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Stockwell International News Alert – 28th June 2019

Stockwell International News Alert – 28th June 2019
June 28th, 2019 | Stockwell International News Alert – 28th June 2019


Stockwell International News Alert
28th June 2019


Planned Industrial Action - DP World

Stockwells has been notified of potential disruptions at DP World ports. The CFMMEU has provided details on upcoming protected industrial action from 1st July 2019. Planned terminal meetings next week include:

Monday 1st July: Melbourne & Fremantle 1200 to 1600 (All terminal operations will be stopped during these hours.)

Tuesday 2nd July: Brisbane 1300 to 1700 (Vessel operations and road operations to the Old Terminal are affected. Road operations to the automated modules will continue as normal.)

Wednesday 3rd July: Sydney from 0200 to 0600 + 1200 to 1600. (All terminal operations will be stopped during these hours.)

Vessel and transport operations will be affected so please contact your customer service representative if you have any concerns.


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 July 2019. Stockwells have also been notified of additional rate increase of USD300/TEU effective 15th July 2019.

For LCL shipments, effective 15th July 2019 ex North East Asia to Australia a rate increase of USD$12 per cbm / minimum will be applicable.

Biosecurity Import Levy 

The introduction of the Bio security Imports Levy fee is set to begin on the 1st July 2019 and will be: 

  • Introduced on sea containers and non-containerised imports
  • Imposed on port terminal operators for goods that are unloaded and cleared under Biosecurity Act 2015
  • Cost AUS10.02 per incoming 20GP equivalent sea container and AUS1.00 per tonne for non-containerised cargo
  • Cost provided is subject to change, and may include additional administration fees set by each terminal and/or service provider (and may differ per terminal and/or service provider)

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.


Customs Consultancy Contact

Stockwell's wishes to advise our customers that Sharni Knox no longer works for Stockwells and all customs consultancy enquiries should be directed to

Blank Sailings

Stockwells has been notified of the following blank sailings out of North-East Asia in July:
We have also been notified that Maersk have extended the suspension of their yoyo service for at least another 5 weeks. These blank sailings are an attempt by carriers to try and balance capacity with demand and increase rates but if  sea freight bookings don't increase in the first half of July, we are likely to see rates reduced for the second half of July.

Differentiated Examination Benefit for Trusted Traders

Australian Trusted Trader reduces red tap for Trusted Traders at the border, improves certainty in export markets, and expedites the flow of their cargo in and out of Australia, which means faster access to market. Administered by Home Affairs with the Australian Border Force, Trusted Trader is free and accredits Australian businesses with compliant trade practices and a secure supply chain. Once accredited, businesses have access to a growing range of benefits that simplify their customs processes.
Fundamental to supporting a lighter touch at the border for Trusted Traders, differentiated examinations for cargo has now been entrenched and automated in departmental processes and systems.
A lighter touch reflects the thorough accreditation process and a comprehensive compliance and monitoring framework which Trusted Traders are subject to. Through demonstrating supply chain security and compliant trade practices, Trusted Traders can access a range of benefits through the Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) program.

Changes to import documentation requirements for Trusted Traders
Trusted Traders are required to ensure that their import documentation included their Australian Business Number (ABN) on the Cargo Report. The ABN is a critical piece of information to ensure the cargo is identified as belonging to a Trusted Trader and receives the benefit. For CIF/DAP terms this means you must ensure the overseas forwarder reports the ABN on the cargo report. All other terms are required through the Australian Forwarder.

Upcoming BMSB Season

In response to the rapid expansion of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bunk (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.

Upcoming Public Holidays 


14th August- QLD (Ekka Wednesday)

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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