NEWS

Our New Bank Details – From HSBC to ANZ

Dear Clients, SILA is moving from HSBC to ANZ for all its banking needs. The new bank account details are as follows: AUD: BSB: 014-015 Acc: 221947337 USD: Account: 522904USD00001 RMB: Account: 522904CNY00001 We will be implementing this change this week so can you please ensure that these bank detail changes are reflected on your …

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SOLAS Regulations on Verified Gross Mass (VGM)

Dear Clients, In accordance with the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and International Maritime Organization (IMO) Circular MSC. 1/Circ. 1475, From 1 July 2016 all full containers being loaded onto a vessel must have made a declaration of Verified Gross Mass (VGM) in advance. We would like to draw your …

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DP World Melbourne Stop Work Meeting 19/02

Dear Clients, SILA has received advice from DP World that an authorised Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) Stop Work meeting will be held in Melbourne this FRIDAY 19/02 from 1230 hrs to 1630 hrs. There will be NO timeslots from zones 1200 to 1600 inclusive. (last zone on dayshift will be 1100 hrs) Our SILA …

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SinoTrans Corporate Introduction Video

Hello Everyone, Please click here to view our new YouTube introduction to SinoTrans. Sinotrans Limited (referred to as “Sinotrans”) was incorporated on 20 November 2002 and listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 13 February 2003 with Sinotrans & CSC Group (referred to as “the Group”) as its controlling shareholder. Sinotrans was injected the Group’s …

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Transport of coiled materials – TT Club Stop Loss Guide

Hello Everyone, We would like to bring the following information to your attention which has been provided by our insurer, TT Club. The Club has updated its Stop Loss Briefing guide which addresses the carriage of metal coils and focuses on correct container packing techniques to help mitigate product and container damage during transit. The …

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MUA National Stop work Meeting at Patrick Terminals

Good Morning, We wish to advise that notice has been received of an MUA National Stop work Meeting at Patrick Terminals on Monday as below; “Please be advised the Maritime Union of Australia will conduct a National Stop Work affecting all Patrick Terminals Nationally on Monday 18/01/16 from 06:00 to 06:00 Tuesday the 19/01/16 and …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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