Month: July 2009

July 31, 2009 Edward

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 1 August 2009. The changes are an important initiative supporting risk assessments of imported cargo and non-commodity concerns. Packing & Treatment Declarations are required to…

July 8, 2009 Edward

Toll recently acquired the Asian operations of Deltec in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia to compliment its existing air freight operations in Australia and New Zealand. In addition, Toll has previously acquired Kwikmail and Skynet (Hong Kong).   It is expected that the new acquisitions will be integrated into the Toll Priority business, which is expanding…

July 8, 2009 Edward

Despite a marginal improvement in sentiment, Australia’s business executives remain downbeat about the local business outlook. Expectations for sales, profits, employment, inventories and capital investment all remain in negative territory indicating that further challenges lie ahead. See Transport and Logisitics News website for full details of the business servey conducted.

July 8, 2009 Edward

The Federal Government has finalised details of its $195 million investment in Tasmania’s rail infrastructure following the decision by Asciano to cease its rail operations by 30 November 2009.   “The purpose of our investment is simple: to put the State’s rail network back on a secure footing for the long term. This investment will…