdown is extended indefinitely
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment & Australian Border Force industry advice and notices
  • Stevedore working arrangements over the Easter/ANZAC period

March 2022

Issue 2

  • Industry Update
  • Oceania terminal update
  • Maersk, CMA CGM and Hapag Lloyd asked to provide rate information to U.S lawmakers
  • As Shenzhen lockdown ends other regions are hit by new Covid restrictions
  • Patrick Terminals employees vote up new enterprise agreement
  • U.S West Coast port congestion starts to ease as imports divert to the East
  • Evergreen container ship runs aground near Baltimore – A year after the Ever Given blocked the Suez Canal
  • Box ship completes 790km autonomous navigation trial
  • Australia bans Alumina, Bauxite exports to Russia
  • Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to collect clean truck fund fee starting April
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment & Australian Border Force industry advice and notices
  • Soaring fuel costs amid the war in Ukraine, flowing through to freight charges, and Australia’s floods adding to issues with transport and logistics

Issue 1

  • Industry Update
  • Oceania terminal update
  • Container lines suspends shipments to Russia
  • Police seize 69kg of drugs concealed in tea
  • International chamber of shipping urges governments to act after seafarers denied urgent medical care
  • Ukraine invasion having global impacts on shipping
  • Felicity Ace Update – Vessel has sunk
  • Sanctions start to wreak havoc on rates, dwell times and fuel prices
  • Hapag-Lloyd hit with spear phishing attack as fake website gathers data
  • Vietnam readies to give China some competition in container manufacturing
  • Two men sentenced after smuggling live lizards from Australia to the United States
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment & Australian Border Force industry advice and notices

February 2022

Issue 2

  • Industry Update
  • Oceania terminal update
  • Good news for airfreight as Australia looks set to reopen borders
  • Omicron ripping through cargo ships may exacerbate shipping woes
  • PIL to fine clients who misdeclare cargo weight
  • Congestion at U.S ports
  • CMA CGM to stop carrying plastic waste cargo
  • Addition of China to the BMSB emerging risk country list
  • Empty container avalanche predicted to cause chaos later this year
  • PIL launches new service between China and Australia – Sino Australia Express (SAE)
  • Abandoned car carrier still burning with 4,000 cars on board
  • ACCC joins ‘Five Eyes’ alliance to prevent supply chain cartel conduct
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment & Australian Border Force industry advice and notices

Issue 1

  • Industry Update
  • Oceania terminal update
  • Staff shortages from Covid heighten chronic Australian supply chain delays
  • Major rail and road flooding causes freight delays
  • Canberra issues shipping licence exemption for flood hit Western Australia
  • Patrick Terminals and the Maritime Union of Australia reach a 4-year enterprise agreement
  • Rapid antigen tests plague at the CTOs in Sydney & Melbourne – Update general airfreight space under pressure
  • 10 feared dead after oil vessel explodes – Video in link
  • Mumbai Maersk runs aground near Germany
  • Wan Hai denies FMC claims of ‘illegal’ D&D charges on 21 containers
  • Brisbane man charged with importing 83kg of methamphetamine hidden inside timber pallets
  • Master of APL England faces trial for operating unworthy ship
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment & Australian Border Force industry advice and notices

January 2022

Issue 3

  • Industry Update
  • Yantian restricts container entry to ease overflow
  • Korean antitrust body slaps $81M fine on price fixing liner operations
  • Rapid Antigen Tests – Role of sponsors and distributors
  • Importation of Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kits frequently asked questions – Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
  • Container rollovers look set to continue after December rise
  • Wan Hai and Cosco follow Evergreen and agree more generous bonuses
  • Australian rail track corporation says line closed between South Australia, Western Australia, and Northern Territory due to heavy rain in the outback
  • Rise in phishing attacks related to Omicron
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment & Australian Border Force industry advice and notices

Issue 2 

  • Industry Update
  • Oceania terminal update
  • Port of Ningbo open, but logistics services suffer as Covid restrictions are tightened
  • Trio charged and 99kg of methamphetamine stopped from reaching Western Australia over festive period
  • Omicron outbreak in Australia wreaking havoc with supply chains
  • MSC tops Maersk to become world’s largest container shipping line
  • Shanghai extends its lead at the top of the container terminal rankings
  • Anthony Albanese pledges emergency fleet of Australian ships
  • Increase in terminal access charges – Patrick terminals
  • Maersk provides a snapshot of growing port congestion around the world
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment & Australian Border Force industry advice and notices

Issue 1

  • Industry Update
  • Oceania terminal update
  • How the world’s big shipping lines are spending their pandemic profits
  • Gloomy view of shipping 2022 – it may be ‘the year of the surcharge’
  • 2021: A year of Covid variants and milking the freight rate cash cow
  • Australian Border Force ruins $15 million white Christmas
  • Traveller hailed biosecurity champion after reporting bug
  • Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement – entry into force
  • More supply chain chaos expected as Omicron forces transport workers to quit
  • Adani’s first Carmichael Mine coal export shipment imminent after years of campaigns against it
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment & Australian Border Force industry advice and notices