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Gold Vanishes in Air Cargo Heist Whilst Technology Aids Enforcement
With another massive air cargo crime this week comes good news for road haulage freight truck operators as Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate Inc (Help), a not-for-profit public-private partnership dedicated to advancing the safety and efficiency of the transportation industry, has announced that it is to bolster its support of stolen cargo recovery efforts by delivering CargoNet theft alerts through the Automated Vehicle Identification (AVI) system, PrePass.
Firstly the story of a scheduled American Airlines flight from Guayaquil, Equador into Miami, Florida. The plane was disembarked in the early hours on Tuesday and five cargo handlers unloaded the freight carried aboard. Amongst the items was a single box containing $625,000 worth of gold. Closed circuit TV has the freight moved to the far side of the aircraft and shortly after shows a cargo tug passing the area, stopping and proceeding out of shot. The tug was found later several gates away and sworn statements from the staff on the tarmac state none know who was driving and, with the gold still missing, the FBI is appealing for information. Read more here1.
Despite the global slowdown, China managed to show impressive growth in its logistics and freight transport infrastructure in 2009, according to the China Logistics Development Report 2010. This is a beacon of hope in a freight forwarding industry that has faced challenging times recently due to the difficult economic conditions worldwide. In particular, China has suffered from a decline in demand for Chinese imports in the United States, Europe and Japan. However, the long term prospects for China and international freight transport look promising, when seen as part of a long term trend and in the light of current levels of investment in freight services infrastructure. miamimulticargo.com1 These improvements will be especially significant for the areas of China that are most dependent on markets for China imports, such as Shanghai and the Pearl River Delta, which includes China s second largest port at Shenzhen.The improvements also include items such as a reduction in inter-provincial tolls.
Searsport: Windmill parts are unloaded because of state and federal funds that improved the port s infrastructure. Courtesy photo
According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau s Foreign Trade Division, from 2000 through November 2010 Maine exports grew 56 percent. With the arrival of a new cargo shipping business to Portland, exports and imports are expected to increase.
To have a major business come to the city and to all of a sudden open up markets to businesses throughout the region, in ways that we haven t in the past, is what we worked for and hoped for, said Portland Mayor Michael Brennan.
Officials drive pillions for the port of Portland s infrastructure improvements in 09 federal grants and state bonds helped the project. Courtesy photo
Eimskip operates a fleet of 17 cargo ships in the North Atlantic and has begun to make port at the Portland International Marine Terminal every two weeks. Many small businesses can t afford to fly their goods overseas, and some have been forced to ship out of Boston. Now they can ship right here to markets in eastern Canada and Europe. Eimskip s import/export shipping service will open up markets to Maine businesses of all kinds.
The real opportunity I see here is for Maine businesses, said John Henshaw, executive director of the Maine Port Authority. It will make shipping cost-effective and open up entirely new markets. There s great opportunity for our seafood processors and agriculture sectors stemming from Eimskip s leadership in refrigerated container logistics.
If a small business only needs to ship a few pallets of goods or a lot of pallets, with Eimskip either are possible. The new availability of shipping a crate or two will encourage small business trade.
Mack Point, in Searsport Maine. The deepwater port s facilities have been enhanced with state, local and federal funds for bulk containers, storage, and to accommodate large ships. Courtesy photo
No other steamship line is servicing the area and hasn t for decades. While Eimskip, an Icelandic company, considered other ports in New England, it ultimately decided to move its North American operations from Norfolk, Virginia to Portland, Maine because of recent waterfront infrastructure improvements, the city s strong seafood and natural resource markets, and Portland s proximity to European ports.
We would have never come if it wasn t for this terminal, said Larus Isfeld, spokesman for Eimskip. His company expects to hire employees to support its Portland operations, and the new service may also create related jobs in trucking, railroads, and warehousing.
The announcement came after years of work by city officials, the Maine Port Authority, private companies, and state government. Former Governor John Baldacci s three-port transportation strategy enhanced the capabilities of Maine s three deepwater ports: Portland, Eastport, and Searsport. With voter-approved bond issues, these ports began capacity and infrastructure improvements; the Recovery Act then provided $14 million in additional funds. The funding also helped improve access to the pier and also improved cargo-handling capabilities.
Now companies like Eimskip can choose Maine over any other deepwater port to move goods and services.
We initiated a three-port strategy based upon these veins of economic development and traffic. We used the three major natural transportation routes that run through our 17 million acres of forestlands for our three-port strategy. The first in Northern Maine is serviced by Eastport. The second is the Millinocket Katahdin region serviced by Searsport, and the third is Portland, said Governor John Baldacci. We re perfectly situated for import and export opportunities. Maine is the portal to North America. In order to ship goods to North America from Europe, Maine is the most convenient entryway. Our ports are busy but not as congested as those in states to our south, and our workers are second to none. Now with the infrastructure improvements we have made, it s heartening to see that we are attracting international business.
Searsport has recently undergone a major reconstruction effort. The port received $7 million from the Recovery Act along with bond funding from the state for investments in a heavy-lift mobile harbor crane and cargo-handling equipment, which has increased import and export activities.
Maine Port Authority s willingness to support infrastructure improvements in our deepwater ports has allowed us to diversify into new product lines, including wind and biofuels, said Jim Therriault, vice president of marketing and materials handling for Sprague Energy.
Eastport, Maine, is looking forward to more companies using the port that has been enhanced with infrastructure improvements. In 2014 wood pellets will be added to their long list of exports being shipped.
Searsport principally imports liquid fuel and energy components. Ships laden with millions of barrels of petroleum and liquid bulk goods, road salt, gypsum rock, windmill components, and petroleum coke docked in Searsport s last year.
You can bring containers into Searsport where the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway meets and double-stack the containers, one on top of the other, and ship them all the way to Montreal. Containers could be shipped directly to Chicago and then on to the West Coast, said David Cole, former Maine Department of Transportation commissioner, in a previous Maine Insight s article. Cole helped integrate the changes to Maine s ports as part of the three-port strategy.
In addition, the Baldacci administration worked with train companies to extend rail services, hoping to move more goods shipped by rail and take more trucks off the roads, as the return for companies that ship by rail is greater than those that have to rely on trucks. One ton of goods can be shipped 500 miles on a gallon of diesel; by truck, it would take 83 gallons of diesel.
train on its way to tWaterville s intermodel facility has been enhanced. Photo by Ramona du Houx
Pan Am Railways is one such company that worked in partnership with the state. They helped bring the Amtrak Downeaster to Brunswick, as the company owns the tracks the train uses. In addition, improvements to Waterville s intermodal transportation facility were made, in part, with the partnership of Pan Am Railways.
Eimskip will partner with Pan Am Railways to offer cost-competitive access to North American markets.
We are very excited to be working so closely with Pan Am Railwaysthrough Portland, Maine, said Eimskip CEO Gylfi Sigf sson. Pan Am has been very helpful working with us to make this possible, and we believe that our work together is critical for success moving forward.
The potential of exporting wood biofuel energy products
In 2007 the Baldacci Administration began to encourage and highlight the potential of wood pellets as a homegrown sustainable energy source, so residents and businesses would diminish their use of oil, save funds, and help Maine s economy at home and with exporting the commodity.
Maine s natural resources have always been the bedrock of our economic growth. New innovative processes are helping to transition traditional industries for a new era, adding value to our sustainable resources, which is key for our economic development. We once fueled our mills with energy from hydropower; now some mills are creating biofuels that are bringing energy costs down and growing good jobs in our rural communities, said former Governor Baldacci.
Pan Am Railroad s CEO Peter Finch, and state officials with Governor John Baldcci in the center, cut the ribbon for rail improvements in Lewiston, which were partially funded by bonds. Photo by Ramona du Houx
All of Maine s deepwater ports have been gearing up for the burgeoning market in exporting pellets.
For the last several years, there s been a good deal of interest in the potential for exporting wood pellets, said Henshaw.
Eastport installed a conveyor system capable of handling wood pellets and other bulk commodities. The port of Eastport is the deepest natural seaport in the continental U.S. As the easternmost port in the United States, Eastport is the closest deepwater port to European markets.
That proximity gives all of Maine s ports a competitive advantage over southern deepwater ports. With less ocean to cross, the fuel costs diminish. Freight costs from the Northeast of America to Europe are favorable over the Southeast by $4 per ton, increasing to $7 per ton from the Gulf Coast.
Eastport s cargo operations include shipments of wood pulp to destinations as far away as China and shipments of dairy cows and beef cattle to Turkey and Russia.
In February, Thermogen Industries, a subsidiary of Cate Street Capital, announced that they will build a torrefied wood pellet biofuel manufacturing facility in Eastport.
Our clean fuel product, torrefied wood pellets, will be shipped overseas as an alternative fuel for coal-fired power plants that need to reduce harmful emissions, said Cate Street Capital President/CEO John Hall . Locating next to the port of Eastport would greatly reduce our shipping costs while providing new incremental business for the port.
Woodpellets manufacturing has increased in Maine dramatically since 2007. photo by Ramona du Houx
Thermogen uses biomass material that s left behind from wood harvesting operations. Its torrefaction process involves changing the properties of wood using microwave technology, not heat, which creates a black pellet that burns with similar BTU heat output and handling characteristics as coal, but much cleaner. Coal-fired power plants could burn the torrefied wood in lieu of coal to lower emissions and meet increasingly stringent environmental regulation.
Depending on the size of Thermogen s facility, it could create approximately 75 new jobs in Eastport and over 300 woods-based jobs.
Cate Street Capital, an investment group that specializes in renewable energy and green technology projects, bought the Millinocket paper mill after they consulted a study which the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) funded several years ago during the Baldacci administration, which recommended that Maine consider producing thermal, or torrefied, wood. The product has the potential to replace the use of coal. That report, with its recommendations, was key in helping the mill transition, putting workers back on the job.
The future is bright, said Cate Street Capital s Scott Tranchemontagne. We have done our due diligence and are moving forward with torrefied wood.
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree speaks at the celebration of the DownEaster coming to Brunswick. Public and private sectors worked together to make it happen.Photo by Ramona du Houx
By the end of this year, the Millinocket site is expected to start producing torrefied wood products, reaching commercial operations in early 2014. Railroad lines that were used by the former mill owners could be utilized once again.
The Eastport Port Authority asked the state to fund a rail infrastructure upgrade in 2009. But the Republican-controlled legislature and the governor didn t, although the investment would have helped ship bulk commodities like wood pellets.
Searsport is where George Soffron, CEO of Maine-based Corinth Wood Pellets LLC, the first wood pellet manufacturer in Maine, has plans to export pellets in 2014.
F.E. Wood & Sons, with their new 312,000-metric-ton wood pellet plant in Baldwin, intends to export white pellets from Portland to European markets.
They will likely be coal-fired power plants, which are using pellets to displace carbon emissions, said Tony Wood, vice president of F.E. Wood & Sons.
F.E. Wood & Sons are in the process of transforming their 130-year-old business into manufacturing pellets.
Maine has great potential for pellet export, said Wood. European markets are certainly a very exciting place to be working right now!
The mill would have capacity to make 300,000 tons a year and employ 30 workers, with more jobs in the forest and transportation chain. Part of Wood s plan is to use the Mountain Division rail link to Portland for transportation, and initial discussions to move forward with renovating the line started under the Baldacci administration.
We have done a great deal of work to activate the Mountain Division rail link, and there is a fair amount of support through the community and state legislature to see it returned to commercial activity. There are several challenges, but I believe once our facility is operating we will be able to renew our efforts to reactivate the line to our site, said Wood.
In the meantime, it is very exciting to see Portland and Pan Am making investments and improvements to service in the Portland area this has potential to improve throughput and service for our project, as well as helping to open a freight bottleneck for industries in Maine trying to reach East Coast ports and other points in the U.S.
Transportation hub improvements often lead to others. Recently, the Maine Port Authority received a $150,000 federal grant to develop a new type of ship that could help restore cargo shipping between the Portland terminal and East Coast ports.
At the same time, LePage refuses to release a voter-approved bond for more port infrastructure improvements. Eastport and Searsport could see $1.5 million and $17 million respectively from a 2012 bond package.
Company chose Maine because of port improvements made by the state and federal grants
Eimskip, and Icelandic company, operates a fleet of 16 cargo ships in the North Atlantic and will make port at the Portland International Marine Terminal every 14 days. The service will give Maine businesses direct import and export access to markets in eastern Canada and Europe. Eimskip expects to hire employees to support its Portland operations, and the new service may also create related jobs in trucking, railroads and warehousing.
The new shipping service opens up markets to Maine businesses of all kinds. Many small businesses can t afford to fly their goods overseas and some have been shipping out of Boston.
The real opportunity that I see here is for Maine businesses, said John Henshaw, executive director of the Maine Port Authority. It will make shipping cost-effective and open up entirely new markets. There s great opportunity for our seafood processors and agriculture sectors stemming from Eimskip s leadership in refrigerated container logistics.
Small businesses that only want to ship a few pallets of goods with Eimskip will be able to use the container service as well as bigger orders. The availability of shipping a crate or two will be encouraging for small business trade.
While Eimskip considered other ports in New England, it ultimately decided to move its North American operations to Portland because of recent waterfront infrastructure improvements, the city s strong seafood and natural resource markets, and Portland s proxilmty to European ports.
We would have never come if it wasn t for this terminal, said Isfeld, spokesman for Eimskip.
The announcement comes after years of work by city officials, private companies and state government. Governor John Baldacci s Three port transportation strategy enhanced the capabilities of Maine s three deep water ports: Portland, Eastport and Searsport. With voter approved bond issues these ports began infrastructure improvements then the Recovery Act provided $14 million in additional funds. Now companies like Eimskip can choose Maine over Boston to move goods and services.1
We initiated a three-port strategy 2based upon these veins of economic development and traffic. We used the three major natural transportation routes that run through our 17 million acres of forest lands for our three-port strategy. The first in Northern Maine is serviced by Eastport. The second is the Millinocket Katahdin region starts in Searsport, and the third is Portland, said Governor John Bladacci. We re perfectly situated for import and export opportunities. Maine is the portal to North America. In order to ship goods to North America from Europe Maine is the most convenient entry way. Our ports are busy but not as congested as those in states to our south and our workers are second to none. Now with the infrastututre imporvements we have made its heartneing to see that we are attracting international business.
In addition the Baldacci administration worked with train freight companies to extend rail service hoping to move more goods shipped via rail and take more trucks off the roads, as the return for companies that ship by rail is greater than those that have to rely on trucks. Pan Am is one such company.
Eimskip will partner with Pan Am Railways to offer cost-competitive access to North American markets.
We are very excited to be working so closely with Pan Am Railroad through Portland, Maine, said Eimskip CEO, Gylfi Sigfusson. Pan Am has been very helpful working with us to make this possible, and we believe that our work together is critical for success moving forward.
Two months ago the Maine Port Authority received a $150,000 federal grant to develop a new type of ship that could restore cargo shipping between the terminal and East Coast ports. In 2009, the port authority took over operations of the city-owned terminal on West Commercial Street near the Casco Bay Bridge.
The Recovery Act Funds in 2010 were allocated as follows:
$5 million to the International Marine Terminal in Portland for capacity and infrastructure improvements. The funding will help improve access to the pier and also improve cargo-handling capability.
$7 million to Searsport for investments in innovative new equipment, including a heavy-lift mobile harbor crane and cargo-handling equipment.
$2 million will go to Eastport for a warehouse, conveyer equipment and storage pad.
Eimskip, established in 1915, has 49 offices in 17 countries, and operates 17 vessels. It has been sailing to the United States since 1917.
(ASX: NMR) shares have been on the rise in the past fortnight, and are currently trading at $0.026 intra-day, more than two-and-a-half the lows of $0.01 on Monday 7th January 2013.
Driving the re-rating has been some high quality coal results out of Botswana, where the company has a thermal coal deposit of 6.9 billion tonnes in the south-western part of the country.
Infill drilling results within Takatokwane Target Mining Area confirm premium thermal coal within seams 2L, 3 and 4 with washed calorific value range greater than 6,000 Kcal/kg.
Highlighting the potential of the deposit – the coal quality within the Target Mining Area among the best in Botswana.
Another plus is that Seam 4 within the Western Target Area and Northern Target Area
matches export grade for South African Richards Bay specifications, providing a potential avenue to international markets and the monetisation of the deposit.
The results within the Target Mining Area at Takatokwane, located 195 kilometres north west of the capital, Gaborone, showed high energy, low ash and low sulphur making the product ideal for export to South Africa.
Another defining factor of the deposit is the close geographical proximity to South African domestic markets and associated transport infrastructure, putting Nimrodel in a strong position to develop a low cost, high value starter-mine to supply domestic and export markets.
Nimrodel is also working on several coal-to-market logistic options, as transport logistics required to create market access remain the single largest constraint upon the immediate commercial viability of Takatokwane s coal.
At the end of September 2012, the company had around $3.6 million in cash.
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Lithuania and Latvia are investing in port infrastructure and rail freight systems in an effort to become the gateway to Western Europe for exports from China and Japan. Lithuania is offering favourable freight transit rates to China and Japan through its major seaport, Klaipeda.
TIME PUBLISHED – Saturday, December 1, 2012, 8:59 am
FILE Engineers working on a diversion to repair the Lusaka-Chirundu road when it had collapsed
THE Road Development Agency (RDA) has signed two road contracts with China Henan and Gomes Haulage Limited for the rehabilitation of the Lusaka to Chirundu and the Livingstone to Sesheke roads worth about K300 billion.
RDA director Bernard Chiwala said China Henan would work on the rehabilitation of 51 kilometres Lusaka Chirundu road at a cost total cost of K215, 187,851,108 within a period of 24 months.
Mr Chiwala said the rehabilitation would include clearing, drainage works, pavement layer construction, asphalt surfacing and line marking including furniture installation.
Mr Chiwala said Gomes Haulage would rehabilitate the 115km Livingstone Sesheke Road at K87, 801,024,084 and was due for completion within one year.
He said the contractors were tasked to repair potholes, resealing and replacing drainage structures and other road infrastructure.
Am optimistic that the contractor will execute the task within the stipulated time frame because they are professionals as can be seen from their track record, he said.
Mr Chiwala said he expected the two contractors to start commence work within 90 days from the time of signing the contract.
China Henan representative Xu Chunhua said her organisation was grateful for being accorded an opportunity to work on the Lusaka Chirundu Road.
Ms Xu said China Henan would employ more than 2000 local people to help speed up the rehabilitation of the roads.
She assured RDA that her organisation would execute the rehabilitation in the given time frame.
Would like to assure RDA that China Henan will complete the rehabilitation of the Livingstone- Chirundu in the stipulated time frame, she said.
Gomes Haulage managing director Leroy Gomes expressed gratitude for being awarded the contract because it was an indication that RDA had confidence in local contractors.
Mr Gomes said the contract would facilitate the creation of jobs to locals in Livingstone .
I must commend RDA for considering Gomes Haulage to rehabilitate the Livingstone to Sesheke road because we will be able to create jobs for local residents in order to speed up the rehabilitation process, he said.
Western Australia has named the consortium of companies invested with the task of completing the $1 billion Gateway WA Project1, and confirmed that work to improve Perth airport and freight access is set to begin in early 2013.
Five companies comprise the consortium: namely, Australian infrastructure construction and engineering companies Leighton Contractors, Georgiou, GHD and BG&E, and technical and management support experts AECOM.23456
The project, which is being jointly funded by the State ($315m) and Federal ($686m) governments, is expected to be completed in 2017 in order to be ready in time for the planned consolidation of the domestic and international terminals at Perth International Airport7.
While the specifics of the Gateway WA project deal are yet to be hammered out, it is expected that because of the size, scale and complexity of the project, work is likely to be undertaken in packages so as to minimise the level of disruption created.
Redevelopment of the road network has been prompted by the expected increase in passenger air travel and road freight over the next 10 years. Perth Airport is anticipating a doubling of traffic on their runways, while increased trade means that freight coming from the industrial hubs of Forrestfield and Kewdale is also expected to increase.
As part of the project, extra lanes are to be added on the Tonkin Highway, with the Leach Highway undergoing an upgrade to become an expressway capable of efficiently handling the extra traffic. This area is generally regarded as the most important transport interchange (road, rail and air services meet) in the state.
This precinct is one of the State s most important transport hubs, facilitating the movement of people and freight essential to our ongoing industrial development, says Western Australian Transport Minister Troy Buswell, highlighting the importance of the Gateway WA project.
By fixing the road network around the airport, the Gateway project will not only reduce urban congestion in Perth but also improve the efficiency and reliability of the supply chain on which regional communities depend, particularly those in the resource rich North West.
- A freeway-to-freeway interchange at the Tonkin and Leach Highways intersection, and new access to the international terminal
- An interchange at the Tonkin Highway, Horrie Miller Drive and Kewdale Road intersection
- An interchange at the Leach Highway and Abernethy Road intersection
- Upgrade of the existing interchange at the junction of the Tonkin and Roe Highways to a partial freeway-to-freeway interchange
- Widening of the Tonkin Highway to six lanes between the Great Eastern and Roe Highways
- Upgrade of the Leach Highway to expressway standard between the Tonkin Highway and Orrong Road, to maximise the benefits of the Leach Highway and Abernethy Road interchange.
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- ^ Georgiou (www.georgiou.com.au)
- ^ GHD (www.ghd.com)
- ^ BG&E (www.bgeeng.com)
- ^ AECOM. (www.aecom.com)
- ^ domestic and international terminals at Perth International Airport (www.aviationwa.org.au)
- ^ The project (getthebiggerpicture.wa.gov.au)
ATA Applauds Agency s List
The National Transportation Safety Board released its most wanted list for 2013, highlighting its top transportation safety concerns, including preserving highway infrastructure and mandating collision-avoidance technologies. NTSB s annual list of its top advocacy priorities calls for ending distraction in all modes of transportation. Distraction was the cause of multiple accidents investigated by the agency in recent years, and its deadly effects will only continue to grow as a national safety threat, NTSB said. Six of the 10 issues focus on highway travel where most transportation fatalities take place and include substance-impaired driving, which NTSB said was the No. 1 killer on the list.
The National Transportation Safety Board released its most wanted list for 2013, highlighting its top transportation safety concerns, including preserving highway infrastructure and mandating collision-avoidance technologies.
NTSB s annual list of its top advocacy priorities calls for ending distraction in all modes of transportation.
Distraction was the cause of multiple accidents investigated by the agency in recent years, and its deadly effects will only continue to grow as a national safety threat, NTSB said.
Six of the 10 issues focus on highway travel where most transportation fatalities take place and include substance-impaired driving, which NTSB said was the No. 1 killer on the list.
Transportation is safer than ever, but with 35,000 annual fatalities and hundreds of thousands of injuries, we can, and must, do better, NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman said in a statement. American Trucking Associations applauded NTSB s list and expressed its shared interest in advancing several items on the list. ATA President Bill Graves cited the dangers of impaired and distracted driving, the need to repair and improve the nation s infrastructure and the benefits of active safety technologies as issues important to the trucking industry. NTSB s Top Ten list: Improve safety of airport surface operations. Preserve the integrity of transportation infrastructure. Enhance pipeline safety. Implement positive train control systems. Eliminate substance-impaired driving. Improve the safety of bus operations. Eliminate distraction in transportation. Improve fire safety in transportation. Improve general aviation safety. Mandate motor vehicle collision avoidance technologies.
Transportation is safer than ever, but with 35,000 annual fatalities and hundreds of thousands of injuries, we can, and must, do better, NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman said in a statement.
American Trucking Associations applauded NTSB s list and expressed its shared interest in advancing several items on the list.
ATA President Bill Graves cited the dangers of impaired and distracted driving, the need to repair and improve the nation s infrastructure and the benefits of active safety technologies as issues important to the trucking industry.
NTSB s Top Ten list:
Improve safety of airport surface operations.
Preserve the integrity of transportation infrastructure.
Enhance pipeline safety.
Implement positive train control systems.
Eliminate substance-impaired driving.
Improve the safety of bus operations.
Eliminate distraction in transportation.
Improve fire safety in transportation.
Improve general aviation safety.
Mandate motor vehicle collision avoidance technologies.
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Papua New Guinea (PNG), is a resource rich country, For the most part, exports to
PNG revolve around foodstuffs, communications, building and construction, and
minerals, mining, oil and gas. PNG is a sovereign nation, and has many import rules
and restrictions of which any new exporter to PNG needs to be aware.
But, almost all manufactured articles can be exported to PNG.
Failure to comply with these requirements may result in fines and cargo return at the shipper s expense.
Port Moresby is the capital of PNG. Lae is the second largest town in PNG, and is the gateway to what is referred to as The Highlands .
These and other major towns are serviced for FCL (full container load) cargoes. Generally there are weekly LCL (less than a container load) consolidation services to both Port Moresby and Lae, from Sydney Melbourne and Brisbane.
There is only direct air services to Port Moresby, and there are only customs services for airfreight in Port Moresby and Lae, Other ports in PNG are mostly served via transhipment or infrequent direct services.
There are customs services for any direct port calls, but otherwise all customs clearance service must take place in either Port Moresby or Lae before cargo is onforwarded to any other port.
Despite the nearness of PNG, freight rates for air, courier, or seafreight are relatively expensive. This is because of infrastructure costs, and the fact that in the main, freight services are one way only; but of course have to pay for the return as well.
PNG exports include gas, gold, timber, coffee and tea.
I hope this information has been useful to you.
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- ^ Exporting to Papua New Guinea (www.sydneyinternationalfreight.com.au)
- ^ FCL cargo (www.sydneyinternationalfreight.com.au)
- ^ freight rates (www.sydneyinternationalfreight.com.au)
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