Rohlig Market Summary

Rohlig Market Summary

This month sees some carriers pushing through a marginal increase on the North East Asia to Australia trades, as they attempt to create more sustainable rate levels. Good news is the majority of rates are at similar levels to July.

“Although increases have been announced by major carriers we have been able to secure most of our rates at July market levels.”, says Martin Fernandes, Rohlig Australia’s National Procurement Manager. “Rohlig will continue to negotiate and monitor these rates to provide the best possible outcome for our customers”.

Peak season begins this month so we expect further announcements of increases in August. Golden Week holidays begin in September and we will see a rush for cargo bookings and available space tightening during this period.  We continue to encourage all customers to begin forecasting now and pre-book as early as possible.

Everyone wins in new lease arrangements at Port of Melbourne

Everyone wins in new lease arrangements at Port of Melbourne

Stevedore DP world  has successfully negotiated better terms with Port of Melbourne providing a positive outcome for shippers, freight forwarders and our customers

“We are very pleased with the outcome, particularly as Rohlig through our industry body, Freight and Trade Alliance and a number of our key partners have been lobbying the Port of Melbourne for months to agree a more practical commercial solution, says Hany Amer, Rohlig Australia’s Managing Director. “This is a positive outcome for industry, the economy and the consumer”.

The agreement clears uncertainty surrounding the $6 billion privatisation of the port and enables bidders to put a more accurate value on the port, which handles more than one third of Australia's container trade.

Nick Easy, chief executive of the Port of Melbourne Corporation, said the lease would ensure the port remained competitive with estimated rent costs aligned with other Australian ports.

DP World Australia Managing Director and CEO, Paul Scurrah, said the new lease arrangements will provide long term certainty to port users, including modern lease terms and acceptable rent levels to both parties. “Everyone wins — our customers, service providers and the Victorian freight industry will benefit from long-term lease and price certainty, which comes with DP World Australia's commitment to operating in the Port of Melbourne,” Mr Scurrah said. “With a longer period between rental reviews, the new lease takes uncertainty out of the container market.”

 

 

Australian Trusted Trader program will simplify trade for exporters

Australian Trusted Trader program will simplify trade for exporters

The Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) program will allow exporters to obtain faster clearance and easier access to their goods at foreign ports.

Developed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, in consultation with industry, the ATT program will streamline red tape, to enhance the competitiveness of Australia’s exporters and better align Australia with international standards.

ATT officially commenced on July 1, 2016 and will be available to all Australian Business Number (ABN) holders involved in the international supply chain. This includes importers, exporters, domestic or international freight companies, ports, airports and brokers.

‘Australian Trusted Trader is built on the dual pillars of security and trade facilitation - this is pioneering work, as many similar programmes overseas focus only on one or the other,’ said Senator Michaelia Cash, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.

'The programme will build resilience against organised crime groups and terrorism while simultaneously fostering active partnerships with industry and encouraging economic growth through tailored trade benefits and red tape reduction.’

The benefits to accredited participants of the ATT program include faster clearance of goods, reduced or priority inspections, priority access to trade services, and a dedicated account manager. Additional benefits including duty deferral and streamlined reporting arrangements, are also being explored.

For more information click here.

 

 

Maroons win the decider at Suncorp State of Origin client event

Maroons win the decider at Suncorp State of Origin client event

Rohlig Brisbane clients at State of Origin decider

Rohlig Brisbane clients cheered on the maroons at the Suncorp State of Origin Client Event held  at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday, 8th July.

The Queensland side put on a show for the crowd winning the decider for the state of origin 2015.

“It was a fantastic evening with great company and of course the icing on the cake was Queensland winning the match.” says Celeste Barrell, Branch Manager, Rohlig Brisbane. “We look forward to hosting the winning team again at next year’s event!”.

CUSTOMS: Biosecurity issues addressed in China-Australia FTA

CUSTOMS: Biosecurity issues addressed in China-Australia FTA

Given the recent biosecurity scares, including Hepatitis-infected berries and the dangers posed by dogs owned by movie stars, trade negotiators have been sure to incorporate the World Trade Organisation measures into the new CHAFTA agreement.

Key points addressing biosecurity include:

  • All sanitary and phytosanitary (i.e. plant health) that may directly or indirectly affect trade between China and Australia are covered.
  • Beijing and Canberra have affirmed their joint rights and obligations under the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
  • The SPS Agreement, attempts to reduce non-technical barriers to trade resulting from biosecurity issues.
  • Different governments may have different views and ideas on legitimate measure to protect human health and agribusiness – and what is a disguised protectionist measure.
  • Beijing and Canberra have agreed to provide joint notification of revised measures including those of an urgent nature; where these may have a significant effect on trade.
  • The initiating country should normally allow 60 days for consultation with the other unless the measure is, or threatens to be, urgent.
  • Both countries have agreed to implement control, inspection and approval procedures in accordance with their rights and will accept the other country’s measures as equivalent.
  • A joint biosecurity committee will be set up with representatives from the Australian Department of Agriculture and the Chinese General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. This committee will be required to meet at least every two years and may be tasked with setting up technical working groups on human, animal and plant health, or food safety, to address issues arising from the free trade agreement.

Source: Lloyds List

CUSTOMS: Stink Bugs are back!

CUSTOMS: Stink Bugs are back!

Measures finalised for Imports from USA for the upcoming season

This notice is of interest to clients in the import and shipping industry, including importers and customs brokers. It concerns those involved with the importation of targeted break bulk and containerised vehicles (including boats) and machinery shipped from the United States from 1 September 2015 to 30 April 2016 inclusive.

What has changed?

The Department of Agriculture has finalised its measures for the 2015-2016 seasonal risk of brown marmorated stink bug infestations in sea cargo shipped from the United States.

View this link to the latest measures and targeted tariffs for this season.

 

 

Rohlig Annual Report 2014

Rohlig Annual Report 2014

Rohlig Global's annual report is now available. This year we focus on Continuity and Change in the Sixth Generation.

Click here to view.

General Rate Increases (GRI)

General Rate Increases (GRI)

The planned GRI’s for August were not implemented. The actual GRI’s were processed at between USD $75 per TEU and USD $200 per TEU depending on carrier and port pairs.

North East Asia to Australia

Effective 1 September 2015, carriers have announced an increase in rates for all cargo with origins in Korea, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong (North East Asia) to ports in Australia by the following:

  • USD $300 per TEU

 

 

 

July Global Economic report

July Global Economic report

See attached pdf for details.

 

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