News relating to the New Zealand freight industry
A recent article in The Loadstar, Forwarders must innovate or die, as shippers lose sight of value caught our attention. The article, talking about the UK freight industry, looks at how smaller freight companies are affected by the increased expansion of large companies, and their monopoly over corporate business. We talked to CBAFF Council member, Tony Lynch, to get his perspective on Loadstar’s article.
Loadstar: Medium-sized and small forwarders are having to rethink their business strategy as they can no longer compete on price alone in a continuously fierce market. As the largest multinational 3PLs go for broke over each customer deal, other companies are left by the wayside in a tendering process that focuses ever more closely on cost.
TL: I am not sure there is any great revelation [here]; the only certainty in the world is change and forwarders like any businesses need to evolve to find niche opportunities and adapt to the changing world. Sounds Music stores is an example of a business model that did not change, they are now no longer around.
Please be aware that the traditional CBAFF PIN Courses are changing. The implementation of JBMS has provided an opportunity for NZ Customs, MPI and Industry to review the course content of the PIN Course which has been renamed to "CBAFF UUI Course".
The new course now includes additional content such as JBMS, Biosecurity, Refunds, Personal Effects, Express and Transshipments.This has meant an increase to the course duration of an extra two days. Other changes provide learners with an opportunity to practice "on job" practical entries between courses and rather than sitting three separate exams, learners will now complete a final exam at the end of the course.
Whilst new learners will no longer be accepted into the PIN Courses, learners who are already part way through completing their PIN Course will have up until the 30th November to complete their exams - please contact us immediately so that we can facilitate the completing of your learning. From the 1st of December the old PIN exams will no longer be available.
New CBAFF UUI Courses are available from August, click here to register.
Courses are run by:
PHONE: 0800 021 169
The following information is from NZ Customs and concerns new duty rates for alcohol and motor spirits, starting 01 July 2013.
New excise duty rates for alcohol from 1 July 2013
The annual adjustment to the excise and excise-equivalent duty rates on alcoholic beverages will take place on 1 July 2013.
The annual adjustment is based on movements in the “Consumers Price Index All groups, excluding credit services” over the 12-month period to 31 March 2013.
10% discount for CBAFF members!
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear, learn from and network with key ports and shipping industry players such as NZ Shippers’ Council and NZ Shipping Federation, international and coastal shipping companies, ports, government bodies, as well as the representatives of Port of Brisbane and Fremantle ports from Australia.
The conference is a unique opportunity for everyone involved in the NZ shipping industry to hear about ideas, plans and values of key industry players. The conference will aim to create a platform for constructive discussions that will spark innovative ideas which will lead to higher overall performance of the NZ shipping industry.
Conferenz is pleased to offer CBAFF members a 10% discount off the conference price (including both Super Saver and Early Bird rates). To claim your discount, use the web code BC9P46 or mention this email when registering by phone (09) 912 3616. Super Saver closes 5pm, 17 June 2013.
For a full agenda of the conference, please visit www.conferenz.co.nz/shipping
The following message is from NZ Customs:
Between 5pm on Friday 10 May and 9am Monday 13 May, client and supplier code applications will not be processed, including applications submitted by fax or email.
This outage will enable changes to be made to the Joint Border Management System (JBMS) in preparation for industry access to Trade Single Window.
Processing is expected to recommence shortly after 9am on Monday 13 May. It is not expected that processing times from Monday will be affected by the outage.
For urgent applications (such as urgent medical supplies) between 5pm Friday and 9am Monday contact your local Client Services office or phone 0800 4 CUSTOMS.
JBMS is being developed by Customs and the Ministry for Primary Industries. The Trade Single Window (TSW) is a major component of JBMS, and includes implementation of new WCO3 messages that will ultimately replace current import and export entries, cargo reports and craft reports.
Information about when WCO3 messages and other TSW functions will be available is explained here.