Qantas Adds Two 747-8F Freighters to Fleet

Qantas Freight has announced it will lease two Boeing 747-8F freighter aircraft, offering greater capacity and improved efficiency for its global freight customers.

Easter Could Mean Extra Costs

Over the 11-day period between 19 and 28 April, transport operators only have 3 days available to dehire empty containers at ECPs, meaning possible extra costs for clients.

Easter Holiday Operating Hours

Colless Young will be closed for Easter Holidays from Friday 19 to Monday 22 April, 2019. For import collections and export lodgements during this period, please contact us now.

Port of Brisbane News

Port of Brisbane announces expansion, while Protected Industrial action continues by stevedoring employees.

BMSB Country List Expands to 32

Next ‘stink bug’ season, 01 Sept 2019 – 30 April 2020, will see the number of countries subject to BMSB measures increase from 9 to 32.

Updates on Industrial Action at Ports

In Brisbane, Hutchison Ports will be closed on Friday 05 April and Saturday 06 April, while DP World advise that industrial action at their Brisbane terminal has been lifted.

FTA Between Hong Kong, China and Australia

Hong Kong and Australia signed a Free Trade Agreement and an Investment Agreement on 26 March 2019, eliminating all tariffs on goods originating from each other.

Home Affairs Reviews Border Permits & Licences

The DoHA is leading a whole-of-government review of border permits to modernise international trade flow and create a system that is seamless, automated and user-friendly.

Shipping Lines’ Container Management Issues

CTOs and ECPs are starting to charge Infrastructure levies and other operational fees to transport operators, which are subsequently passed onto the importer / exporter.

Beluga XL Cute Airplane for Cargo Only

The Airbus Beluga XL, described as the “cutest” airplane, has completed testing and will enter service later in 2019. But not for passengers - it will only be used to transport cargo.

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