NEWS

Patrick Terminal Ancillary Charges

Dear Customers, We wish to inform you that we have received notification that Patrick Terminals will increase their terminal ancillary charges from July 1 2016. We are monitoring the effects this may have on our supply chain and will contact customers directly if any of the changes impact your business. Please do not hesitate to …

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Weight of Containers Needs to be Verified – Effective 1st July 2016

What are the changes effective July 1st 2016? The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention (Chapter VI, part A, regulation 2), that requires packed containers’ gross mass to be verified prior to stowage aboard ship. These changes have become applicable under Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) …

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

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Customs Compliance Update

Hello Everyone, The Australian Border Force recently published the latest Goods Compliance Update. It can be read here and we would recommend viewing it for an insight into the Border Force areas of compliance focus for 2016. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further questions. Kind Regards, SILA Customer Service …

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Anna Farah – Maternity Leave From 4/4/2016

Dear Clients, Please be advised Anna Farah from our Sydney office will be going on maternity leave as of the 4th April 2016. For all new shipment bookings can you please send through to Ana Viskovic in cc to this mail ana.v@silogisticsaustralia.com. She will take over Anna duties as of Monday 21st March 2016. Please also cc Anna …

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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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