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Svitzer Australia Advises of Lockout for Harbour Towage crews
15 November 2022
Svitzer Australia Advises of Lockout for Harbour Towage crews A letter from Svitzer Australia to customers and Stakeholders:   Dear Customers and Stakeholders

I’m writing to advise you that this morning at 11am AEDT, Svitzer Australia informed the three maritime unions (MUA, AIMPE and AMOU) and relevant crew of its intent to lockout all crews covered by the Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd National Towage Enterprise Agreement (2016) indefinitely, from 12pm, Friday 18 November 2022 AEDT.

The step is being taken by Svitzer under the provisions of the Fair Work Act in response to damaging and ongoing industrial action being orga...
Changes to biosecurity cost recovery - Increase to Customs Processing Fee
15 November 2022
Changes to biosecurity cost recovery 15 November 2022 Who does this notice affect? Customs brokers and importers of consignments over $1000 imported as sea cargo. What has changed? Australia’s biosecurity system is becoming more complex and like industry and the rest of the world, the department is continuing to respond to changing global and domestic travel, trade and climate patterns. The demand for our regulatory activities has also increased, together with industry expectation of faster clearances and efficiencies at the border. The department is progressing three related bodies of work to ensure it can fund existing and future regu...
Sea Cargo Reporting Requirements and Inspection Arrangements (Replacing ACCA 2009/04 and ACCA 2012/18)
2 September 2022
Sea Cargo Reporting Requirements and Inspection Arrangements (Replacing ACCA 2009/04 and ACCA 2012/18) Official Notice https://www.abf.gov.au/help-and-support-subsite/CustomsNotices/2022-38.pdf This notice replaces Australian Customs Cargo Advices 2009/04 and 2012/18. It does not change any existing legislative requirements for sea cargo reporting and inspection arrangements. Background The Australian Border Force (ABF) plays an important role at airports and seaports, protecting Australia’s border and enabling legitimate trade and travel. The Australian Border Force looks for items that could put Australia’s security, economy, environment or...
2022/23 Seasonal Measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
25 August 2022
What's New 1 August 2022 Emerging risk countries - China and UK only Chapters 94 and 95 will be subject to random inspections for emerging risk countries 120 hours policy been amended for goods that have been rolled (with evidence) Inspect (unpack) Inspections instead of Secure Seals intact inspections at Approved Arrangements   BMSB seasonal measures will apply to targeted goods manufactured in or shipped from target risk countries, that have been shipped between 1 September and 30 April (inclusive), and to vessels that berth, load, or tranship from target risk countries within the same period. Note: The shi...
Virtual inspections ~ A new way of doing business
25 August 2022
Eligible surveillance food referred for label and visual inspection can now be inspected virtually.
During a virtual inspection an authorised officer from the department connects with an importer (or representative) in real time using Microsoft Teams to conduct the inspection remotely. These inspections reduce delays, allowing for continuity of supply for food importers (and parties operating on behalf of these importers, such as third-party distribution centres).
To participate, an importer (or representative) should email the department at IFIS-InspectionSupport@awe.gov.au.
The department will then:
• send you the eligibility checklist for v...
Little Sign of Improvement for Port Congestion
17 February 2022
News from Splash247.com Container shipping analysts around the world have this week been providing updates on the global port congestion picture with shippers told to brace for further hindrances going into Q2. Asia-based Linerlytica pointed out today that while congestion has eased this week in most parts of Asia, it continues to escalate in North America, with both west and east coast ports reaching new record highs during the past seven days. “While the media focus is on the reduction in the vessel queue in Los Angeles/Long Beach, the reality is the overall containership queue at US ports remain at a record high. The reduction in LA/LB was...

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