There has been a consistent issue with delays of approximately a week out of China. This is due to the flow on effect of delays around the world as well as a recent outbreak in a number of ports of COVID-19.
We are investigating all options when booking the shipments however we are finding even with the most direct sailing the delays into port of the vessels is having a knock-on effect of delays into Australia.
We are working with suppliers to make sure all deliveries are on time to allow the shipments to move and we will continue to provide updates as they come to hand.
The US West Coast is experiencing a 6-8 day delay with port congestion. This is not causing a material effect on arrivals but is causing a slight delay.
Europe is still experiencing space and equipment issues whereby there is a 2-3 week delay after booking of shipments. Certain parts of Europe are experiencing longer delays and please keep in touch with us to confirm sailing schedules and departures.
With COVID still running rampant in India and numerous lockdowns across different regions it is a very fluid situation. Shipping has been delayed due to truck and transport issues as well as congestion in transhipment ports.
We are continuing to monitor all situations and will provide updates as they come to hand.
BMSB Season for 2020/2021 is nearly done:
BMSB season for 2020/2021 is just about complete.
Any shipments that have left Target High Risk countries after the 01st May and arriving after the 31sy May will not be required to be treated so therefore the last few shipments subject to treatment are just about here.
We now await the details of the 2021/2022 season from DAWE and if there is any additional countries, goods or requirements added to the framework.
If you are located in Victoria please stay safe during lockdown and do not hesitate to contact our staff with any queries you may have.
Take care and stay safe.