E-Flash No 50 - 30 November 2012

The News 

FIATA Dangerous Goods Training Course now included in IATA Cargo Agency Conference Resolutions

The FIATA Dangerous Goods Training Course meets the “Minimum Staff Requirement” as stipulated under IATA Cargo Agency Conference Resolutions which manage the accreditation of cargo agents and intermediaries.

This is reflected in the latest edition of IATA Cargo Agency Conference Resolutions Manual (i.e. the 35th edition) which came into effect on 1 October 2012. IATA’s Agency Administrators in various regions are supposed to be aware of this development.

This means that the ICAO FIATA Dangerous Goods by Air Training Programme can now be used to meet the “Minimum Staff Requirement” under IATA’s Cargo Agency Conference Resolutions.

FIATA travel ban to Nigeria uplifted

FIATA recently received some good news from its representation in Nigeria. The Federal High Court of Lagos decree issued on June 25th 2012 which refers to Suit NO FHC/L/CS/1025/2011 was sent to FIATA containing details of a resolution.

The resolution of this predicament, which reflects the harmonious settlement between the parties involved, is viewed as a positive outcome in Nigeria, where a travel ban existed since September 2nd 2011. Therefore the decision to lift the existing travel ban has been taken. FIATA officers are therefore no longer prevented from travelling to Nigeria.

Important information from the Secretariat

The FIATA Secretariat would like to bring to your attention the following important and helpful information:

Address changes - To keep the FIATA Members Directory updated at all times the FIATA Secretariat depends on immediate notifications from our Members regarding changes to their address details. Please send the details regarding your address changes to info(at)fiata.com.

Invoice distribution in 2013 - All invoices for FIATA Membership Subscription 2013 will be issued in Swiss Francs (CHF) as usual and sent by e-mail to all FIATA Members by mid-January 2013. The invoice is payable by 31 May 2013 at the very latest. When processing your payment please always use your invoice number as reference. In addition an emailed copy of your remittance advice will greatly aid the identification of your payment. Your certificate will be sent by regular airmail as soon as the payment has been received and matched with your record.

Contribution towards FIATA Foundation - Since 2009, FIATA has included an amount of CHF 25.00 on its invoices, in addition to the annual membership subscription, as a contribution to the FIATA Foundation. Please note that this amount is optional as explicitly noted on our invoices. WE EXTEND OUR SINCEREST THANKS TO ALL INDIVIDUAL FIATA MEMBERS WHO HAVE PAID THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE FIATA FOUNDATION. YOUR DONATIONS ARE INDESPENSABLE IN OUR EFFORTS TO PROMOTE KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING TOOLS IN THE AREAS THAT MOST NEED IT.

News from the FIATA Foundation

In 2012 a Train-the-Trainer course was realised in Tanzania. A full report on the successes of this course can be found in FIATA Review No. 94. Further projects are planned for 2013 and their respective reports will be published next year. If you wish to learn more about the FIATA Foundation please visit our website at www.fiata.com/fiata-fondation.

Misuse of the FIATA Logo

Kindly be informed, that the use of the FIATA logo is restricted to business papers, business cards and your website only. IT MAY NOT APPEAR ON IN-HOUSE TRANSPORT DOCUMENTS! Companies who are excluded from FIATA Membership, or have cancelled their FIATA Membership, are no longer allowed to use the FIATA logo.

The 2013 FIATA Headquarter Session

The 2013 FIATA Headquarter Session will be held at Swissôtel in Oerlikon, Zurich, Switzerland from 14 to 17 March 2013. A formal invitation will be released in mid-December along with a detailed programme, instructions for registration, and information on relevant hotel accommodation. Meetings will be translated into English, German and Russian.

FIATA hosts UN/CEFACT meetings in Zurich

The UN/CEFACT Transport & Logistics Domain Meeting was held from 26 – 30 November at the FIATA Secretariat in Zurich, Switzerland.  Among the topics discussed at these meetings were: the revisions of Recommendation 14 - Authentication of Trade Documents by Means other than Signature; Electronic Data Interchange; and updates to ISO standards. One of the key decisions made was to launch a project called the Multi-modal Transport project where the cooperation of FIATA is expected. All work done under its banner will be on voluntary basis.

World Customs Organization:  amendment to Universal Postal Union Convention will fight illicit trade and improve global aviation security

The decision by the UPU to make its security standards mandatory for its 192 member countries has been welcomed by the WCO. The amendment establishes a legal basis for the provision of advance electronic data on postal items to customs and aviation security authorities. It has been observed that this decision will greatly assist efforts by WCO, ICAO and IATA to secure the air cargo sector and thereby bolster the international supply chain. To aid the implementation of the decision, UPU will develop a global model to allow advance data to be sent to customs, other border regulatory agencies, and airlines, in such a way that prior examination of a consignment’s security status becomes possible. For more information, please consult the following web-link.

http://www.4-traders.com/news/WCO-World-Customs-Organization-Amendment-to-UPU-Convention-boosts-global-aviation-security-and-C--15502582/

Transport infrastructure investments pay off in the long run

CLECAT  the European Association for forwarding, transport, logistics and customs services, together  with other organizations representing European maritime and inland port authorities, airport operators, inland waterway, maritime, rail, road, air transport companies, infrastructure managers, operators, port and logistic service providers, shippers, cyclists, chambers of commerce and transport workers, urged EU Member States and the European Parliament to safeguard  the 32 billion Euro budget that has been allocated to EU transport infrastructure within the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) in the 2014-2020 budget.

http://www.inlandports.eu/images/stories/downloads/positions/32billion_16.10.2012.pdf

Transport security discussed in Brussels 29 November 2012

The FFF2012 Freight Forwarders' Forum was held in Brussels on 29th of November. Over and above its recent position paper

http://www.clecat.org/images/PP011OSECU_TransportSecurity.pdf on transport security, a number of issues were discussed by three high level panels focussing on overland security, airfreight security and data submission in the framework of the Customs risk assessment requirements. FIATA was represented by the Immediate Past President, Mr Delen and by the DG. In the discussion FIATA mentioned the close relationship between the quality of data for risk assessment and the possibility for all traders and freight forwarders in particular, to avail themselves of dual and multiple filing system, as stipulated in the SAFE Framework of Standards of the WCO.

Technical knowledge base 

Proposed rule change: The US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (US FMCSA)

The US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (US FMCSA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NRPM). The proposed amendments to its regulations would enable the FMCSA to suspend or revoke the operating authority registration of motor carriers that have shown detestable disregard for safety compliance or that permit persons who have shown egregious disregard for safety compliance to act on their behalf. These amendments would implement section 4113 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) as amended by section 32112 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), and these amendments are designed to enhance the safety of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operations on US highways. The deadline for receiving comments is 14 January 2013.

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2012/11/13/2012-27569/patterns-of-safety-violations-by-motor-carrier-management

Belgium to sign a multilateral special agreement under RID

Belgium is considering signing a multilateral special agreement under RID, 5/2012. This concerns the transportation of heavy fuel oil and residual fuel oil in tanks by rail. This multilateral special agreement provides a deviation from chapters 4.3, 6.8 and 7.4 of RID for fuel oils shipped as UN 3077 or 3082 environmentally hazardous substance. Once this agreement is counter-signed, it can be used in the signatory states and will expire on December 31, 2017.

A look inside the Cargo 2000 (C2K) Performance Index of the last 13 months

On‐time Notification of Freight & Documents Availability

The figures in the table below show the average percentage on time electronic transmission of the Monthly Average of “Notification of Freight and Documents Availability” sent by C2K Airlines to C2K Forwarders.

Oct

11

Nov

11

Dec

11

Jan

12

Feb

12

Mar

12

Apr

12

May

12

Jun

12

Jul

12

Aug

12

Sep

12

Oct

12

84%

84%

82%

85%

84%

84%

84%

85%

83%

80%

82%

82%

82%

Monthly Average percentage of Forwarder reporting FWB Message containing the air waybill data correctly received by the Airline

The figures in the table below show the average percentage of FWB messages reported by the Forwarder that were received correctly by the Airline. This measurement focuses on ‘joint’ performance (Forwarder initiation and Airline receipt) for the timely receipt of the Electronic Master Air waybill and the quality and accuracy of agreed process control data.

Oct

11

Nov

11

Dec

11

Jan

12

Feb

12

Mar

12

Apr

12

May

12

Jun

12

Jul

12

Aug

12

Sep

12

Oct

12

91%

91%

91%

90%

85%

91%

91%

92%

92%

91%

90%

90%

90%

www.iata.org/whatwedo/cargo/cargo2000/Pages/info_centre.aspx

30 November 2012

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