Monthly Archives: April 2016

SinoTrans Ranked Third World’s Largest Ocean Freight Forwarder

Dear Valued Clients,

We are pleased to announce that SinoTrans Ltd has been ranked as the third largest ocean freight forwarder in the world handling the equivalent of 2,790,400 TEU last year according to Transport Topics 2015.

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Please do not hesitate to contact us for all your freight forwarding needs and enquiries on sales@silogisticsaustralia.com.

Kind Regards

SILA Customer Service

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Further MUA Action

Dear Clients,

We wish to advise you that late yesterday evening the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) issued notice of intent to take Protected Industrial Action lasting 48 hours at the Patrick East Swanson Terminal in Melbourne beginning next Thursday April 21 at 07.00am and ending 07.00am Saturday April 23. This latest notice is in addition to the protected action occurring this week at the Sydney Autostrad Terminal and next week at Brisbane Autostrad Terminal.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further information.

Kind Regards

SILA Customer Service

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Patrick Update: Container Terminals’ Protected Industrial Action – Brisbane

Dear All,

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) have issued notice of intent to take Protected Industrial Action lasting 48 hours at Patricks Brisbane Autostrad Terminal, beginning next Tuesday April 19 at 07.00 am and ending 07.00am Thursday April 21. This latest notice is in addition to the protected action occurring this week at the Sydney Autostrad Terminal.

Below are details of those notified stoppages:

Sydney Autostrad Terminal
• 48-hour strike, beginning 06.00 hrs Wednesday April 13 to 06.00 hrs Friday April 15.

Brisbane Autostrad Terminal
• 48-hour strike, beginning 07.00 hrs Tuesday April 19 to 07.00 hrs Thursday April 21.

Please monitor your vessel cut off and availabilities closely during this period to avoid any delays and additional costs incurred.

If you have any questions or enquiries, please do not hesistate to contact the SILA Customer Service Team.

Kind Regards

SILA Customer Service

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MUA Action Port Botany

Dear All,

Please see below notification received regarding MUA action at Port Botany next week, MUA action will also occur at Patrick Fremantle Facility as well.

We will keep you informed should this effect your shipment.

“Late Tuesday afternoon the Maritime Union of Australia provided notice it would engage in a 48-hour strike at the Sydney AutoStrad Terminal beginning next Wednesday April 13th at 06:00hrs and ending 06:00hrs Friday April 15th.

This means all road operations at Port Botany will also be out of action for the duration of the strike. We are extremely disappointed at the MUA‘s decision to issue another strike in Port Botany, an action we consider to be entirely unwarranted.

However we remain committed to continuing negotiations that achieves an outcome on our Enterprise Agreement that is sustainable for our business, our employees and customers.

We understand the impact that these disruptions are having on your business but assure you we are doing everything we can to resolve all outstanding issues as quickly as possible.”

Kind Regards,

SILA Customer Service

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PFL Apia Port Evacuated Due To Fire

Dear Clients,

We have received the following message from our friends at Neptune Pacific / PFL in Apia.

Subject: Apia port evacuated due to fire

There has been an explosion in Apia port. First indications are that a fuel tank on wharf has exploded. Emergency services are doing the best to contain the fire.
PFL offices and container park have been evacuated as have a good part of down town Apia.
This is a very serious situation. We believe that all PFL agency and operational personnel have been accounted for and are safe. The offices and container park are closed until further notice.
Please do not try to contact the Apia office at this time. We will keep you advised.

Kind Regards

SILA Customer Service

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