Europe, South East Asia & China FCL Space Issues

Europe, South East Asia & China FCL Space Issues
Please be advised that the Australian import market is currently experiencing severe space shortages on the European, South East Asia and China trade lanes. This is in part due to shipping lines rationalising their fleets due to massive over supply of capacity which they have decreased in the past 12 months. This lowered capacity has resulted in successive Gross Rate Increases (GRI's) as the carriers vessels are now full. Please note that it is expec...

Changes to Packing Declaration Requirements

Changes to Packing Declaration Requirements
Biosecurity (formerly AQIS) have advised of a pending change to Packing Declaration requirements. These changes are to take effect from 20th November 2017: Bamboo packing is to be removed from the Unacceptable Packing list Bamboo packing is to be added to the Timber Packing list as acceptable packing materials (if accompanied with acceptable treatment certificate) along with solid wood (timber) Please note, Bamboo Packing is not considered an...

Palletization of LCL & FCL Cargo to Kuwait

Palletization of LCL & FCL Cargo to Kuwait
Kuwait Customs have advised that cargo will need to be palletized for all shipments going to Kuwait and the below will be enforced from the 19th of October:  All shipments of FCL/LCL - IMPORT/EXPORT cargo should be palletized If cargo is found NON palletized upon custom inspection the container/cargo will be stopped by Customs Customs will issue a memo of penalising of KD 80/- to the customer directly The container/cargo will be released only...