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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
There is currently a Category Four storm Hurricane Florence located south-east of Bermuda, moving west-north-west. On its current track it is predicted to make landfall near Wilmington, North Carolina, late on Thursday 13th. Find out more about Florence and other storms which will affect vessels located in or passing through these locations.
DAWR (the Australian Department of Agriculture & Water Resources, formerly known as AQIS) has today provided the final measures which will be implemented for the forthcoming BMSB season, commencing on 1 September 2018 to 30 April 2019.
Details of the seasonal measures can be found in this article with information regarding target risk countries, target high risk goods and treatment options.
A spotlight shone on the mining industry in Kazakhstan last month, as the 25th World Mining Congress was held in its capital city Astana. The country is viewed as one of the world’s most promising emerging markets and in this article we look at its potential for future development and mineral exploration.
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.
Brief: To provide a cost effective door to door movement of 2 x CAT 6090 Front Shovels from a remote site in Indonesia, to Perth, Western Australia, providing solutions for transport, packing and biosecurity services.
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.
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.
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.
Emergency measures for break bulk and FCL containerised vehicles, machinery and automotive parts Please see the attached Notice from Department of Agriculture concerning amendments to the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug: Emergency measures for break bulk and FCL containerised vehicles, machinery and automotive part, including an FAQ fact sheet.
According to media reports this morning, the Caltex Oil facility at Port Botany has this morning spilled 130,000 litres of unleaded fuel. Caltex say the fuel gushed from a 2 million litre tank at around 01:00am this morning, triggering fears of an explosion and resulting in a 1,000m2 lockdown of the surrounding areas. Latest reports say the spill has now been contained and workers have moved […]
Qantas Freight kicked off its new weekly freighter service between Australia and Papua New Guinea on Saturday 6 July 2013. The flight between Cairns, Brisbane and Port Moresby will be operated by a Boeing 737-300F aircraft, offering 15 tonnes of cargo capacity. The freighter service will operate each Saturday on the following schedule (listed in local times): […]
Newcastle Port is to be hit with a series of four-hour work stoppages starting 11pm tonight as Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) workers begin another round of industrial action. The stoppages are expected to last until Wednesday, June 26. A PWCS spokesperson told Lloyd’s List Australia despite the stoppages, negotiations with the Maritime Union of […]
Who does this notice affect? This Notice is for all importers of used machinery into Australia. What has changed? DAFF is seeing an increasing number of imported used machines with high levels of Biosecurity Risk Material (BRM). Used machinery can pose a high biosecurity risk if it is contaminated with BRM such as soil, animal […]
Who does this notice affect? Importers of new and/or used machinery and equipment. What has changed? New import conditions have been approved for new and used machinery and equipment. The previous 14 ICON cases have been streamlined into four cases. Each case covers all countries and the standard end use: ‘All uses other than as […]
NEWARK — A pair of subsidiaries of a Cyprus-based shipping and hotel holding company pleaded guilty in federal court this morning to illegally dumping oil-tainted bilge water on four occasions, and then falsifying records for inspections in New Jersey, Delaware and California to cover it up. The dumping occurred far out at sea, well away […]
Swire group’s China Navigation Company (CNCo) subsidiary has ordered four 22,000 dwt chief class multipurpose vessels. from Zhejiang Ouhua shipbuilding in Zhoushan. Delivery is scheduled for 2015 with an option for an additional 2+2 vessels in continuation. Swire Shipping say the chief class represents a significant investment and has been specifically designed to meet the […]
FIERCE negotiations to resurrect a deal for the EU and the IMF to bail out Cyprus appear to have wrapped up early. Early reports state that a preliminary agreement is in place to hit Bank of Cyprus depositors with a massive levy – as much as 40 per cent on deposits of more than 100,000 […]
Boost to Freightplus services for Tasmania’s machinery importers and exporters Swire Shipping has today announced a new direct monthly link between Tasmania, Asia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Swire Shipping and has a reasonably solid track record serving regional markets in Australasia and obviously believes there is sufficient demand for the new service. With more […]
Freightplus (Chile) Open For Business A presence in Chile has always been on the cards for Freightplus, identified early as being a logical location in which to replicate the operational model that has worked so well elsewhere. Chile is party to Free Trade Agreements with USA, Europe and Australia – Freightplus’ three largest markets […]
Brief: To provide cost-effective door to door transportation of non-operational, 95-tonne, used mining trucks – 4 CAT785 chassis and 6 CAT785 dump bodies – from a coal mine in South Africa to customer yards in Australia.