Another year gone – but that doesn’t mean that it’s going to be a quiet month in the shipping sector. Read below some items to be aware of in December and coming into January 2023, as well as MYC’s own holiday closing hours.
MYC’s holiday trading hours
We wish a very happy Christmas and New Year to all of our clients!
Thank you for all of your support in 2022.
Please note the following holiday trading hours for MYC International Logistics:
- 23rd December – Closed from 2pm (Sydney office) & 2pm (Perth office)
- 25th, 26th & 27th December – Closed
- 28th & 30th December – Open 8.30am – 5pm (normal hours)
- 2nd January – Closed
- 3rd January – Open 8.30 – 5pm (normal hours)
Shipping updates and news in December 2022
1. DP World introduces Energy Charge. Logistics company DP world will be increasing fees and introducing several new charges, including an Energy Charge that will apply to all import and export containers handled by DPWA Terminals.
The Energy Charge seeks to cover variations in fuel and electricity prices, and will be added to each container transaction.
2. Please note: DP World’s Christmas and New Year’s trading hours. DP World Australia’s operating hours will be as follows over the holiday period:
- Saturday 24th December – Vessel operations cease at 14:00 in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, and 15:00 in Brisbane.
- Sunday 25th December – All closed. No vessel operations.
- Monday 26th December – Vessel operations start at 06:00 in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, and 07:00 in Brisbane.
- Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th December – Normal vessel operations.
- Saturday 31st December – Vessel operations cease at 14:00 in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, and 15:00 in Brisbane.
- Sunday 1st January – Vessel operations start at 06:00 in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, and 07:00 in Brisbane.
- Monday 2nd January – Normal vessel operations.
Please refer to DP World’s terminal working arrangements hours for R&D and rail operating hours.
3. Introduction of weight mis-declaration at DPWA in Melbourne. Effective as of 2 February 2023, DPWA will be introducing a “Pondus” charge for weight mis-declarations at their Melbourne facility.
Import containers are statistically sampled and weighed on the Pondus stand, which is a calibrated weighing device. A fee will be applied on units with an absolute weight variance greater than one metric tonne compared to the declared weight.
If the absolute weight variance is less than a metric tonne, there will be no charge incurred.
The applied fee will be AUD $232 plus GST, per import shipment.
If you have any questions or feedback, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your MYC liaison or call us on +61 8 9253 0121.