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.

Australia-Indonesia FTA Signed Today

Indonesian and Australian ministers are today signing a free-trade deal between the two nations that has been eight years in the making.

Government’s Position on Biosecurity Levy

The Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources has responded to industry concerns about how the Biosecurity Levy will be applied.

Aussie Traders Prepare for No-Deal Brexit

With the possibility of a No-Deal Brexit next month, Australian businesses may need to talk to their customs broker, freight forwarder or logistics provider to support preparations.

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