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Industrial Action – Port Botany 24 October 2017

We have been advised that effective 6am Tuesday 24 October 2017 there will be a 24 hours work stoppage by the MAU. This will affect the operation of pilot vessels by suspending their use to embark and disembark Pilots within Port Jackson and Port Botany. The movement...

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Hurricane Harvey – USA – aftermath

1 September 2017 As a result of Hurricane Harvey and the following severe storm, the port of Houston remains closed. Many roads in the surrounding area and adjoining states are closed by floodwater and the main questions as floodwater recedes will be in connection...

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Border Force clamp down on asbestos

  31 August 2017: Imports and exports of goods which may contain asbestos. Under Regulation 4C of the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956, the import of goods containing asbestos is prohibited. Similarly, under Regulation 4 of the Customs (Prohibited...

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Patrick Infrastructure Surcharge

10 July 2017: Patrick Terminals – Infrastructure Surcharge Following the Implementation by DP World Port Terminals of an Infrastructure Surcharge on all containers moving through the Australian ports, Patrick’s Terminals are also implementing a similar charge...

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DP World Infrastructure Surcharge

DP World Infrastructure Surcharge

Commencing the 3 April 2017, DP World Australia will be introducing an “Infrastructure Surcharge” to cover costs of improvements to infrastructure and overall efficiency of (they claim) between 35 and 37% since 2013. The fee will be charged to road and rail carriers and they will pass it on to customers as a levy of $25 per container.

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