Month: November 2010

Australian air Express (AaE) is currently negotiating a new Fair Work Agreement with a small group of employees within our 2000-strong nationwide workforce.

These employees are being represented by the Transport Workers Union, who has successfully applied for protective action under Fair Work Australia. The application for protective action has been granted for a 24-hour rolling stoppage that will take effect on Thursday, 18 November 2010.

Contingency measures are in place to minimise any disruptions to our customers and to ensure that our high level of service is continued.
How will this impact you?

AaE can assure you that freight deliveries will continue with minimal disruptions during the action period. The full suite of AaE’s services will be available during the action.

AaE will continue to take ad-hoc bookings during this period. Ad-hoc bookings placed on Thursday, 18 November will be collected on Friday, 19 November. Permanent booking pick ups should not be affected.

Please contact your account manager should you have any further questions.

AaE apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

We have been advised by Pacific Network that their offices will be closed on the following New Year holiday’s:

  • Hong Kong: 3 Feb 2011 to 6 Feb 2011
  • China: 2 Feb 2011 to 8 Feb 2011

We have been advised by Rohlig that Incoterms 2010 Renewals From 1 January 2011 onwards, revised Incoterms will come into effect worldwide. In order to inform you of the changes, they have summarised all of the relevant information into an overview:

  • In the future, instead of 13 clauses, there will only be 11.
  • These are divided into two categories:
    Clauses for all types of transport: EXW, FCA, CPT, CIP, DAT, DAP, DDP
    Clauses for sea and inland water transport: FAS, FOB, CFR, CIF
  • The DAT and DAP Incoterms replace the former clauses DEQ, DAF, DES and DDU.
  • Pursuant to Incoterms 2010, for clauses FOB, CFR and CIF, goods are regarded as having been delivered as soon as they are on board the ship, and not as previously, at the reeling of the ship.

Pursuant to the ICC, Incoterms may be applied to both domestic and to international purchase contracts.

TWU (Transport Workers Union) of impending industrial action for 24 hrs next week across Australia.
The action is part of unresolved EBA negotiations.

The schedule of AaE international cargo handling ports impacted are: (more…)

Seafreight Delays Sydney

DP World are concerned that their Port Botany terminal may soon reach gridlock unless they can deliver the bulk of their current 4200 import containers currently on site. Of these containers, DP World estimate that 2900 are “clear” in the Integrated Cargo System (ICS). Of these 2900, it is estimated that between 1500 and 1800 are handled by three major transport carriers (P&O Trans Australia, Patrick Port Services and ACFS).


As you may be aware from recent media reports security intervention on international Air Cargo has been significantly enhanced after
the detection of explosives on flights to the United Kingdom and United States.