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Stockwells News Alert 8/8/19

Stockwells News Alert 8/8/19
August 8th, 2019 | Stockwells News Alert 8/8/19


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Stockwell International News Alert
8th August 2019


 
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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 improve your supply chain's efficiency and productivity.
 
 
Simply email sales@stockwells.com.au with your shipment requirements and our friendly team will be in touch with a quote. 

Upcoming BMSB Season

**IMPORTANT REMINDER - BMSB SEASON STARTS SEPTEMBER 1 - FUMIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED IF NOT TREATED OFFSHORE, PLEASE CONTACT SALES@STOCKWELLS.COM.AU SO WE CAN PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COSTS FOR FUMIGATION IF REQUIRED**


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.
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs/
 
 

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 14th August 2019. Stockwells have also been notified of additional rate increase of USD300/TEU effective 1st September 2019.

For LCL shipments, effective 1st August 2019 ex North East Asia to Australia a rate increase of USD$12 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.
 

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 Mid-August will more than likely be imposed as the shipping lines continue to drive up demand for space through blank sailings and service withdrawals.

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.

Sales Team Relocation

The Stockwells sales team will be relocating from their current premises at Beenleigh to Yatala on the Gold Coast. Our new premises is located at 14 Union Circuit Yatala 4207. The move is taking place on Friday 9th August and staff will only be contactable by mobile if required:

Rebecca Taylor: 0417427702
Angela Gambell: 0417451763

The new office will be in full operation on Monday 12th August.

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 feedback@stockwells.com.au. This goes directly to Angela Gambell (Director) for immediate action.

Stockwell International
3A Inglis Road, Ingleburn N.S.W 2565
1300 786 468
sales@stockwells.com.au
www.stockwells.com.au 
 
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