NEWS

Establishment of a new online payment option

Dear Valued Customer, SILA is very pleased to announce the establishment of a new online payment option that is available to all customers. Bank merchant services covering VISA, Mastercard and AMEX are now available through our website, just click the “Online Payment” button in the top right hand corner next to the customer login button. …

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Notification re Patricks East Swanston Dock

Dear Valued Client, As you may be aware, there are currently major issues with Patricks East Swanson Dock. Early on Monday morning, a straddle carrier tipped over putting the operator in Hospital. The Terminal was closed immediately for reasons of safety, and since has been intermittently closed and re-opening or operating with reduced labour. This …

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Update on the performance of Hutchison / SICTL Terminal

Dear Valued Clients, As you would be aware Hutchison terminal has been operational for some months now in Sydney mainly servicing smaller island vessels. Recently (1st Week) of April Hutchinson Terminal started receiving more significant vessels with typical container exchanges >1000 which is normal for the main Asian and Northern American services that come to …

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Sydney Port Service Charge Adjustment

Dear Valued Customer, Please be advised that following a review of operating costs and current market level, Sinotrans Container Lines wishes to advice customers that effective from 1st.March.2014, our Sydney Import & Export Port Service Charge (PSC) will be adjusted and implemented as follows: Sydney Import Port Service Charge AUD 120 per 20’ container AUD …

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Changes to Customs Import Processing Charges

We wish to advise that the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) has now released the much anticipated Australian Customs and Border Protection Notice No. 2013/63 (refer below link) advising of the increase to the Import Processing Charges (IPC) via a two tiered approach. The Import Processing Charges Amendment Bill 2013 has been introduced into Parliament …

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SILA – FESTIVE SEASON TRADING HOURS

Seasons Greetings from all at SILA, we hope you have an enjoyable and restful festive season. Please take note of the following trading hours and dates of when SILA will be closed during this time. 24th December 2013 – Open from 8.30am to 1.00pm 25th December 2013 – Closed Public Holiday 26th December 2013 – Closed Public Holiday …

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Update to Customs Infringement Notice Scheme and Monitoring

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBP) has released an Exposure Draft of the Customs Amendment (Infringement Notice) Regulations 2013 and associated Draft Infringement Notice Scheme Guide (INSG) for industry comment (ACN 2013/52). The INSG explains ACBP’s approach to issuing an Infringement Notice. Section 9 of the Guide lists the penalty amounts for a …

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Notification of Value Added Tax (VAT) 1/8/2013

Dear Customers, Please note that the below message has been sent to shippers and consignees by Sinotrans Container Line. VAT is only applicable to charges paid in China. Charges paid in Australia are exempt from VAT. Kind Regards Sinotrans Integrated Logistics Customer Service Department Notification of Value Added Tax (VAT) Dear Customers, In accordance with …

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Side Loader Fee Introduced by DP World & Patricks

  Dear Valued Clients, Please be advised that DP World and Patricks have introduced a Side Loader Fee, per truck, per visit to the Botany Terminal and their intention is to recover this fee from the road carriers (Truck Operators). Like most road Carriers, Sinotrans Integrated Logistics is not in a position to absorb this …

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SINOTRANS NEW SERVICE – CHINA – AUSTRALIA – TAIWAN (CAT)

To Our Valued Customers, Sinotrans Container Line, a Division of Sinotrans & CSC Limited is pleased to announce its new service CHINA – AUSTRALIA – TAIWAN (CAT). Sinotrans will strengthen its long term commitment to the Australian Trade and exclusive partner Sinotrans Integrated Logistics will continue to provide a premium service to its loyal customer …

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