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9 Sep 2021

Staff Spotlight: Charlotte Mudgway

Many of you have probably had the pleasure talking to our customer service assistant and on-the-job trainee at McHugh & Eastwood, Charlotte Mudgway. Charlotte’s role includes booking new shipments, monitoring schedules, advising on best methods to maximise freight spend and of course, ensuring full customer satisfaction.  Charlotte is a serious asset to the McHugh & […]

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26 Aug 2021

The Global Shipping Crisis – how and why Australia will be impacted

The term ‘unprecedented’ has never been so overused than right now, and that’s no exception for the global freight industry. 

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16 Aug 2021

Meidong Port Closure Update

Major Ningbo terminal shutdowns following COVID outbreak Last Wednesday, the Meidong container terminal in Ningbo port suspended operations after a worker tested positive to COVID-19.  The closure of the terminal, which handles about a quarter of the port’s total volume, marks the second major closure in China this year, after Yantian Port closed back in […]

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13 Aug 2021

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Regulations 2021/2022

The Department of Agriculture have released new measures in response to the upcoming brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) season 2021/2022, with the measures to come into effect on the 1st September. These updated regulations are set to be in place until the 30th April 2022, and come with a hefty fee if not complied with! […]

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22 Jul 2021

Top 5 Most Commonly Asked Freighting Questions

When freighting goods internationally, there are a lot of factors that come into play – from shipping rates, to documentation, to different countries’ import/export restrictions. To make life a little bit easier, we’ve rundown the most commonly asked freighting questions, that will help you out when you’re organising your next shipment. Need more specialised help? […]

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16 Jul 2021

Staff Spotlight: David Kozik

Meet McHugh & Eastwood’s Regional Sales Manager for NSW + QLD  Our first Mchugh & Eastwood staff spotlight is none other than David Kozik.  David joined the McHugh & Eastwood team in 2019, working for two years developing international business, before heading up our latest office in Brisbane, where he now works as regional sales […]

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Khapra Beetle Spray

9 Jul 2021

Important New Sea Container Regulations: Khapra Beetle Treatment

KHAPRA BEETLE TREATMENT FOR SEA CONTAINERS Urgent actions are being taken on sea containers to protect Australia from the Khapra beetle, which poses an enormous threat to Australia’s exporting industry.  The Khapra beetle is Australia’s number one plant priority pest for grain, as it destroys grain quality making it unfit for human and animal consumption. […]

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21 Jun 2021

What is ITAR Compliance?

What is ITAR Compliance?  ITAR, short for the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, are a set of rules and regulations enforced by the United States which must be followed when dealing with defence-related products across the supply chain.  Why are there ITAR regulations?  The purpose of ITAR regulations is to ensure that products aren’t sold […]

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11 Jun 2021

Major Shipping Delays Expected After COVID-19 Outbreak in South China

In addition to the current global container imbalance, the shipping industry and global supply chain have been hit by yet another crisis, after China’s recent Covid outbreak in Guangdong Province resulted in major delays across the region’s busiest ports. The Yantian, Shekou and Nansha ports were shut down at the end of May, after mass […]

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