Author Archives: Margaret Bux

Navigating the Logistics of Shipping Heavy Machinery

In the global landscape of industry and commerce, the transportation of heavy machinery stands as a pivotal cog in the wheel of progress. Whether it’s construction equipment, industrial machinery, or large-scale components, the efficient movement of heavy machinery is essential for businesses in these sectors to thrive. However, this task is not without its challenges.  […]

Air Cargo Packing : How to Prepare Your Shipment

Air freight is one of the fastest and most reliable ways to ship goods internationally. However, the success of your air freight shipment depends not only on choosing the right freight forwarder but also on how well you’ve packaged your cargo. Proper packaging is absolutely essential to safeguard your goods during the rigours of air […]

Ongoing issues with very limited timeslots at DP World Melbourne

We wish to inform our clients that there are ongoing delays at DP World Melbourne terminal and that you may be affected by any of the following issues for existing or future shipments: We are continuing to monitor the situation and will keep our clients updated of all developments and information that comes to light. […]

How to Ship Dangerous Goods

Shipping dangerous goods requires meticulous planning and adherence to regulations to ensure the safety of people, property, and the environment. This concise guide provides essential insights for businesses, logistics professionals, and individuals involved in transporting hazardous materials. Ultimately, the shipper is responsible for identifying, classifying, declaring, packaging, and labelling the dangerous goods.   What are Dangerous […]

Why do you need a customs broker?

Understanding the Role of a Customs Broker A customs broker serves as a liaison between importers/exporters and government authorities, facilitating the smooth flow of goods across international borders. The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (now known as the Australian Border Force) oversees customs regulations and compliance in Australia. Navigating this regulatory landscape can be […]

Disruption to shipments from/to Europe via Red Sea and Suez Canal

One of the world’s key routes for commercial shipping travelling between Asia and Europe is the Red Sea and the Suez Canal.  Recently however, Houthi rebels have been attacking random ships on the western coast of Yemen in the Red Sea.  As a result, more than 100 fuel tankers and container ships so far, have […]

DP World hit by major cybersecurity breach

DP World, a major Australian container terminal operator has closed landside access to its terminals in the ports of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle.  Since 5 pm on Friday 10th November, containers and cargo have not been able to be loaded onto or unloaded from road or rail transportation. The unprecedented move is a precautionary […]

Port of Melbourne impacted by latest phase of West Gate Tunnel works

Container transport operators are currently experiencing major delays and grid-locks around the Port of Melbourne as the West Gate Tunnel enters a new phase of construction. In a media release dated 9/10/23, Container Transport Alliance Australian (CTAA) reported that “significant lane restrictions have been imposed (westbound and eastbound) on Footscray Road in the Swanson Precinct […]