A recent chain of responsibility (CoR) seminar was held at the Yarraville Club in Melbourne, attended by 150 representatives of the industry including freight forwarders, importers, exporters, transport operators etc.
The seminar was the third of its kind, organised by the Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA), Freight and Trade Alliance (FTA), Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) and ICHCA Australia, focusing on chain of responsibility.
Seminars of a similar kind were also held in Sydney and Brisbane earlier in the month.
The panel directed the forum through the impact of CoR changes on business owners and managers in the supply chain.
Some of the main issues related to CoR that were discussed were differences between the current Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) and the changes due to come into effect next year. The chain of responsibility laws have been amended to align them more closely with workplace health and safety laws.
The changes are due to come in effect in mid-2018 and companies need to ensure they make the necessary changes to operations to ensure they are compliant.