AFIF Weekly News, Activities & Website Postings June 7, 2018

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AFIF 2018 National Conference Speakers Presentations & Evaluation Survey

Following a successful AFIF 2018 National Conference, we would like to receive your feedback on the Conference – the new 1 Day format, city location, Conference content and Gala Dinner. We will be distributing the AFIF 2018 National Conference Evaluation Survey to delegates and Members tomorrow. Your feedback is valuable in helping us to make the AFIF National Conference a bigger and better event each year.

Speakers Presentations will be uploaded to the AFIF 2018 Conference Website tomorrow.

International Freight Forwarding and Customs Broking 2018 Industry Snapshot Released

The 2018 International Freight Forwarding & Customs Broking Industry Snapshot has been released by HLB Mann Judd, AFIF and Front-Line Resources-My Freight Career Group. Printed Copies of the report are available from AFIF – Contact  Link to Weblink Version in the Weekly News


Office of Transport Security Name Change 

OTS has been renamed as the Aviation and Maritime Security Division of Infrastructure, Transport Security and Customs Group, Department of Home Affairs. AFIF has not been advised of a formal acronym for the new Department name and given it is quite long, for now we will refer to the Department as ‘AMSD’. 

Dep’t of Home Affairs and Australian Border Force Organisation Charts 

The latest Organisation Charts have been released, outlining the Senior Management structure in Dep’t of Home Affairs and Australian Border Force, including Aviation and Maritime Security Division of Infrastructure, Transport Security and Customs Group, Department of Home Affairs (AMSD) Links in Weekly News

AMSD (OTS) – 2018 Aviation and Maritime Security Awareness Survey

The Department of Home Affairs is conducting a survey on aviation and maritime security awareness training. The purpose of the 2018 Aviation and Maritime Security Awareness Survey is to assess the level of security awareness of staff working at Australia’s security regulated airports, maritime ports and air cargo facilities. The survey has 14 multiple-choice questions for staff, should take around 10 minutes to complete, and will be open until Monday 18 June 2018. More information and Link to the Survey in Weekly News

AMSD – 100% Piece-level Screening of ALL International Export Air Cargo from 1 March 2019.  Serious Implications for Industry - Repeated 

At AFIF 2018 Conference, AMSD affirmed the Government’s decision to expand the current ACE level screening conducted by the CTOs on all cargo, to 100% piece-level screening to all international destinations from 1 March 2019. The presentation by Anita Langford of AMSD and panel discussion by CTO and AMI representatives highlighted serious implications for industry. Details of the issues in Weekly News.

‘YM Efficiency’ Berths at Port Botany

Vessel Yang Ming (YM) Efficiency which lost 83 containers overboard and 26 damaged on board, docked at DP World Australia’s Sydney Terminal in Port Botany, yesterday Wednesday 6 June 2018. As the relevant authorities conduct their investigations, the exact impact to port operations will be known and assessed in due course. Yang Ming Australia and DP World have issued updates in Weekly News.

What to do if you have Cargo Lost or Damaged on ‘YM Efficiency’- Containers Overboard! How can I Efficiently Protect my Rights – ‘YM Efficiency’

AFIF received advice from Insurance and Legal Advisors on what action to take if you have cargo lost or damaged on ‘YM Efficiency’. Full details in Weekly News

dnata - Minor Disruption to Acceptance & Deliveries on 11 June

dnata has advised of a Minor Disruption to Acceptance & Deliveries on 11 June 2018 due to a Cargo Management System Upgrade. Notice in the Weekly News

China Customs Advance Manifest (CCAM) Regulation – Inbound Cargo To/Via Chinese Mainland – Effective 1 June 2018 – Air Cargo – Repeated   

Further to the Notice of the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China No. 56 of 2017 (Announcement on Adjusting Matters Concerning the Inward and Outward Transport Vehicles and Manifest Supervision of Water and Air Transport) Qantas and CCN have provided an update of the requirements for air cargo. Members should consult their software provider for system updates. Full details in Weekly News.

China Customs Advance Manifest (CCAM) Regulation – Inbound Cargo To/Via Chinese Mainland – Effective 1 June 2018 – Ocean Cargo – Repeated

Further to the Notice on China Customs Advance Manifest (CCAM) Regulation – Inbound Cargo To/Via Chinese Mainland, in last week’s AFIF Weekly News (repeated this week). Maersk Line has issued a Customer Advisory on Maersk’s requirements for complying with this regulation. Notice in Weekly News.

Home Affairs-ABF – Depot and Warehouse Licence Renewals Must be Paid by 30 June 2018  

Depot & Warehouse licence renewal invoices have been sent to the respective licensed establishments for payment by 30 June 2018. If you haven’t received your licence renewal invoice please contact National Depot & Warehouse Licensing at

Home Affairs-ABF - Application for Renewal of a Broker Licence (Nominee, Sole Trade, Corporate) due by 29 June 2018 – Repeated

Customs broker licences are due to expire on 30 June 2018.  Applications for Renewal and Payment must be received by the Department by 29 June 2018. Details on the application process and Fees in the Weekly News.

Home Affairs-ABF – 20 million Cigarettes Seized in International Operation

More than 20 million illicit cigarettes have been seized after a joint operation between the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Taiwan Customs Administration. Earlier this month, the ABF Tobacco Strike Team (TST) identified two sea cargo containers of interest being shipped from Vietnam to Taiwan that were bound for Australia. The containers were unloaded and the cigarettes were seized by Taiwan Customs. More in Weekly News

Home Affairs – ABF Current Notices – Links in Weekly News  

DAWR – System Changes that May Impact your Eligibility for Clearing Goods under the Compliance-Based Inspection Scheme  

DAWR have issued a Notice of interest to importers (and their customs brokers) of plant products that are currently eligible for the Compliance Based Inspection Scheme (CBIS). A system upgrade scheduled for the 23 June 2018 as part of Automatic Entry Processing reform project will prevent consignments lodged with additional biosecurity concerns from being eligible for the CBIS. Details of the Notice in Weekly News

DAWR – Clearance of Fresh Cut Flowers and Foliage Consignments for the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend      

In the lead up to the Queen’s Birthday on 11 June 2018 and only for  9-11th June 2018, consignments of fresh cut flowers and foliage that are inspected during import clearance operations and found to be infested with insect pests can be directed for onshore fumigation at the request of the importer and released prior to identification by an entomologist. DAWR Notice in Weekly News

DAWR – Current Notices – Links in Weekly News   

1-Stop’s June/July Newsletter – Think Apples 

1-Stop have released their June/July. Details and link in the Weekly News. 


IATA – Air Freight Growth Recovers Slightly in April, Up 4.1% 

IATA released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), rose 4.1% in April 2018, compared to the same period the year before. Asia-Pacific airlines saw freight demand recover in April 2018 to grow 3.9% compared to the same period last year. Capacity increased by 6.7%. Details in Weekly News.

ONE’s First Magenta-Branded Containership Debuts in Asia

Ocean Network Express’ - ONE , the integrated container businesses of major Japanese shipping companies “K” Line, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and NYK, has released its first magenta company branded containership, named ‘One Commitment’, with a carrying capacity of 8,560 TEU. More details in Weekly News.

Update On China Customs Advance Manifest (CCAM) Regulations (Export & Import) – Repeated

The China General Administration of Customs ("GAC") has released the Announcement [2017] No.56 to provide clarity on adjustments to the regulation of import/export cargo via sea freight and airfreight, which comes into effective from 1 June 2018. AFIF recommends members contact their respective carrier for specific arrangements. Details in Weekly News


CTAA Port Container Logistics Awareness Workshops – 2nd Half 2018 Dates - AFIF Members Discount 

Our fellow industry association in Supply Chain, CTAA have released the dates of their Port Container Logistics Awareness Workshops for 2nd Half 2018, in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The aim of the Workshop is to raise the level of understanding of course participants about the whole Port Supply Chain. The Workshop is designed to be “hands-on” and interactive, with a mix of classroom delivery, as well as a physical visit to an empty container park, a transport yard and to a stevedore terminal. Details and Registration 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

dnata Planned System Outage 11 June 2018

WGTP- Footscray Road Service Road Closure. 

Airport East Project – Weekly Update WC 3 June

Patrick Sydney Autostrad Terminal - Operations update - 01/06/18

AFIF Weekly News, Activities & Website Postings May 31, 2018



AFIF Training Schedule for 2018

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

All June & July Courses listed in the Weekly News.


IATA 58th Edition Cannot be Used – Out of Date 1 January 2018 – NEW 2018 IATA Publications – 59TH Edition DGR - IN STOCK - IMMEDIATE DELIVERY – ORDER NOW

The 2018, 59th Edition of the DGR and associated products are available from AFIF. Note the 58th Edition is out of date and cannot be used, there are a large number of changes in the 59th edition. To place your order now for the 2018 (59th) Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and all other current IATA Publications – Links in the 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 of changes in Weekly News

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