Archive for December 2016
NNF 2016/199 DP World 2017 Tariff - Storage
Please note that we have been advised by DP World as to their rates for storage that will apply at their Australian Terminals effective January 1, 2017.
The link below will take you to their web site and you just need to access the "TARIFF Charges" section at the bottom of the page - there is NO need to sign in
Currently rates are available for Fremantle, Brisbane and Melbourne. Rates for Sydney will be made available on the same link in the coming week.
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Great Southern Shipping - agent GS closure
Late November GS Agencies, the agent for Great Southern Shipping (GSS), announced its immediate closure, leaving two vessels, the Imara and the Wehr Trave, stuck at sea laden with Australian cargo. Both these vessels were chartered by the embattled Great Southern Shipping to carry cargo between China and Australia. GSS was set up as a joint venture only in May of this year.
Both vessels remain at sea waiting to berth.... read more
Import Industry Advice Notice 117/2016
The following information has been provided by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources in Industry Advice Notice 117/2016 Import Conditions Review – Used Machinery and is forwarded for your attention.
Who does this notice affect?
This notice is of relevance to importers, customs brokers and agents importing used machinery and used equipment. It does not apply to imports of used vehicles or vehicle parts, used tyres, commercially reconditioned engines or aircraft parts..
What has changed?
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (the department) is seeking feedback on proposed options to improve the regulation of imported used machinery and equipment.
A discussion paper has been released outlining what is being proposed and why.
We are asking industry and other stakeholders to provide their views on the proposals by 31 January 2017.
If you have any clients that import used machinery and used equipment this is their time to provide feedback to the department.
Import Industry Advice Notice 116/2016
The following information has been provided by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources in Industry Advice Notice 116/2016 Revised process for postcode delivery classification for imported shipping containers and is forwarded for your attention.
Who does this notice affect?
Importers and brokers involved in the import of containerised goods destined for unpack in rural areas.
All shipping containers destined to be unpacked in rural areas are subject to tailgate inspections prior to delivery. A ‘rural tailgate’, as it is known, involves inspecting all external surfaces of the container before opening the doors and checking for obvious signs of pests, plant material and non-compliant packaging.
These inspections are necessary to protect Australia’s agricultural industries, unique environment and human health status from hitchhiker pests or other contaminants that may arrive in or on the containers. Rural areas are targeted due to the increased risk of pests dislodging from the containers in transit and establishing in these areas. The department uses delivery postcodes as an indicator of land use and classifies the postcodes from a biosecurity perspective as either Metropolitan, Rural or Split (part metropolitan, part rural). Current classifications can be found on the department’s website under Postcode classification search.... read more
For members affected by the non-arrival of the Wehr Trave and the Imara
FTA has been advised by sources that the vessel owner has terminated their charter agreements with Great Southern Shipping Australia PL (GSS) for non-payment of charter fees. FTA is concerned that the vessel owner is intending to exercise lien rights over the cargo for unpaid charter fees, and any costs associated with discharge of the cargo from the vessel.