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Silverstream System’s Technology To Help Reduce Fuel Consumption

The Silverstream® System, an air lubrication technology for shipping, is a unique system that reduces frictional resistance between the water and the hull surface, dramatically reducing fuel consumption and associated emissions. Cruise operators are proactively looking to minimise the environmental impact of their operations without negatively impacting services. They are doing this by getting ahead […]

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 […]

Issues Effecting Brisbane Container Terminals

Issues Effecting Brisbane Container Terminals Following Weekend Storms Further to the storms which hit Brisbane over the weekend, please find the following updates from DP World and Hutchison Ports Australia. DP World Update Our Brisbane terminal operations have been significantly impacted following a storm that passed through the site yesterday afternoon (Sunday, 13 November 2016). Terminal […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kwinana outer harbour essential.

Kwinana outer harbour essential but dodges Perth Freight Link issue! A FEDERAL Government advisory group has identified the development of the outer harbour at Kwinana as a “game-changing initiative” and warned that without it WA would be “held back”. The yet-to-be-released Perth and Peel Economic Development Strategy and Infrastructure Plan identifies the project as the […]

‘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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