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Latest News – DAWR, Seasonal Measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) 2018-2019

July 7, 2018
Brown marmorated stink bug

DAWR (the Australian Department of Agriculture & Water Resources, formerly known as AQIS) has today provided an update on the DRAFT measures to be implemented for the forthcoming BMSB season, commencing on 1 September 2018 to 30 April 2019. Find out about the increased BMSB threat and the expanded DAWR list of targeted countries, targeted high risk commodities and targeted risk goods.

Fire on Ship at Port Kembla Suspends Shipping

June 6, 2018
Fire on vessel at Port Kembla Berth 113

In the early hours of Monday morning a major fire broke out on the Australian-flagged self-discharging bulker Iron Chieftain whilst the vessel was alongside at Port Kembla.

Tier 4 Final, or equivalent equipment will be required in New South Wales open cut coal mines

June 6, 2018
Mining machines ready for shipment from Thailand

Find out about the EPA proposed transition timeline for equipment in New South Wales open cut coal mines.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) 2017-18 Season Mandatory Measures – Update

March 3, 2018
Brown marmorated stink bug

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug season is here. Find out about the updated mandatory measures for the 2017-18 season and the affect it may have on your shipments.

Every time you send or receive money, there is a very real risk it will be taken from you!

March 3, 2018
Protecting yourself from cyber fraud

After falling victim to three very sophisticated cyber-attacks, Freightplus has implemented a set of robust company procedures to fend off future cyber-fraud attempts.

Our company accountant, Michelle Irwin, B.Bus (PAX) C.P.A., has put together a brief introduction on the various methods of cyber-fraud and a few simple tips to protect yourself against them.

ACCC Makes a Decision to Allow Qube Holdings’ Takeover of Empty Container Park MCS

March 3, 2018
Trucks arriving into MCS

On March, 8th 2018 the ACCC made a decision on the takeover of empty container park Maritime Container Services, allowing Qube Holdings’ proposal to be accepted after much research and investigation into competition in the market.

How to prepare heavy machinery for Australia

December 12, 2017
Freightplus inspector cleaning machinery for Australian quarantine

The Australian government has stringent biosecurity controls for machinery entering the country. Find out how to prepare your heavy machinery correctly.

CMA CMG Theodore Roosevelt breaks numerous records on its voyage to the U.S. East Coast

October 10, 2017
CMA CGM sailing underneath the Bayonne Bridge

As the largest ship to ever call at U.S. East Coast ports, the CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt made its way from the Panama Canal to New York, it is hard not to notice the significant enhancements that are being made to ports and waterways along the entire coastline.

Insatiable global lithium demand leads the way for new mining projects in Western Australia

October 10, 2017
Galaxy's Mt Cattlin lithium mine in WA

As companies and Governments all over the globe look for ways to reduce emissions an increasing amount of applications for lithium-ion batteries are being developed, benefits of which are now being felt by the Western Australian mines which produce many of the main minerals used to manufacture the batteries. Find out what the benefits are and the existing and future projects which are happening in the region.

Impact of Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose

September 9, 2017
Hurricane Irma and Jose as seen from a satellite

For the latest information regarding shipping ports and cargo affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Jose.

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