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Stockwell International News Alert 23/8/19

Stockwell International News Alert 23/8/19
August 23rd, 2019 | Stockwell International News Alert 23/8/19


Stockwell International News Alert
23rd August 2019


Rate Increases

Rate Restoration
Several shipping lines operating in the North East Asia to Australia trade-lane have announced Rate restoration in full on top of existing market rates and will be subject to accessorial surcharges. Rate Restoration - USD 300/TEU effective for all Bills of Lading Dated 1st September 2019. 

For LCL shipments, effective 1st September 2019 ex North East Asia to Australia a rate increase of USD$20 per cbm / minimum will be applicable.

LCL Deliveries
Please note that LCL metro cartage is now min $125 + fuel.

Weighbridge Fee - Port of Sydney
From 1st July 2019, a weighbridge fee of $10 will be implemented per container. This fee is to recoup costs for the installation and maintenance of 5 new weighbridges at the Sydney Port.

Upcoming Chinese Holidays

Please be advised of two upcoming Chinese Public Holidays where offices will be closed on the following dates:

Mid-Autumn Festival: Sep.13-15
National Day: Oct. 1-7

Please be organised and get your shipments arranged early to avoid delays during this period as space is sure to tight before and during this period.

Chinese New Year 2020 is Jan. 24-29 so please keep this in mind for the start of next year!

Upcoming BMSB Season


In response to the rapid expansion of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) throughout Europe and North America, the Australian Goverment has strengthened the seasonal measures to manage risk of BMSB from arriving in Australia for the 2019-20 BMSB risk season.

For the 2019-20 BMSB risk season, measures will apply to certain goods manufactured in, or shipped from target risk countries, and/or vessels that berth at, load or trans-ship from target risk countries from 1 September 2019 and that arrive in Australian territory by 31 May 2020 (inclusive). The seasonal measures do not apply to goods entering Australia as air cargo.

Mandatory treatment must take place on high risk goods being imported from a number of countries including Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, France, USA. To avoid additional and unnecessary costs, please make sure you notify your suppliers of approved fumigators in each region. A list of approved treatment providers can be found here. Treatments conducted by an unapproved treatment provider in a target risk country will not be recognised as valid and the goods will be subject to onshore treatment (if permitted), or be directed for export.
Full details regarding high risk goods and target risk countries can be found by clicking the link below.

BMSB Treatment Costs - Australia

During the BMSB Season we suggest fumigating all cargo for FCL at origin. This will be quoted at the time of quotation or booking depending on your requirements. If fumigation cannot be completed at origin and it needs to be arranged in Australia, Stockwells will be able to assist you with this quarantine requirement. For FCL container fumigation, the cost will be as follows for methyl bromide treatment only; 

20GP = $720 AUD per container
40GP/HC = $950 AUD per container

+ GST 
In addition to the above, cartage costs to the depot will also be applicable. 

If your goods require heat treatment instead of methyl bromide, additional costs will be applicable. 

For LCL, treatment must be completed before entering Australia. See the table below for charges out of affected countries. Additional countries will be added shortly, we are waiting on coloader final costs for these regions.  


BMSB Treatment Costs - NZ

Stockwells NZ wishes to notify clients that LCL shipments ex USA will be charged USD$30/cbm (Minimum USD$150). Further costs will be notified in the near future.

This season, NZ has also introduced an additional 16  affected countries, bringing it to a total of 33 countries. Details on the upcoming BMSB season in New Zealand can be found here:

For further info, please contact your NZ customer service rep.

Ocean Freight Market

Please not that space is tight Ex China and South-East Asia up to the end of September. Overbookings and rollovers are getting worse so please send bookings as early as possible to ensure space is secured. The GRI (General Rate Increase) for September will be imposed as the shipping lines continue to drive up demand for space through blank sailings and we come into peak season.

Where possible if your cargo suits a NOR (Non-Operating Reefer) we will try and secure this type of container as these are prioritised for repositioning purposes. 

Blank sailing services out of North-East Asia for the second half of August:

28th August NEAX
30th August A3C

We urge you to contact with a customer service representative if you have any concerns regarding space or blank sailings.

Air Freight Sale

Ever considered air freight as an alternative to ocean shipping? We currently have discounted rates and we are encouraging our clients to get a comparison quote!

Our air freight solutions are not only cost-effective, but our well established worldwide partnerships also help ensure the fast turnaround of shipments upon arrival in Australia. We have weekly consolidations from London and the 4 major U.S. Gateways (Los Angeles / Chicago / New York / Atlanta) to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Our wide-reaching network of offices, agents and local airfreight team are ready to help. Get in contact with us today to get a quote and see how moving goods via air freight can enhance your supply chain's efficiency and productivity.
Simply email with your shipment requirements and our friendly team will be in touch with a quote. 

Upcoming Public Holidays 


27th September- VIC (AFL Grand Final)

7th October - NSW & QLD (Labour Day)

25th, 26th December - Christmas/ Boxing Day

1st January - New Years Day


Customer Feedback
If you have any issues you would like to resolve or feedback in general, good or bad, please send an email to This goes directly to Angela Gambell (Director) for immediate action.

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