NEWS

Port Botany Weather Conditions

Dear Customers Weather conditions at Port Botany further deteriorated over night with ongoing high winds and heavy rain falls. Container Terminals and Empty Parks were closed overnight and will remain closed while the poor weather continues. The closures will effect FCL deliveries for containers currently on vessels at berth or on ground at the Port …

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Sinotrans Shipping returns to the black

Hong Kong-listed Sinotrans Shipping, part of state-owned Sinotrans & CSC Group, recorded US$1.9m net profits for 2014, reversing the US$638,000 losses from the year before, thanks to considerable interest gains on banks loans. The company pocketed US$15.82m in net finance income which was mainly contributed by US$18.2m interest income on bank deposits – a legacy …

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NOTIFICATION FROM PATRICKS TERMINAL

Dear Valued Clients, Please find below notification which has been received from Patrick Stevedoring in regards to their Port Botany redevelopment commencement date. Customer Cutover Email Please note that Patrick Terminal Port Botany will start to ramp down operations from Thursday 26th March 2015 leading into a full terminal closure which (will include all rail …

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MUA Authorised Stop Work Meeting – Tuesday 24 February 2015

Please see below notification of stop work meeting at Patrick Brisbane Terminal: 18 February 2015 Client Advice – Authorised MUA 4hr Stop Work Tuesday, 24 February 2015 0900 hours – 1300 hours Please be advised, there will be a 4 hour stop work on Tuesday the 24 February 2015. The Terminal gates will close at …

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DP World Brisbane Terminal Infrastructure Surcharge – Increase to Charges

We have been advised by DP World Terminals that from 23rd February 2015 the Infrastructure Surcharge at DP World Terminal, Fisherman Islands QLD will increase by 7.50% per full container. The Infrastructure Levy is applicable to all full container movements into and out of the Terminal and is charged to all Transport Carriers. Accordingly, SILA …

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OPINION: Is container detention going to spoil the festive season?

Dear Valued Customers, Further to our previous notices to customers on container detention please read the below opinion piece written by Paul Zalia. It seems that container detention policies are not just a mechanism to ensure timely return of empty containers but have formed an important revenue stream for shipping lines in a tough operating …

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DP World Australia – Industrial action update: Brisbane now affected

Dear Valued Customer, DP World Australia advised that they will appear before the Fair Work Commission via teleconference with the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) on Monday, 15 December to set the framework for conciliation on the 2014 Enterprise Agreement. Meanwhile, the MUA has notified DP World Australia of a fresh round of protected action. …

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Update: DP World Australia response to protected Action – MUA Stoppage

Dear Valued Clients, Please see below update from DP World in regards to the ongoing MUA Dispute. This week the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is embarking on a round of industrial action in support of their claims for the 2014 Enterprise Agreement. Since we were last in contact, the MUA has notified us of …

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Duty Rate Reduction

SILA would like to remind clients that a planned duty rate reduction on 01 January 2015 will take effect for imports of the following products: • Bed linens • Terry towels • Garments • Curtains Effective 1st January, 2015 rates for respective shipments will be reduced from 10% to 5%. All other commodities currently subject …

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Patrick Terminal Brisbane – MUA Stop Work Meeting Wednesday, 17 December 2014.

Dear Clients, Please note SILA has received advise of another Stop Work Meeting. This will effect Patricks Brisbane Terminal Next week. Notice as provided to us below. From: noreply@1-stop.biz [mailto:noreply@1-stop.biz] Sent: Thursday, 11 December 2014 9:31 AM Subject: [PATRICK TERMINAL – PTFIT] MUA Stop Work Meeting Wednesday, 17 December 2014. Issue: MUA Stop Work Meeting …

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