16 September 2021

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Freight Forwarder/Customs Broker Relationship Moving from Transactional to Solutions by IFCBAA

Freight Forwarder/Customs Broker Relationship Moving from Transactional to Solutions by IFCBAA

by Harleigh Raidal
There are several moving parts impacting COVID-hit global supply chains with higher costs and longer lead times - including the demand and supply of vessel capacity, ports congestion, schedule reliability, manpower and equipment shortages - which are difficult for government authorities to control or legislate change. The situation is leading to a change in behaviour of shippers whereby a solutions-driven approach is necessary to maintain supply chain resilience. Today’s The Loadstar article A perfect supply chain storm: 'we must hunker down, collaborate and ride it out' highlights this situation and the changing market landscape of ...

29 July 2021

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Documentary requirements for fumigation certificates for imported goods

Documentary requirements for fumigation certificates for imported goods

by Harleigh Raidal
152-2021: Documentary requirements for fumigation certificates for imported goods 13 July 2021 Who does this notice affect? Clients in the import and shipping industries including freight forwarders, importers and customs brokers associated with imported goods and containers. What has changed? The Minimum documentary and import declarations requirements policy sets the requirements for documents submitted to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment for assessment of the biosecurity risk of goods imported into Australia. This includes requirements for certification related to treatments conducted in exporting countries to mitiga...

16 July 2021

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Warning to shippers: expect high freight rates and disruption to last a while

Warning to shippers: expect high freight rates and disruption to last a while

by Harleigh Raidal
Interview with Tim Scharwath, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding (Credit: Alex Lennane at The LoadStar) Shippers should expect higher freight rates, long-term and also not expect much easing in the market until Chinese New Year 2022 and 'normality' in 2023. The warning comes from Tim Scharwath, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding, in an exclusive interview on The Loadstar Podcast this month. Mr Scharwath, himself facing a long wait for kitchen appliances, said that while there had been additional disruptions, the majority of pressure was Covid-related. "I don't believe we will see the disruption go away this year, it'll be at...

2 July 2021

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Australian trade agenda response to the COVID19 pandemic.

Australian trade agenda response to the COVID19 pandemic.

Despite the optimism surfacing in some quarters that the world and its economy are recovering from the COVID-19 Pandemic, recovery is far from complete and the consequences will continue to affect the world for many years. This article provides some insight into how Australia's trade has coped and the shape of its recovery with a little help from its friends. Trade pain beyond the Pandemic effect For Australia, the Pandemic coincided with other adverse effects to our international trade, particularly in our trading relationship with China as one of our major trading partners. After years of Australia having imposed trade remedies on Chines...

24 June 2021

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China's trade bottleneck could be worse than Suez Canal fiasco.

China's trade bottleneck could be worse than Suez Canal fiasco.

by Harleigh Raidal
China's trade bottleneck could be worse than Suez Canal fiasco.
There's currently the mother of all freight traffic jams far exceeding
March's Suez Canal fiasco. And the impact on Australia could be huge.   Worse than the Suez Canal disaster
More container loads of freight are being impacted than the entirety of the Suez
Canal blockage. With the Delta strain continuing to impact logistics and shipping,
this backlog may continue to grow despite the best efforts of port officials and
shipping companies.
CEO of Vespucci Marine Lars Jensen said: "From port handling in Yantian (port in
Southern China) alone, the ...

22 June 2021

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PIA Update - Patrick Terminals, Hutchison Ports

PIA Update - Patrick Terminals, Hutchison Ports

by Harleigh Raidal
PIA Update - Patrick Terminals, Hutchison Ports   IFCBAA has been advised by Patrick Terminals of further protected industrial action in Melbourne. Sydney Terminal delays have increased to approx. 7 days.
Full PIA details and current status of terminals in Read More tab below.

Hutchison Ports Brisbane has issued the following Update Notice, due to the cancellation of MUA industrial action this week.

UPDATE : YARD OPERATION HOURS MON 21/06 TO SUN 27/06
22 Jun 2021

Hutchison Ports Brisbane would like to advise their customers of the following changes to yard operations just for the specified dates: MON 21/06 - 0700 - 2300
TUE 22/0...

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