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Operating Hours Over Easter

Alliance Intercontinental will be closed for Easter Holidays from Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April, 2019. For import collections and export lodgements over Easter please contact us now.

Update on Tobacco Importation Requirements

The Australian Government has announced regulatory amendments to create the tobacco prohibited import control scheme effective 01 July 2019.

Attempt to Smuggle Drugs in FCL Thwarted

Authorities have launched an investigation after intercepting $438 million worth of the drug ice inside an FCL shipment of refrigerators – which had been declared as ovens.

Next-Generation Ships: the RoPax Concept

Roll-on/roll-off ships have been carrying cargo for decades. Now a vessel operator in Finland is preparing to extend the concept to passengers as well.

Vessel Owners Impacted by Sulphur Cap

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) will enforce a new global sulphur cap on fuel content for containerships from 01 January 2020, to reduce harmful emissions.

Training Dogs to Sniff out Stink Bugs

Australia’s biosecurity detector dogs now have their noses honed on one of the nation’s most unwanted exotic pests - the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB).

Townsville Airport in Major Redevelopment

On 06 March, 2019, Townsville Airport announced that its redevelopment would progress after a loan was secured from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF).

DFAT in Regional Economic Meeting

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has just participated in the 25th Round of Negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in Bali.

Tablet Press Import Control

DoHA issues a discussion paper regarding the import control on the illicit drug market, and whether that control should be broadened to include encapsulators.

The Push to Develop Global E-Commerce Rules

Australia is among a breakaway group of WTO members pushing to develop a global set of rules for e-commerce governing merchants, logistics providers and associated parties.

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