Monthly Archives: December 2015

Changes to ACBP Import Processing Charges

Dear Clients,

In a previous notice we touched on the news that Customs intended to restructure their import processing fees. We wish to advise you that effective 1st January 2016 Australian Customs and Border Protection will implement their new fee structure for import processing fees. Link to the charges can be found here, overall there is a very small (A$0.60) decrease on ‘average’ Import Sea FCL entries.

As always, should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our team.

Kind Regards,

SILA Customer Service

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Notice of DIBP Protected Industrial Action – December

Good Afternoon,

We have received notice from that Department of Immigration and Border Protection that that Industrial Action which has already commended will be extended until 18th December and we expect possible disruptions and container examination facilities.

Our team at SILA will inform you should this adversely affect your shipment. Further info about the action can be read here

Kind Regards,

SILA Customer Serviec

 

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China Australia Free Trade Agreement Update

Good Afternoon,

We would like to update you on the latest development in the China Australia Free Trade Agreement. Although there has been no public announcement, a possible commencement date of 20 December 2015 has been advised at a recent ECA Ministerial Roundtable as advised in the following article written by Andrew Hudson – Prepare for ChAFTA start on 20 December 2015

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your SILA representative.

Kind Regards

SILA Customer Service

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Notice of DIBP Protected Industrial Action – December

Good Morning,

We have received notice of Department of Immigration and Border Protection Industrial action to commence next week and expect possible disruptions and container examination facilities.

“Some employees of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection including the Australian Border Force, who are members of the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU), will take part in protected industrial action at various work sites over 7-9 December 2015.The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) have given notice of 24 hour work bans over 7-9 December 2015, which will impact container/ cargo examination facilities and international mail facilities nationally.”

Our team at SILA will inform you should this adversely affect your shipment. Further info about the action can be read here

Kind Regards

SILA Customer Service

 

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Container Detention During Holiday Period

Dear Valued Clients,

The holiday season is upon us we thank you for your support over past year and hope that you and your family have a great Christmas and festive season. We take this opportunity to advise you of the terms that will apply to container collection and dehire over the upcoming Christmas / New Year period .

Please note these terms will apply from 15th December 2015 to 15th January 2016.

SILA will not be held accountable for detention during this period 15th December 2015 to 15th January 2016 customers will need to have a minimum of 10 free days from date of vessel availability to assist in minimising any detention however customers who purchase under C&F , CFR terms will need to request shippers longer detention free periods as needed.

Customers where SILA manages shipping we will provide 10 free days container detention, however should detention be longer than 10 free days then this will be to customer account.

There are various issues that result in container detention at this time: • Availability days include weekends and public holidays • Empty parks require time slot bookings and many only operate business days and limited hours • Receivers operate limited non-public holidays, limited business hours and in some cases are closed for all public holidays and some non-public holidays during this period • Receivers operate on Skelton staff and cannot receive as much cargo. SILA thankyou for your support and look forward to a prosperous new year !

Kind Regards

SILA Customer Service

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