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New empty container de-hire regime

MAERSK Line’s announced that it would change its empty container de-hire regime. It could add between $80 and $200 per container to existing transport and delivery costs, according to...

New Australia-China international trade facilitation

The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton and Minister of China Customs Yu Guangzhou, signed a landmark Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) between Australia and the People’s Republic...

Emergency Measures -Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs risk season

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources announced and  initiated emergency measures in response to large number of interceptions of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (Halyomorpha halys, BMSB) including four...

Timber, wooden articles, bamboo and related products

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (Quarantine) has provided the industry with a new implementation date of the 1st of September 2017. The delay of the implementation of the revised requirements...
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International Trade Arrangements

Australia has entered into several new international arrangements which will improve the nation’s competitiveness and ability to trade globally. Bellow we provide a few updates on international trade arrangements...

The Australian Blockchain mission to China

The Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment has announce in its latest news that Australia’s Blockchain expertise will be on show in China . Australia is emerging as a...

Cosco Shipping signs the Deal

JTM Cargo Management has received information over the weekend that China’s COSCO Shipping has sealed the deal to buy Orient Overseas International (OOIL) for about HK$49 billion ($6.3 billion). Once the...
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As previously advised DPW had introduced infrastructure & weighbridge fees as at the 17th April, 2017.  Patrick’s have now introduced their own infrastructure fee and internal weighbridge fee  which...

US – Bound Air Freight Security Screening Requirements

Screening requirements for cargo to the USA will change, from the 1st July. As an exporter of cargo to the USA it is important you are aware of these...