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Cooperation with India and Sri Lanka

Border management cooperation with India and Sri Lanka COMMISSIONER Roman Quaedvlieg this week met with the Ministry of Home Affairs in India to discuss the importance of bilateral cooperation on counter people smuggling. Discussions with the Director General Rajendra Singh of the Indian Coastguard focused on the exchange of Maritime Domain Awareness information and opportunities […]

New free trade deal on the agenda at APEC

New free trade deal on the agenda at APEC meeting A NEW trade deal is on the horizon, as ministers discuss regional trade co-operation in Peru at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Ministerial Meeting in Peru. Representing Australia at the APEC meeting is Minister for Trade Steven Ciobo. He said he and other attendees would conclude […]

FedEx Express policy change on lithium battery shipments

FedEx Express policy change on lithium battery shipments. Effective January 1, 2017, FedEx Express will no longer accept stand-alone lithium-metal batteries (categorized as UN 3090) and stand-alone lithium ion batteries (categorized as UN 3480) prepared as IATA Section II shipments. Instead, shipments containing UN 3090 or UN 3480 lithium batteries must be offered as fully […]

Control of APC Logistics goes offshore

Control of APC Logistics goes offshore One of the last remaining independent freight forwarders, APC Logistics, has been acquired by US industry major CH Robinson for $300 million. It follows the sale of other independents in the industry such as Gluck’s which was bought by Toll Holdings several years ago now as was Halford International by NZ’s […]

Two hour Sydney-London flight on track.

Two hour Sydney-London flight on track for 2018 launch! Hypersonic travel that could propel people from London to Sydney in just two hours is one step closer to reality, following a successful test.  The project, which saw US and Australian military scientists combine resources, is on track to launch in 2018 after its latest engine trial hit the target […]

A DECOMMISSIONED Boeing 767 being transported.

A DECOMMISSIONED Boeing 767 is being transported along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. A DECOMMISSIONED Boeing 767 is being transported along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way to create the ultimate “glamping” venue. In the process, it left many onlookers scratching their heads, as it appeared to float on the water. The aircraft — which will be the […]

How driverless trucks could change Australia

How driverless trucks could change Australia. IT’S one of the most exciting technological advances on the horizon, but the arrival of driverless vehicles could devastate Australia. As a nation whose economy revolves around a $200 billion transport and logistics industry, waving goodbye to truck drivers could mean far-reaching effects. After a futuristic fleet of self-driving […]

‘Possible MH370 debris’ found in Mozambique Channel

Independent experts give their opinions on new ‘possible MH370 debris’ found in Mozambique Channel. Possible debris from MH370 found THE first photographs have emerged of possible new “MH370 debris” found on a sandbank in Mozambique over the weekend. Independent aviation experts have examined photographs and video of a plane part found on a sandbank in […]

When is an IATA agent not an IATA agent?

When is an IATA agent not an IATA agent? SOME forwarders who are becoming IATA accredited aircargo agents / intermediaries in Australia are now finding that going through the procedures that IATA require are now not delivering the expectations and outcomes of the program, in that some air carriers (airlines) may still not wish to […]

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