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Page 4 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC SEPT, 2019 SWIBA gives nine biz leaders a top honour THE SELANGOR Wilayah Indian Business Association (SWIBA) has honoured nine leading business people from the Indian community in Malaysia with the ‘Zero to Hero Business Award’. The honour is given to recipients who have fought steep odds to build a business and legacy through ‘will and hard work’. Puvaneaish Subramaniam of Kagayaku Logistics, the only woman to win an award, was praised for being “a beacon of hope and inspiration for the women in the Indian community”. Starting nearly three decades ago in a male-orien- tated industry, Subramaniam worked her way up the ladder in the freight forwarding industry and built a company with a dedicated team of more than 45 employees. Singapore, NZ trigger AEO recognition pact THE NEW Zealand-Singapore MRA on Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) recognition, signed in June, came into effect on August 1. Under this MRA, Secure Trade Partnership (STP) companies certified by Singapore Customs and NZ companies certified under the Secure Exports Scheme (SES) are eligible for facilitated Customs clearance. Singapore Customs advised STP-Plus companies exporting to NZ companies that their AEO status would automatically be recognised by NZ Customs Service when the business partner in NZ lodged a permit declaration and declared the STP-Plus com- pany as the supplier. STP-Plus companies importing from NZ compa- nies have been told to provide their STP code to business partners, adding: ‘Your business partner in New Zealand need not be a SES company.’ The MRA was signed by Ho Chee Pong, Singa- pore’s director-general of customs, and Bill Perry, acting comptroller of NZ Customs. “This partnership underpins our strong commit- ment in maintaining the regional and global supply chain security, and facilitating legitimate trade undertaken by AEOs in both countries,” said Ho. Perry described the signing as great news for both countries. “This arrangement further strengthens trade relations by allowing stream- lined clearance for accredited exporters who will be treated as low risk at both borders, while giving Customs administra- tions greater assurance over goods. “Singapore is one of our top 10 trading partners, with many NZ busi- nesses operating in South-East and East Asia using Singapore as a base.” Singapore is the first Customs administration in Southeast Asia to enter into mutual recognition of AEO programs with counterparts. To date, it has signed with 10: Canada, Republic of Korea, Japan, People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the United States, Australia, Thailand and New Zealand. BrIEfly.... CevA Logistics has renewed its contract with Borr Drilling for an additional year to the end of August 2020... Aerospace logistics company B&H Worldwide has upgraded its ISO accreditation to EN AS 9120b – the specialist industry standard for the aviation, space and defence industry. The award also includes ISO 9001:2015 certification following an audit by BSI... emirates skyCargo was presented with the award for ‘Best Customer Airline 2018’ by the ground han- dling division of MAB Kargo for having transported the largest volume of air cargo from Kuala Lumpur International Airport among MAB Kargo’s customer airlines...Active temperature-controlled container company Csafe global has opened a new service centre in The Netherlands. This expanded facility will enable improved service within the BENELUX region, aiding life-science companies shipping crucial tem- perature-sensitive products to patients in need.