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aircargo asia-Pacific • JUNE-JULY 2015 • Page 23 spend time with your staff. I have six-weekly one-on-ones with all my people. We follow a format and we talk about their well-being goals. It might be that they want to improve their golf, be home three evenings a week to help their children with their homework or lose weight. “We encourage every single person in the organisation to work towards a well-being goal. And once that is achieved, to set a new one.” Scott McCorquodale of Cargo Community Network outlined se- curity issues, including the need for public education around lithium bat- teries and Paul Harper of Netlogix discussed how collaboration can drive supply chain efficiencies. Delegates were also briefed by mps including Customs minister Nicky Wagner at a presentation at Parliament. As reported in our daily e-news, Glenn Coldham took over from Trevor Duxfield (Advanced Cus- toms Services) as CBAFF president. Oldham is national Customs man- ager for DHL Global Forwarding. He spent 15 years on the CBAFF National Council before taking a three year sabbatical to implement a major work project. And as also covered fully in our daily e-news and weekly e-news- letter, this year’s CBAFF Young Achiever Award went to Bridget Tapper of Geodis (Auckland) with Felicity Baldwin from Agility Logis- tics (Christchurch) the runner-up. The award is sponsored by Singa- pore Airlines Cargo and Leadership Management Australasia. Richard White Mozzie blitz extended to BNE BRISBANE has been added to the Australian gateway cities fumigating aircraft holds for mosquitoes that carry diseases including dengue fever, yellow fever and chikun- gunya. This follows the rollout in February of fumigation at Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne airports. It was triggered by the discovery of two potentially dangerous mosquitoes at Bris- bane airport. While they – and earlier discoveries elsewhere – did not carry diseases, the danger level was high enough to require preventative action. Only some flights are getting the treatment. The cargo hold measures are in addition to other Department of Agriculture biose- curity procedures and have caused no disruption to cargo or passenger movement. AAT upgrades break down targets ASIA Airfreight Terminal (AAT) now offers an upgraded service standard for general import cargo break down. The Hong Kong-based ground handler has invested in state-of-the-art facilities ena- bling it to shorten the cargo breakdown time by up to three hours. Estimated times for passenger/combi aircraft have been reduced from five hours to three hours and for freighter flights from eight hours to five hours. Khaw Hock Eng, general manager of AAT said: “This upgraded service standard is another milestone. In addition, a series of upcoming service upgrade projects are to be unveiled soon, including a screening machine upgrade in Q3.” Qatar Airways first with aid to post-earthquake Nepal ONGOING relief efforts in Nepal following the devastating earthquakes there have seen Qatar Airways Cargo operating 12 freighter flights to Kathmandu to deliver urgent aid. The cargo carrier’s first freighter left Doha for Kathmandu within 24 hours of the earthquake and was the first commercial airline to touch down at Tribhuvan Interna- tional Airport following the first earthquake. Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “Additional Qatar Airways ground staff were deployed on the first aircraft to assist the airport operation and distribution of humanitarian aid and to ensure that our staff working in Kathmandu received support and care.” Some 400 tonnes of relief aid including med- icines, food supplies, tents, water filters and generators provided by charities were in the cargo. The carrier worked in conjunction with local and international charities to provide free transportation of food and water filters to support Nepal’s recovery and to provide aid to areas of the coun- try that have no clean water as a result of the disaster.