E-Flash No 72 - 09 May 2014

1. RAME Field Meeting in Victoria Fall, Zimbabwe – June 18, 2014

RAME’s annual Field Meeting will be held June 18-20, 2014 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe at the Elephant Hills Hotel. The Shipping and Freight Agents’ Association of Zimbabwe (SFAAZ) and the FIATA RAME organisational group expect that the conference will attract more than 400 delegates from the public and private sector. Participants will include senior managers and decision makers in various fields ranging from NGOs, companies, and government.

The RAME conference is where regional issues are discussed in more focused manner. These meetings also offer a fantastic networking platform for freight forwarders, stakeholders, and their service providers. In addition, the integrated Exhibition will deliver real business opportunities for suppliers to the industry.

For more information and instructions for registration, please visit the dedicated event website at the following link: http://www.rame2014zimbabwe.co.zw/


2. 8th RAP Field Meeting in Beijing, P.R. China - June 19, 2014

The 8th meeting of FIATA Association Members in the Region Asia/Pacific will be held in Beijing, P.R. China on June 19, 2014. FIATA is grateful for the hospitality and assistance of China International Freight Forwarders Association in making this meeting a success.

The RAP Field meeting will be held in conjunction with the UNESCAP Regional Conference/Forum for Freight Forwarders, Multimodal Transport Operators and Logistics Service Providers meeting (June 20, 2014), giving delegates the opportunity to combine neighbouring interests.

The FIATA Presidency Members also decided to hold their own meeting just after the above events and support the 2014 RAP Field meeting with their presence.

FIATA encourages all delegates from the region to attend to this meeting, as this is the perfect opportunity to address relevant regional topics, to corroborate and establish important bonds with colleagues and authorities and to benefit from the opportunity of networking. 

The Agenda, the Registration and Hotel Booking Form are listed below:

Circular and Form: http://www.fiata.com/fileadmin/light_author/dateien/RAP081_-_Circular__189kB_.pdf

Agenda: http://www.fiata.com/fileadmin/light_author/dateien/RAP083_-_Agenda__64kB_.pdf


3. FIATA on the Move: FIATA Director General to present at UNECE Workshop

The UNECE Working Party on Intermodal Transport and Logistics will be hosting a workshop in Brussels on June 12 and 13, 2014. The workshop will be hosted by the Government of Belgium in cooperation with the Belgian Institute of Transport Operators (BITO). The workshop will feature discussion topics on the role of freight forwarders and logistics service providers in intermodal transport chains with regard to the role of the regulator. The FIATA Director General, Marco Sorgetti, will deliver a presentation focussing on the FIATA position which is expected to become available at the time of the conference. More information on the FIATA website/FIATA on the move:



4. New rules for shipment of waste in Europe

The Council of the European Union adopted an amendment to regulations concerning the shipment of waste within the EU and between the EU and third party countries. The new regulations strengthen measures to ensure more uniform implementation of the waste shipment regulation throughout the European Union. The regulations will enter into force twenty days after publication in the EU Official Journal and will apply after January 1, 2016.  

For more information please view the official press release: http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/envir/142502.pdf

To read the amendments in their entirety please click: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/doc/srv?l=EN&f=PE%2069%202014%20INIT


5. Revision of ISO mechanical seal standards

We would like to inform you that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has issued a revision of ISO 17712 regarding mechanical seal standards.

As of May 15, 2014 a new ISO seal standard (ISO 17712:2013) goes into effect. The new standard states that seals compliant with the previous standard (ISO 17712:2010) will no longer be compliant with the new standard unless those seals are backed by an accredited third party certificate or letter regarding the revised tamper evidence and certification provisions.

We suggest FIATA members purchasing new high security should consider doing so from a reliable supplier with a valid ISO 17712:2013 certification of compliance.

To learn more please visit: http://www.ismasecurity.com/News-Education-and-Events/ISO-Publishes-New-Edition-of-ISO-17712.html


6. Need an Additional Dangerous Goods Manual in your Office or Warehouse or a Copy for a Client?

ICAO Technical Instructions Manual – Special Limited Quantity Offer

ICAO and FIATA have recently launched a promotion on the ICAO Technical Instructions (TI) Manual for FIATA’s membership.

The ICAO Technical Instructions Manual contains the only legal source of regulations for the safe transport of dangerous goods by air. It is also the basis for the IATA Dangerous Good Regulation Manual and, as such, is convenient alternative for those involved in the transportation of goods by air.

The ICAO Technical Instruction Manual is normally priced at 220 USD however, for a limited time, the ICAO Technical Instructions Manual is available to FIATA’s Membership for 120 USD. 

This promotion is limited and therefore interested parties should immediately contact eid(at)fiata.com.



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