Date: 24/07/2015 8:33:33 AM
Industry Update - July 2015

Attn: Shipping Manager

Notice to importers of timber products

The Illegal Logging Prohibition Act came into effect in November 2012. The Illegal Logging Prohibition Amendment Regulation 2013, which sets out the operational details, took effect from November 2014. The Act makes it an offence to import a timber product sourced from illegal logging activity. This means that timber product importers face prosecution if they “knowingly, intentionally or recklessly” import a regulated timber product containing illegally logged timber. Importers will need to have undertaken a due diligence process to comply with the requirements of the Regulation.

If you require further information on the above, please contact your customer service representative who will be able to assist you further.

Revised BAF ex UK/North West Continent & Mediterranean to Australia / New Zealand

Please be advised that shipping lines have announced a revised BAF effective 1st August 2015 of:-

US$ 545.00 per 20’

US$ 1090.00 per 40’/40’HC

Pier Pass charge increased

Shipping lines have announced an increase to the pier pass charge, effective immediately. The new amounts are:-

US$ 73.00 per 20’

US$ 146.00 per 40’/40’HC

Origin congestion surcharge ex East Coast USA – LCL cargo

In the wake of recent cargo diversions from US West Coast ports, the port of New York and New Jersey is experiencing record high inbound and outbound container volumes. This surge in volume is accompanied by continuous port congestion, causing long queuing of trucks and slow turnaround times. Several carriers have advised of the implementation of an origin congestion surcharge of USD4w/m to cover these costs. Dieterle & Victory are currently absorbing this cost and not passing it along to our clients however, should the situation deteriorate further, we will review our decision and advise accordingly.

GRI (General Rate Increase) notices

We have had notifications this month from various shipping lines in regards to a proposed general rate increase, details as follows:-

Ex Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea to Australia, effective 1st August 2015:-

US$300.00 per 20’

US$600.00 per 40’/40’HC

Ex Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, effective 1st August 2015:-

US$200.00 per 20’

US$400.00 per 40’/40’HC

Again, it will be a wait and see approach as to whether the carriers’ put these increases through. If you are concerned regarding your rates, please do not hesitate to contact your sales representative who will be more than happy to discuss this with you.

Best Regards,

The D&V Information Team