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Australia Re-launches Flights for Cargo

The Australian Government will re-launch hundreds of flights to deliver fresh produce to key international markets in a A$170 million boost to an export sector grounded by COVID-19.

Update on Shipping Movements

We understand that clients are concerned about the status of shipping around the world, and particularly Australia / China traffic and the Asia Pacific region in general. Here is an update.

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.

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