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We’ve been advised of further MUA Industrial Action which is planned this week at Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle ports. Melbourne: Planned MUA protected action stoppage on Friday 23rd JulyThere will be no Terminal (Ship and R&D) operations from 7am Friday to 7am Saturday. Brisbane: Wednesday 21st July - From...

The Department of Agriculture’s (DOA) Phase 6A of the urgent khapra beetle actions are to commence on 12 July. Khapra Beetle has emerged as Australia’s number two priority plant pest. Second only to the all too familiar Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB). Khapra’s origins and its tendency to...

Further MUA industrial action is currently taking place at Australian ports, with more closures and stoppages planned. Such action will have a significant impact on the global supply chain which is already suffering under the weight of delays from lack of capacity, port congestion at...

Non-stop demand for ocean freight, port congestion and weather issues continue to cause a severe lack of capacity and is keeping ocean rates elevated, while also driving air cargo rates up as importers and exporters seek alternatives. This is being felt globally with space still a...

The Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) season is wrapping up in Australia. What does this mean for importers? If the shipment departs before 30th April it MUST be treated. Anything departing between 1st May and 31st May does not need treating, but will be subject to...

Certain ocean shipping containers will be subject to mandatory offshore biosecurity treatments as of 12 April 2012, according to new rules imposed by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. Any ocean shipping containers that are subject to the new rules, but which have not been treated...

We have recently noted the extended shipping delays being experienced ex the USA to Australia. This is now resulting in an increase in air freight cargo bookings as AU importers are seeking ways to keep stock levels at a necessary level. It is also providing greater certainty to the...