Friday, 10 March 2017


Free period reduced from 72 hours to 48 hours in all Airports / Air Cargo Complexes in India w.e.f. April 01, 2017.

This is no April Fool sort of news. Please open the attachment for the copy of Notice received from Ministry of Civil Aviation in this regard.

So, please discuss with your CHA’s to clear the shipment within 48 hours which is applicable from the segregation time reflected in ICEGATE.

Jupiter Sea & Air Services P. Ltd. is well equipped with adequate manpower working in 2 shifts to help all our customer’s to receive their air and sea import shipments within 2 days usually. 

In case you need our assistance for custom clearance of your Air import shipments, please do send us your enquiries and we shall help you to avoid demurrage and ensure your supply chain / production is not interrupted.

Air Freight News :

Heathrow cargo growth outpaces passengers.

·         Heathrow Airport saw a 3% rise in cargo volumes for full year 2016 to 1.54m tonnes, attributing the rise to a £674m investment in the airport and new services to Jakarta, San Jose, Santiago and Inverness.

The increase contributed to a 1.5% increase in earnings for the airport’s operations as a whole, to £2.8bn from £2.7bn in 2015, with cargo growth outstripping passengers, which were up by only 1%, albeit to a record 75.7m.

Chief executive John Holland-Kaye described 2016 as “a milestone year for Heathrow” as the government announced its support for the long-awaited third runway and launched a four-month public consultation on a National Policy Statement.

He said: “I am very proud of what our 76,000 colleagues have achieved. We helped British businesses across the country trade more with the rest of the world.”

South African airports plan for an upswing.

·         Perishables centre at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International
Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) is taking steps to ease congestion at the country’s major cargo gateways, particularly Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International, it revealed at Air Cargo Africa.
Speaking after the show, OR Tambo International general manager Bongiwe Pityi said that the airport wanted to expand warehouse space in the short term and develop capacity through infrastructure improvements in the longer term.
She said that while air cargo tonnages are currently under pressure, new infrastructure is needed to ensure that maximum advantage can be taken of the next upswing.
Total air cargo processed through the gateway in 2016 was 350,500 tons, about 10% down on the preceding year due to a fall in global trade. In spite of this dip, Pityi said that cargo facilities are already operating at close to capacity.
“The balancing act is to have infrastructure in place for when economic conditions turn, but not so far in advance that it creates an unreasonable cost burden,” said Pityi. “No one likes a white elephant, but it would be most unfortunate if the infrastructure is not there when it’s needed most.”
Shippers want progress on air cargo digitisation.

Lars Droog, head of supply chain and general affairs for Tosoh Corporation
A new position paper from TIACA’s Shippers’ Advisory Committee (SAC) has urged the air cargo industry to work together to drive adoption of new technology to improve data flow and create greater transparency.
The paper, which is supported by the Global Shippers Forum (GSF) and the European Shippers' Council (ESC), identifies several short-term goals which include investigating a logistics data backbone solution and which also champions innovative technology such as smart labels and intelligent boxes as ways to increase transparency.
“At the moment, the air cargo supply chain requires 21 documents to be sent 40 times, in 20 steps,” according to the SAC paper. "It is complicated, it is expensive, it is outdated, it is slow.
“A decentralised open platform with a shared collaborative environment would enable seamless integration and real time visibility over freight.
“We would be eliminating data re-entry and errors, instead having first-time-right data, updated by real time events and maintained to reflect one version of the truth.”
“This is a high level document which will start an important dialogue for the industry,” said SAC chairman Lars Droog, head of supply chain and general affairs for Tosoh Corporation.
“Each shipper faces different challenges and has different needs and, in the coming months, we will explore these as part of the conversation. It is only by working together that we will be able to get results and improve the industry.”

SAC was formed last year and aims to bring the voice of the shipper to existing discussions and initiatives, as well as spark debate on how to innovate, be it adopting new process, or new technology.

E-AWB penetration down in January.

The latest figures from IATA show that electronic air waybill (e-AWB) penetration declined in January compared with December.
The latest e-AWB statistics show that penetration slipped to 48.5% in January compared with 49.2% in December last year.
The volume of e-AWBs processed down in the month, with the industry using 639,582 e-AWBs in January compared with 687,774 in December.
The industry aims to have reached an e-AWB penetration level of 62% by the end of the year. It is not the first time e-AWB usage has declined – in March last year there was also a decline.
As part of the process to encourage further e-AWB adoption by airlines and forwarders, IATA has launched an e-AWB implementation playbook in pdf format, which presents the different steps to go through for successful implementation.
The historic challenges to e-AWB implementation remain and include such factors as e-AWBs are not possible in all airports and all trade lanes due to regulatory limitations.

E-AWB procedures are not harmonised between freight forwarders, airlines and ground handling agents in key airports where e-AWB is live.


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