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General Rate Increase – China, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan to Australia 1st January 2017

General Rate Increase – China, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan to Australia 1st January 2017

Carriers have announced to North East Asia to Australia clients a General Rate Increase (GRI) that is to apply to all vessels sailing ex China, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan to all Australian ports.

The announced increase is to be effective from 1st January 2017 (pro-forma sailing date)

The increase is as follows:

USD $500.00 per TEU USD $1000.00 per FEU and USD20.00/per CBM

 

 

For both dry and refrigerated cargoes in the base ocean freight for cargoes from North East Asia (including China, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan) to ports and points in Australia.

This increase will be applied in full on top of existing ongoing market rates to all shipments based on the actual departure date of the vessel named in the bill of lading from 1st January 2017, and will be subject to ancillary surcharges applicable at the time of shipment.

 

USA to Australia/New Zealand Market Adjustment Factor

USA to Australia/New Zealand Market Adjustment Factor

Please be advised that there will be a Market Adjustment Factor (MAF) introduced for all inbound shipments from the US to Australia and New Zealand for shipments sailing on or after the 15th January 2017

 

Market Adjustment Factor (MAF) will be:

 

USD 200/20’ containers dry / reefer / all equipment types

USD 400/40’ containers dry / reefer / all equipment types

 

This is applicable for dry, reefer, and all other equipment types.

Omitting Wellington, New Zealand

Omitting Wellington, New Zealand

You may be aware that the Wellington Port has been closed following the devastating earthquake that struck near Kaikoura on 14th November 2016. As reported by CentrePort of the Port of Wellington, damage to the Port is more extensive than during the 2013 Seddon earthquakes. Many buildings remain off limits, with staff working in back-up locations across the Port and outside the CBD, and container shipping operation remains suspended as of 21 November 2016. Ships will have to continue omitting calls to the Wellington Port until further notice.

 

Under the current circumstances, we regret to say that OOCL will have to declare Force Majeure and proceed with the following arrangements.

 

  • For Wellington import cargo, Napier will be the replacement port until Wellington Port resumes back to normal operations. If other port of discharge is required, please contact our local Customer Service Representative to check the operation feasibility.

 

  • With immediate effect, we will not accept any fresh booking to and from Wellington till further notice.  For any export cargo from Wellington, please liaise with our local Customer Service Representative to arrange the cargo for loading at Napier or Auckland (instead of Wellington).

 

We will keep you posted on any new developments or updates once they become available, and we thank you for your understanding and support.

Typhoon Haima

Typhoon Haima is highly likely to land in China’s southern coastal province of Guangdong Friday, local flood control authorities said Wednesday.

The authorities have predicted that the typhoon will wreck havoc and cause grave losses, as it is moving fast and expected to bring strong gales, downpours and will likely trigger secondary disasters.

At 4 p.m., the center of Haima was about 1,170 km away from Shenzhen City, Guangdong, packing winds of over 220 km per hour.

It is estimated that waves of up to six meters will occur in the waters off Guangdong on Friday and torrential rain in the Pearl River Delta and eastern part of the province on Friday and Saturday.

The authorities have sent four work teams to oversee precautionary work.

Haima has already disrupted rail services in Guangdong, Jiangxi, Fujian, and Guangxi. No trains between Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong will run on Friday, according to Guangzhou Railway (Group) Corp. Railway authorities in Guangxi also cancelled 20 trains to major cities in Guangdong, on Thursday and Friday.

The Guandong flood control authorities predicted that the typhoon will wreck havoc and cause grave losses, as its power is similar to typhoon Usagi that killed scores of people in Guangdong in 2013.

http://www.cyclocane.com/haima-storm-tracker/

We expect there will be major delays with your shipments with Ports and Airports being closed and flights cancelled. We will update you when further updates come to hand

Free trade agreement amended

Free trade agreement amended

David Sexton – Melbourne

October 14 2016 – 12:00:00

FEDERAL trade minister Steve Ciobo has announced the signing of an amendment to the Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA).

The deal was signed by Mr Ciobo and his Singaporean counterpart Minister Lim Hng Kiang and is said to be an important part of Australia’s Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with Singapore.

Mr Ciobo said Singapore had given Australia its best FTA treatment, putting Australian exporters on an equal or better footing than foreign competitors.

“Complementing existing tariff-free entry for goods, the updated rules of origin will simplify administration and reduce the compliance costs for traders using the Agreement,” he said.

A framework is also being developed to support mutual recognition of professional qualifications.

SAFTA is also expected to reduce so-called ‘red tape’ for investors from Singapore.

The amended SAFTA is expected to build on the FTAs the government concluded with China, Japan and South Korea.

“The Turnbull Government is pursuing an ambitious trade agenda, and more free trade agreements, as part of our national economic plan to create jobs and economic growth,” he said

 

 

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Changes to Air Cargo Security – Known Consignor scheme

Changes to Air Cargo Security – Known Consignor scheme

What is changing?

The Australian Government has released draft amendments to the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 (the Regulations) for your comment before they come into force. The Regulations provide the legal framework for the security of air cargo including the Regulated Air Cargo Agent (RACA) and Accredited Air Cargo Agent (AACA) schemes. The amended regulations will change the RACA and AACA schemes and create a Known Consignor scheme for exporters.

Why are the changes needed?

Currently, the majority of Australia’s out-bound international air cargo is examined after it has been consolidated onto crates, pallets or unit load devices.   United States legislation requires all airlines transporting air cargo to the US on a passenger flight to examine 100% of air cargo at piece-level. Piece-level examination means that each individual box, carton or other item in a shipment must be examined by technology or physically inspected before it is loaded onto a US-bound aircraft.

From 1 July 2017, all US-bound air cargo will either need to be examined at piece-level or originate from a Known Consignor in order to be exported by air to the US.

How does the Known Consignor scheme work?

The Known Consignor scheme is a new initiative that will offer export businesses an alternative way to meet US air cargo requirements. Instead of having their US-bound air cargo examined at a piece level by another regulated business, Known Consignors will meet and maintain a high level of security to ensure their cargo is safe to load on an aircraft.

The Known Consignor scheme will recognise export businesses that apply security controls to ensure their US-bound air cargo does not contain unauthorised explosives. Approved Known Consignors will be responsible for securing air cargo that originates from their business until that air cargo is provided to another regulated business.

From 1 July 2017, air cargo will not be accepted on US-bound aircraft unless it has undergone piece-level examination by technology or physically inspected, or originates from a regulated Known Consignor.

 

General Rate Increase – China, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan to Australia 15th November 2016

General Rate Increase – China, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan to Australia 15th November 2016

Carriers have announced to the market that in order to maintain a high standard of service to customers, there will be a Rate Restoration of US$250/20’ US$500/40’ and USD10.00/per w/m from 15th November 2016, for both dry and refrigerated cargoes in the base ocean freight for cargoes from North East Asia (including China, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan) to ports and points in Australia.  

This increase will be applied in full on top of existing ongoing market rates to all shipments based on the GATE IN departure date of the vessel named in the bill of lading from 15th November 2016, and will be subject to ancillary surcharges applicable at the time of shipment.

FSC – New Release Notification 16th October 2016

A new version release of Freight Supply Chain (FSC) will be deployed on Sunday 16th October 2016.  Please note that FSC will be un-available between the hours of 7:00am and 6:00pm on the day.

A number of back-end modifications and improvements have been made to FSC’s architecture, components and database tables, as well as the general FSC user interface.

Navigation tips:

  • Use the right-hand menu for a Help module
  • Use the Shipment Tab & Shipment Tracking (Classic Style) to search in FSC
  • Use the left hand menu for Dashboard & Search to search in FSC.

If you should require any assistance please contact either myself or your Customer Relationship Manager

 

Karly Matthews

Customer Service Manager Customer Service | IFC Global Logistics Pty Ltd 10 – 20 Jordan Close, Altona, VIC, 3018 Direct: +613 8398 0608 | Mobile: +61 412 445 472 Main: +61 3 8398 0600 | Fax: +613 9398 4855 Email: kmatthews@ifc.com.au |

Twice Winners of the ASCL Supply Chain Information Management Award

 

 

 

Nemo Service – Change Port in UK to London Gateway

Please be advised that with effect 4th January 2017 all NEMO vessels will commence calling at London Gateway Port (GBLGP) in place of Tilbury (GBTIL) in the United Kingdom.

The first vessel to call London Gateway Port will be the CMA CGM Rossini V6141 due to on the Australian Coast 11th November.

All Booking Confirmations and Bills of Lading will reflect the port change accordingly from this vessel onwards.

 

VGM “Grace Period” Termination

Carriers would like to reiterate that the IMO MSC circular 1548, which supports a practical and pragmatic VGM implementation approach recommending three months “Grace Period” towards the new SOLAS weight regulation, has expire on 30th September 2016.

As from 1st October 2016 the International Maritime Organization will enforce the VGM rule to all shipped and transshipped containers.  

Containers without the VGM are no longer permitted to be loaded on board any vessels bound to the SOLAS convention until its VGM has been obtained.

 

 

 

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