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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • OCTOBER-NOVEMBER • Page 7 DHL Australia now a Trusted Trader accredited by DIBP DhL Global Forwarding (Australia) is now fully accredited by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) under the Austral- ian Trusted Trader Program. DhL has been involved with the government program since the initial pilot commenced in 2015 and is the largest service provider to be granted entry into the scheme. Australian Trusted Trader is a voluntary trade facilitation initiative. It recognises businesses with a secure supply chain and compliant trade practices, rewarding accredited business- es with a range of trade facilitation benefits. Australian Trusted Trader further supports and facilitates the handling of clients’ international supply chains by service providers. Within Australia’s Authorised Economic Op- erator (AEO) program, Trusted Traders work to secure the international supply chain, while facilitating the movement of legitimate trade. Australia has the only AEO program that grants accreditation to service providers. Commenting on the accreditation, chief su- perintendent sneha Chatterjee of the Australian Border Force (ABF) said: “Trusted Traders re- ceive a range of benefits, one of which is a seat at the table with the Department of Immigra- tion and Border Protection. This is a forum to discuss issues and initiatives that directly affect trade communities, and it provides an opportu- nity to shape the future direction of policy and programs.” Tony Boll, chief executive, DhL Global For- warding south Pacific added: “This accredita- tion is recognition of the commitment DhL has made to supply chain security, high compliance standards and display of best industry practices as set by the DIBP.” Desmond Vertannes honoured by TIACA AIR CARGO’s Desmond (Des) Vertannes has been induct- ed into TIACA’s hall of Fame* for his industry leadership in the areas of e-freight, cargo security and handling. he also initiated the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG) and pushed to modernise the relationship be- tween airlines and forward- ers, including during his time as head of Cargo for IATA between 2010 and 2014. Vertannes also challenged the industry to reduce cargo transit times by 48 hours. “The Chairman’s Council selected Des for his unwaver- ing commitment to the devel- opment and recognition of the air cargo industry and its impact on global trade,” said Oliver Evans, chair of TIACA’s Chairman’s Council. “his dedication, perseverance, visionary thinking, and inspiring leadership have made a profound and lasting impact on our industry. Des is also known for forging and growing friendships right across the industry.” Vertannes began his career with British Airways in 1970, holding several management positions before setting up his own forwarding business in 1984, and then joining Air Canada as general manager Cargo in 1991. Later roles included chief executive of Air Menzies Inter- national, managing director at Menzies World Cargo, head of Cargo at Gulf Air and the same role at Etihad Airways. After retiring from IATA, Vertannes became a strategic advisor to cloud-based IT cargo management provider, smartKargo. The TIACA hall of Fame honours air cargo profession- als who have played a role in the progress of aviation and have helped to shape and grow the industry. Des Vertannes Logwin buys SCI stake INTERNATIONAL logistics company Logwin has taken a one third stake in New Zealand’s supply Chain International Ltd (sCI). sCI was established at the beginning of 2017 as a subsid- iary of the Auckland-based supply Chain solutions (NZ) Ltd (sCs). The subsidiary is being managed by another stake- holder, Peter Furlong. The deal reinforces Logwin’s regional position in Oceania. The company currently operates five branch offices in Aus- tralia and has been active there for more than 25 years. The Auckland address is supply Chain International Ltd (sCI), 38 Airpark Drive Mangere, Auckland 2022 New Zea- land.