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Page 30 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC JUNE-JULY 2018 Are you getting your AirCargo news daily? Thursday, 05 July 2018 Airfreight growth slowed in May - iATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released a summary of its May airfreight market report. Australian fresh produce exports ‘need more airfreight capacity’ Australian fresh food exporters of seafood and fruit/veg say they potentially are missing out on hundreds of millions of dollars in sales because air carriers are prioritising higher-margin beef and milk shipments. Monday, 02 July 2018 Australia’s gsT now applies to low-value goods Australia’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) now applies to goods with a Customs value of A$1,000 or less (low value goods) that are imported from overseas. Thursday, 28 June 2018 fedEx survey sees trade opportu- nities for Australian sMBs International demand for Austral- ian products present a significant opportunity for Australian small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs) to grow their business through cross-border trade over the next 12 months, according to independent research conducted by FedEx Express. Australian court hits Air NZ with A$15m cartel fine In Australia, Air New Zealand has been ordered to pay penalties of A$15 million for its part in a global airfreight price fixing cartel be- tween 2002 and 2007. For the best and latest news, just log in at www.aircargo-ap.com.au FloatPac completes first Scotland-Dubai salmon transfer FLOATPAC, owners of FishPac live seafood transportation systems, has made its first shipments of live salmon parr fingerlings (Salmo salar), from Scotland to Dubai. The process, which saw a total of 38,500 fish successfully transport- ed in 42 bin movements over a five month period, included a five-hour road journey to Glasgow airport, 7.5 hour flight to Dubai and Cus- toms clearance – culminating in a transit period of, on average, 20-26 hours. “The ability to ship both parr and smolt is significant,” said FloatPac chief executive Gavin Hodgins. “As land-based salmon RAS farming becomes more popular, the need for sound transportation of live salmon at all lifecycles is becoming increasingly important . “Thanks to our air freight oxy- gen delivery system, which we are continually developing to meet the needs of a range of species, we’ve just completed the stocking of a large recirculation aquaculture farm in Dubai with fingerlings. “That means that locally supplied, live and fresh chilled salmon will be available in the UAE market from late 2018. There is no better way to ship live aquatic animals.” “The key objective of the trans- port was to deliver fish in the best possible condition, without compromising their future growth potential,” said FloatPac’s marine biologist Peter Rankin. “Following successful pre-ship- ment trials with 40g fish in Scot- land, shipments were ultimately undertaken at a density of around 55kg per m3 per bin.” Given FloatPac’s recently-an- nounced agency deal for Europe and the UK with Norwegian com- pany Lipfish AS, the team says that this latest project is an important “next step” in the firm’s global growth strategy. Annual X2 Conference 2019 dates confirmed X2 Logistics Networks will be returning to the Dusit Thani Hua Hin, Thailand for its 6th Annual X2 Conference 2019 from 22-27 February 2019. X2 Group founder and chief executive Richard Overton said: “Other than the mysterious Cargo Weekend, the 6th Annual X2 Conference 2019 will feature a pool side cocktail reception at the “X2 Beach House” as well as a Gala Dinner and networking opportunities over the course of the conference.