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    Chain of Responsibility Legislation

    From 1 October 2018, "COR" legislation provides for ALL supply chain partners to have responsibility for the road transport of goods in Australia. The chain is defined to include consignors, consignees, freight forwarders, truck operators (all sizes) and their staff...

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    BMSB – update – end to interim management process

    As of 8 November 2018, the interim process for handling BMSB (Brown Marmorated Stink Bug) fumigation has changed in respect of LCL/FAK containers. FAK containers will now either have to prove that all shipments have been treated offshore (or do not require treatment),...

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    Maersk Honam fire – General Average declared by carrier

    Following the fire on board the Maersk Honam in May 2018, "General Average" was declared by the salvage company at 42.5% of the cargo value, PLUS a further 11.5% as a "General Average deposit. Therefore, a shipper with goods worth $10,000 in a container had to pay a...

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    Empty Container Dehire – Sydney

    Paccon Logistics would like to notify all clients of extensive ongoing delays being experienced in the dehire of empty containers. Traditionally, empty containers are directed by the shipping lines to "Empty Container Parks (ECP's)",which impose a timeslot allocation...

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    BMSB Season 2018-2019 Biosecurity Regulations

    Australian Biosecurity will publish their regulations regarding the 2018-2019  BMSB Season by late July. These will cover the treatment of certain products shipping from the USA and some European countries which fall into the "Target High Risk" category: break bulk...

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    GST on low-value imported goods – effective 1 July 2018

    Effective from 1 July 2018, low-value imported goods (goods of AUD1,000 or less* - excluding freight and insurance) will attract GST of 10%. The supplier of the goods is responsible for the collection of the GST at the point of sale overseas and they will have to...

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    Terminal Operators’ Rising Infrastructure Fees

    Commercial decisions made by stevedores around Australia to levy surcharges to offset the costs of introducing new machinery and technology have added to the rising costs of imports and exports. Charges have increased from $25.45 at Patrick's Sydney Terminal per...

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