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Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) Calls for Shipping Reform

FTA / APSA send out an enquiry for a new federal regulator, along the lines of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) of the United States, to facilitate open and competitive international trade while safeguarding the interests of Australian shippers, exporters & importers.

These extensive inquiry highlights reviewing freight laws in favour of those in the trading industry recognizing the fundamental need to maintain business continuity of our sea cargo supply chain.

APSA envisioned these reform to bring significant improvements not just in managing Freight laws but also strengthening our supply chain and local industries which will provide more job opportunities at the same time.

In summary, the recommendation aims to have a formal shipping competition review, a call for minimum service levels and regulation of Terminal Access Charges and container detention practices. The submission also made detailed reference to the need for waterfront industrial relations reform, implementation of Biosecurity priorities and continued financial relief measures for the air cargo sector.


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