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Warning to shippers: expect high freight rates and disruption to last a while
16 July 2021
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...
Australian trade agenda response to the COVID19 pandemic.
2 July 2021
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...
China's trade bottleneck could be worse than Suez Canal fiasco.
24 June 2021
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 ...
PIA Update - Patrick Terminals, Hutchison Ports
22 June 2021
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...
Australian Government Funding: $2.0 billion
17 May 2021
$2 billion funding from Australian Government for intermodal Infrastructure. Project description A new intermodal terminal in Melbourne will increase efficiency and capacity of the national and Victorian freight industry by overcoming the constraints of the Dynon precinct and Melbourne's
broader freight network. It will also enable and maximise the benefits of Inland Rail by ensuring that Melbourne's freight infrastructure has the capability to efficiently accommodate the Inland Rail
service offering of double-stacked 1,800 metre trains and has the capacity to meet the increased rail freight generated by Inland Rail.
Th...
(IFCBAA) Empty Container Working Group
10 May 2021
Dear Freight Industry, The Empty Container Working Group (Working Group) met on Tuesday 3 May 2021. In previous weeks, the members agreed that the Working Group should be extended for another six months as significant opportunities remain to make improvements across the empty container supply chain. Increased evacuation of empty containers from Port Botany A key focus area for the Working Group over the last six months was enabling discussions between empty container supply chain members to improve container evacuation rates and the 'load-discharge ratio' for Port Botany. The load discharge ratio is a simple measure of the...
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