September 13, 2020

Ghana: Suspension of Cargo Tracking Note (CTN)

Ghana Revenue Authority has advised the deployment of the Integrated Customs Management System has removed the requirement for the CTN.  Importers are therefore not requirted to obtain a CTN before importing goods into Ghana.  

April 27, 2020

South Africa restrictions update

South Africa will move to level 4 status as at 1st May 2020, which enables the transport of all commodities for export.  Cross border traffic is no longer confined to goods deemed to be essential goods.  It is expected that there will be a severe truck shortage owing to high demand to have the backlog of cargo moved.

March 31, 2020

COVID 19 Updates

Antrak Logistics is publishing daily broadcasts providing details of air, sea and road services available to key African destinations.  If you wish to be included in the report distribution please contact sales@antrak.com.au 

March 26, 2020

South Africa nationwide lockdown

 South Africa has imposed  a nationwide lockdown for 21 days from midnight 26 March 2020 in an effort  to contain the coronavirus outbreak.  The lockdown has been declared under the Disaster Management Act of 2020 and has an immediate effect on the movement of personnel and goods.

All borders of the Republic are closed during the period of the lockdown, with the exception of fuel and essential goods, which are deemed to be food, sanitary and medical supplies.  The lockdown regulations also exclude essential mining services, however this is confined to RSA mining operations only.

All workplaces have been closed and Air and Seaports are operating at significantly reduced capacity.

March 26, 2020

COVID -19 Update

The COVID crisis is having a significant effect on manufacturing operations and International supply chains around the world.  Governments have implemented strict limitations on the movement of people and goods, and these measures are having a major impact on the movement of  goods, including:

  • Limitations on air freight capacity due to cancelled passenger flights 

  • Limitations on sea freight capacity due to reduced  sailings

  • Delays  border crossings as a result of driver testing and vehicle inspections

  • Closed borders

Supply chains remain open however Government imposed restrictions have seen a significant reduction in freight services. Airlines have canceled a number of passenger flights which have a significant effect of freight capacity and seafreight carriers are monitoring freight volumes and we can expect a shortfall in capacity if cargo bookings decline.  Antrak are seeking to mitigate delays in the supply chain by closely monitoring all freight services and identifying freight options.  Antrak are  committed to ensuring the continuity of freight services and will work with our clients and their suppliers to identify innovative solutions to ensure the maintenance of supply chains. Antrak will distribute daily bulletins noting the status of freight services at both origin and destination which will be tailored to each clients' specific tradelanes 

March 22, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Antrak has implemented its Business Continuity Plan as at close of Business 23/03/20.  During this period Antrak employees will be working from home, utilising Antrak IT and aligned cloud based tracking systems, Microsoft Teams and various other tools top keep our staff and clients fully informed throughout the world.
 

Our Business Continuity Plan has been thoroughly tested  and we will continue to meet to meet the needs of our cents and stakeholders during this period.  All staff will be available on existing landline, mobile phone and email contact points.

Please rest assured that we will continue to provide our services and will update you on further developments  as they arise.  

March 22, 2020

COVID -19 Business Continuity Plan

To our valued clients and business partners,

 

In light of the evolving Covid-19, we would like to provide an update on the steps that Antrak have taken to give you peace of mind that we will continue to provide our outstanding services during this difficult period.

 

We continue to follow the guidance of international and local health authorities to ensure that we play our role in protecting the health of our communities. Our priority is to make sure that we do everything possible to ensure that our people remain safe and healthy through this time while also ensuring that our clients come through this period in the strongest possible position.

 

As part of a global organization, working virtually has been part of our business process for many years, including using tools such as Antrak-IT and aligned cloud-based tracking systems, Microsoft Teams, and various other tools to keep our staff and clients connected and fully informed throughout the world.

 

We have implemented a range of protocols to date including:

 

•            Implemented travel restrictions for all non-essential travel

 

•            Introduced temperature testing for all our staff on a daily basis

 

•            Minimised face to face contact with third parties by using video conferencing more frequently

•            Reinforced safe hygiene practices across all offices and sites to limit infection and transmission

•            Increased cleaning and disinfecting measures in our work places


 •             Implemented self-quarantine for people they have returned from overseas or interstate, have exhibited any of the common symptoms of COVID-19 or when they may have been in close contact with someone who has or is presumed to have COVID-19

It’s important that we are flexible and respond quickly and responsibly to developments around the world whilst maintaining our commitment to safety and continue to serve our clients. As the situation evolves, it is likely that we will have our staff working from home in isolation. Our Business Continuity Plan has been thoroughly tested and we will continue to meet the needs of all our customers and stakeholders during this period. You will be able to contact our staff as normal by email, direct line phone number or mobile phone. For convenience, all direct line phone numbers for our staff will be re- directed to their mobile phone numbers during such an event.

We are a resilient team and have proven our resolve when facing adversity in the past. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and will take immediate actions as required.

If we all support each other, we are confident that we will work through the many issues which may confront us over the coming months.

Ted Del Borrello and Tim Kelly

January 01, 2020

Periodically revised by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the newest edition of Incoterms® 2020 rules entered into force on 1st January 2020.

Please see Tools Tab for further information or click here.

December 19, 2019

IMO 2020 Regulation

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Low Sulphur Regulation will be in effect January 1st, 2020, requiring all vessel operators to reduce their sulphur emissions by 85%. 

To date vessel operators have been using high sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) with a sulphur content of up to 3.5 percent. IMO 2020 regulations require using fuel with a sulphur content of 0.5 percent or lower. 

Effective December 2019 carriers have started to use IMO 2020 compliant fuels VLSFO / MGO, which  tend to be  more expensive than the Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) currently used – impacting the overall BAF calculation.

 

New low sulphur charges have been implemented on the majority of the sea routes with the whole program coming into effect on 1 January, 2020

Check out the video about the IMO changes: video

August 01, 2019

Antrak secures the Transport and logistics contract for Perseus Yaoure Gold Project

Antrak secures the Transport and logistics contract for Perseus Yaoure Gold Project.  The Yaoure Gold Project is located in central Côte d'Ivoire, approximately 250 km northwest of the commercial capital, Abidjan, and approximately 40 km northwest of capital city Yamoussoukro.  Yaouré will  be Perseus’s third operating mine in West Africa and will make a significant contribution towards Perseus’s target of producing in excess of 500,000 ounces of gold by 2021.

June 09, 2019

New Incoterms 2020 are being drafted in the ICC Committee of Experts (Drafting Group)

The new Incoterms 2020 are being drafted in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Committee of Experts (Drafting Group).

The new Incoterms are expected to appear in the last quarter of 2019 and will enter into force on January 1, 2020.

Please contact Alan Simpson (asimpson@antrak.com.au) for details of changes to INCOTerms.

May 31, 2019

Government of Ghana - new implementations

Effective 1st June 2019, the Government of Ghana is implementing a country of origin inspection and receipt of advance eWaste levy on Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) and tyres imported into the country. The registration of products, payment of the levy and receipt of e-waste certificates are to be done by the exporter on the SGS Exporter Portal platform https://exporter-portal.sgs.com,.

March 31, 2019

Tanzania Shipping Agencies Corporation (TASAC)

The Tanzania  Shipping Agencies  Corporation  (TASAC)  has been charged with a responsibility to undertake Customs clearing and  forwarding  services,  ship  tallying and shipping agency.  The  Act also requires the Corporation to control all key  shipping documents related to shipping agency.  The decision has been contested by local industry, and implementation has been deferred until June 19.

January 31, 2019

Antrak secures the Transport and Logistics contract for the Sanbrado Gold Project

West African Resources has commenced construction of its Sanbrado Gold Project, a high-grade gold discovery in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

Antrak secures the Transport and Logistics contract for the  Sanbrado Gold Project. Scope of Work, End to End delivery.

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