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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 –...

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Landside Fee Increases from 1st March 2021

Landside Fee Increases from 1st March 2021 Dear Customers, There has been a further round of increases to terminal fees in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth. Patrick Terminals unilaterally announced annual increases in landside terminal fees & charges to be...

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NZ Supply Chain Update New Zealand Overview

The following is an update on the New Zealand supply chain, congestion, and subsequent delays. It is a condensed summary of the broadcast issued by Orbit Logistics Update Container Depots, where most containers are hired or de hired, are severely congested. This has...

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