Weekly News, Activities & Website Postings –  21 November 2019

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NEWS & ACTIVITIES

 

Home Affairs Industry Summit – AFIF Attends

This week, AFIF and over 450 industry representatives attended the Home Affairs Portfolio’s annual Industry Summit. Industry representatives participated in Summit workshops to learn more of the Department’s plans to continue improving processes, policies and programs including areas of: customs and border modernisation - Modern Slavery Act and supply chains - trade enforcement and black economy - aviation and maritime security in 2030 - countering foreign interference - protecting Australia's critical infrastructure and systems, including cyber security - tackling disaster risk - increasing  resilience to terrorism. AFIF met personally with Assistant Minister for Customs, Jason Wood who appreciated AFIF members support and emphasised ABF’s role is not just protecting the border but also building a positive relationship with business. More details in Weekly News

ABF – Cutting-edge 3D Scan Technology Rolled Out to Protect the Border

ABF and the Department of Home Affairs have installed a new high-tech 3D scanning machine at the Melbourne International Mail Gateway Facility, bolstering the ABF’s ability to detect prohibited items – including explosives – arriving through the international mail. The machine, known as a 3D Computed Tomography (CT) scanner, will be trialled until March 2020. The trial forms part of a larger $294 million Government security initiative to strengthen security at airports, international mail and air cargo facilities. Report in Weekly News

ABF – Current Notices & News - in Weekly News

Qantas Freight Scanning Deliveries of Import Freight Pick Ups from Monday 18 November – Update of Roll-Out  

Qantas Freight commenced scanning deliveries of import freight to freight forwarders as of Monday 18th November.  The process entails scanning AWB bar-code labels on the freight as it is loaded onto the driver’s vehicle. AFIF spoke to Darren Johnson, Acting Regional Terminal Manager VIC/ACT/TAS again today and was advised that the national roll-out of the program is operating well overall. There have been a few software bugs being ironed out and effectively 75% of freight is being delivered by scanning, the balance is reverting to i-Pad and App as and when necessary. Qantas reports the scanning has increased the speed of deliveries and full 100% scanning of deliveries is imminent. Details in Weekly News

dnata Australia Awarded WHO - GDP Certification

Certification recognises the CTO’s capabilities in handling healthcare products

dnata advises they are the first Cargo Terminal Operator in Australia to be awarded WHO (World Health Organisation) - Good Distribution Practices (GDP) Certification by SGS. SGS is a globally recognised leader in certification of the pharmaceutical, IVD & medical devices sector. Australia is an important origin and destination market for pharma, IVD & medical devices cargo. The WHO - GDP Certification demonstrates dnata’s commitment to the healthcare air freight supply chain. Details in Weekly News

DP World - MUA Annual General Meeting (AGM) Stop Work Meetings    

All DP World Australia terminals will have four-hour approved stop work meetings to allow MUA members to attend their AGM.  The details of the stop work meetings on Tuesday 26 and Thursday 28 November for each terminal are in the Weekly News.

DoA – Department of Agriculture Biosecurity Treatment Conditions – What You Need to Know About Your Regulatory Obligations Industry Information Sessions

DoA is hosting a series of industry information sessions to advise treatment providers (specifically methyl bromide and sulfuryl fluoride fumigators, and heat treatment operators) as well as any other interested stakeholders on: complying with the department’s treatment methodologies; how to avoid non-compliance; new approved arrangement (AA) conditions; BMSB specific treatment requirements. In particular the session will cover: consignment suitability, monitoring line and temperature sensor placement, packaging and wrapping, recording of information to demonstrate that each treatment complies with the requirements. Details, sessions and Registration in Weekly News

DoA Notice – Consignments Treated Offshore Prior to Approval Under Offshore BMSB Treatment Providers Scheme 

DoA has identified that a German offshore treatment provider, Bertram GmbH (AEI DE4004SB), has conducted approximately seventy BMSB treatments prior to their 2019-20 registration approval under the Offshore BMSB Treatment Providers Scheme. The company was approved on 12 November 2019. To address this non-compliance and to ensure that any potential biosecurity risk is adequately addressed, the affected consignments will require re-treatment on arrival in Australia or export where the consignment is not suitable for re-treatment onshore. Notice and further details in Weekly News

DoA – Current Notices - in Weekly News

AMSD – Strengthened Aviation Security Requirements - Piece-level Examination for Domestic Air Cargo – Repeated  

AFIF Members accredited as RACAs or AACAs will be aware of the intention of AMSD to extend EACE piece-level screening to domestic air cargo. AMSD has advised AFIF of confirmation of piece-level screening from 1 July 2020 and progress. Details in Weekly News

Port of Melbourne Releases 30 Years Development Strategy for Consultation – Repeated  

The Port of Melbourne has released its 30-year Port Development Strategy 2050 (2050 PDS) for consultation. Port of Melbourne CEO, Brendan Bourke says the 2050 PDS is a roadmap for the future development of the Port and outlines 10 key projects that will improve capacity at the Port and respond to the needs of a growing Victoria. A key part of the 2050 PDS is a transformative rail project to improve landside transport connections for industry. Details and AFIF Comment in Weekly News

Hire a Trainee - the Easy Way!

There has been a recent surge in interest in the international trade, transport and logistics industry thanks to the Make Your Move campaign funded by the International Trade Development Fund (ITDFund). The campaign has reached over 1.2 million young people across a range of online and offline channels. Traineeships are a proven, and very cost-effective way to grow the capabilities of your business and create a life-changing opportunity for a young person.  You can find out all of the information about how to hire a Trainee and engage a Registered Training Organisation (Self Managed Traineeship), or about how to access Industry Managed Traineeships via a new industry search tool – details in Weekly News

Air Cargo Liability Limits Increase from 19 to 22 SDRs from 28 December 2019 – Repeated

Every 5 years the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) conducts a review of the Montreal Convention's liability limits based on inflation. Following ICAO’s review this year, ICAO has proposed a 13.9% increase to the current limits of liability. Relevantly for AFIF Members, the limit in relation to cargo will increase from 19 SDRs (approximately A$37.92) to 22 SDRs (approximately A$43.91) per kilogram of cargo lost or damaged. This revision will take effect from 28 December 2019. Details including implications for members in Weekly News.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

FIATA e-Flash No 212 – 18 November 2019

FIATA has issued its FIATA e-Flash No 212 – 18 November 2019 covering a range of global trade matters. Link in Weekly News

IATA – September Air Freight Volumes Remain Weak    

IATA released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), decreased by 4.5% in September 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the eleventh consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes, the longest period since the global financial crisis in 2008. Asia-Pacific airlines saw demand for air freight contract by 4.9% in September 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. Air freight capacity increased by 2.7% over the past year.  Details in Weekly News

EVENTS 

AFIF Annual General Meeting – Thursday 21 November 2019 

AFIF is pleased to announce the AFIF Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 21 November 2019 at Bonnie Doon Golf Club, Banks Avenue, Pagewood, commencing at 4.30pm.  Meeting papers have been circulated to Members.  Links and details in the item at the top of the News Bulletin above.

AFIF WEBSITE WEEKLY POSTINGS SUMMARY

In accordance with AFIF Communications Procedures, we have been posting relevant News and Updates on the AFIF Website. Links in Weekly News

DP World - MUA Annual General Meeting (AGM) Stop Work Meetings

AFIF Weekly News, Activities & Website Postings – 14 November 2019

Hire a Trainee - the Easy Way!

AFIF SERVICES AND PRODUCTS 

TRAINING

AFIF Training Schedule 

As part of our commitment to this industry, AFIF offers a wide range of regulatory and non-regulatory training for Forwarders and other parties in the International supply chain. Please click on the relevant course link to view more details of 2019 dates and locations in the Weekly News. View upcoming training course dates in the Weekly News (full schedule on AFIF Website)Upcoming Courses listed in the Weekly News.

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IMDG (Dangerous Goods by Sea) Training Validity/Expiry   

If you or your staff hold IMDG Certification under IMDG Code 2016, the expiry date is 31st December 2019 - then you must complete a 1 day IMDG Re-certification course BEFORE 31 December 2019, to remain certified.  Failure to do so will require undertaking the 2 day IMDG (Dangerous Goods by Sea) Full Acceptance Course. Full details and AFIF Training Courses links in Weekly News

IATA & OAG PUBLICATIONS 

2019 IATA Publications – 61st Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations ORDER NOW - In Stock – Immediate Delivery      

The 2020 61st Edition of the DGR and associated products are now available for ORDER 

Order Now for Immediate Delivery

There are a large number of changes in the new edition of the IATA DGR Manual so make sure you order your new copy to reflect these changes.

To place your order now for the 2020 61st Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and all other current IATA Publications click on the link below:

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Reminder:  AFIF Model Standard Trading Conditions of Contract Updated – Free to AFIF Members  

The AFIF Model Standard Trading Conditions of Contract, contains updated conditions in relation to IMO SOLAS VGM, Unfair Contracts Legislation and Heavy Vehicle National Law - Chain of Responsibility amendments.  AFIF Members can obtain their copy and the accompanying User Guide as an included benefit of their AFIF Membership by contacting afif@afif.asn.au  Read Full details in Weekly News

Thanks for your continued involvement and support!     

AFIF Team