ACF merges with cargo partner

ACF merges with cargo partner

Associated Customs & Forwarding are extremely pleased to announce our merger with cargo partner Logistics.  The combined company “ACF powered by cargo partner” will commence from August 1st 2021. This is a very exciting time for both organisations, our clients and...
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Risk Season Update

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Risk Season Update

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has issued their latest Industry Advice Notice in relation to the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB). There have been some changes to the seasonal measures for the 21/22 risk season. The list of target risk...
A COVID-19 and Fees Update — still essential

A COVID-19 and Fees Update — still essential

ACF would like to advise all our customers and suppliers that even though Sydney is in the middle of a COVID lock down we as an international Freight Forwarder and Transport operator are an essential service and continue to provide all our services. Be it under the...
Industrial Action Hitting Wharfs Hard

Industrial Action Hitting Wharfs Hard

Wharfs and ports are beginning to feel the full effect of the latest round of protected industrial action by members of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) at Patrick Terminals around Australia, as well as the latest actions announced at Victoria International...
Greater China Yantian Port – Covid and Operations Update

Greater China Yantian Port – Covid and Operations Update

To our valued customers, As more positive cases are confirmed in the Greater China Yantian region — freight and terminal operations at the port have been significantly impacted. This article outlines the latest: Terminals Due to the increase in COVID-19 positive case...
Australian Container Terminal Fees — From June 1st

Australian Container Terminal Fees — From June 1st

To our valued customers, Unfortunately there have been further increases to stevedore and empty container park fees in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. The following tables indicate fees for the various Australian major ports that ACF shall apply from the 1st of...
Maersk reports best quarter ever during pandemic

Maersk reports best quarter ever during pandemic

As the saying goes: “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Shipping giant Maersk has reported is best quarter ever, with the unprecedented surge in cargo demand due to Covid-19 and a commitment to long-term contracts driving performance. The following article is an...
Lost Shipping Containers Reach Seven Year High

Lost Shipping Containers Reach Seven Year High

Photo: Twitter @mrnkA4srnrA The shipping industry is seeing the biggest spike in lost containers in seven years. The following report is a condensed summary of the article first issued by Bloomberg. More than 3,000 boxes dropped into the sea last year, and more than...

Sea Freight Customer Advisory

RE: Australian Container Terminal Fees 1st April 2021 Unfortunately, there have been further increases to stevedore and empty container park fees in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth from the 1st of March. The following tables indicate fees for the various...
Suez Canal Blockage | What it means

Suez Canal Blockage | What it means

With MV Ever Given successfully refloated transit is resuming through the Suez Canal. However, the backlog and disruptions are set to continue for some time before order is restored. The blockage has already triggered disruptions and backlogs in global shipping that...
Easter — ACF Holiday Hours Update

Easter — ACF Holiday Hours Update

Dear Clients, ACF would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe Easter for 2021. Our operating days over Easter Long Weekend will be as follows: 2nd April, Good Friday – CLOSED 3rd April -CLOSED 4th April – CLOSED 5th April, Easter Monday –...