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06 Mar 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – 06th March

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – 06th March Interesting insights from China  Our sources have provided us with some information on what is happening on the ground, with indications trade and freight movements are slowly recovering. Reports are indicating 70-90% of
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05 Mar 2020

Incoterms® 2020

The International Chamber of Commerce recently published the new Incoterms® 2020, international trade terms for the sale of goods, which became effective from 1st January 2020. Our Incoterms® 2020 table can be found here for ease of reference. Incoterms
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11 Feb 2020

Coronavirus Update – 11th February

Coronavirus Update – 11th February Following up on our previous notices, as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak emanating from Wuhan in Hubei Provence, Chinese authorities had extended the Chinese New Year Holiday through 10th February for the majority locations
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05 Feb 2020

Extension of the Chinese Spring Festival Holiday – update 5th February

Latest updates – 5th February The coronavirus has now infected 20,629 and caused 427 deaths globally, with 20,483 infections reported in China as of Tuesday morning. This is an 18 percent overnight rise, a lower rate than a week
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29 Jan 2020

Extension of the Chinese Spring Festival Holiday

China’s State Council officially announced on Monday that the Lunar New Year / Spring Festival holiday will be extended to 2nd February across the country. The holiday week was originally from January 24th to 30th January. (The official notification
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22 Nov 2019

Importing hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) equipment UPDATE

Importing hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) equipment   Please note the below changes from 1st January 2020 as advised by the Department of the Environment & Energy, International Ozone Protection & Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Team. Rules for importing hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) equipment are changing

14 Nov 2019

IMO 2020 – Low Sulphur Surcharge (LSS)

IMO 2020 – Low Sulphur Surcharge (LSS)   The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has passed new regulations that require all shipping lines to switch to cleaner fuel with a maximum Sulphur content of 0.5%. Effective from January 1st, the
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27 Aug 2019

MUA Industrial Action – Hutchison Port Botany 29.8.19

Hutchinson Port, Sydney has released the following notice advising of proposed MUA Protected Industrial Action, on Thursday 29th August 2019, for 24 hours, commencing 6am.   MUA Industrial Action Hutchison Port 29.8.19   Attention Carriers: All employees of Sydney
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21 Aug 2019

ICC prepares to launch Incoterms® 2020

ICC prepares to launch Incoterms® 2020 The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is preparing for the publication of Incoterms® 2020, an update of the renowned regulations that define the responsibilities of buyers and sellers operating in the international trade
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13 Aug 2019

SHIPPING LINE ANNOUNCEMENT – HEFTY FINES FOR MISDECLARED CARGO

NEW, HEFTY FINES FOR MISDECLARED CARGO Following several high-profile incidents recently, such as the Yantian Express fire in January, several ocean carriers have announced introducing heavy fines for misdeclaring hazardous cargo.   Hapag-Lloyd have recently announced it would levy

12 Aug 2019

2019-2020 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Seasonal Measures & Information

2019-20 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Seasonal Measures & Information          The 2019-2020 BMSB season is due to commence on the 1st September 2019. A number of significant charges have been introduced by the Department of Agriculture since the end

19 Jan 2018

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Risk Season 2017-18 Mandatory treatment for containerised goods from Italy

Mandatory BMSB treatment for containerised goods from Italy We have received advice from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) informing us that the department has found significant numbers of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (BMSB) on arrival in

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