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Australia Notice Concerning Fumigation Requirements for Break Bulk - Emergency Measures

The Australian Government, Department of Agriculture (ADA) has issued industry notice 03-2015 on 4 February, 2015 which updated previous notices concerning fumigation requirements for Break Bulk.  The new notice can be found on the below link.

Notice to Industry 03-2015 - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug: emergency measures for break bulk and containerised vehicles, machinery, automotive parts and tyres.
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/biosecurity/import/general-info/ian/15/03-2015

Select here for Emergency Measures for Break Bulk and Containerized Vehicles, Machinery, Automotive Parts and Tyres

**Update** February 23, 2015**

Industry notice 06-2015 was published on 20 February 2015 which updated previous notices concerning fumigation requirements for Break Bulk. The new notice can be found on the below link. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/biosecurity/import/general-info/ian/15/06-2015

Industry notice 04-2015 was also published on 16 February 2015 which updated the timeframe in which break bulk cargo can be fumigated prior to the vessels departure from origin.  Notice 04-2015 extends the valid timeframe to within 96 hours of vessel departure. The notice can be found on the below link.
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/biosecurity/import/general-info/ian/15/04-2015

Additional information concerning  the brown marmorated stink bug can be found at the below links.
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/biosecurity/import/general-info/co-reg/acceptable-docs
https://shippingaustralia.com.au/brown-marmorated-stink-bug/

**Update** February 13, 2015**

Effective today 13 February 2015 – "K"Line America has changed the restriction of used title cargo to Port Hueneme.  This is a change from previous announcement dated 10 February 2015. "K"Line will allow used self-propelled cargo to load from Brunswick, Ga., Charleston, Sc. and effect today 13 February 2015 at Port Hueneme, Ca.

Used titled cargo requires that the title and vehicle be delivered to the port a minimum of 72 hours prior to the vessels departure. This is in direct conflict with the Australian fumigation regulation. It will be extremely difficult to coordinate fumigation and cargo delivery to meet both regulations. Please contact Customer Service to discuss what arrangements you are making to meet both requirements.

Vessel delays due to port labor issues, berth congestion or weather which cause a fumigation certificate to become invalid will not be the responsibility of "K" Line. If time permits the cargo may be re-fumigated. "K" Line will make every effort to load your cargo. If cargo rolls due to non-compliant fumigation certificates "K" Line will not be responsible for storage costs or roll fees. "K" Line can not load any cargo to Australia without a valid fumigation certificate. The below link provides information on the acceptable detail that must be included in the fumigation certificate.

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/biosecurity/import/general-info/co-reg/acceptable-docs

**Update** 10 February 2015**

Effective Immediately – "K" Line America is unable to accept any booking for used self-propelled cargo from Port Hueneme, CA., Brunswick, GA., or Charleston, SC. Due to the U.S. Customs regulations requiring self-propelled vehicles to be at the port a minimum of 72 hours prior to vessel departure and the Australian Department of Agriculture requirement that cargo must be fumigated within 72 hours of vessel departure the operational constraints to meet both regulations are not feasible.

"K" Line recognizes the inconvenience this may cause. We are currently evaluating what measures will be taken for cargo which is already on the water destined to Australia. As more information becomes available we will be informing you immediately. Due to this Biosecurity Alert issued by the Australian Department of Agriculture effective immediately today 6 February 2015 "K" Line will be unable to load any break bulk cargo which is at any U.S. port without the Shipper first providing a treatment certificate.

Certificate must be sent to "K" Line's Car Carrier Customer Service at ricbcarcus@us.kline.com or faxed to 800-333-9275.

As new information becomes available this advisory notice will be updated so please check the "K" Line America Website for updates. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Car Carrier Customer Service Department at 1-866-233-6875 opt. 1.


February 6, 2015

Emergency Measures for Break Bulk and Containerized Vehicles, Machinery, Automotive Parts and Tyres

Notice to Industry 03-2015 - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug: emergency measures for break bulk and containerised vehicles, machinery, automotive parts and tyres.
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/biosecurity/import/general-info/ian/15/03-2015

All break bulk cargo including machinery, vehicles, vessels and automotive parts, and containerised vehicles, machinery, automotive parts and tyres shipped from the east coast ports of United States and arriving in Australia from Monday, 23 February 2015, are required to be:

Mandatory treatments must be applied to:

Acceptable pre-shipment treatments include:

All remaining U.S. ports will require fumigation for cargo arriving to Australia from 9 March 2015.

"K" Line recognizes the inconvenience this may cause. We are currently evaluating what measures will be taken for cargo which is already on the water destined to Australia. As more information becomes available we will be informing you immediately. Due to this Biosecurity Alert issued by the Australian Department of Agriculture effective immediately today 6 February 2015 "K"Line will be unable to load any break bulk cargo which is at any U.S. port without the Shipper first providing a treatment certificate.

Certificate must be sent to "K" Line's Car Carrier Customer Service at ricbcarcus@us.kline.com or faxed to 800-333-9275.

As new information becomes available this advisory notice will be updated so please check the "K" Line America Website for updates. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Car Carrier Customer Service Department at 1-866-233-6875 opt. 1.