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Flight Schedules Change as Daylight Savings Ends

Although we in Queensland do not have daylight savings, its ending in other cities will affect our airline schedules.

International Terminal Service Fees Increase

International air freight terminals in Brisbane will be introducing new schedules of service fees, effective from this month, April 2016.

SOLAS Container Weight Verification Update

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has released a revised Draft Marine Order for public comment and has invited Submissions.

China Lifts Aviation Standards in New European Partnership

Last week the EU and China formally launched an Aviation Partnership Project (APP), a five-year programme to allow for better exchange of best practices and standards in the field of civil aviation.

Shippers ‘Disappointed’ at Battery Ban

Shippers in the USA have criticised as “disappointing” a total ban on lithium-ion batteries in passenger aircraft bellyholds, saying it goes against previous recommendations and does not address the wider problem of undeclared battery shipments or low-quality counterfeits.

Cargo Crime in EMEA Countries Reaches a Five-year High

According to the Transported Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA) incident information service, the reporting of cargo theft and crimes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) reached a five-year high last year.

Green Light Given for Personal Car Imports

Australians will be able to import a car or motorbike under 12 months old, and with less than 500 kilometres on the odometer, as from 2018 – the same year local car manufacturing ends.

Added Security for Cargo to the U.S.

The U.S. Transport Security Administration has announced tighter security measures that must be implemented for all shipments destined for the USA.

CPI Adjustments on Beer, Spirits and Fuel Duty Rates

Rates of duty for certain beer, spirits and fuel products will increase from 1 February 2016, in line with movements in the Consumer Price Index.

New Biosecurity Regulation Draft out for Comment

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has released the draft ‘First Points of Entry Regulation’ for public consideration and consultation.

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