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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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.
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 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 […]
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 Biosecurity has new requirements in place and has updated its former cleaning certificate for used outdoor or targeted machinery.
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 […]