Monday 19th Nov, 2018
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INDUSTRY OPINION: Import cargo reporting system to evolve to address security risk

FREIGHT & Trade Alliance (FTA), the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) and ICHCA Australia brought the world’s experts on international…
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INDUSTRY OPINION: Biosecurity cost recovery – will logic and fairness prevail?

It is becoming increasingly apparent border and biosecurity agencies have inconsistent cost recovery philosophies, writes PAUL ZALAI*

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INDUSTRY OPINION: Transport operator surcharges – will temporary relief become a permanent blight?

We have a new paradigm where competing entities are en masse introducing surcharges, writes PAUL ZALAI

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INDUSTRY OPINION: Cost recovery reform opens the door for trusted traders

THE Department of Home Affairs and the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources are seeking feedback on a proposed cost…
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INDUSTRY OPINION: MCS acquisition by Qube raises port-rail services concerns

FREIGHT & Trade Alliance (FTA) and the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) have received views from major exporters, importers and…
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INDUSTRY OPINION: Solutions not surcharges needed in the empties dehire debate

MY ARTICLE titled “Empty container dehires – no more happy returns” published last week has been the catalyst for much…
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INDUSTRY OPINION: Empty container dehires – no more happy returns?

LAST week’s announcement by the world’s largest container line Maersk that it will join a number of other carriers in…
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INDUSTRY OPINION: DAWR review of approved arrangement fees

FREIGHT & Trade Alliance (FTA) sees significant merit in “approved arrangements” and is actively working with the Department of Agriculture and…
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INDUSTRY OPINION: Urgent resolution is required to salvage our international trade

THE infamous 1998 Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) industrial action was isolated to Patrick. That was bad enough. Nearly 20…
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