Monthly Archives: August 2018

SILA – Change Bank Account Details

To Our Valued Customer,

Please be advised that as of the 1st September 2018 we have new bank account details for our AUD invoices only. This account is active now, so you are more than welcome to update your records.

Bank Account Details
Account Name: SI Logistics Australia Pty Ltd
BSB: 034-058
Account Number: 386087

Kind Regards
SILA Customer Service

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The Australian Border Force (ABF) have announced more reasons to become a Trusted Trader

Yesterday, 8 August 2018, Minister Taylor and ABF Commissioner Michael Outram announced five new exclusive benefits at the 2018 Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) Symposium:

  • Duty Deferral
  • ATT Origin Advance Ruling
  • Implementation of a Mutual Recognition Arrangement with the Republic of Korea
  • Implementation of Trader Identification Numbers, designed to simplify processes and make Trusted Traders more competitive internationally
  • Automation of an even lighter touch at the border for accredited Trusted Traders

Discover more benefits for your business at www.abf.gov.au/trustedtrader or click SILA Approved as Australian Trusted Trader. 

Andrew Crawford (FTA Head of Border and Biosecurity) and I are meeting with ATT executives in Canberra tomorrow 10 August 2018 to ascertain more detail. We will provide further updates and will present latest developments at our upcoming Spring CPD – Border and Biosecurity Program events.

 

Kind Regards

SILA Customer Service

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Reminder of Upcoming Changes to Chain of Responsibility Laws

Good day All,

We would like to provide everyone with a friendly reminder of the upcoming changes to Chain of Responsibility Laws

On 1 October 2018, the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) will be amended to include that every party in the heavy vehicle transport supply chain has a duty to ensure the safety of their transport activities. Put simple, this means that the primary duty represents an obligation to eliminate or minimise potential harm or loss (risk) by doing all that is reasonably practicable to ensure safety. As a party in the supply chain, the best way to do this is to have safety management systems and controls in place, such as business practices, training, procedures and review processes that:

  • identify, assess, evaluate, and control risk
  • manage compliance with speed, fatigue, mass, dimension, loading and vehicle standards requirements through identified best practice
  • involve regular reporting, including to executive officers
  • document or record actions taken to manage safety.

With this, from October 1st, SILA will require all shipments be presented with a valid and correct Container Weight Declaration.

What is a CWD and what does it look like?

A CWD is a written declaration of the weight of a container and its contents. It may be either in hard copy or electronic form, or a placard attached to the freight container. Weight declarations are required to be carried by all drivers and must be able to be produced to an authorized officer, on request.

For further information on the Chain of Responsibility Laws and Container Weight Declarations, please refer to the NHVR website

Kind Regards

SILA Customer Service

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