E-Flash Nbr 11 - 20 July 2010

Congratulations to the Regional Winners of the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award 2010

The following four regional winners representing the future of the freight forwarding industry are preparing to travel to Bangkok for the FIATA World Congress:

Region Africa/Middle East: Mr Rion Henning (South Africa)

Region Americas: Ms Claudia Ramirez (Canada)

Region Asia: Mr Ng Kah Yong (Singapore)

Region Europe: Mr Philipp Kueffner (Germany)

The Award principally consists of practical and academic training, including a week based at one of TTClub’s regional centres in London, Hong Kong or New Jersey, attendance at the “Insight into Transport Law and Insurance” course in London, and a week-long course at an IATA Training Centre.

Documentation for the 2011 Award will be distributed to FIATA Association members towards the end of August/early September 2010.

FIATA World Congress 2010 in Bangkok/Thailand

We would like to remind you that the special early bird rate for the FIATA World Congress (from 4 to 8 October 2010 in Bangkok) will end on 31 July 2010. The early bird rate will allow you to make a savings of USD 100 or more. Don’t miss this unique offer!

For on-line registration please visit www.fiata2010.org

Revised publication "FIATA Model Correspondents’ Agreement” soon availableblication

The Advisory Body Legal Matters is proud to announce that the long-awaited 2nd edition of the FIATA publication “Correspondents’ Agreement” will be presented and made available at the forthcoming FIATA World Congress 2010 in Bangkok/Thailand.

Canada Border Service Agency Program “Partners in Protection”

Partners in Protection (PIP) is a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) program that enlists the cooperation of private industriy to enhance border and trade chain securitiy, combat organized crime and terrorsim and help detect and prevent conraband smuggling. It is a voluntary program with no membership fee that aims to secure the trade chain, one partnership at a time. PIP members agree to omplement and adhere to high security standards while the CBSA agrees to assess their securitire measures, provide information sessions on security issues and offer other benefits. member compnaies are recognized as being trusted traders, which allows the CBSA to focus its resources on areas of higher or unknown risk. Through their partnership with the CBSA, PIP members contribute to the security of the supply chain and the faciliation of legitime trade.

On June 25, 2010 the CBSA signed three Mutual Recognition Arrangements with Singapore, Japan and South Korea. This comes only two years after signing with the U.S. and strengthening the PIP program.

For more information please visit:

http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/security/pip-pep/menue-eng.html

4th Field Meeting of FIATA Region Asia/Pacific held in Bali, Indonesia

150 participants from 15 countries were participating at the FIATA Region Asia/Pacific (RAP) Field Meeting in conjunction with meetings of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). The meetings were held from 14 to 16 July, 2010 and were hosted by our Association Member, The Indonesian Forwarders and Logistics Service Providers Association (INFA).

Representatives from Indonesian and Bali Government honoured the delegates with their presence and address. The participants were briefed by Industry professionals in presentations on

  • National policies and strategies for logistics development in the region,
  • Chinese Emerging Business Environment. for Freight Forwarders in Asia,
  • New operational Aspects of Transportation Industry in the Chinese Emerging Business Environment,
  • New opportunities for multimodal transport in the region opened by international legal instruments,
  • Insurance & Risk Management Solutions For Freight Forwarders in Asia,
  • Vocational Training.

On top of this, the participants were able to share and to exchange on their knowledge and their experience; to discuss burning issues and last but not least to make new contacts.

20 July 2010

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