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Terminal Access Charges – who should pay?
What is a “Terminal Access Charge”? Is it fair for container terminal operators to charge a Terminal Access Charge? And who, at the end of the day, should actually pay it?  Terminal Access Charges have been a highly controversial subject in the last few years. They’re basically a new, or new-ish charge levied by container terminal operators on landside transport operators.  As we discuss in our latest set of Frequently Asked Questions:  Do stevedores have the right to charge for access to their terminals if they want to?Is it fair for stevedores to ask landside transport operators to pay Terminal Access Charges?  Are landside transport operators the right organisations to pay Terminal Access Charges? Find out more by reading our latest set of Frequently Asked Questions at the Shipping Australia website!
Shipping Industry Insights – Sea Freight Challenges & Opportunities During & Post COVID-19 – Online Event
The Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AACCI) is hosting an online web event “Shipping Industry Insights – Sea Freight Challenges & Opportunities During & Post COVID-19”, at which SAL CEO, Rod Nairn will be a panelist. The purpose of this webinar is to provide insights into the Australian shipping industry, port operations and discuss the key challenges for container sea freight as well as risk management during COVID-19.  Details are as follows: Date: Thursday, 20 August 2020
Time: 3pm – 4:15pm AEST
Via: Zoom Register here.
Western Australia endorses plan for new box port
The Government of Western Australia has endorsed a plan to build a new 4.5 million TEU capacity box port at Kwinana and to transfer business from Fremantle. The rational for moving the business of the port to a new location is to cater to Western Australia’s future freight needs. The Westport Taskforce last year found that even with billions of dollars’ worth of upgrades, the transport network around Fremantle Inner Harbour would reach capacity by the mid 2030’s. Read more at the Shipping Australia website!
World in a Box – online event
As a follow-on to the “World in a Box – 50 years of containerisation in Australia”, the Australian Academy of Law is hosting an online discussion event which as follows: Date:     Wednesday 23 September 2020
Time:     5.00pm
Via:        Microsoft Teams This online event will be for those who have an interest in the development of container shipping and in the law touching it. Register here for this event Read more about “The World in a Box – 50 years of containerisation in Australia”
Green light for fast-tracked Port Botany-related freight rail plans
New detailed plans for two freight rail projects, which will boost land-side freight capacity around Port Botany, have been approved by the NSW Government. NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Paul Toole, said that the fast-tracked assessment will enable construction works to begin within the next six months. For further details visit the Shipping Australia website.
ENCOURAGE YOUR COLLEAGUES TO SIGN-UP TO SAL’s “SIGNAL”!
We’ve increased the frequency, regularity and scope of our newsletter eSignal. We’re keeping you up-to-date with a selection of interesting shipping stories as they relate to Australia and the global shipping industry. If you find eSignal to be interesting or useful, maybe your colleagues would too? Encourage them to register here. The sign-up form can be found by clicking the second button on the right marked “subscribe”.  Australian domestic residents can also subscribe to receive our printed magazine. Don’t delay, encourage your colleagues to register today!
Khapra Beetle: Department of Agriculture imposes drastic measures on trade
Urgent and drastic anti-Khapra Beetle action is being taken by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. High risk plant products will be banned. Pest-free phytosanitary certificates from all countries will be demanded. Verification of pest-free statements may be demanded. Treatments of containers and empty boxes may be the next step. Visit the Shipping Australia website for further details
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug season gets underway
Australia’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has revealed the counter-measures this year for the annual high risk Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) season. A wide variety of cargoes, shipment methods, countries and ships are being targeted.  Visit the Shipping Australia website to find out more
Shipping Australia’s week in review
As ever, there was a lot on the agenda in the week gone by. Bear in mind – some of the issues discussed last week could be on the agenda again in the weeks, months or even years to come. So our “Week in review” might be able to give you a little bit of a heads-up about what might be coming your way. Industrial Action: campaign, meetings, discussionsNairobi Wreck Convention – closer to Australian ratificationMaritime Cyber SecurityVictoria State CommitteeTerminal Access Charges – who should pay?Seafarer VisasNSW Christmas LunchVictorian Ports Review – submissions close 14 Aug  
SAL SPRING/SUMMER MAGAZINE – ON TRACK
We are pleased to advise that SAL Spring/Summer magazine will be distributed in print on our usual schedule. Features include: Profiles of shipping industry figuresAgri-Exports developmentsCoronavirus impacts on shipping and seafarersand much more… Advertising opportunities now available! Contact your advertising agent or  [email protected] to book your slot! 
Maritime Job Vacancies in Australia
Victoria International Container Terminal Vessel Optimisation Planner

Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) has a vacancy for a Vessel Optimisation Planner. If you are interested in this role, please click on the link below for further details.  Please direct all enquiries to, and apply directly to VICT. Click here for details of VICT’s Vessel Optimisation Planner vacancy.   DID YOU KNOW? MARITIME INDUSTRY JOB VACANCIES CAN BE ADVERTISED ON SHIPPING AUSTRALIA! Full and associate members of Shipping Australia can advertise their vacant jobs completely free of charge on the Shipping Australia website and in our “Signal” newsletter. About SAL’s “Signal” newsletter Our “Signal” newsletter reaches thousands of maritime professionals in Australia. It is also read in various countries around the world. The “Signal” audience is overwhelmingly composed of highly experienced and highly qualified maritime professionals.  “Signal” reaches a vast pool of maritime candidates. It is the perfect place for members to advertise their vacancies to the job candidates they want to attract. Members should get in touch with [email protected] to find out more and to book job adverts.
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