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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

08 Mar 2017

DP World Infrastructure Charge – Sydney and Melbourne

DP World have advised that from 3 April 2017 there will be an increase to the Infrastructure Surcharge in Melbourne from $3.50 to $32.50 per container, while in Sydney the per container fee will be introduced at $21.16 for

07 Feb 2017

How a current NTC project could positively impact supply chain management

What you need to know about this current NTC project and how it could positively impact supply chain management in Australia. The NTC (National Transport Commission) is Australia’s independent statutory body that develops regulatory and operational reform of intermodal,

13 Jan 2017

INCO TERMS – What Terms should you purchase under??

Importers need to be aware of the “full picture” when agreeing to terms (Inco Terms) on purchases that could leave you exposed to unexpected and unwarranted charges on your imported goods. When purchasing product overseas under the “CFR” (Cost

06 Dec 2016

Retailers suffer at Christmas if their logistics management is not planned to succeed.

As a consumer, you would be the rare one if you haven’t experienced the delay of your Christmas orders arriving. For at least the past five years, delivery services have fallen victim to intense consumer dissatisfaction with their packages

02 Nov 2016

K Line, MOL, NYK to join forces in container shipping.

Japan’s big three container shipping companies have agreed to establish a new joint-venture company to integrate their container shipping businesses. Following the resolution by the board of directors of each company on Monday 31st October 2016, and subject to

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