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POZIERES REMEMBERED    24 June 2016

CTS was recently approached by the Pozieres Remembrance Association, to freight more than 7000 timber crosses and knitted poppies to France to commemorate a huge battle in WW1, where thousands of Aussie soldiers died. more »

Cargo Transport System is ready for the SOLAS VGM Regulations, effective 01Jul16    24 June 2016

Effective 1st July 2016, the IMO (International Maritime Organization) will mandate amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention that requires Shippers to provide Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of a container carrying cargo. more »

Melbourne Branch approved as IATA Cargo Agent    24 June 2016

With great pleasure CTS likes to report that CTS Melbourne has been approved as IATA Cargo Agent. more »

Container Weight Verification - 01Jul2016 - IMO Circular MSC. 1/Circ. 1475    25 May 2016

Pursuant to recent amendments to the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention, shippers will be required to provide ocean carriers with a certificate of verified gross mass (VGM) for each loaded marine container tendered for shipping. SOLAS requires that shipper showing in the bill of loading is responsible for ensuring that the verified gross mass is communicated in the shipping documents sufficiently in advance to be used by the ship's master or his representative and the terminal representative in the preparation of the ship stowage plan. In the absence of the shipper providing the verified gross mass of the packed container, the container should not be loaded on to the ship. more »

CTS broadcast: achievement of ISO9001, AS/NZS4801 & OHSAS18001 certification    17 February 2016

Dear valued business partner, CTS is pleased to announce the achievement of certification to the ISO9001, AS/NZS4801 & OHSAS18001 standards. Thank you for your business and your ongoing support. more »

CTS Sydney Branch Open for Business!    26 August 2015

CTS is proud to announce that it has opened another branch, giving Sydney a taste of the competitive quality service CTS has got to offer! more »

Monday 8th June 2015 PUBLIC HOLIDAY NOTICE    2 June 2015

CTS will be closed Monday the 8th of June 2015 due to the Queen's Birthday Public Holiday more »

CTS voted most participating member of the HCL Network!    17 April 2015

The HCL network each year votes for Most Participating Member. For 2014 this prestigious award has been awarded to CTS. more »

UN3480 lithium ion battery restriction    1 April 2015

Following an internal safety assessment, Qantas Freight and appointed handling agents will no longer accept shipments of UN3480 lithium ion batteries for carriage on any Qantas Group aircraft. more »

Long Easter Weekend - Public Holiday    16 March 2015

Long Easter Weekend Public Holiday 03Apr15 - 06Apr15 more »

High Alert - Quarantine Risk - Stink Bugs Force New Fumigation Regulations From USA to AU/NZ    12 February 2015

Following significant interceptions of Stink Bugs arriving from the US, the Department of Agriculture are taking emergency measures to ensure the invasion of these pests is terminated. Under the new rules, all importation of break bulk and containerised vehicles, machinery, automotive parts and tyres shipped from the United States must be heat treated or fumigated before being shipped to Australia and New Zealand. more »

Industry Update: CPI Adjustments on Spirits and Beer    2 February 2015

CPI Adjustments on spirits and beer. Operative on 02 February 2015 more »

Australia Day - Public Holiday    22 January 2015

Please be advised our office will be closed 26th January 2015 Public Holiday Australia Day more »

CTS Brisbane - Warehouse Opening Hours    22 December 2014

CTS Brisbane warehouse opening hours for 24Dec14 & 31Dec14 more »

Australia's Free Trade Agreement with South Korea    4 December 2014

Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb has announced that Australia's Free Trade Agreement with South Korea will enter into force on 12 December 2014. more »

Import of Certain Timber Products - New Legislation coming into effect on 30Nov14    26 November 2014

New illegal logging Legislation will come into effect on 30Nov14. The products covered by this regulation will be chapters 44, 47, 48 and 94. This includes, but will not be limited to wooden furniture and other wooden products. The legislation is implemented to verify that timber used for the manufacture of these products has not been illegally logged. It will be the responsibility of the importer to verify that this is not the case. more »

CTS & Cargo Transport DG Melbourne's flying start packing DG's    20 November 2014

CTS/Cargo Transport DG in Melbourne are open to handle all classes of DG and the first shipments have been packed, documented and transported. more »

Cargo Transport backs a Winner!    5 November 2014

Brisbane’s Steven Ham has done the seemingly impossible by catching and passing seventeen time Top Alcohol champion Gary Phillips in the ANDRA Top Alcohol points chase to claim his maiden national title. more »

24-hour Advance Manifest rule for all China import cargo    30 October 2014

With regards to the official announcement made by the China Customs on September 25, 2014, we would like to bring to your attention the enforcement of the 24-hour Advance Manifest rule for all China import cargoes (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) effective October 15, 2014 more »

Congestion worsens at L.A.-Long Beach ports as holidays near    26 October 2014

The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are experiencing a logistical nightmare as they struggle to ease a bottleneck that could undermine retailers' all-important holiday shopping season and threaten the competitiveness of the region's economic engine. more »

G20 closure Cargo Transport Systems (Brisbane) - 14 November 2014    17 October 2014

During the weekend of Friday 14 – Monday 17 November 2014 the G20 Leaders Summit will take place in Brisbane. more »

UN3090 lithium metal battery restrictions extended to freighter aircraft - Qantas    17 October 2014

Effective immediately current Qantas restrictions on UN3090 lithium metal batteries are extended to cover both passenger and freighter aircraft. more »

CTS Melbourne closed for Melbourne Cup public holiday on the 4th of November 2014    17 October 2014

Please be advised that our Melbourne office will be closed for Melbourne Cup public holiday on the 4th of November. more »

Cargo Smoke Event at Melbourne Airport    18 September 2014

Incident highlights the hazards associated with transporting lithium batteries and the need to individually protect batteries to prevent short circuits and minimise the risk of overheating and fire. more »

CTS Melbourne now Open!    29 August 2014

Announcement: MAS Freight Melbourne is now CTS more »

CTS Adelaide now Open!    29 August 2014

Announcement: CTS Adelaide is the latest addition to the CTS network more »

Important News Airline Change of Services    14 August 2014

Airline change of services: West Africa & Iraq more »

Cargo Transport Charters a Massive Ilyushin II-76    31 January 2014

One of the world's largest air-freighters was chartered by Cargo Transport recently ... more »