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Airline Updates for Brisbane Airport

Major airlines have suspended international services through Brisbane as a result of Covid-19. Alternative options for cargo include the SIA Freighter via Sydney and the new Qatar Airways flights.

Queensland Shuts Out Cargo Ships

Maritime Safety Queensland bans commercial ships from entering ports in Queensland if the ship or crew has been in any country outside of Australia within the last 14-days.

How Will the Coronavirus Affect my Trading?

As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to disrupt trade around the world, China claims some success in containment while other hot-spots emerge, particularly in Europe.

Flag-Carrier Struggles and Airfreight Suffers

Qantas has announced further cuts to its international flights following the spread of the Coronavirus, which has resulted in a sudden and significant drop in demand for air services.

Container Lines Count the Cost

With 80% of global cargo trade carried by sea, the COVID-19 crisis presents new challenges to shipowners and container lines in keeping their operations commercially viable.

Virus Disruptions Now Going Worldwide

As China makes some progress in stemming new cases of COVID-19, new outbreaks occur in Italy, South Korea & Iran, and effects are felt as far as Australia, North America & Europe.

Maersk Braces for Impact of COVID-19

Maersk, the world's largest container shipping company, has warned that earnings will be hit by the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, not only in China, but across the world.

Reefer Container Shortage Due to COVID-19

There are reports of a shortage of refrigerated containers in Australia, caused by reduced activity at China’s ports following COVID-19 and the extension of the CNY holidays.

Exchange Rate for Customs Purposes

The ABF has certain rules relating to the exchange rates used when entering your imports for customs clearance. The valuation date applied depends on both the place and day of export.

COVID-19 Disrupts Global Supply Chain

It is commonly said that ‘when China sneezes, the world catches a cold’. So what is the long-term diagnosis for the corona virus breakout, and what will the economic symptoms be?

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