Importance Of Timely Documentation
“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” – Ralph Marston
At Trainsitainer WA, we believe in being informed, working ahead, working hard and making sure that we cover the potential for any small problems to become big problems in the future. As we work slowly towards the peak period, we also work with the rapidly changing environment that is international trade. We realise that dealing with oversees entities can be a difficult process, as not only are their rules potentially different, but there may also be an interpretation barrier. That’s why we’d like to help. Receiving paperwork for clearance as early as possible, as well as being complete in full, is absolutely essential as this significantly reduces the risk of incurring problems and extra charges as a result of late submission of that documentation. Every document we request is critical in nature, both from an operational and regulatory perspective. Please ensure you liaise with your suppliers as early as possible and can receive this documentation as soon as available. We are also happy to be placed in touch with your suppliers directly to help with liaison and facilitate the documentation on your behalf. Please contact our team.
DP World – Hours of operation
We wish to remind our clients that DP World only provide operational access on weekdays. If by some chance for example you may have a container that has been subject to a border hold, only to be released on a Friday afternoon, we can only arrange to deliver on Monday once the terminal reopens. Please understand these are matters out of our control and should you have an queries regarding this issue, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.
Did you know Transitainer WA offer Credit Card payment services?
Through our Fast Pay machine and online app, we offer the option of paying our invoices via Credit Card. Just simply visit our office to swipe your credit card or ask us for a copy of our credit card authorisation form so our accounts team can process the payment on your behalf. Payments of this kind do incur a 2.6% processing fee but we have found many clients prefer the convenience of this option. If you have any questions or if you wish to process a payment, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Increase to Commonwealth Penalty Unit Value
With an increase in the Commonwealth penalty unit value, it is no more critical a time than ever to ensure you remain compliant with all Government legislation, rules and regulations. That’s why we are here to help.
On 1 July 2017, the value of a Commonwealth penalty unit increased from $180 to $210. Consequently, the maximum financial penalties for committing various Commonwealth offences also rose from this date. Under most Commonwealth laws, financial penalties are generally expressed in terms of ‘penalty units’ instead of dollar figures. As an example, a maximum fine would generally be expressed as ‘10 penalty units’ as opposed to a dollar value of $2,100. The official Customs Notice can be read here http://www.border.gov.au/Customsnotices/Documents/dibp-notice-2017-19.pdf
Definition of “Owner” and the compliance approach for the purposes of
revenue recovery and duty demands
A new notice has been released by DIBP, which provides a detailed explanation of the department’s approach to compliance with specific regard to an “Owner” of goods for the purposes of collection of government taxes and revenue. Please ensure you read this notice carefully here https://www.border.gov.au/Customsnotices/Documents/dibp-notice-2017-16.pdf
The ongoing asbestos issue and required assurances
DIBP has released a further notice on the requirements for providing absolute assurance that goods do NOT contain any asbestos. We urge to read this recent notice to ensure you understand what it means to provide assurance https://www.border.gov.au/Customsnotices/Documents/dibp-notice-2017-21.pdf
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) 2017-18 Season Mandatory Measures
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has developed the following mandatory measures to manage the seasonal risk of BMSB infestations in sea cargo shipped from the United States and Italy.
Season dates – The requirements are intended apply to target goods shipped from the United States and Italy between 1 September 2017 and 1 April 2018 inclusive.
Affected ports – The mandatory measures apply to target cargo shipped from all ports in the United States, as well as any European ports which load cargo manufactured or stored in Italy after the commencement of the season.
Goods – As per last season, new and used vehicles, vessels and high risk machinery and parts are the target cargo for the mandatory measures and a table list of affected tariffs will be provided.
Mandatory measures – The department will shortly publish the BMSB Season measures on its website and issue an Import Industry Advice Notice.
Click here to download the info sheet http://www.cbfca.com.au/documents/Stink_Bug_Season.pdf
Italy Summer Holiday Notice 2017
We would like to advise that most of suppliers, factories and trucking companies will be closed for Summer Vacations from August 7th up to August 25th.
Standard schedules might suffer some delays, in particular for trucking deliveries & pick-up. More information on this below:
Valle D’Aosta, Liguria, Piemonte, Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto, Friuli Venezia
Giulia, Emilia Romagna & Toscana: Closed from August 12th to August 18th
Marche, Abruzzo, Molise, Campania: Closed from August 12th to August 18th
Puglia, Basilicata: Closed from August 11th to August 21st
Lazio, Calabria, Sicilia, Sardegna: Closed from August 2nd to August 18th
Heavy goods vehicles totally banned from roads on:
July 28th: From 16.00 Pm
August 4th: From 14.00 Pm
Recent notice received from Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A (MSC)
“MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is pleased to resume calling at CentrePort Wellington, New Zealand, in September, when the port will return to full operational capacity after repairing damages from last year’s earthquake. MSC’s Capricorn Service will recommence its weekly call at CentrePort on 27 September 2017, starting with M/V HOPE ISLAND voyage FC738 R. The Capricorn Service operates from Singapore, with a rotation of ports spanning Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia. We invite customers to contact local MSC offices for further details”
Transitainer proud to announce WCA projects membership
We are proud to announce as testament to our hard work and dedication, that we are now officially a WCA Projects member. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our full potential in the projects and logistics sector. We have a host of experience and with several key advantages of being an WCA member, you can be sure your cargo is in the right hands. For more information, please review our slide here http://www.transitainerwa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Transitainer-WA-WCA-Projects-Partnership.pdf
Birthdays and Anniversaries
We would like to wish Kelly Thomas, Sarah Mullins and Neil McLagan all a very happy birthday, who are each celebrating bithdays through the month of August
Also congratulations to Kelly Thomas, who is celebrating 2 years of service with Transitainer. We look forward to many more years of service and are very fortunate to have Kelly as a valuable member of our team.
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