IMO 2020 / Low Sulphur Implementation

Click the link below to find out everything you need to know about IMO 2020 and how it will affect container shipping into the future. ****Stockwell International IMO 2020 Information Document****  

2020 Incoterms Update

Incoterms are fundamental to international trade, providing a set of contract terms for international freight delivery. These clearly define the delivery point and the seller and buyers’ responsibilities, risks and costs. Incoterms are reviewed every 10 years and from January 1, 2020 a number of changes will come into effect: 1. DAT (Delivered at Terminal) […]

Is Vietnam the next big manufacturing hub?

As the US-China trade war escalates, importers are turning to suppliers in other Asian countries with Vietnam becoming an increasingly popular manufacturing hub as small and medium sized businesses in the USA look to bypass recently imposed tariffs. This increased demand for Vietnamese products has seen a large amount of companies moving operations to Vietnam, […]

Retail Businesses: Finding A Freight Forwarder For Supply And Demand

Finding a suitable freight forwarder for your retail business requires some research. It is important to understand that within the industry there will be a range of freight forwarding companies in Australia looking for your business. There may be some who have less experience or offer fewer services than others and they will not be […]

How Urban Planning is Affecting Australian Supply Chains

Recent data has shown that Asian economies will be larger than the rest of the world combined and home to half of the world’s middle class by next year. Successive Australian governments have recognised the opportunity that comes with our proximity to Asia and our unique capacity to meet the needs of the growing prosperity […]

7 Shipping Terms Every Importer or Exporter Should Know

Shipping goods on an international scale is a far more sophisticated process than just transporting an object from one point to another. There are several procedures and regulations in place to ensure the safe delivery of products to their destination and it is essential for people importing/exporting goods to keep track of all the relevant […]

Upcoming BMSB Season

In response to the rapid expansion of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (BMSB) throughout Europe and North America, the Australian Goverment has strengthened the seasonal measures to manage risk of BMSB from arriving in Australia for the 2019–20 BMSB risk season. The department has used a range of scientific, intelligence and evidence based information when setting […]

Ocean Network Express ready to launch in 2018

K Line, MOL and NYK are banking their future group profitability on the success of the Ocean Network Express (ONE) – the merger of the Japanese transport groups’ respective container businesses scheduled for April. According to reports, the trio say they expect to save ¥50bn ($440m) in costs in the first fiscal year ending 31 March 2019m […]

ACCC Container Stevedoring Monitoring Report 2016-2017:  Highlights

The ACCC is required by the Federal Government to monitor prices, costs and profits of the container stevedores at all Australian container ports. The ACCC Report provides information about the operating performance of the container stevedores, as well as the level of competition, investment and productivity in the industry. It also explores issues affecting the broader supply chain, […]

Would You Like to Become an Australian Trusted Trader?

As you know Stockwells recently became an official Trusted Trader, please read the below story and let us know if you would also like to become a trusted trader, which may benefit your business. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has signed a Mutual Recognition Arrangement with China, in a move aimed at boosting trade between the […]