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It’s that time of year again!

Well, it’s that time of the year again and we are certainly looking forward to a little of the Christmas spirit.  Firstly we’d like to thankyou, our loyal customers for trusting us with your cargo and standing by us through what we can only say has...

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Emergency response compounds delays

This week we received a notification from the Department of Agriculture warning of potential service delays as a result of a Khapra Beetle interception. The notice has been published here  To provide some background, emergency Khapra Beetle measures were...

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Storage Declaration – Important Update!

We wish to advise customers of an important update published by the Department of Agriculture.  Where goods require fumigation offshore, they must be accompanied by both a valid fumigation certificate, as well as a storage declaration.  The Department has...

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Rates Continuing to Increase

Whilst the Australian Government can be commended for it’s efforts and achievements in securing free trade agreements and trade deals for local commerce, they appear to be doing very little to support our vital supply chain and import/export operations. ...

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More strikes reported by union at ports in Sydney

Following last months agreement to end strike action for the time being, the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) announced last week that there would be more strike action at Hutchison Ports in Port Botany. The first of which took place on Friday 23rd October.  The...

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PM labels union led strike “extortion”!

Whilst many industry members have opposed the protected industrial action that took place in terminals around Australia over recent weeks, the Government seemed to remain relatively silent. That was until the two parties, Patrick Stevedores and the Maritime Union Of...

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Delays, delays and more delays…..

If you had read our recent and important broadcasts, we have been advising customers of the heavy delays and issues we are experiencing ‘industry wide’ and on a global level.  We cannot stress enough just how many containers are backlogged at both...

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IMPORTANT UPDATE – Port Congestion!

We would like to update our customers on the current port congestion affecting various terminals around the country.  As of last week, although no agreement was reached at the Fair Work Commission hearing, both Patrick Stevedores and the Maritime Union of...

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Patrick Welcomes MUA Backdown on Industrial Action

Breaking news overnight! Despite no formal agreement being reached, the Maritime Union of Australia announced that protected industrial action would cease at all terminals as of midnight last night, 2nd October 2020.  This decision was of course welcomed by both...

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UPDATE – Port Congestion, Strike Action

As we enter the 2020 peak season amidst unprecedented challenges, we’d like to provide our customers with an update on some of the current issues.   Key points:   Strike action ongoing, affecting all major ports Multiple carriers imposing congestion...

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