Terms of Trade and Your Sales Contract

As supply chain professionals your job is overwhelmingly busy and covers a great many aspects within a business unit.  It is not so much the process of purchasing that is an issue, rather it is hard to manage real time information that makes sense in order to make “good” or  “appropriate” business decisions.  The less […]

Global Mercy: The world’s largest civilian hospital ship has just passed sea trials

Having just passed its critical deepwater tests, Global Mercy is now officially the largest civilian hospital ship in the world. After 14 years of planning, development and construction, this is a crucial step toward embarking on its first mission. Built by members of Tianjin Xingang shipyard in northern China, Global Mercy has just proven itself […]

Smaller Freight Forwarders

As I read about yet another freight forwarder being acquired by a larger multinational freight forwarder (or shipping line) some question if there is still a space for medium freight forwarding companies such as ours into the future? At a meeting recently I was told “that all of you freight forwarders are the same” and this […]

Australia-Thailand Mutual Recognition Arrangement to Support Economic Recovery

“A new trade arrangement with Thailand will boost Australia’s economic recovery and increase the attractiveness of the Australian Trusted Trader program (ATT). On 1 April 2021, Australian Border Force Commissioner Michael Outram APM and Director General of Thai Customs, Mr Patchara Anuntasilpa, signed the Australia-Thailand Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) to recognise […]

March 2021 Update On COVID-19 and Congestion in the US

Just as we’re seeing a backlog of empty containers in Melbourne, the US is experiencing unforeseen demand that has transformed capable shipping ports into overrun, floating traffic jams. To gain a better insight into the current situation, we spoke to Oliver William, who looks after operations in the US. Oliver has been in the supply chain […]

Stockwells is 50!

Stockwell International 50th Anniversary! On the 1st of March 1971 George Bulgin and Brian Stockwell took a leap of faith after working together for many years and started Bulgin & Stockwell. Today known as Stockwell International.  In 2001 10 years after the death of George Bulgin, Brian made the decision to rebrand to Stockwell International […]

Melbourne Empty Container Congestion

What’s causing empty container issues in Melbourne? As with so many other things that are going wrong, we can put the blame on COVID. Due to COVID, consumers have been restricted in what they can consume when staying at home in lockdown. As a result, we saw a large shift in consumption of goods rather […]

Free Trade Agreements: Everything You Need to Know in 2021

Why are Free Trade Agreements important? A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is a legal treaty between two or more countries that aims to enhance trade and therefore economic growth. The legal treaty involves a reduction or elimination of the import and export tax, known as tariffs,  which facilitates stronger trade which ultimately enhances the relationship […]

Stockwell International Urgent News Alert 16th June 2021

Protected Industrial Action Hutchison Terminal Brisbane & Sydney Stockwell International would like to advise customers of the new notices advising of protected industrial action at HPA’s Brisbane & Sydney terminal include:  Brisbane: four consecutive four-hour stoppages of work from 0700 am Tuesday 22 June until 2300 Tuesday 22 June, two consecutive four-hour stoppages from 0700 Wednesday 23 June until 1500 Wednesday […]

Stockwell International Urgent News Alert 15th June 2021

Hutchison Terminal Sydney Protected Industrial Action Stockwell International has received information this morning of an update from Hutchison Terminal regarding Industrial Action by the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA). There is a stoppage of work for 24 hours, commenced 23:59 Monday 14th to 23:59 Tuesday 15th of June 2021.  If you have any questions, please get in contact with […]