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Wharf Infrastructure Fees

Posted on 4th July, 2017 in Current News

As predicted, Patrick Terminals have followed suit with DP World and will implement an Infrastructure Fee in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle, effective Monday 10/07/17. For the sake of simplicity ACF will take the position of incorporating these fees into our existing Wharf Booking Fee, which already covers direct and indirect costs relating to the movement of containers to/from the various container parks and wharves in each state. This Wharf Infrastructure & Booking Fee will become effective Monday 10/07/17 at the following...

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DP World Infrastructure Fee

Posted on 4th July, 2017 in Current News

Effective Monday 17/04/17, DP World (DPW) have levied a new Infrastructure Surcharge in Sydney and increased the existing Infrastructure Surcharge in Melbourne for all import and export containers transiting the DPW facility in both ports. As we are unable to absorb these extra costs, effective Monday 17/04/17 we must add a DPW Infrastructure Surcharge of $25.00 + GST and $35.00 + GST for all affected Sydney and Melbourne containers respectively. Peak industry bodies have made representations to the Australian Competition and Consumer...

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February 2017 Newsletter

Posted on 16th February, 2017 in Current News

February 2017 Newsletter November Air Freight Demand Moorebank Intermodal Company and Qube Reach Financial Close Brexit Update What Australian Border Force Officers Found This Holiday Season Counterfeit Shipping Containers Melbourne Toll Increases Fuel Surcharge Update November Air Freight Demand Reflects Strong Peak Season IATA released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), rose 6.8% in November 2016 compared to the year-earlier period. This was a slight slowdown from the 8.4%...

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2017 Shipping Update (courtesy JOC.com Maritime News)

Posted on 12th January, 2017 in Current News

2016 was one of the wildest years in container shipping history. Within one year, the industry witnessed the largest bankruptcy in liner history with Hanjin Shipping, historically low spot rates, the narrowing of the Top 20 global container lines to 14, and the dramatic reorganization of global shipping lines into new, larger vessel-sharing agreements. With the industry in such a dynamic state, 2017 will likely hold its own surprises. Here are some key issues to watch. One of the biggest questions of 2017 is: how will pricing and capacity...

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Business & government step towards eliminating slavery and human trafficking from supply chains

Posted on 1st November, 2016 in Current News

Modern slavery is big business and some countries are legislating to combat this. The UK Modern Slavery act requires all companies with a turnover more than £36 million ($58 million) to report on efforts eliminate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains. The Australia Pacific region accounts for about two-thirds of the 45 million people in modern slavery globally. Australia’s supply chains are largely through Asia, creating potential exposure to political and economic impact if slavery is found to be connected with our...

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SOLAS – Container Weight Verification

Posted on 10th May, 2016 in Current News

Weight matters under new rules  Any company that trades goods overseas needs to be aware of a new regulation that will become effective from July 1, 2016. From that date, the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention will stipulate that all containers have to have a verified gross mass before they are stowed on a vessel. This subject has triggered great debate within the industry although the reasoning behind it – which is to improve the safety of vessels, seafarers and dock workers – should be applauded. The amendments to SOLAS and how it...

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China Free Trade Requirements

Posted on 10th May, 2016 in Current News

The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) improves Australia’s access to our largest trading partner. Australia is one of only a handful of developed countries to conclude a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China, giving our businesses a competitive advantage. Guide-to-using-chafta-to-export-and-import-goods Rules of Origin and Implementation Procedures Sample All shipments applying for the CHINA FREE TRADE, MUST have the correct documentation. You will need to ensure you have a Certificate of Origin that is Certified by an...

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ACF Relocate To Port Botany

Posted on 8th January, 2016 in Current News

ACF and SEKO Australia have moved to their new, larger Sydney premises directly opposite the Port Botany Port Facility. The new address is: Gate 9 11 Bumborah Point Road Port Botany NSW 2036 Phone: +612 9316 9466 Fax: +612 9316 9141 Postal address: PO Box 249 Botany NSW 1455 Australia

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ACF relocated to Port Botany

Posted on 14th October, 2015 in Current News

ACF is excited to announce that from January 2016 we will be operating from a new location with larger premises in Sydney. The new facility is located at 11 Bumborah Point Road Botany, directly opposite the Port Botany Port Facility. More information will be made available closer to the move.

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INTRODUCING OMNI-CHANNEL, ACF’s GLOBAL ECOMMERCE SOLUTION

Posted on 10th June, 2015 in Current News

eCommerce has entered the mainstream in force, with the Global eCommerce market now standing at over $1 trillion – but how does a traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ business move into the internet space? Built around a network of multi-user logistics sites in the US, Australasia and Europe, our global eCommerce fulfillment offering allows e-tailers and retailers to outsource their entire eCommerce-focused global fulfilment and international logistics to us. The Omni-Channel service includes: Global fulfilment Global delivery...

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