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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • JUNE-JULY, 2018 • Page 13 There is little doubt that some urgent decisions will need to be made. Exporters need to understand the new requirements, the impact on their business, who can assist them best with the require- ments and whether the KC represents a useful option, perhaps alongside the Trusted Trader Program. Freight for- warders will need to consider the terms of the RACA and EACE programs and those already providing scanning ser- vices for air cargo exports will need to review whether they need to invest further in scan- ning equipment or facilities - and the impact on their rates. All parties need to pay at- tention to the details of the requirements as they are released, whether through the air cargo security part of the Home Affairs web site at https:// www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/ transport-security/air-car- go-security, through industry associations or through other sources such as updates from this magazine. Of immediate interest to CBFCA and AFIF members will be air cargo secu- rity information sessions being conducted in July and August in conjunction with Home Affairs, CTO operators and providers of scanning technology as described at https://www.cbfca. com.au/CBFCA/News/NNF/2018/ NNF_2018_142.aspx. Those in the private supply chain will need to review how the new requirements will impact their operations and business costs. As we regular- ly advise, early preparation is the best option rather than last-minute scrambling in a crowded market. Of course, if pain persists do not hesitate to contact your friendly neighbourhood Customs, trade and transport lawyer. Tigers’ relocation in Shanghai provides a dual warehouse solution to handle e-commerce Celebrating the move: (L-R): Bruce Haines, managing director, Dean World Cargo, Elsic Xu, analyst - Supply Chain Solutions, China, Tigers, Laura Crow, managing director, China, Tigers, Winnie Li, general manager – Human Resources, China, Tigers and Cheng Kuang, senior manager – Logistics Solutions, China, Tigers. TIGERS has relocated to a new facility in Shanghai, China, with two warehouses to overcome the space restraints of its previous operation. The new 3,779 square metres facility, which is located close to Shanghai Yangshan Port, uses a dual warehouse model that allows Tigers to offer scalable solutions to B2B and B2C customers across domestic and international mar- kets. The facility is equipped with 10-metre high racks and a mez- zanine shelving system and is dedicated to complex pick and pack projects, offering sea and air freight consolidation and export. “Our improved warehouse lay- out at the new facility has afford- ed us an increase of 34 per cent in pallet spaces, equivalent to 4,000 pallets, and a floor space increase of 50 per cent,” said Laura Crow, managing director China, Tigers. “Our new warehouse complex will remain fit for purpose as our e-commerce fulfilment opera- tions develop in the region. “The new facility strengthens our e-commerce operations for international brands entering China and APAC. “Working in tandem with our bonded operations in Shang- hai, we will continue to support foreign brands to get a foothold in the China market by providing import customs brokerage.” The new Tigers Shanghai fa- cility works across a range of industries, including domestic distribution of spare parts for the automotive and lighting industry, apparel export to retailers in Aus- tralia and the European Union and Tmall domestic fulfilment. Tigers also has opened a new of- fice at Frankfurt Airport, Germany to act as a gateway for Europe by creating air freight consolidation products, starting with the trade lane between Germany and South Africa. The new office, the Group’s third in Germany, is headed by Marc Acksteiner, and offers the full range of Tigers’ core services.