Month: May 2009

Next week Qantas will open it re-developed airside terminal dedicated to perishable goods at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport.

Tullamarine Airport is the busiest export hub with significant perishable goods passing through and hence this will be the countries only dedicated airside perishable storage facility.

In addition to the re-development at Tullamarine, Qantas is replacing its existing forklift fleet and upgrading its legacy software to iCargo. The changes are all part of its future plan.

Source: Transport and Logistics News

The latest airfreight statistics show that the Australian economy is still doing much better than its overseas counterparts, with both import and export airfreight showing an upward trend.

The surge in exports is due to perishables, while imports of high value products are driving import totals up. Melbourne Airport is still holding its lead on exports, but only just.

Source: Transport and Logistics News.

The Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service (AQIS) have announced major changes to the current Packing & Treatment Declaration requirements to be effective for consignments arriving in Australia on or after 1st August 2009. The changes are an important initiative supporting risk assessments of imported cargo and non-commodity concerns.
Packing and Treatment Declarations are required to be completed by treatment service providers, suppliers or packers, as appropriate, for consignments imported into Australia by ocean freight.

More detailed information concerning the changes to this policy can be reviewed at the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service website:

Source: DHL Global