AFIF Weekly News, Activities & Website Postings – November 30

AFIF – Not for Profit, by the Industry for the Industry

Please find attached PDF Weekly News and Website Postings report (Click)

Here is a BRIEF SUMMARY of the included items:                                                                                                                                

Save the Date – Thursday 23 and Friday 24 May 2019 

AFIF 2019 National Conference and Gala Dinner

Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon Fields                                     

On behalf  of the AFIF Board and the organising sub-committee we are delighted to announce that the AFIF 2019 National Conference and Gala Dinner will be held at the Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon Fields, Victoria.

Details of limited sponsorship and exhibition packages for this exciting 1 day event will be released in the New Year.


DAWR Biosecurity Levy Update - Major Change to Collection Model       

On Wednesday AFIF attended a DAWR Biosecurity Imports Levy Industry Workshop in Canberra. DAWR advised that the proposed Biosecurity Levy of $10.02 per TEU to be collected via a ‘stevedore collection model’ has changed to a levy against vessel owners, operators or their agents. The move away from the stevedore collection model is a positive for industry, though there are significant cost recovery issues for industry in the proposed new model. Full details of the new model, implications for industry and AFIF Comment in Weekly News

DAWR – Major Processing Delays Currently as Result of Systems Issue with S-Cargo for GAS/CAL and BMSB LCL/FAK Containers                                  

This afternoon, DAWR convened and emergency teleconference of the DAWR DCCC to advise of a major system outage affecting sea containers and break bulk cargo from countries listed on the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources’ Country Action List (CAL). There are significant processing delays to affected consignments as DAWR reverts to manual processing.  Full details and DAWR Notice in Weekly News                             

DAWR – Current Notices

NSW Ports $120 million Investment to Boost Rail Capacity at Port Botany - Wharfage Fees Increase $3.08 per TEU from 1 July 2019

NSW Ports is set to invest in ‘on-dock’ rail infrastructure capacity at each of the three container terminals at Port Botany, commencing in 2019.  Investment will be staged, with stevedores being required to invest in rail operating equipment to meet target terminal capacities. To fund the investment, NSW Ports will implement a modest increase of $3.08 per TEU in wharfage fees on full imports and exports from 1 July 2019. Details in Weekly News.

dnata ULD Serviceability – Damaged Equipment / Serviceability Checks

dnata has noticed an increase in the volume of damaged ULDs, pallets and nets in use across the network. Over the next few months dnata will be renewing efforts to identify and take unserviceable equipment out of service as a result. Any cargo tendered on ULDs, pallets or nets deemed unserviceable against the standards may be rejected by us at export acceptance, and in these instances one of our staff will notify the agent and/or airline of the basis for rejection. Notice and Details in Weekly News.

Chain of Responsibility & Heavy Vehicle National Laws & Regulations – Repeated

Open the link in the Weekly News to see and hear the recent AFIF Webinar on Chain of Responsibility Obligations and Liabilities of Freight Forwarders. The AFIF Model Standard Trading Conditions of Contract, also contains updated conditions in relation to IMO SOLAS VGM, Unfair Contracts Legislation and Heavy Vehicle National Law / Chain of Responsibility amendments.  In addition view other links to pages providing full details of all the Laws and State variations. Details in Weekly News. 

Globelink wins Freight Forwarder of the Year at DCN Shipping Industry Awards

Globelink MD and AFIF Director, Jacqui McCombie Celebrates Freight Forwarder of the Year and Women in Shipping and Maritime Logistics Awards

Globelink International Managing Director and AFIF Director Jacqui McCombie celebrated winning 2 Awards at the DCN 23rd Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards.  Globelink International won Freight Forwarder of the Year. Jacqui won Highly Commended Prize in Women in Shipping and Logistics Award. Congratulations Jacqui! Details and photos, plus a full list of all Winners and categories in Weekly News.

Final Call: Up to $7,000 Available for Women’s Leadership Development

Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s transport and logistics sector. Women currently working in the transport and logistics sector have a final opportunity to register their interest in a scholarship worth up to $7,000 to support participation in a leadership development program. Funding must be apportioned by the end of 2018 and it is unsure when these grants will be available again. Details and Expression of Interest Form in Weekly News


DHL Research shows 75% of Companies Believe Investment in Ground Transportation will Directly Support their Company Growth

DHL research shows 75% of companies believe investment in ground transportation will directly support their company growth. A DHL report reveals that the fast-paced evolution underway in the sector is changing the way that shippers think when purchasing a transportation solution. The global survey of transport buyers and operations professionals found that 83% of businesses are willing to pay more for better and value-added services as long as they provide a measureable return on their investment. Details in Weekly News


Transport Surcharges – Everything You Need to Know – Free Breakfast Seminar – Wednesday 6 December - AFIF Members Invited

Transport Surcharges - Many businesses object to them and/or the manner in which they are imposed. Once imposed, businesses are faced with the further dilemma of whether and how to pass them on further down the chain. At each step, businesses run the risk of legal challenges based on misleading or deceptive conduct, unfair contract terms and cartel laws. Holding Redlich will be holding a Free Breakfast Seminar on Wednesday 6 December to discuss this topic. AFIF Members are invited. More details in Weekly News

Save the Date – Thursday 23 and Friday 24 May 2019

AFIF 2019 National Conference and Gala Dinner

Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon Fields 


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

DAWR – Biosecurity Levy Update - $10.02 per TEU – Major Change to Collection Model

Combined Airport East and North Projects - Weekly Update WC 2 December

Seminar invite reminder: Transport surcharges – everything you need to know

Holding Redlich Weekly Brief - 28 November 2018

DP World - Severe weather warning for NSW: damaging winds and heavy rainfall

TT Talk – Global Cargo Theft Intelligence

Patrick Sydney Autostrad Terminal - Severe weather warning 28/11/18

BMSB Update - November 2018

Combined Airport East and North Projects - Weekly Update WC 25 November

Qantas Freight Customer e-News

Patrick Sydney Autostrad Terminal - high winds 23/11/18 **update**

AFIF Weekly News, Activities & Website Postings – November 22



AFIF Training Schedule for 2018

View upcoming training course dates for 2018 in the Weekly News (full schedule on AFIF Website)Upcoming Courses listed in the Weekly News.


2019 IATA Publications – 60th Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations - ORDER NOW

The 2019, 60th Edition of the DGR and associated products are now available. Note the 59th Edition will be out of date and cannot be used after 1 January 2019.  To place your order now for the 2019 (60th) Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and all other current IATA Publications click on the link in Weekly News.

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  Read Full details in Weekly News

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