Weekly News, Activities & Website Postings –  30 January 2020

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IATA Dangerous Goods 60th Edition is Out of Date

IATA Dangerous Goods 2020 61st Edition – ORDER NOW – In Stock - Immediate Delivery

The 2020 61st Edition of the DGR and associated products are now available IN STOCK.

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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Your order will be sent as soon as the Publications become available and payment has been made.

Save the Date – Friday 29 May 2020

AFIF 2020 National Conference and Gala Dinner

Novotel Sydney – Brighton Beach

On behalf of the AFIF Board and the organising sub-committee we are delighted to announce that the AFIF 2020 National Conference and Gala Dinner will be held in Sydney at the Novotel Sydney, Brighton Beach, on Friday 29th May 2020. The 1 Day program will be focussed on providing vital important content and speakers tackling the topics and issues members need. The 2020 Conference organising committee are planning an engaging interactive conference, followed by a sensational gala dinner in the evening.

Details of limited sponsorship and exhibition packages for this exciting 1 day event will be released in the New Year.  Circle Friday 29 May 2020 in your diary, it’s shaping up again to be the annual industry event not to be missed and we’re hoping to see you there!  Of course we will also be hosting a Welcome Reception on the evening of May 28th.

Vale - Michael James Hawes

With sad regret, we inform members that Michael James Hawes passed away on Sunday January 26th. (B:10/1/1962). Michael is survived by his partner Rhonda Atkinson and his sons Joshua and David.

We have been granted permission to release the funeral details as follows:

Tuesday 4th Feb 2020, 10.30am

St Bernadette’s Catholic Church

Gardenia Grove

Lalor Park, NSW 2147

Further details on Michael’s legacy, career and a tribute from Peter Wrigley, Director ACF in the Weekly News.

 

NEWS & ACTIVITIES

Shortage of Methyl Bromide Gas in Singapore - Consolidators Affected – Update

As reported in last week’s AFIF Weekly News, a global shortage of methyl bromide and the high volume of transit container cargoes requiring treatment / re-treatment at Singapore has impacted supply. Re-stocking of supplies are expected from 7 February but may not recover until the end of March 2020. Industry is requested to assist by limiting requests for methyl bromide treatment to urgent items. AFIF approached DoA Offshore Treatment Compliance Team on behalf of members who handle FCLs or consolidate FAK/LCL shipments through Singapore - and use it as a hub and treat the LCL shipments and FAK or FCL Containers there - with 2 options to consider. Details and DoA response in Weekly News.

DoA – Methyl Bromide Shortage in Singapore – IAN 09-2020  

DoA has released a Notice on the Methyl Bromide shortage in Singapore. Full Notice and Link in Weekly News

DoA – Master Consolidator Newsletter for the 2019-20 BMSB season - Edition #3, 28 January 2020  

DoA has released the latest edition of the Master Consolidators Newsletter No 3 which includes information on Lodging a declaration – A container can only have one declaration type. Link to Newsletter in Weekly News

DoA – Current Notices - in Weekly News

Home Affairs-ABFGuide to the Free Trade Agreement between Australia and Hong Kong, China (A-HKFTA) – Entered into Force 17 January 2020

Further to the announcement last week’s AFIF Weekly News, the Free Trade Agreement between Australia and Hong Kong, China (A-HKFTA) entered into force on 17 January. All the information on the A-HKFTA is included in a Guide, which is available on the ABF website. Links and details in Weekly News 

ABF – Melbourne Men Jailed Over Organised Crime Investigation  

Two men have been sentenced on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 over their roles in attempting to import and traffic more than 33 kilograms of cocaine, MDMA and ketamine into Australia in 2017. In addition to a large quantity of drugs, Investigators located and seized a Lamborghini, more than $160,000 in cash, money-counting machines and hydraulic drug press machines. The pair pleaded guilty to their involvement in an international drug syndicate that was using cryptocurrency and the dark web to import and traffic illicit drugs into Australia, through approximately 140 international mail items addressed to 25 post office boxes and parcel lockers across Melbourne. Full details in Weekly News

dnata and Toll Deliver Air Cargo Expertise to Western Sydney International Airport

Western Sydney Airport has partnered with an additional two freight industry leaders, dnata and Toll Group, to collaborate on the design of its freight precinct, adding to the 10 freight industry partners already signed up.  Details on the signing of the MoU and photo in Weekly News

ACCC – Views Sought on Competition Exemption for Liner Shipping - Repeated     

Part X of the Competition and Consumer Act permits liner shipping operators to enter into agreements with each other about commercial matters such as freight rates, the vessels to be used, and the quantity and kinds of cargo carried on particular trade routes. The 2015 Harper Review recommended that Part X exemption be repealed and the ACCC develop a class exemption for liner shipping agreements. The ACCC is seeking comments on a possible class exemption for liner shipping from competition laws, in a discussion paper released this week. ACCC Discussion Paper link with all of the details in Weekly News

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

FIATA e-Flash No 216 – 27 January 2020

FIATA has issued its FIATA e-Flash No 216 – 27 January 2020 covering a range of global trade matters. Link in Weekly News

IATA – Statement on Coronavirus Outbreak in Wuhan (China)

IATA is closely monitoring developments related to the Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan (China) and is actively engaged with the World Health Organization (WHO) Secretariat, ICAO and the US Centers for Disease Control. WHO is advising measures to limit the risk of export or import of the disease, without unnecessary restrictions on international traffic. Airlines are prepared to work with public health authorities when there are outbreaks of communicable diseases with well-developed standards and best practices. Further details and link to WHO website in Weekly News

Australian Department of Health - Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Australia is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Find out more about novel coronavirus and links in Weekly News.

Coronavirus Outbreak in Wuhan – Implications for Trade and Industry

Andrew Hudson, Rigby Cooke Lawyers, has written an interesting commentary on the likely implications for trade and industry of a widespread outbreak of the Coronavirus. Details in the Weekly News

EVENTS 

Save the Date – Friday 29 May 2020

AFIF 2020 National Conference and Gala Dinner

Novotel Sydney – Brighton Beach

On behalf of the AFIF Board and the organising sub-committee we are delighted to announce that the AFIF 2020 National Conference and Gala Dinner will be held in Sydney at the Novotel Sydney, Brighton Beach, on Friday 29th May 2020. The 1 Day program will be focussed on providing vital important content and speakers tackling the topics and issues members need. The 2020 Conference organising committee are planning an engaging interactive conference, followed by a sensational gala dinner in the evening.

Details of limited sponsorship and exhibition packages for this exciting 1 day event will be released in the New Year.  Circle Friday 29 May 2020 in your diary, it’s shaping up again to be the annual industry event not to be missed and we’re hoping to see you there!  Of course we will also be hosting a Welcome Reception on the evening of May 28th.

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

AFIF Weekly News, Activities & Website Postings – 23 January 2020

DoA - Changes to Service Standards for Inspection Bookings - IAN 07-2020

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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.

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

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 –

IATA Dangerous Goods 60th Edition is Out of Date

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

The 2020 61st Edition of the DGR and associated products are available IN STOCK.

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:

IATA PUBLICATIONS (click)

Your order will be sent as soon as the Publications become available and payment has been made.

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