Monthly Archives: June 2014

DP World Australia: Chain of Responsibility Legislation

Introduction of Weigh In Motion Fees in Brisbane & Chain of Responsibility.

Dear Valued Clients,

To comply with the Chain of Responsibility Legislation DP World has installed Weigh In Motion measurement devices at the exit gates of its Fisherman Island Terminal.

In line with the duty of care requirements prescribed under the legislation loaded vehicles leaving the terminal will be weighed to ensure that vehicle mass and axle loads do not exceed the legal limits.

With effect from July 7th 2014 a Chain of Responsibility Fee of A$5.10 + GST will be levied for each full import container leaving the terminal by road. This will be charged direct to the Transport Company when booking a VBS slot through 1-Stop for the collection of an import full container.

Where a vehicle is found to be overweight it will be refused exit from the terminal and a Chain of Responsibility Overweight fee of A$100.00 + GST will be levied for each container removed from the vehicle.

The Chain of Responsibility Fees, are currently applicable at DP World – Brisbane and is the first of its type nationally, and this additional surcharge may be extended to other terminals and other states in due course.

All parties in the chain of responsibility (CoR) are required to take all reasonable steps to ensure compliance with mass, load restraint, dimension and other obligations. This requires parties to employ a risk management approach to their obligations under CoR legislation by identifying and assessing risks that could lead to non-compliance and then taking steps to eliminate, reduce or manage those risks. In managing these risks we urge our Customers to continually remind their suppliers to pack cargo safely, securely and distribute the weight evenly to ensure compliance of axle group weight requirements at destination.

A detailed explanation of the operation and requirements of the Chain of Responsibility Legislation can be found at the website of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator at

Kind Regards
SILA Customer Service Team

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Changes in Department of Agriculture fees

Dear Customers,

As referenced in previous notices, we would like to remind all that the Department of Agriculture (the Department) is implementing rates changes for a number of biosecurity services. The increases will take effect from 1 July 2014.

The Department advises that changes in fees and charges are necessary to return the Department’s cost recovery arrangements to a sustainable footing and to ensure continued compliance with the Government’s cost recovery guidelines.

Further information: 2014 biosecurity fee review page.

Kind Regards

SILA Customer Service Team

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SILA is proud to be a member of Project Cargo Network (PCN)an organisation established to provide a networking platform for the worlds top heavy lift and project cargo specialists.

Please view the below link for our SILA project profile.

PCN-Marketing Brochure 2014_Sinotrans(Australia)_v2

For any project related enquiries please contact:

Sinotrans Integrated Logistics Australia
13 / 35 Paringa Road Murarrie Queensland Australia
Tel: +61 7 3908 1690
Fax: +61 7 3390 4502

Thankyou and Kind Regards
SILA Customer Service

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Australian Melbourne & Sydney Southbound PSC Adjustment

Australian Melbourne & Sydney Southbound PSC Adjustment

Please be advised that the following port service charge will be applicable for Melbourne & Sydney southbound shipments, effective from vessel ITAL Massima v.001S (CAT Service) & Northern Practise 14005E (CKA Service).

Port Service Charge into Melbourne / Sydney 

A$130.00 / 20’ft container
A$260.00 / 40’ft container

Port service charge for Brisbane southbound shipments will remain unchanged.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you & Warm Regards,

Customer Service Team

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Heightened surveillance of timber packing materials originating from China

Dear Clients,

The Department of Agriculture has intercepted Asian longhorn beetle, the brown mulberry longhorn beetle and the Japanese sawyer beetle in timber pallets imported from China. These beetles are considered significant pests of living trees. The infested pallets were stamped with the treatment identification code ISPM15 HT and arrived into Australia with supporting documentation which confirmed treatment.

What is happening now?

Businesses that have access to timber pallets or dunnage imported from China are asked to inspect them for signs of insect damage or ineffective treatment. Holes and piles of frass (fine sawdust), large pieces of bark or the presence of mould or fungus are all indicators that the ISPM15 treatment may not have been effective.

Suspect timber packaging should be reported to the Department on: 1800 19 55 43

For more information refer to the Departments industry advice notice 59-2014 – Heightened surveillance of timber packing materials originating from China.

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