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

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AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner Hailed a Success

AFIF 2018 National Conference has been hailed a great success. Delegate numbers were significantly higher than in recent years. The move to a 1 day format held in Sydney was popular with delegates. The fast paced program of 11 key topics updated delegates on a range of issues and specific challenges affecting the international freight forwarding sector in Australia. Conference update and photos in Weekly News.  


Office of Transport Security – 100% Piece-level Screening of ALL International Export Air Cargo from 1 March 2019. 

AACA’s - Did you Receive your Notification?

Late last week, OTS issued a Confidential Update to AACAs’ informing of the expansion of the program to 100% Piece-level Screening on all International Export Air Cargo Effective from 1 March 2019. OTS and AFIF have since received calls from some AACAs, advising they did not receive the notification from OTS last week. If you did not receive yours check Weekly news for follow up contact details

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

At AFIF 2018 Conference, OTS 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 OTS and panel discussion by CTO and AMI representatives highlighted serious implications for industry. Details of the issues in Weekly News.

dnata - Strengthened Aviation Security Requirements - 100% Piece Level Examination for all outbound International Air Cargo  

dnata has a Notice as a reminder to freight forwarders of the current arrangements for USA, in advance of the changes next year. Notice in the Weekly News

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

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

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.

Weather Alert for New South Wales: High Swells and Marine Wind Warning

High swells are expected at Port Botany from Thursday 31 May to Saturday 2 June 2018. Please be advised there may be waves of up to 5.9m at 4:00am on Friday 1 June which could potentially affect vessel movements. Link to Notice in Weekly News.

Port of Melbourne (PoM) released its 2018-19 Reference Tariff Schedule (RTS)

Port of Melbourne (PoM) released its 2018-19 Reference Tariff Schedule (RTS), following its submission to the Essential Services Commission of Victoria, which outlines its tariffs for Prescribed Services that will apply from 1 July 2018. The weighted average increase in PoM’s 2018-19 tariffs, from their 2017-18 level, is 0.9 per cent. Full details in Weekly News

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 – Man Arrested after 59 kilogram Cocaine Seizure in a Shipment of Frozen Fish, then Found Dead in his Cell  

A 48-year-old man charged over the importation of 59 kilograms of cocaine in a shipment of frozen fish last week was found dead in his jail cell within 48 hours of his arrest. The shipment had a street value of $20.6 million. Background to the shipment and investigation in Weekly News

Home Affairs – ABF Current Notices – Links in Weekly News  

DAWR – Introduced Inspection of Cooked Prawns from 4 June 2018 

On 4 June 2018, the department will introduce random seals intact inspections for cooked prawn consignments. These inspections will provide additional assurance that existing import conditions for cooked prawns are being met. Details of the Notice in Weekly News

DAWR – Changes to Breaded, Battered and Crumbed Prawn Import Conditions    

The department has recently published Biosecurity Advice 2018-10, which notifies stakeholders that changes to import conditions for breaded, battered and crumbed prawns will be implemented on 28 September 2018 following a formal consultation period. Stakeholders can provide comment on the proposed import conditions until 29 June 2018. Details on how to provide comment in Weekly News

DAWR – Current Notices – Links in Weekly News   

Menzies Aviation Announces Revised Terminal Fees, Effective 1 June 2018 

This week Menzies Aviation announced their revised Terminal Fees, effective 1 June 2018. Menzies Aviation Notice and Schedule of Charges and AFIF Comment in the Weekly News.

Hutchison Ports Sydney Announces Infrastructure Levy, Effective 25 June 2018 

Hutchison Ports has released a Notice advising of the implementation of an Infrastructure Levy at SICTL Sydney, effective 25 June 2018. Notice and Details of the levy and AFIF Comment in the Weekly News


Sydney - IATA has Called for Economic Regulation of Airports in Australia to be Strengthened

Alexandre De Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO is in Sydney for the 74th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit. He has presented a Keynote Address calling on economic regulation of airports in Australia. Details in Weekly News.

FIATA e-Flash No 176 – 22 May 2018 – Repeated

FIATA has issued its FIATA e-flash No 176 – 22 May 2018 covering a range of global trade related matters. Link 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

InTransit alert: Key changes to Chain of Responsibility Laws to be implemented from 1 October 2018

Customs & Trade alert: The Budget is released and details begin to emerge

Customer update: crane decommissioning at Sydney Terminal

West Gate Tunnel Project Traffic Alert: 24 - 31 May

Holding Redlich Transport Brief - 24 May 2018

AFIF Weekly News, Activities & Website Postings May 24, 2018



AFIF Training Schedule for 2018

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

All June 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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