Shipping Australia has filed a submission in the latest round of coastal trading discussion reforms.
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications recently consulted with industry again about reform.
The current round of reform focuses on the way that cargo vessels are regulated under the Commonwealth’s Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012.
- Separation of licensing for cargo and passenger vessels
- A cargo and route nomination system for general licence holders
- Removal of five-voyage minimum for temporary licences
- Automatic approvals of temporary licence applications
- Align new matters and authorised matters
- Voyage notification requirements
- Tolerance limits
- Emergency licences