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Page 10 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • FEBRUARY-MARCH 2018 ASIA-PACIFIC AirCargo Asia-Pacific is published by impact publicationS ABN No 70 257 512 639 54 Harborne Street, Wembley WA 6014 Australia. Tel: (08) 9382 8388 email: email@example.com www.aircargo-ap.com.au or www.impactpub.com.au/aircargo Proprietors: Chris Hurd, Sofia Hurd. Managing Editor: Chris Hurd. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Editor: Jack Handley. Editorial Contributor: Kelvin King. Advertising Director: Sofia Hurd. Other contributors in: ■ NEW ZEALAND & SOUTH PACIFIC ■ Singapore ■ uS/CANADA ■ HONG KONG ■ UK/EUROPE ■ INDONESIA All advertising enquiries to Australia Tel: +61 8 9382 8388 email: email@example.com AirCargo magazine is published as a digital magazine six times a year and is emailed in pdf to subscribers as well as made available in flipbook format at the AirCargo web site. It is supported by daily news updates to the web site and a weekly e-news. People wish- ing to subscribe should go to the web site at www.impactpub.com.au/aircargo and click on the blue box. © Impact Publications Western Australia 2018. All rights reserved in all countries. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means whatsoever without the written permission of the publishers. Views and opinions expressed in AirCargo Asia-Pacific do not necessarily reflect those of the management. All rates and schedules in editorial or advertisements are correct at time of going to press but are subject to change without notice. DISCLAIMER The information contained in this magazine has been compiled by AirCargo Asia-Pacific. Any commentary, opinion, projection, prediction or conclusion made by AirCargo Asia-Pacific or quoted by it from any of the sources is published in good faith to stimulate independent investigation by the reader of the matters canvassed. The reader should not rely (or invite others to rely) upon the contents of this publication as a basis for taking or refraining from any action, or rearrangement of their affairs (financial or otherwise). And AirCargo Asia-Pacific and its contributors, shall not be liable for any economic or other loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of such reliance. Defence Export Strategy aims to give Australia a top 10 global defence ranking as global ‘giants’ look on AIMING to make Australia one of the world’s ‘top 10’ defence exporters within the next decade, the Government has launched a Defence Export Strategy that sets out a framework designed to achieve its goal. Australia’s defence sector is already known for its innovation and ‘can do’ approach, with an increasing number of sector participants winning international contracts. Not sur- prisingly, overseas ‘gi- ants’ increasingly are interested in investing in part-ownership or other forms of collab- oration. The sector uses air freight systems exten- sively, both inbound and out. The new export strate- gy could significantly boost this traffic in the target decade and beyond. Indicative of the importance placed on the strategy, its pub- lication was launched jointly by prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, Defence ministers Christopher Pyne and Marise Payne, and Trade minister Steve Ciobo. The strategy features several new initiatives and investments, including a single-focus Australi- an Defence Export Office which will work alongside Austrade and the existing Centre for Defence Industry Capability to co-ordinate whole-of-government initiatives. A defence export advocate will be appointed to talk up the indus- try at home and globally, working with both private stakeholders and government agencies. Efic, the country’s export credit agency, will administer a A$3.8 billion facility to “provide confi- dence to the Australian defence industry to identify and pursue new export opportunities know- ing Efic’s support is available when there is a market gap for defence finance”. All this will be backed by A$20 million annually in direct funding, including further support for the existing global sup- ply chain program - which is to air cargo’s benefit. Grants will be available to help small and medium enterprises com- pete international- ly against bigger players. The Defence Export Strategy can be downloaded at: www.de- fence.gov.au/exportstrategy RGW Express expands operations in Poland RGW Express, the Polish inde- pendent freight forwarder and agent of the U-Freight Group (UFL), is increasing its presence in Poland. Earlier this month, the company – with offices in the Czech Repub- lic, Hungary, and Poland – moved to a larger facility in Warsaw, which is now fully operational. The new facility offers ware- house space of 700 sqm, with two docks, one of which has a hydrau- lic ramp, and one ground level gate.