Posted on Jul 16, 2020

World Options - Australia

Following is a snapshot of the current affairs both locally and internationally.
Australian Impact
The reduction of import volumes is expected to continue for another two to three months at least, as production and export of goods from major trading partners in Europe and North America continues to stagnate.
Air Cargo
As lockdowns begin to lift there will be a clamour for collection of export cargoes. Delays should be expected at this time. Airlines have suffered significant stress during the periods of lockdown. Many airlines are beginning to ramp up their cargo schedules in a bid to generate enough cash-flow to sustain operations. If you have any urgent cargo to move from China via air cargo please contact us.
Sea Cargo
As lockdowns begin to lift there will be a clamour for collection of export cargoes and empty equipment. Delays should be anticipated at this time.By way of example Vessels sailing from China to Australia after 1st February 2020 will not be allowed to enter port within a 14-day window of last being in China. This means for voyages taking 12 days, the vessel will have to anchor offshore for 2 days before being permitted to berth.
Export Cargo
The change in supply and demand of shipping services has seen some shipping lines implement a Peak Season Surcharge for cargo moving from Australia to most regions (except USA and Europe).
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