Freight News

Seasonal measures for brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)

August 8, 2022
Adult Brown Marmorated Stink Bug viewed from above against a white backdrop

Seasonal measures for brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) Updated 07/09/22 The brown marmorated stick bug (BMSB) is ranked 9 on Australia’s National Priority Plant Pest list. The bug is known to feed on around 300 different plant species and are known to feed on and severely damage fruit and vegetable crops. Giving it the potential to […]

Australian Port Congestion Update

June 6, 2022
A Yellow Caterpillar Dump Trunk is being unloaded from a breakbulk vessel at a Port.

Australian Port Congestion Update 22nd of June, 2022 The team at K Line have provided the following update on port congestion around Australia…   PCC/RORO Terminals yard situation around the country:   Please note, due to vessel and berth congestion in most ports around the country which is resulting in extended waiting times for vessels […]

Biosecurity cameras to help detect foreign invasive species threat

June 6, 2022
Man with bald head and facial hair in a blue shirt stands with woman with long brown hair and a floral dress hold a biosecurity camera in front of grey and white tripped wall with a black business sign with white text "Trellis Data"

Biosecurity cameras to help detect foreign invasive species threat Upcoming Biosecurity Automated Threat Detection System (BATDS) Trial at DP World Australia’s Brisbane Terminal   The Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment is undertaking a validation trial of the Biosecurity Automated Threat Detection System (BATDS) in partnership with Trellis Data and DP World Australia’s Brisbane […]

Australian Wharf Update

May 5, 2022
Two men in hard hats and freightplus high-vis jackets stand watching a CAT830E Dump Truck being lifted off a ship at an Australian Wharf

Australian Wharf Update 17th of May, 2022 Port congestion doesn’t seem to be making any improvements. The following containers the latest wait time information for Australian Wharfs.   Brisbane AAT FICT expects to experience Berth & Yard congestion upto Thursday 29th May 2022 due to the number of vessels expected during this period and T/S […]

Container freight update for Oceania from MAERSK

May 5, 2022
Container ship viewed from front on. Land is visible in the background

Container freight update for Oceania from MAERSK Greater China Area Covid- 19 update – Lockdown continues in Shanghai and Beijing. Extensions of the Maersk relief package to assist on Detention & Demurrage. Please monitor customer advisories. Re-Opening reefer bookings to Shanghai port, with first cargo accepted to arrive in Shanghai from 26 June 2022 and onwards. Please […]

Australian Port Update

April 4, 2022
Yellow and green crane from a break bulk vessel in the foreground of a sunset at a Port.

Australian Port Update Latest Update: 9th May 2022. Ports across Australia are experiencing considerable delays. The following is an update on the current wait times at ports across the country. PCC/RORO Terminals yard situation around the country Pls note, due to vessel and berth congestion in most ports around the country which is resulting in […]

Canada joins investigation into Shipping Carriers

March 3, 2022
View of the back of a loaded container ship in blue ocean. Green hilly land is seen in the distant background

Canada joins investigation into Shipping Carriers Canada is the latest to join an International Group Investigating the “Obscene Profit” of Shipping Carriers Canada’s Competition Bureau is forming a working group with their counterparts in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, focused on investigating potential anti-competitive behaviour of global shipping carriers. The working […]

COVID-19 Updates for Australian Used Equipment Importers from the Department of Agriculture

January 1, 2022
A man wearing an orange high-visibility long sleeved shirt with a black Freightplus logo stands in front of a large yellow dump truck hanging in the air being unloaded off a ship at a port on an overcast day.

COVID-19 Updates for Australian Used Equipment Importers from the Department of Agriculture Impacts to Service Standards in Queensland, South Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales for bookings and inspections during COVID-19 pandemic Who does this COVID-19 Updates for Australian Used Equipment Importers from the Department of Agriculture notice affect? Department of Agriculture COVID-19 […]

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.

fter 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

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 […]



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