ISPM 15 Wood Packaging Requirements for Export Cargo
Please be advised ISPM 15 Wood Packaging requirements must be adhered to when exporting cargo from Australia.
It is the responsibility of the shipper to ensure that any cargo containing wood and/or wood packaging is in line with the requirement of the country of destination.
Please note: Cargo may be delayed and additional costs incurred at shippers’ expense, if these requirements are not adhered to.
Please Click Here. for further information regarding the ISPM 15 Standard, and information regarding the requirements of each country of destinations
Empty Container De-Hire – Sydney
Extensive ongoing delays are being experienced in the dehire of empty containers in Sydney causing long queues and even longer waiting times.
We have endeavoured to absorb the waiting time costs from carriers, though in the event of extended waiting times from carriers we will have no choice but to pass on these additional costs onto our valued customers.
USA Trucking Shortage
Lack of qualified drivers, current drivers switching to distribution jobs, finances, ELD implementation & new health and safety regulations are the main reasons for USA’s continued trucking shortage.
A report from the American Trucking Associations says more than 70 percent of goods consumed in the U.S. are moved by truck, but the industry needs to hire almost 900,000 more drivers to meet rising demand.
As the challenges continue to mount for truckers, capacity is likely to decrease, which means increase in delays plus rates will continue to rise.
To keep on top of distribution needs, please ensure plenty of notice is given for new shipments to arrange accordingly.
100% Piece-level International Air Cargo Screening 1 March 2019
In addition to the current screening by the CTO’s on all export cargo destined for USA, the Government has made the decision to expand the current 100% piece level screening of all cargo to all International destinations from 1st March 2019
Department of Home Affairs:
"We are strengthening Australia’s aviation security arrangements to respond to the changing security environment; 100% piece-level examination is being introduced for all outbound international cargo from 1 March 2019"
Brown Marmoratde Stink Bug (BMSB) 2018-19 season
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources department have announced new seasonal measures to manage the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
This will apply for goods shipped on or between 1 September 2018 to 30 April 2019
These seasonal measures apply to certain goods (target high risk & target risk goods) manufactured, or shipped from the target risk countries as sea cargo (FCL/LCL)
Target risk countries
USA, Italy, Germany, France, Russia, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Georgia & Japan
Target high risk goods
- Break bulk, including vehicles, machinery, equipment and parts
- Bricks, tiles, ceramics, steel, stone and cement
- Goods likely to be stored in a manner that provides access for BMSB to overwinter.
Target risk goods
- Chemicals, chemical products, salt, minerals, fertilisers
- Plastics, wadding, tyres
- Wood pulp, printed matter, straw, paper, cardboard.
ALL cargo will require offshore treatment by an approved treatment provider prior to shipping.
If not treated off shore cargo might be subject for re-export at importers expense.
Treatment options include:
- Heat treatmentrs
- Methyl bromide fumigation
- Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation
Approved list of offshore treatment providers – Please Click Here.
Note: If goods are shipped from a supplier in a non risk country, but have been originally manufactured/come from a risk country, the supplier will have to provide a declaration of when the goods were received into their warehouse (Date goods Received) – if they received the goods during the BMSB season (2017-18 or 2018-19) the shipment will have to be treated before export.
Please Click Here to prepare for the 2018-2019 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) risk season.
Product Emissions Standards
From July 1st 2018 if you import outdoor equipment (i.e: Tools, mowers, brush cutters, boats etc) with a spark ignition engine you will now require a Certification No. or Exemption No. to import into Australia.
These Certificates can be obtained from the engine manufacturer, so please ensure you check with your supplier before purchasing (they should be aware of this import requirement as we are following suit from USA & Europe)
Note: Engines that arrive that do not have a valid certification or exemption No. will not be permitted entry into Australia and will need to be re-exported back to the supplier at the importers cost
For further information please Click Here & Here