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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


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

28 Nov 2017

DP World Infrastructure Charge – Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane

Further to the last round of Infrastructure Charges in April this year, DP World Australia (DPWA) have informed the industry that they will be increasing the “Infrastructure Charges” for import and export containers in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The

03 Jul 2017

G20 Summit – Hamburg 07th & 8th July, 2017

On the 7th and 8th July, 2017, the Global Heads of State & Government, as well as its delegations from 35 states will take part in the G20 Summit. The City of Hamburg will therefore be taking extensive security

26 Jun 2017

GST On Low Value Goods – Update

The following information has been received today, and has been provided by the Australian Border Force, and is forwarded for your attention.   “The implementation of GST on low value imported goods was discussed at the CAG meeting on
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14 Jun 2017

Patrick Terminals – Infrastructure Surcharges Announcement, July 2017

Less than three months after the announcement of an Infrastructure Surcharges imposed on container transport operators by DP World, rival stevedore, Patrick Terminals, has announced increased Infrastructure Surcharges in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Fremantle from 10th July 2017. The

28 Apr 2017

Digitalisation: What it means for the logistics industry

  Digitalisation is finally disrupting the logistics industry. After years of holding off, the logistic industry has succumbed to the benefits of digitalisation. Improving the use of technology is fast becoming the focus of growth for a lot of

07 Apr 2017

New Australian Import Quarantine Packing Declarations – effective 17th June 2017

As referenced in recent industry advice notices, the Department of Agriculture, Water & Resources has revised the currently acceptable Import Packing Declaration templates. The new version will become mandatory from 17 June 2017. A copy of the revised formats are

27 Mar 2017

What’s on the horizon for ocean freight technology?

Extensive media coverage has put the development of drones, and self-driving lorries into the public eye.  Lesser known however, is the fact that the development of autonomous ships is also well underway. According to the Royal Institute of Naval
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15 Mar 2017

Logistic Industry Update

The logistics industry is a complex industry that is both volatile yet has high-profit potential. There are countless opportunities yet just as many threats to overcome to become successful and ultimately more efficient. Here is an industry update, including

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