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Industrial Action 2022

Industrial Action 2022 Maritime unions have announced industrial action for Svitzer Australia tug masters, engineers and deckhands. The towage operator said it is “experiencing a significant escalation in protected industrial action Across Australia’s major ports with widespread stoppages scheduled from 10th November through to 15th November”. The newly announced protected industrial actions include: Brisbane Industrial

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Brisbane Floods: Bruce Highway Closed For Days, Truck Drivers Airlifted From Gympie

Brisbane Floods: Bruce Highway Closed For Days, Truck Drivers Airlifted From Gympie Be patient and have a back-up plan. Those were the two key messages to industry from the Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) as the severe weather system continues to hammer the south-east part of the state. “I can’t say with certainty, but with my experience, and

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Staff Shortages from Covid Heighten Chronic Australian Supply Chain Delays

Staff Shortages from Covid Heighten Chronic Australian Supply Chain Delays Australian supply chains are still suffering widespread disruption from Covid-related staff shortages. According to the Freight & Trade Alliance (F&TA), freight forwarders have reported surging airfreight volumes into Sydney and Melbourne, which, combined with high numbers of staff isolating, has resulted in congestion at both

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Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) Suspends Operations

Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) Suspends Operations Written 23/09/21 Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) management has advised that a second employee has returned a positive COVID test. To ensure the safety of all, VICT ceased operations across the whole site effective late last night. Notice from VICT: “We will remain closed for the remainder of

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Covid-19 Creates Chaos in Vietnam and China – What Does This Mean For Shipping?

Covid-19 Creates Chaos in Vietnam and China – What Does This Mean For Shipping? In China, ports at Shanghai and Ningbo are reportedly facing additional congestion from new Covid restrictions. The two ports were hit hard by a typhoon late last month and have seen productivity slow as new anti-Covid measures are being carried out

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Changes to Khapra Beetle Measures

Changes to Khapra Beetle Measures The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has issued Industry Advice 163-2021 advising changes to khapra beetle measures. What’s changed? Exclusions list  The exclusion list for high-risk plant products on the khapra beetle urgent actions webpage has been updated. The exclusions list of high-risk plant products is relevant to Phases 1 to 3 and Phase

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