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Adelaide Terminal Infrastructure Surcharge

Dear Customers, Adelaide Container Terminal has confirmed that as of 1st July 2018 a Terminal Infrastructure Surcharge will be implemented on all containers moving through the terminal. Additionally, Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal (FACT) has also sent notification of the introduction of a Container Weighing Charge (CWC) to apply to all import containers. The CWC has been …

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Fuel Levy Increases

Dear Customers, As you will no doubt be aware the cost of fuel in Sydney & Melbourne is rising constantly. Since 1st January 2018 the average fuel price for diesel has risen from $1.20 cents per litre to over $1.40 cents per litre. As a result our fuel levy must increase approximately 2% effective from …

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Updated Chain of Responsibility Provisions Now – October 1st

Dear Customers, The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has announced that the new Chain of Responsibility provisions under the Heavy Vehicle National Law will be implemented from 1 October 2018. The roll out of the provisions has been extended to 1 October 2018 after significant industry consultation conducted by the NHVR. The extension is intended …

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Possible Delays at Port Botany

Dear Customers, We have received notice that sever weather is effecting operations in Port Botany. Below is provided by Port Botany Pilot Services; Please be advised due to severe weather conditions around the Sydney Coastal Waters, the Port Authority have suspended all pilot services of vessels into and out of the Port Botany area. This …

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Emergency Bunker Surcharge (EBS) & Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) For Imports to Australia

Dear Valued Clients, As you may already be aware, from 1st June 2018 many shipping lines are implementing an Emergency Bunker Surcharge (EBS) & a Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) on import shipments, particulary out of China to Australia. At this stage, the current EBS & PSS will be around USD 60.00 to USD 180.00 each …

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Port Botany Industrial Action – 29th May 2018

Dear Valued Clients, Please note the below received from Port Botany stevedores in terms of industrial action scheduled Tuesday 29th May 2018. HUTCHISON PORT BOTANY Please be advised there will be a terminal outage on the 29th May from 0900-1400. Extra slots will be allocated to allow for the outage. PATRICK PORT BOTANY Please note …

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Notification of China Customs Order No. 56(2017) Adjustment to China Customs Advance Manifest(CCAM)Regulation

Dear Valued Customer, To ensure the smooth progress of the national customs clearance integration which is essential to strengthening the administration of the import and export cargo entering and leaving China, improving the integrity and accuracy of the manifest data, and implementing the safe entry and risk prevention, China Customs Authorities has released Order No.56 …

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GC2018 Commenwealth Games

Dear Clients, With the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games being held between the 4th and the 15th of April 2018,  the Queensland State Government has made some temporary road and traffic changes in the lead up to and throughout this period. While the majority of events and changes will affect the Gold Coast, there are some …

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Containers Loaded with Incorrect Weight Distribution

Dear Clients, We have been advised that NSW RMS is now more actively investigating all containers leaving the terminal with axle overloads. The most common reason for axle overloads is poor weight distribution of the goods in the container. Containers should be packed in a manner which ensures that the weight is evenly distributed within …

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Direct Terminal De-Hire Recovery Fee

Dear Valued Clients, Please be noted that from 1st March 2018, there will be a introduction of the Direct Terminal De-Hire Recovery Fee which can ary from approx AUD 90.00-140.00 per container billed on to any container dehired into the terminal on the direct of the shipping lines. Note that this charge can change depending …

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