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Reduced Timeframes for the Disposal of Unclaimed Imported Goods 

Reduced Timeframes for the Disposal of Unclaimed Imported Goods  From 1 July 2022, the Australian Border Force (ABF) have introduced a shorter holding period for the disposal of unclaimed imported goods. These are imported goods that have not been claimed or abandoned by the importer. ​​Operators holding goods that have not been entered for home […]

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Carriers Are Becoming ‘More Aggressive’ over ‘Unfair’ Container Detention in Australia

Carriers Are Becoming ‘More Aggressive’ over ‘Unfair’ Container Detention in Australia Shipping lines calling at Australia are becoming “more aggressive” over container detention, adding to supply chain costs from landside congestion and rising port fees. According to the Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA), there has been little improvement to the country’s container logistics congestion this

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Shanghai Lockdown Over, but Still a Long Way from ‘Business as Usual’

Shanghai Lockdown Over, but Still a Long Way from ‘Business as Usual’ The Shanghai lockdown is over! However, forwarders have warned that ‘business as usual’ remains a long way off for China’s biggest container port hub, given the ongoing restrictions and the inevitable supply chain hangover from two months of hard lockdown. Residents can now

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More Than 30 Killed and Hundreds Injured in Bangladesh Container Depot Fire

More Than 30 Killed and Hundreds Injured in Bangladesh Container Depot Fire A massive fire and a huge explosion in an inland container depot near the port city of Chittagong, Bangladesh, killed at least 30 people and wounded hundreds more. The fire broke out at BM Container Depot, a Dutch-Bangladesh joint venture company, on Saturday night,

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China’s Lockdowns Cause Worldwide Shipping Delays

China’s Lockdowns Cause Worldwide Shipping Delays Covid lockdowns in China have wreaked havoc at Shanghai, the world’s biggest container port, and are now causing shipping delays at other major ports around the world. Some Chinese cities, including Shanghai, have started easing Covid restrictions in recent days, but experts say that the damage has already been done, and global shipping will

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China Covid Crisis Continues

China Covid Crisis Continues Mass testing is now underway in Beijing, the latest mega city to face to tough wrath of the country’s zero-Covid policy. Port and hinterland snarl-ups across the world’s most populous nation are wreaking havoc for manufacturers and logisticians alike. While Shanghai has been grabbing the most headlines for its near-month-long lockdown,

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Cargo Diversions from Shanghai Start to Clog-up Other Major Chinese Airports

Cargo Diversions from Shanghai Start to Clog-up Other Major Chinese Airports Airfreight diverted from lockdown-hit Shanghai Pudong (PVG) is clogging up China’s other major airports, causing a shortage of pallets for exports.Forwarders have singled out Zhengzhou Airport (CGO), in the central Henan province, as the hardest-hit, given the large amount of cargo diverted there from

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