July Newsletter

Industrial Action

DP World Australia has received Protected Industrial Action notices from the CFMMEU for each of their Australian terminals this week.

Terminal operations at each location will cease for a period of 48 hours in Brisbane, Sydney and Fremantle and 96 hours in Melbourne.  

Monday 8 July 2019
Brisbane: All terminal operations will be stopped from 6am for a 48hour period.

Wednesday 10 July 2019
  All terminal operations will be stopped from 6am for 96 hour period.

Thursday 11 July 2019
Fremantle: All terminal operations will be stopped from 6am for a 48hour period
Sydney: All terminal operations will be stopped from 6am for a 48 hour period.

For further information, please see the below media release.

Seasonal measures for the Brown Marmorated Stink bug (BMSB)

In response to the rapid expansion of BMSB throughout Europe and North America, the department have strengthened the seasonal measures to manage the risk of BMSB from arriving in Australia.

As previous seasons, the next BMSB season will apply to certain goods manufactured in, or shipped from target risk countries and/or vessels that berth at, load or tranship from target risk countries. The next season will however see an additional month added, running from 1st September 2019 until the 31st May 2020 (inclusive).

To prepare for the next season, we suggest to make yourself familiar with the below website link, issued by the department. 


We will continue to update our clients as further information comes to hand. If you require any further information at present, please contact your ICAL representative.

Biosecurity Levy – September 1st 2019

The Biosecurity Levy will be introduced on September 1st and will contribute to onshore surveillance, diagnostic, date analytics, research and adoption of new technology. This will help to detect, identify and respond to exotic pests and diseases earlier. It will ensure we can move people and goods into Australia safely and more efficiently.

The Levy will be:
-Imposed on all containerized cargo imported to Australia by sea, except for military equipment.
-Imposed on Stevedores.
-Set at $10.02 per incoming twenty-foot equivalent sea container and $1 per tonne for non-containerized cargo.
-One percent of the current cost importing a container to Australia.