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Increase to Export Airfreight Security Measures

  Freight On Board International Services Pty Ltd.
  20th February 2019
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Dear Valued Client,


Please be advised that due to the increasing amount of terrorist threats within Australian airports, the Australian Government is now introducing additional security measures to combat this issue and minimise risk as much as possible.

As of the 1st of March 2019, ALL export airfreight cargo will be inspected on a piece-by-piece basis, meaning that each individual item will be examined through one of the following means:

  • X-Ray.
  • Electronic metal detection.
  • Explosive trace detection.
  • Physical examination.

Palletised cargo which only contains one product or contains multiple products which are stacked the same on each level will be allowed to be x-rayed. However, pallets which contain multiple products and are not stacked the same on each level will be unpacked and x-rayed on a piece by piece basis, and then re-packed.

This leaves exporters with two options which include applying to become a known consignor (KC) if they manufacture, assemble or produce the goods, or to go through a freight forwarder who is an accredited Regulated Air Cargo Agent (RACA) (this is great option as it is often more cost effective).


Best regards,



Freight On Board International Services Pty Ltd.

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