Good news! The stink bug season ends on 31 May 2020. Australia will be free of this biosecurity risk for the following three months, as the next season starts on 1 September 2020. Here is everything you need to know about brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB): wp.me/p9NN8U-un... See MoreSee Less
Direct Shipment vs Transhipment: Which Shipping Method Should I Use?
In some circumstances, direct shipping will cost more than transhipping (shipments that stop in another port prior to the final destination). This is simply because direct shipments are generally in higher demand than transhipments, leading to increased pricing. It’s important to speak to your freight forwarder who will be able to offer you a choice of services. Find out more: bit.ly/3cmxW4a... See MoreSee Less
By installing 5G-connected sensors to every single item, either on the inside or outside of packaging, stakeholders in the supply chain can, at any given time, see the item’s location, temperature, humidity, g-forces and much more. Recording and sharing data automatically with all parties involved would give peace of mind to both businesses and customers alike. It could also speed up production, streamline complex logistical processes, and help cut costs. ... See MoreSee Less
‘Dumping’ refers to a product imported into Australia at a price much lower than the price charged locally (or below what it actually costs to manufacture the product). It’s when a company, effectively, ‘dumps’ a product into the Australian market.
Following Wednesday’s MSQ announcement banning all commercial ships from entering ports in Queensland if the ship, or anyone on board, has been in any country outside Australia within the past 14 days (bit.ly/3bjhtfT):
The Port of Brisbane is now exempt from this ruling as MSQ has established a "Two Port" Policy.
This policy will mean that the Port of Brisbane will fall in line with the Federal Government advice on receiving foreign vessels into Australia - WITH THE EXCEPTION OF VESSELS AND CREW FROM CHINA AND SOUTH KOREA (Vessels and crew from these nations will still need to observe the 14 day isolation period until further notice).
For other Queensland Ports, a number of requests for exemptions have been received and processed. Exemptions to the Directive have been granted for vessels arriving from the following countries: - New Zealand - Papua New Guinea - South West Pacific Nations (to be defined by specific island states). Singapore
Vessels departing from these countries have been deemed eligible for exemption based on a combination of the following: - Respective countries have taken early and proactive national measures to control boarders to incoming passengers; - Current rates of in-country infection are reported as low; Verified port precautionary practices; - Geographical isolation.
In the case of Papua New Guinea and South West Pacific Islands, the continued provision of essential goods is critical for these isolated and vulnerable nations during the current COVID-19 pandemic. ... See MoreSee Less