News relating to the New Zealand freight industry
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Source: NZ Herald, 05 March 2013
Conservation Minister Nick Smith has given the green light for Port of Tauranga to widen and deepen its shipping channels, creating space to let in bigger vessels.
The minister granted resource consent after local iwi blocked the plan under the old Resource Management Act for four years, Smith said in a statement. The consents mean Port of Tauranga can dredge the entrance and shipping lanes to allow 'S' class vessels.
"I have granted these consents, on the recommendation of the Environment Court, because of the importance for New Zealand of efficient shipping services," Smith said. "I am disappointed that it has taken nearly four years for a final decision to be made on these consents."
The port has been keen on beginning the dredging to allow bigger vessels to use the hub to open up larger trade routes that the New Zealand Shippers' Council estimates could be worth up to $338 million a year.
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Ian Jenner shared this story with us, and we thought you might be interested too. A great reminder of how far the industry has come over the years.
This is a picture from a long time ago before computers entered into the business.
When the airport first opened I was working for J J Craig, & The Customs Division was managed by Jim Gilbert. Jim set up this van with a desk & manual typewriter; we used to race out to the airport, collect the papers, climb into the back if the van, type the entries, lodge them, pay out the entries from the previous day, collect any parcels & then return to town.
The system worked well. (My father who was a Customs Officer in the picture)
CBAFF has received the following communication from FIATA:
Greetings from Singapore!
We are delighted to announce again that the Singapore Logistics Association (SLA) will organise the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations World Congress 2013 (FIATA Singapore 2013).
In conjunction with SLA's 40th Anniversary, FIATA Singapore 2013 will center round the theme - "Springboard to Asia, Connecting the World".
More than 1,000 international and local industry leaders, government officials, business leaders and prominent professionals are expected to attend. The 4-day programme will offer the following with excellent platforms for exchange of ideas, development of future collaborations and exclusive networking opportunities:
CBAFF has received the following urgent communication from IATA:
Recent attempts by fraudsters have been made to collect money from users of IATA products and services.
Unfortunately even large, sophisticated companies have been victims of such attempts and transferred substantial amounts to bank accounts designated by the fraudsters, after having been fooled by the false correspondence.
IATA is communicating with as many members of the air transport industry as possible to share valuable information on how to detect such fraudulent email attempts in order to help prevent individuals from becoming victims.
As part of our ongoing awareness campaign to protect our industry partners, attached is a document entitled “Warning – Fraudulent Emails” which contains commonly used email fraud techniques, IATA’s communication practices, and what you can do to better protect your organization.