Category Archives: News

Infrastructure Levy – January 1 increase

As advised in our November newsletter, DP world have notified the industry of their new fee structure beginning January 1 2019. Along with an increase of $12 to the timeslot booking fee, there has been another significant increase to their infrastructure charge effective on all container movements within the port. Beginning January 1, the wharf […]

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December Newsletter

Wishing you a festive holiday season! The team at ICAL would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We appreciate your support in 2018 and look forward to continuing to do business together in 2019. If you require assistance with storing your cargo over the Holiday period, please contact […]

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November Newsletter

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Update Exemptions effective 1 December 2018   Goods that are manufactured on or after 1 December 2018 may be exempt from the seasonal measures providing they meet the following requirements:- Goods are manufactured on or after 1 December 2018 – Goods are classed as new machinery, vehicles, vessel and/or new complex […]

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China National Holiday & Chain of Responsibility Changes

China National Holiday Notice Please note there will be a National Holiday in China from Monday October 1st – Sunday October 7th. During this time, businesses will be closed. If you are expecting a shipment during this period, please ensure you have notified ICAL and we have received the commercial documents required for customs clearance, in order to avoid any […]

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Season & Fuel Surcharge Update

Dear Valued Customer, Following on from our previous newsletters, please note the 2018/19 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) how now commenced for consignments shipped from September 1. For the full list of target countries and target high risk goods, along with the latest update from DAWR, please refer to the following link http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/pests/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs As a […]

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June Newsletter

The introduction of GST on low value transactions From July 1st, goods with a customs value of A$1,000 or less may attract GST at the point of sale if imported by consumers in Australia. A purchaser is a consumer if they are either; Not a business registered for Australian GST Registered for Australian GST but […]

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March Newsletter

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Just over a year after US President Donald Trump withdrew from the TPP, the remaining countries have signed the agreement in Chile, with hope to ratify it by 2019. Whilst there has been criticism on the overlap between Australia’s existing free trade agreements, we currently have agreements in place with eight of […]

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Direct to Terminal De-hires

As you may be aware there has been a recent policy change of the major shipping lines into Australia with lines now directing empty containers to be de-hired directly to the stevedore terminals rather than the Empty Container Parks. Whilst this may result in a saving to each shipping line, it will significantly increase the […]

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