March 2016

  • Mar29

    SOLAS Update – Draft Marine Order Released by AMSA

    By Jane-Maree

    SOLAS Update AMSA has finally released a Draft Marine Order 42 for consultation and comments. Fremantle Ports and CCIWA with support of WARTA and CBFCA held Perth’s first SOLAS Verified Export Container Weighing Seminar on 16/03/16. Approximately 180 people attended and they consisted of transport operators, exporters, freight forwarders, custom brokers etc. Presenters included Fremant

  • Mar14

    WARTA Welcomes the NTC Review on the Increased Mass Limits

    By Jane-Maree

    The NTC has released proposed reforms for public discussion to the Twin-steer and Tri-Drive mass limits, as well as a review of the Quad Axle limits. However, WA already allows the proposed quad axle group combinations, with a 28.5 tonnes per axle group allowance. So far these have been innovative combinations and as such have undergone WA specific PBS style assessments (not the full NHV

  • Mar14

    HVS Update – Changes to Route Assessment Process

    By Jane-Maree

    HVO 65-2015: 28 April 2015 Main Roads WA – HVS UPDATE Restricted Access Vehicle Route Assessments – changes to contact details and process Main Roads Heavy Vehicle Services (HVS) advises the transport industry that from Monday 4 April 2016 all Restricted Access Vehicle (RAV) Route Assessments will be processed through the HVS OverSize OverMass Unit (OSOM). To stream

  • Mar10

    Accredited Mass Management Scheme Update

    By WARTA Admin

    Recently WARTA facilitated a meeting of the WA major bulk product suppliers within WA and major transport companies in the sector to identify and discuss the issues effecting the implementation of the Accredited Mass Management Scheme (AMMS). The meeting was held at Cristal Resources board room and included representatives from CBH, CSBP, Bunge, Summit Fertilisers, Cristal Resources, Cat

  • Mar8

    Proof WA is a Separate Country

    By Cam Dumesny

    Well from a Road Transport point of view at least, the WA Road Transport sector operates in effective isolation from the rest of the Eastern States. The isolated nature of the WA freight task is highlighted in the graph below. Basically almost all of WA freight task, which is the largest in Australia, totally occurs within WA (big blue bar)!!  That tiny little brown speck next to the b