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International Shipping Crises & Cost Volatity

The international shipping lines servicing Australia report a multitude of factors that are resulting in unprecedented cost volatility.  Click here AIMA Website Advice letter in full, including FIDI information.

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ENERGY PRICES SET TO SOAR

"FIDI has written to its Affiliates around the world to update them on the significant rise in the cost of energy, and the impact on the international moving industry. In the open letter to its membership issued on June 20, […]

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CONTAINER DETENTION - WHERE DOES IT END?

Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) and the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) are receiving feedback from members that congestion is increasing at Melbourne and Sydney empty container parks. Notices received this morning via ContainerChain advise that DP World Logistics Park […]

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30 July 2021

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What's going on with shipping rates

August 2021 Video

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Container Weight Change Advice
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SYDNEY AND AUSTRALIAN PORT CONGESTION @ 9TH NOVEMBER 2020

Here is the latest position regarding Sydney and Australian Port Congestion.The AIMA Notices of 11th September 2020, 28th September 2020, 6th October 2020 and 13th October 2020 outlined the serious congestion situation existing at the Port of Sydney due to […]

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SYDNEY PORT CONGESTION @ 28TH SEPTEMBER 2020

The AIMA Notice of 11th September 2020 referred to the serious congestion situation existing at the Port of Sydney due to – Container terminal congestion Recent and ongoing stevedore industrial action Major congestion at Sydney empty container parks The result […]

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Notification of planned urgent actions for khapra beetle: Phase 2
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Amendment to 130-2020 – A new framework for biosecurity treatments
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Sydney Port Congestion Surcharge
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Enhanced brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) heat treatment arrangements
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Cat and Dog imports to Australia – the impact of COVID-19 and Christmas shutdown
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Register to attend the Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) 2020-21 season Industry information sessions
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Commencement of the 2020-2021 Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) Risk Season
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Commencement of urgent actions - khapra beetle: Phase 1
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NOTIFICATION OF URGENT ACTIONS TO MANAGE KHAPRA BEETLE

VIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT Within the next two months the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) will implement urgent actions to address the risk of khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium) on high-risk plant products […]

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Update

VIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT 2020-21 Commencement of BMSB season For the 2020-21 BMSB risk season, heightened biosecurity measures will apply to: Certain goods manufactured in, or shipped from target risk countries, and/or Vessels that berth at, […]

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Notification of planned urgent actions for khapra beetle
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Biosecurity Bite videos

VIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT If you, or someone you know, want to learn more about how the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment manages plant biosecurity, check out our new Biosecurity Bite video series! This […]

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Biosecurity Matters

VIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT Rare opportunity from COVID-19 As we recover from COVID-19, it's nice to hear some positive stories coming out of this challenging time. The pandemic has significantly reduced the number of arriving passengers […]

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Notification of COVID-19 cases

VIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT Notification of COVID-19 cases has been published on the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment website and can be accessed via the following link: https://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/industry-advice/2020/120-2020 Import Industry Advice Notices are available […]

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General updates for the 2019-20 Brown marmorated stink bug season

VIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT Welcome to the seventh edition of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s (the department) general updates for the 2019-20 Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) risk season.We have reached the end […]

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Actions to Manage Khapra Beetle

NOTIFICATION OF URGENT ACTIONS TO MANAGE KHAPRA BEETLEVIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT Dear biosecurity industry participant, Within the next two months the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) will implement urgent actions to address […]

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New country added for 2020-21 Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) seasonal measures
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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Season 2021/2021

IMPORTS OF USED HHGPE ETC INTO AUSTRALIA (BMSB MEASURES)10th August 2020 Having reviewed the outcome of the 2019/2020 BMSB and after consultation by AIMA with Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE) and other industry bodies in the lead […]

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Port Infrastructure Surcharges

Traditionally in Australia port terminal operators have been engaged and paid by global steamship lines for the cost of the terminal handling of containers coming into and out of the port. The steamship lines in turn passed on to cargo […]

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Port Fee Increases Trigger Government Inquiries

The latest round of port fees announced by Australia’s major stevedoring companies have resulted in Victorian and Federal Senate inquiries. The latest fee increases by DP World Australia which have been termed ‘Infrastructure charges’ by the stevedoring companies come into […]

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100% piece-level examination of all export air cargo

On 8 May 2018, the Australian Government announced a range of measures to further strengthen Australia's domestic and international aviation security. The current rules requiring piece level examination of all air cargo bound for or transiting through the United States […]

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Quarantine Alert

There are a number of plant and animal pests which are exotic to Australia which pose a high biosecurity risk to Austalia’s agricultural industries and the environment more generally. The bugcan arrive in Australia on cargo and containers shipped between […]

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Understanding US Customs Inspections

A US customs inspection can be a frustrating and expensive process for anyone moving to the United States. If customs choose to examine a container for any reason (whether it is at random or because of suspicion) the costs for […]

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