AFIF Weekly News, Activities & Website Postings October 19, 2018

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Here is a BRIEF SUMMARY of the included items:   

   DCN 23rd Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards

STOP PRESS: LAST CHANCE!!

Nominations should have closed… but enter over the Weekend and your entry will still be considered!!

Come on Freight Forwarders - you’ve done a great job. Nominate yourselves for an Award!!

The Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards, proudly sponsored by NSW Ports will be holding their Annual Gala Dinner and Awards presentation night, to be held in the Grand Ballroom, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, on Thursday 22 November, bringing the industry together. To book your place at the event, please visit the awards website. More details in Weekly News.

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

AFIF has been in regular discussion with DAWR who have produced a number of updates to webpages and commentary. Details in Weekly News.

GST: Update on Changes for Members and their Customers

The GST rules that apply to freight forwarders are complex, including new GST rules that apply in this area.  This article summarises the GST rules that apply to members’ customers. Full article in Weekly News.

Australian Airports Air Freight Statistics

Statistics are provided courtesy of MariTrade. The website is owned, maintained and updated monthly by Maritrade. International Trade Data released by the ABS is converted into tailored reports using MariTrade’s in-house freight databases. Full Stats in Weekly News.

The Australian Border Force (ABF) has a new website: www.abf.gov.au

The new ABF website will continue to be developed in the coming months to include additional trade, traveller and customs information and services. Full article in Weekly News.

Women’s Leadership Development Scholarships Now Available

Building on the significant developmental momentum achieved during #100daysforchange, Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s transport and logistics sector. More details in Weekly News.

DP World Authorised Stop-Work Meetings Tuesday 23 October

Please be advised that there will be an approved stop work meetings in Melbourne & Sydney on Tuesday 23 October 2018 from 9.30am - 2.00pm.  More details in Weekly News.

Heavy Vehicle National Law and Regulations and Chain of Responsibility

We have been talking a lot about these laws lately, particularly as they relate to the Chain of Responsibility and its impact on all businesses.  The referenced pages relate provide full details of all the laws and explains state variations.

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 late October 2018. To place your order now click on the link  IATA PUBLICATIONS  Your order will be sent as soon as the Publications become available and payment has been made.

West Gate Tunnel Project, Melbourne - Traffic Impacts 18 - 25 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

Sydney Airport East Project Road work: Intersection Botany Road / Wentworth Avenue, Mascot

Updates on traffic impacts associated with Sydney East Airport Project. Details in Weekly News

IATA CASS Link Communique on Communication for Cargo Agents

IATA has advised AFIF of an IATA Communique released in CASSLink on Communication for Cargo Agents.  Link in Weekly News

INTERNATIONAL

FIATA Publishes Best Practices to Enhance Container Shipping - Repeated

At the FIATA Congress 2018 in Delhi last week, the Sea Cargo Working Group of the Multi-Modal Transport Institute announced the release of a Discussion Paper on ‘Best Practice Guide focusing on container detention and demurrage issues’. FIATA Announcement and Link in Weekly News

EVENTS 

DCN 23rd Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards  

The Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards, proudly sponsored by NSW Ports will be holding their Annual Gala Dinner and Awards presentation night, to be held in the Grand Ballroom, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, on Thursday 22 November, bringing together a large cross-section of the industry. To book your place at the event, please visit the awards.

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

AFIF SERVICES AND PRODUCTS

TRAINING

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.

IATA and OAG PUBLICATIONS

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 afif@afif.asn.au  Read Full details in Weekly News

Thanks for your continued involvement and support!    

AFIF Team