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AIRCARGO ASIA-PACIFIC • MAR-APR, 2019 • Page 27 Are you getting your AirCargo news daily? Wednesday, 17 April 2019 Record revenues as time:matters plans a stronger future Germany-based logistics firm time:matters says it saw record revenues last year thanks to acqui- sitions and network expansion in the Americas. The Lufthansa-owned company says revenues hit EUR121.5 million last year, up 12.5 per cent year on year. Ceva launches China-Europe multimodal block train Ceva Logistics North Asia has launched a new Wednesday Xiamen block train service from China to Europe. Tuesday, 16 April 2019 Air freight containers market set for growth - study Market Research Explore’s latest research report on Global Air Freight Containers Market 2019 says upgrades and technical devel- opment in the air freight contain- ers market are likely to translate to higher future growth in the seg- ment. K+N wins SIA A380 refurb contract Kuehne + Nagel has won a three- year logistics contract covering transport of parts needed in the refurbishment of 14 Singapore Airlines (SIA) Airbus A380s. Thursday, 11 April 2019 Hactl now handling Raya Airways at HKG Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals has added Malaysia’s Raya Airways to its ground handling stable. FAA set to license drone operator The US Federal Aviation Administra- tion (FAA) is tipped to award its first drone operator’s licence within weeks. For the best and latest news, just log in at www.aircargo-ap.com.au Australia reviews its border permits AUSTRALIA’s Department of Home Affairs www.homeaf- fairs.gov.au is undertaking a whole-of-government review into border permits and associated licences, saying its aim is ‘to sim- plify and streamline processes for industry’. The review is timelined for reporting back in December this year. Depending on the forthcom- ing national election outcome, a new administration could be in place but, with the issue a matter of wide-ranging importance and few grounds for partisan bias, the recommendations are likely to be assessed and acted on regardless of who is in power. Peter Dutton, who has been a Labor target for the past year, is the minister in the seat at pres- ent but has taken a low-profile approach on the review and made comments that few could disa- gree with. He wants Australia to modernise international trade flows that cross the border. “Through trade modernisation we aim to create a future interna- tional trade system for Australia that is seamless, digital, automat- ed and user-friendly. Australia’s international trade regulatory environment is complex and involves over 30 permit-issuing authorities and government agencies.” Terms of reference specify the imported and exported goods subject to the review. They are: Goods that need writ- ten permission to import or ex- port, wine, pharmaceuticals and goods subject to the Convention on International Trade in Endan- gered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (known as CITES). The department notes that while the key objective is to remove unnecessary barriers to international trade, it is vital that border integrity and community safety be maintained. Budapest signs Chinese cargo hub agreements EUROPE’s Budapest Airport will co-operate closely with two major Chinese cargo hubs to further de- velop aviation links between China and Hungary. This is the main goal of the mem- orandum of understanding (MoU) signed during the ‘Belt and Road Forum’ summit held in Beijing. Budapest Airport has stepped up its efforts to make it a major distri- bution and logistics base for China in the Central and Eastern European region. Last year, a record number of 256 thousand Chinese tourists visited Hungary, representing a growth rate of 14 per cent ,” said Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade. During the Hungarian-Chinese Fo- rum, other agreements were signed between the Hungarian and Chinese partners covering investments and the pharmaceutical industry. The development of logistics and cargo fits in well with the efforts by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to boost co-operation between China and Hungary in the field of trade and the development of joint projects.