Archive for March 2019
Please note below the latest update from DP World in relation to the industrial action at their sites.... read more
BMSB 2019-20 season - Industry information sessions
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is hosting a series of industry information sessions for the proposed 2019-20 BMSB seasonal measures.
These measures will apply to certain goods shipped to Australia as sea cargo between 1 September 2019 and 30 April 2020 inclusive.
The industry information sessions will be held across Australia in early April 2019 and will include a webinar for those unable to attend in person. The sessions will be presented by senior representatives and provide detailed information on the 2019-20 BMSB seasonal measures for goods being imported, shipped or treated during the BMSB risk season. The sessions will also provide industry with the opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions about the proposed measures.
Industry members are invited to arrive from 8.30 am for registration, and welcome tea and coffee. Each session will run from 9:00 am to approximately 12:00 pm.
Brisbane Tuesday 2 April Novotel Brisbane Airport Hotel
Sydney Thursday 4 April Novotel Sydney Airport (Ex Mercure Sydney Airport)
Melbourne Tuesday 9 April Mantra Tullamarine Hotel
Perth Wednesday 10 April Crown Perth Convention Centre
The department will host a webinar session on Friday 5 April 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2.30 pm AEST. Details on how to register for the webinar will be available soon on the BMSB website http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs .
A full recording of the webinar will be made available after the event.
Register for an information session
You can register HERE http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs/information-sessions to attend a BMSB information session
For further information on the upcoming industry information sessions or webinar please visit our BMSB website: agriculture.gov.au/BMSB
Please note that the above sessions are separate to the upcoming FTA organised CPD & CBC - Border and Biosecurity Compliance Program
Please click on the links below for event details and programs
SYDNEY - 24 CPD points - 9 April, Novotel, Brighton Le Sands https://freighttrade1.iwannaticket.com.au/event/2019-nsw-cpd-border-biosecurity-compliance-program-MTY4NTM
- LIMITED SPOTS REMAIN
BRISBANE - 24 CPD points - 2 May. Novotel, Brisbane Airport https://freighttrade1.iwannaticket.com.au/event/2019-qld-cpd-border-biosecurity-compliance-program-MTY4NTQ
MELBOURNE - 24 CPD points - 19 June 2019, Hyatt Place, Essendon Fields https://freighttrade1.iwannaticket.com.au/event/2019-vic-cpd-border-biosecurity-compliance-program-MTY4NDQ
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Bicon houses the Australian Government's Biosecurity import conditions database for more than 20,000 plants, animals, minerals and biological products. It assists industry to determine what import conditions exist and if an import permit is required.... read more
MUA announces rolling industrial action against DP World Australia nationally
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) have voted in support of taking rolling industrial action against DP World Australia (DPWA), including strikes and indefinite work bans, with actions to commence from next Friday.
The bans and strike action include bans on upgrades, bans on overtime and shift extensions, and a series of rolling work stoppages of between 1 and 24 hours.
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Comments from the MUA, DPWA and Freight & Trade Alliance / Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) were published in today's Australian Financial Review and are available on the CTAA website https://ctaction.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/0314-AFR-MUA-launching-rolling-industrial-action-at-DP-World.pdf?utm_source=CRM+Contacts+-+All&utm_campaign=e53a97890a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_13_10_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_05a25c9503-e53a97890a-521472245
FTA / APSA are in close contact with DPWA , who are working to minimise the disruptions, and we will provide more information as it becomes available.