Archive for May 2018



ANL announces the implementation of Emergency Bunker Recovery Measures


Due to the significan increase in bunker prices since the beginning of the year and to keep ensuring the highest quality of service to our customers, ANL will implement a cost recovery mechanism which will be applied to all cargo on all traders to/ from China with the following implementation dates and the amounts:

As from June 1st, 2018 (date of loading) as follows:


Dry Container  USD 55.00 / TEU

Reefer               USD 85.00/ TEU


These amounts will be included in the ocean freight and will be re-enaluated on a monthly basis.


Should you need any clarification please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your support and understanding.



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Emergency Bunker Surcharges

   The increase in bunker price in 2018 has been significantly higher than expected and due to the unsustainable nature of the situation, Maersk Line has decided to introduce an Emergency Bunker Surcharge (EBS) as a necessary action to ensure a continued sustainable service to our customers.

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INDUSTRY OPINION : New Budget Biosecurity Levy

INDUSTRY OPINION : New Budget Biosecurity Levy

By the Australian Federation of International Forwarders (AFIF)


The announcement in the Federal Budget of a Biosecurity Levy of $10.02 per TEU to be introduced on 1 July 2019, is an ill-considered measure which has implications for the freight forwarding industry and importing community.

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Advance Containerised Cargo Loading Notices Pre-Arrival Manifest - SOUTH AFRICA

We wish to inform our customers of the Mandatory Data Elements which must be included in your submitted Shipping Instructions. Any incomplete or missing information may result in the Shipping Instructions being rejected, thereby potentially impacting the timeline for achieving loading pre-requisites.

Please see Mandatory Data Elements listed below

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Australia's Supply Chain Joins Forces To Challenge New Levy

   The Australian Logistics Council, Australasian Railway Association, Ports Australia and Shipping Australia have today joined together to call for clarification of how the Biosecurity Levy, announced by the Australian Government in the Federal Budget last week, will operate. Particularly how the generated revenue will be spent.

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Imported Food Notice 03-18 published

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Imported Food Notice 03-18 has been published to advise food importers that the new requirements for declaring the country of origin on food labelling will be verified during border inspections from 1 July 2018.


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e-Bulletin Issue 8 - 16 May 2018

e-Bulletin Issue 8 - 16 May 2018

From 1 July 2018 food businesses must comply with labelling requirements set out by the Australian Government which aim to provide consumers with greater transparency on the origin of their food.

Originally introduced on 1 July 2016 as the Country of Origin Food Labelling Information Standard 2016 (Standard) the implementation of the Standard has been looming for some time, with many businesses using this transition period to ensure that their labelling is compliant.

There are two types of country of origin labels which companies selling food in Australia must comply with, the standard mark and the country of origin statement.


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