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Our European biosecurity specialists are back

November 11, 2021
Two men covered in dirt, one wearing a khaki waterproof coat with a hood, the other wearing gloves, a beanie and an orange high-visibility vest pull faces in front of a CAT machine.

THE BOYS ARE BACK! Shipping from Europe to Australia? After a seemingly endless hiatus due to COVID travel restrictions, our European biosecurity specialists, Robbie Sichigea (left) and Florin Radu (right), are well and truly back in business, and looking very happy to be getting dirty again.  This pic received overnight from a vendor’s yard in […]

Upcoming Protected Industrial Action taken by the Maritime Union of Australia

November 11, 2021
Black and white image of protest in Support of MUA. A Crowd of workers hold their fist in the air in front of a wall with the text "M.U.A. HERE TO STAY". A Poster hangs over the wall which says "United Against Patricks Scabadores"

Upcoming Protected Industrial Action taken by the Maritime Union of Australia On the week commencing November 1st there will be stoppages at Patricks East Swanson Terminal as a result of MUA protected Action.   The MUA protected action will occur over the following days. 1 x 4hr stoppage on Monday 1ST November from 0300-0700hrs 1 […]

CTAA: Rising Container Detention an Insidious Consequences of Shipping Capacity Squeeze

August 8, 2021

Rising Container Detention an Insidious Consequence of Shipping Capacity Squeeze   Written and Published by Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA), 18 August 2021.    The shipping capacity squeeze on containerised imports into Australia and exports to overseas markets is having many impacts on shipment delays, equipment availability, “rolled” cargo, and unprecedented rising ocean freight rates. […]

Seasonal measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) 2021-22

July 7, 2021
Yellow Komatsu D51PX inside a blue heat treatment facility

Seasonal measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) 2021-22 For the 2021-22 BMSB risk season, BMSB seasonal measures will apply to targeted goods manufactured and shipped from target risk countries, that have been shipped between 1 September 2021 and 30 April 2022 (inclusive), and to vessels that berth, load, or tranship from target risk countries […]

Sea container measures to protect against khapra beetle

July 7, 2021
enlarged image of an adult khapra beetle against a white background

The Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment have issued a new industry advice notice  regarding sea container measures to protect against the khapra beetle. The following highlights key takeaways from this latest notice.

Global Shipping Snapshot

April 4, 2021

The global shipping scene was in disarray even before the Suez blockage, and the trouble is far from over. 2020 Snapshot, 2021 so far, and what may lie ahead.   It’s no surprise that COVID-19 has had a monumental impact on many international industries. For an international shipping industry, already dealing with the concurrent challenges […]

Importer and directors fined for shipping container crash death

February 2, 2021
Workers tending to a crashed white truck lying on its side on the road

IMPORTER AND DIRECTORS FINED FOR SHIPPING CONTAINER CRASH DEATH Australian consignee found liable for shipping container crash death caused by improper load restraint in container from China, setting a legal precedent in Australia.   Australian importer, Futurewood Pty Ltd, and its two directors, were fined for breaching the chain of responsibility on load restraint over a […]

2020-21 BMSB Season

September 9, 2020

Season Seasonal measures in Australia for managing Brown Marmorated Stink Bug In response to the rapid expansion of BMSB throughout Europe and North America, the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) has retained the current seasonal measures to manage the risk of BMSB from arriving in Australia for the 2020–21 BMSB risk […]

New Zealand Cleaning Certificate Update

March 3, 2020

New Zealand Biosecurity has new requirements in place and has updated its former cleaning certificate for used outdoor or targeted machinery.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug sees Heightened Seasonal Measures

November 11, 2019

This year we’ve seen a rapid expansion of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug across Europe and North America. To combat this heightened risk the Australian Department of Agriculture have strengthened their measure for the 2019-20 risk season. The department has worked closely with he New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries on this season’s measure to […]



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