Maersk: Keep calm and prepare for Brexit

Maersk’s article about upcoming Brexit: On 29th March 2019, the United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union (EU) as the result of the referendum held in June 2016. While there are still last negotiations ongoing between the two parties regarding terms of the...

Port of NY & NJ develop a “green” strategy

Last year the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey became the first public transportation agency in the country to embrace the Paris Climate Agreement, a United Nations-sponsored pact to bring the world’s countries together to fight climate change and reduce...

MSC and CMA CGM join forces in Europe – Australia route

MSC and CMA CGM join forces in Europe – Australia route MSC and CMA CGM will implement a new partnership. The two shipping giants are going to operate a joint service linking the North West Continent and the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean and Australia on the...

History of Labour Day in Australia

History of Labour Day in Australia (for our younger readers!) Labour  Day in Australia commemorates the achievements of organized  labour  to implement the eight-hour day in the middle of the nineteenth century when previously workers were required to work 10 –...

Government Enquiry in Stevedore Infrastructure Charges

VIC opposition flags concerns over port  pricing review delays STATE opposition ports spokesperson Roma Britnell has raised concerns about the length of time taken to set up a review into the Port of Melbourne pricing regime. In October last year then ports Minister...

Patrick & VICT Infrastructure Charge Increases

Patrick & VICT Infrastructure Charge Increases Patrick Terminals in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane, as well as Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) in Melbourne, have announced further hefty landside infrastructure charge increases from March 2019....

Container Detention Claims “Unrealistic”

Container Detention Claims “Unrealistic” Container detention time restrictions are more likely to be exceeded as a result of the current delays and inefficiencies in Sydney. Despite this, there is no incentive for shipping lines to extend container...

Biosecurity Import Levy

Biosecurity Import Levy The Australian Government announced the introduction of a Biosecurity Import Levy in the 2018-19 Budget with an expectation to raise $325M over 3 years from a proposed commencement date of 1 July 2019. The associated modelling referred to...

CTO  increased charges reflect tougher screening rules

CTO  increased charges reflect tougher screening rules   Australia’s cargo terminal operators (CTOs) including Qantas, dnata and Menzies Aviation have issued new service charges, reflecting the heightened air security regime and tougher screening regulations....

Severe congestion at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Severe congestion at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Due to unprecedented pre-Lunar New Year inbound volumes, Los Angeles and Long Beach ports are still experiencing extreme congestion. The volume increase is creating a vicious cycle encompassing: Port delays The...