AFIF Weekly News, Activities & Website Postings – September 27

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

Here is a BRIEF SUMMARY of the included items:  

Save the Date – Tuesday 9 October, 2pm.

AFIF presents: AFIF Members Free Webinar on Chain of Responsibility Obligations and Liabilities of Freight Forwarders – Directors, Managers and Staff

“On 1 October 2018, the Heavy Vehicle National Law will be amended to provide that every party in the heavy vehicle transport supply chain has a duty to ensure the safety of their transport activities.” Further to previous AFIF member updates and the CoR Legal Session at AFIF 2018 Conference in May, AFIF will be presenting a Free Webinar Update for AFIF Members on the Heavy Vehicle National Law – Chain of Responsibility – which comes into force on 1 October 2018. Details and Pre-Registration in Weekly News

CoR Example - NSW Police Force, Traffic and Highway Patrol Command M5 Truck Accident Report

NSW Police Force Report on the major truck crash on 19 September which closed the M5 for 16 hours.  The follow up visit to the freight forwarder/transport company by a number of NSW Police Traffic Task Force Officers and the Roads and Maritime Heavy Vehicle Inspectors and what they discovered. Implications for Industry. Details in Weekly News

IATA Dangerous Goods 60th Edition 2019 – PRE-ORDER NOW AVAILABLE

The 2019, 60th Edition of the DGR and associated products are now available for PRE-ORDER. Expected delivery is mid-late October 2018. 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 2019 (60th) Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and all other current IATA Publications click on the link - IATA PUBLICATIONS  Your order will be sent as soon as the Publications become available and payment has been made. 


DP World Infrastructure Access Charge Increases Effective 1 January 2019

DP World Australia announced yesterday an increase in the Infrastructure Access Charge (IAC) in all ports, effective 1 January 2019. In addition, DPWA will adjust a number of Container Terminal Ancillary Charges that will apply at each Terminal from 1 January 2019. Full details of the significant increases and links to the new schedules in Weekly News

DP World Fee Increases - AFIF Comment - The Shifting Sands of Stevedore Revenue

DP World Australia is continuing the journey to a rebalanced revenue recovery from waterside to landside, to ensure a sustainable future in an increasingly competitive market” DP World extract. Once again, AFIF reports on the inexorable rise in fees being applied at the stevedore landside interface. AFIF commentary on the principle of the fees, including the ACCC review and position in the Weekly News.

DP World – Our Cranes in the Media

As DP World announced increased infrastructure access charges and ancillary charges, the DPWA Media team were promoting the arrival of 5 new quay cranes for their terminals in Fremantle, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, part of a $180 million investment in the past 12 months. More details, photos and links in Weekly News

DP World Cranes Delivery Arrival Schedule and Terminal Arrangements 

DP World Australia's Fremantle, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne terminals are scheduled to receive delivery of five ZPMC cranes in September and October 2018. Details of the proposed timings and impacts at the terminals in the Weekly News.

DAWR – Final Seasonal Measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) – 1 September 2018-30 April 2019 – UPDATE

NO ENTRY - First Untreated Breakbulk Consignment en-route to Australia Refused Entry by DAWR

AFIF has been advised of an untreated breakbulk consignment of target high risk goods from a high risk country currently en-route to Australia which DAWR has refused permission to unload in Australia. The cargo hold containing the breakbulk cargo has been sealed off and the cargo in other holds will be permitted to be unloaded at a yet to be determined port, subject to DAWR officers inspecting the vessel for evidence of BMSB and clearing the vessel for unloading. What’s next, details in Weekly News

BEWARE - Untreated Target High Risk Goods as Breakbulk Cargo or in Open Sided Containers will NOT be treated ONSHORE and will remain on the Vessel

DAWR has re-iterated to industry that untreated target high risk goods shipped as breakbulk cargo, or in open sided containers will NOT be treated ONSHORE and will remain on the Vessel. The vessel will not be permitted to discharge this affected cargo, which will have to be taken to another country for OFFSHORE treatment at a DAWR approved treatment facility.

DAWR Notice on LCL & FAK Containers BMSB Management

Further to previous AFIF updates in bulletins and AFIF Weekly News, DAWR has issued a Notice to Industry, on the BMSB management of LCL & FAK Containers. Details of the DAWR Notice and AFIF explanatory commentary on how it will work in practice and what Master Consolidators need to know in the Weekly News.

BMSB Final Seasonal Measures FAQs Document Released

AFIF has been in constant contact with DAWR following up on the list of BMSB FAQs. The long awaited BMSB FAQ document has been released by DAWR and can be located on the BMSB page on DAWR website. Link in Weekly News

DAWR BMSB Approved Offshore Treatment Providers is now 120, with 9 in Singapore

There are currently 120 DAWR approved OFFSHORE treatment providers, with 30 applications in progress and others requiring further information. There are 9 BMSB Approved Providers in Singapore. Details in Weekly News

Further BMSB Seasonal Measures Information

Further information on BMSB Seasonal Measures, including Offshore treatments and providers, DAWR action on fraudulent fumigation certificates and relevant DAWR links are in the Weekly News

DAWR – AEPCOMM and AEI Import Declaration Requirements for Lodging Entries Impacted by BMSB Risk Season 

Processes for lodging import declarations in the Integrated Cargo System (ICS) have changed to streamline clearance of target high risk goods from target risk countries. This includes the expansion of the Automatic Entry Processing for Commodities Approved Arrangement (AEPCOMM AA) and introduction of Entity Identifier numbers (AEI) for approved offshore BMSB treatment providers. Details and Notice in Weekly News

DAWR – Current Notices – Links in Weekly News

Home Affairs-ABF – IT Issues with ICS This Week

ABF have been having IT issues with ICS the past 2 days, specifically EFT Reports and ICS User Access. ABF believe they are one-offs and being resolved. Details in Weekly News

Home Affairs–ABF Current Notices – Links in Weekly News

Manufacturer and Freight Forwarder said by US Court to be Responsible for ‘MSC Flaminia’ Containership Explosion

A US court has said that an explosion aboard the container ship MSC Flaminia in 2012 which killed three crewmembers and severely injured two more was the result of the way the manufacturer and freight forwarder of a potentially hazardous cargo stored it prior to loading. The vessel was severely damaged and thousands of containers were destroyed. This recent article highlights the potential exposures faced by forwarders, and their customers, for not properly informing carriers of cargo handling requirements. Freight forwarders who ship dangerous goods by sea are required to be IMDG accredited. AFIF provides accredited IMDG training. Details in Weekly News

NSW Freight and Ports Plan 2018-23 Released

This week, the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, The Hon. Melinda Jane Pavey, MP launched the NSW Freight and Ports Plan 2018-2023, which supports the NSW Government's long-term vision for Transport in NSW, and aligns with the NSW Government's state wide land use and infrastructure plans. The amount of freight moved through NSW is set to grow by 28 percent to more than 618 million tonnes by 2036. To support this, the NSW Freight and Ports Plan 2018-2023 provides more than 70 initiatives for increasing capacity on the existing network, including building new infrastructure. Details and links to the plan in Weekly News

Sydney Airport Precinct Roads Upgrade – Airport East & Airport North Projects Works – Roadworks and more Roadworks! – Repeated

Following the announcement of the Sydney Gateway project which will run from the WestConnex interchange at St Peters, (currently under construction) to Sydney Airport and closer to Port Botany. The project, slated for completion in 2023, will also require major work to existing roads in the area, including the Airport East and Airport North Projects. Full details of these changes including maps in the Weekly News

West Gate Tunnel Project, Melbourne - Traffic Impacts 27 September - 4 October

There are several updates on traffic impacts associated with the construction of the West Gate Tunnel Project. Details including road diversions and closures in Weekly News


FIATA World Congress 2018 Delhi, India is Underway - AFIF in Attendance

AFIF is in attendance at the FIATA World Congress which is underway this week in Delhi, India. AFIF is represented at the Congress by - AFIF Chairman Paul Golland - FIATA Chairman of the Advisory Body, International Affairs and Member, Air Freight Institute of FIATA and AFIF CEO Brian Lovell - Vice-Chairman elect of the FIATA Advisory Body, Safety and Security (ABSS). A DCN interview with Brian Lovell on what’s planned at the FIATA Congress in the Weekly News.

FIATA e-flash No 183 - 17 September 2018 – Repeated

FIATA has released FIATA e-Flash No 183 – 17 September 2018. Link in Weekly News

DCN 23rd Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards –

Freight Forwarder of the Year Award – Have you Nominated Your Company

The call is out for nominations ahead of the 23rd instalment of the Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards, to be held in the Grand Ballroom, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth on Thursday 22 November. Categories include Freight Forwarder of the year and Customs Broker of the year. There are 2 new Awards added this year - Women in Shipping & Maritime Logistics Award and Gender Diversity Award. Nominations close on 19 October. Further details and links to nomination, sponsorship and bookings in Weekly News


SAFC/ICHCA Australia Conference 2018 - Future Freight: Embracing Change Wednesday 31 Oct & Thursday 1 Nov 2018

South Australia Freight Council (SAFC) and the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) Australia, cordially invite you to bring your colleagues, staff and customers to the Future Freight: Embracing Change Conference to be jointly hosted at the Adelaide Convention Centre on 31 October and 1 November 2018. Details of the program and link in Weekly News


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

DAWR Notice on LCL & FAK Containers BMSB Management and FAQs List

Combined Airport East and North Projects - Weekly Update WC 23 September and Airport Precinct Update

AFIF Weekly News, Activities & Website Postings – September 20



AFIF Training Schedule for 2018

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

All October 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 for PRE-ORDER.  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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