News and Handy Links

Check into this page from time to time to receive industry news, especially shipment disruptions, updates, operations and port related matters.

UPDATE MONDAY 14DEC2020

The freight industry is still continually facing empty container dehire issues in Sydney. This has been going on since SEP2020 where container parks have been rejecting boxes due to to being at full capacity with clients scrambling to find alternative storage solutions – for EMPTY containers.

https://shippingaustralia.com.au/extreme-container-disruption-continues-in-sydney-despite-industrial-cease-fire/

UPDATE THURSDAY 01OCT2020

Delays and congestion due to ongoing industrial action

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-01/maritime-union-pauses-industrial-action-at-ports/12718316

https://www.afr.com/work-and-careers/workplace/waterfront-industrial-action-causes-gridlock-in-sydney-20200911-p55ul9

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/morrison-takes-aim-at-martime-union-over-sydney-port-dispute-20200926-p55zjx.html

UPDATE FRIDAY 28FEB2020

Customs Broker and Forwarders Council Australia on Corona Virus

UPDATE FRIDAY 21FEB2020

Please note that China Australia Trade has already been affected by the Corona Virus Outbreak in China. Many shipping lines have opted to cancel sailings out of China and Australian Customs have placed a minimum 14 day quarantine period for vessels before berthing in Australia

We expect that trade volumes will be greatly affected as the roll on will filter down to AUS in FEB through to MAR and APR.

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UPDATE FRIDAY 29MAR2019

The Maritime Union has given DP World Notice of Intention to take Protected Industrial Action on 4-5/4/19 & 10-11/4/19 and 1-2/5/19.

4/4 – 24 Hour Stoppage, No slots from 0500 4/4 until 0500 5/4. Resume work 0600 5/4.

10/4 – 24 Hour Stoppage, No slots from 0500 10/4 until 0500 11/4. Resume work 0600 11/4.

1/5 – 24 Hour Stoppage, No slots from 0500 1/5 until 0500 2/5 0500. Resume work 0600 2/5.

UPDATE 20MAR2019

China Service Charges – Ningbo POL Carrier efforts to reduce space and raise rates post CHNY

Maersk announced that they would implement 3month blank sailings of their YOYO (AAUS) service
Carriers have announced the planned GRI implementation for in Apr.
CAT Service will cancel Ningbo port call for April meaning 4 services calling Ningbo

Stay tuned for our next rate update

Old News….

UPDATE FRIDAY 19OCT2018

CHINA -AUSTRALIA Trade lane – Multiple services announce blank sailings and the after affects of Golden Week… sees Carriers push in raising their ocean freight charges. Reduced space on vessels from cargo roll over bookings caused by these port omissions and cancelled sailings enters us into a brief and volatile Christmas peak with slot costs dramatically increasing.

BLANK SAILING NOTICE TO IMPORTERS

**A1X SERVICE**
ETD NINGBO: 06/OCT
ETD SHANGHAI: 08/OCT
ETD YANTIAN: 11/OCT

**AAUS SERVICE**
ETD XIAMEN: 11/OCT
ETD NANSHA: 13/OCT
ETD HKG: 14/OCT
ETD YANTIAN: 15/OCT

**A3C SERVICE**
ETD XIAMEN: 07/OCT
ETD SHANGHAI: 12/OCT
ETD NINGBO: 14/OCT

**JKN SERVICE**
ETD SHANGHAI: 08/OCT
ETD YANTIAN: 11/OCT

**CNS SERVICE**
ETD SHANGHAI: 12/OCT
ETD NINGBO: 14/OCT
ETD CHIWAN: 16/OCT

UPDATE FRIDAY 12OCT2018

Vessel ETA’s into AU have been pushed back. Mainly due to bad weather in Asia, berth congestion Australian main ports. To add to the local operational delays – Gantry cranes and being delivered into Sydney.

UPDATE THURSDAY 27SEP2018

Carriers plan to have their Ocean Freight Charges increase for OCT.

UPDATE THURSDAY 06SEP2018

CHINA -AUSTRALIA Trade lane sees a drop in freight rates during the busy peak period as carriers fight for volume. The introduction of the new service and its capacity has had a big impact to the market. GRI for end of SEP? Lets see.

Handy links as per below:

Daily Cargo News (DCN) formerly the Llyods List DCN
http://www.thedcn.com.au/

Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council Australia (CBFCA)
https://www.cbfca.com.au/CBFCA/News/Latest_News/CBFCA/LatestNews.aspx

Freight and Trade Alliance
http://www.ftalliance.com.au/news

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