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Update to Last Week’s Item on Air Cargo Restrictions

Last week we reported that the government has imposed restrictions on air cargo originating from, or transiting through, Syria, Egypt, Bangladesh, Yemen and Somalia. Now they have issued a Fact Sheet in clarification.

Air Cargo Carriage Restrictions

The Australian Government has imposed restrictions on the carriage of air cargo that has originated from, or transited through, Syria, Egypt, Bangladesh, Yemen and Somalia.

USA Seeks to Tighten Entry Rules

The US government is set to legislate to limit travel for foreigners who have visited selected countries deemed a possible terror training threat.

Etihad & Virgin Alliance Re-authorised

The ACCC has reauthorised the alliance between Etihad Airways and Virgin Australia for another 5 years, enabling them to continue their cooperation on the Brisbane-Abu Dhabi route and beyond until the end of 2020.

DIBP Industry Summit Held in Melbourne Discusses Security

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) hosted an industry summit in Melbourne on 19 & 20 November 2015 and outlined future strategies on crime & security.

Worldwide Unrest Causes Cargo Delays

Civil unrest continues to cause cargo delays and increased costs in Europe, China, South Africa and Malaysia.

Internet of Things on the Rise at Airports

The rate of investment in IT at airports around the world is rising – the latest figures estimate it will hit US$8.7 billion in 2015. The ‘Internet of Things’ is coming to airports as they commit to serving customers by investing in the latest technology.

With TPP Almost Complete, China Remains Important to us.

With China having been specifically excluded from the newly signed Trans-Pacific Partnership by the US, Australian trading companies see the importance of our Senate endorsing the ChAFTA.

Airline Operators Introduce New Services into Brisbane Airport

Although Malaysian Airlines recently pulled out of Brisbane, other carriers are adding new services to Queensland, including Thai Airways who are introducing their 787 Dreamliner.

The Effects of the Refugee Crisis on Freight from Europe

The refugee crisis in Europe has triggered road haulage price rises, making air freight a more realistic option for those trading within the Schengen zone. Importers here who buy products from European suppliers are likely to experience shipment delays and increased costs.

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