FTA / APSA Weekly Report 2022/05 - sponsored by 1-Stop Connections

Tuesday, February 1, 2022


1-Stop Connections announces new 5-year partnership agreement with Lyttelton Port Company after the successful implementation of the 1-Stop Vehicle Booking System (VBS). 1-Stop looks forward to continuing to support LPC as it nears completion of the first stage of its $85M expansion. The VBS is providing visibility and creating valuable efficiencies for LPC and key partners. FIND OUT MORE
North / South, East / West - National Supply Chain (NSC) crisis management
FTA/APSA representatives participated in a briefing yesterday (31 January 2022) chaired by the DG Emergency Management Australia discussing supply chain matters (North/South, East/West) created by the extreme weather in central and northern Australia - enquiries to Paul Zalai
Logixboard - capital injection to enhance its customer experience platform
Logixboard, the leading customer experience platform for freight forwarders , last week announced that it raised $32M in a Series B round. Contact FTA's Tony Vinson for an introduction to the Logixboard team and product demonstration.
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Across Borders - professional indemnity insurance

Our thanks to James Cotis, Principal - Logical Insurance Brokers for his article in our most recent edition of Across Borders 

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Contact John Park to feature your organisation or service in an upcoming edition - prospectus HERE
31.1.2022 : Menzies Aviation Operational Congestion ... read more
28.1.2022 : Maritime Safety Queensland Update 184 ... read more
27.1.2022 : VICT Industry Notice ... login required
27.1.2022 : QLD Maritime Safety Queensland Update 183 24 January 2022 ... read more
FTA / APSA formal submission - Simplified Trade System (STS)
Thank you to FTA / APSA members for your feedback.

Accordingly, our formal submission noted that opportunities exist to further improve the operating environment faced by the international trade sector.

The FTA / APSA submission incorporated feedback in a structured format examining export, import and general reforms for consideration by the Simplified Trade System Taskforce.

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28.1.2022 : NZ Customs Release 643... read more
28.1.2022 : ABF - TC Gazette 2022-01 ... read more
Customs Broker Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 
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SYDNEY - Friday 6 May 2022
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MELBOURNE - Friday 20 May 2022 
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MELBOURNE - Saturday 21 May 2022 
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BRISBANE - Wednesday 15 June 2022 
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PERTH - Saturday 25 June 2022 
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FTA partners consortia providing rapid antigen test (RAT) kits
FTA has partnered with Protective Health as a part of a consortia to provide members with access to TGA approved Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs).
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31.1.2022 : QLD Department of Health - Critically Essential Worker requirements (24.1.22)  ... read more
31.1.2022 : QLD Department of Health - Entering Queensland from overseas (22.1.22)  ... read more
31.1.2022 : VIC Department of Health - More essential workers to return to work (18.1.22)  ... read more
31.1.2022 : WA COVID-19 coronavirus: Controlled border ... read more
31.1.2022 : NZ Covid Updates ... read more
Menzies extend operating hours in SYD to alleviate congestion
The sudden influx of cargo flights with rapid antigen test kits and other medical equipment is proving to be problematic, particularly in MEL and SYD. Numerous chartered cargo flights are arriving with little to no notification. 
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IFAM guidance -  prioritisation of RAT consignments
To ensure your shipments of RATs are offloaded as a priority, please make sure consignments are clearly labelled as RATs and that ground handling crews are aware of the consignment/s - further guidance via Dnata and Qantas provided
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Extended IFAM Inbound Freight Capacity with Qantas
The International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM) announced extended freight capacity with Qantas - Brisbane to Narita / Melbourne to Narita (via Sydney) / Melbourne to Narita
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31.1.2022 : IATA Airlines Financial Monitor December 2021- January 202 ... read more
31.1.2022 : IATA Air Cargo Market Analysis December 2021 ... read more
31.1.2022 : IATA Economics' Chart of the Week ... read more
31.1.2022 : IATA - Strong December Performance Contributes to Stellar Year for Air Cargo in 2021, Year-on-year Demand up 18.7% ... read more
28.1.022 : IFAM - Extended Freight Capacity with Qantas ... read more
Australian sea cargo operational highlights

Global demand appears to be stabilizing in the run up to Chinese New Year. However, demand is expected to outstrip supply in 2022. Container capacity remains tight with carriers indicating there is around 15%-20% less capacity due to ongoing port congestion and other schedule issues.
Vessel schedule reliability has fallen to around 33-35%. Vessels ex Asia continue to be full as we move into the month of February 2022. Ocean freight rates and charges are expected to remain high due to limited capacity and lack of equipment.
The World Container Index, as indicated by Drewry, currently sits at USD $9,419.50 per 40FT container which is slightly down after several weeks of increases. 
Conditions at transshipment ports remain challenging with carriers seeing delays of 2-4 weeks depending upon the trade lane sector.
Carrier booking requests for imports-exports should be made at least 3-4 week in advance for Asia and 4-6 weeks for other trade lane sectors. 

Australian port terminals continue to see challenges associated with COVID and labour shortages.

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International shipping line notifications
FTA / APSA have compiled a consolidated list of shipping line notifications from 17th to 31st January 2022

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Working together to improve compliance

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28.1.2022 : DAWE - Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment crest View email in your browser Plant Export Industry Advice Notice ... read more
27.1.2022 : DAWE - Import Industry Advice Notice 07/2022 Working together to improve compliance ... read more
27.1.2022 : DAWE - Imported food web content improvements From 31 January 2022 ... read more
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Anti-Dumpling notices 17th to 31st January 2022 
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Trade data - update as at 31st January 2022
National ports, the Australian Bureau of statistics and data from other sources 

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27.1.2022 : ATIC - Agribusiness and Food News ... read more
Finance Report

Weekly Market Commentary & Calendar
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Candidate of the Week
Sydney - Customer Service / Ops Manager
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FTA and APSA are proud to connect members with the following sponsors as leading suppliers of services to the freight and trade sectors.

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