NEWS

Cyclone Disrupting Brisbane Ports

Dear Valued Clients, Please be advised that Tropical Cyclone Oma is having a major impact on the Port of Brisbane. Pilotage has been suspended and potentially will not resume until Monday 25/02/19, pending swell/weather moderation. Many vessel are being redirected or omitting Brisbane and we will update you as they come to hand. Container Terminals …

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Export Security Screening – Effective March 1st 2019

Dear Valued Clients, Please note that there are new requirements on export security screenings being placed on all air freight shipments. To avoid delays and additional charges, its highly beneficial to become a known consignor. For further information, please click here to view Qantas’ FAQ page on export screening. Please Note: Cargo that requires security screening must be presented …

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Safe rates summit – Local transport rates set to rise !

Dear Valued Clients, The Transport Workers Union (TWU) gained a significant employer’s voice in favour of its resurgent Safe Rates campaign. ACFS Port Logistics CEO Arthur Tzaneros was on hand at Parliament House in Canberra for the Safe Rates Summit organised by the union and the ALP, to reiterate his concern that a free-for-all on …

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Empty Container De-hire and Free Time

Good Day All, We are becoming increasingly aware of issues in regards to de-hiring containers with currently the most effected port being Sydney. The FTA & CTAA have published a very informative article in regards to the pressures and issues faced, which you can find here. With many shipping lines offering limited free time of …

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Patrick Terminals Infrastructure Surcharge Increase – Effective from 4 March 2019

Dear Valued Client, We have received advice from Patrick Stevedores that they will be increasing their infrastructure charges on full containers that enter or leave the terminal, as follows: Sydney – $82.50 per full container Fisherman Islands – $76.50 per full container East Swanson Dock – $87.50 per full container There have been no increases in Fremantle, where …

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VICT Increase Infrastructure Surcharge

Dear Valued Client, Customs are advised that from 1 March 2019, VICT will be increasing the Infrastructure Surcharge to $90.00 per container (exclusive of GST) and will apply to all full containers, received or delivered to VICT. As market pricing shifts towards split waterside and landside tariffs, the Infrastructure Surcharge will be revised accordinly. The …

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Issues Caused By Large Volumes & Melbourne Wharves

Dear Valued Client, Over the past 3 weeks there has been a massive spike in import and export container volumes through the Port of Melbourne. Further to this there has been a number of industry problems that has affected our business. 1. 1-stop system – As most of you are aware the 1-stop system is the main …

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SILA Phone Line Outage

Dear Valued Client, Please be noted that currently our phone lines are down across all offices.   We’re currently working on bringing them back into operation however this may take some time.  Please email your respective contacts at SILA for anything urgent.  Kind Regards,  SILA Customer Service

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SILA Holiday Trading Hours

Dear Valued Client, Please be noted of our holiday period trading hours as below: Monday 24th December – Office closes 1pm  /  12pm Brisbane time Tuesday 25th December – Office Closed Wednesday 26th December – Office Closed Monday 31st December – Office closes 1pm  /  12pm Brisbane time Tuesday 1st January – Office Closed Kind Regards, SILA Customer Service

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Amended Infrastructure Access Charge at Port Botany (DP World – Sydney) – 1st January 2019

Dear Valued Client, Please be advised that DP World Australia will be increasing the Infrastructure Access Charge at their Port Botany Terminal (Sydney) for road and rail operators, and will also be adjusting a number of ancillary charges. The infrastructure access charge will be $69.80 per container (exclusive of GST) and will apply to all full containers …

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