Category Archives: Newsletter

NEW HORIZON ISSUE 51

The New Year 2021 issue, which can be downloaded here, looked back at the preceding six months, including:

  • The 2020 Virtual Council Meeting
  • The creation of the Inspiring our Future (Digitalisation and Automation) Committee
  • The FONASBA Committee webinar programme
  • Further progress on the UNCTAD Minimum Standards review
  • COVID-19
  • A membership update
  • The status of the Quality Standard

NEW HORIZON ISSUE 50

Issued at the end of FONASBA’s 2019/20 financial year, this issue provides a short summary of the major events and actions undertaken in the preceding twelve months.  A copy can be downloaded here.

The contents include reports on:

  • The 50th anniversary Annual Meeting in Miami in October 2019
  • The appointment to the Executive Committee of Dr. Dureid Mahasneh as Regional Vice President for the Middle East and South Asia
  • Welcoming eleven new members
  • The launch of the WCO and ICC education programmes
  • Expanding the Quality Standard to more than 40 countries
  • An update on the UNCTAD Minimum Standards project
  • Success in making changes to the EU Veterinary Checks regime
  • A summary of actions taken in conjunction with international association to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on maritime transport

NEW HORIZON ISSUE 49

Not surprisingly, this issue of the Newsletter concentrates on the impact of COVID-19 on the maritime sector and the actions being undertaken by FONASBA and the international shipping community to mitigate its effects by ensuring the continued movement of goods and services worldwide and to allow the free passaage of seafarers. A copy can be downloaded here.

The contents include reports on:

  • The Meeting of the Executive Committee in Brussels in February
  • Recent Membership News, including the election of 11 new members
  • The launch of two new education initiatives with the World Customs Organisation and the International Chambers of Commerce
  • An update on the status of the FONASBA Quality Standard
  • Progress on the Review of the UNCTAD Minimum Standards for Ship Agents
  • Summary of recent developments in EU Maritime Policy
  • A report on ECASBA’s 2020 European Seminar
  • Photo Pages

NEW HORIZON ISSUE 48

This special edition of the Newsletter reports on FONASBA’s 50th Annual Meeting held in Miami on 1st – 3rd October. A copy is available to download here.

The contents include:

  • Thanks and Acknowledgements
  • The Keynote Address by Rear Admiral Richard Timme, US Coastguard
  • Participant Feedback
  • Report on the ECASBA plenary meeting
  • Chartering & Documentary plenary meeting
  • Liner & Port Agency plenary meeting
  • Host Association Seminar
  • The inaugural Association Best Practices plenary meeting
  • 2019 Council Meeting
  • Social events
  • Photo pages

NEW HORIZON ISSUE 47

The latest FONASBA Newsletter was published in June 2019 and is available for download here

The contents include:

  • President’s message
  • 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting Update
  • New Members: Curaçao and Costa Rica
  • Education, Young Agent or Broker Award
  • Education, FONASBA Agent Diploma
  • Quality Standard Update
  • Port Procedures Survey
  • Membership Surveys
  • Standard Document Update
  • Visits to Members
  • FONASBA² Registration
  • Website Advertising
  • International Relations
  • European update
  • Photo Pages

NEW HORIZON ISSUE 46

The latest FONASBA Annual Update was published in January 2019 and is available for download here

The contents include:

  • 50th Anniversary
  • New President’s message
  • Executive Committee 2018 – 2021
  • New Members, Ukraine, Cameroon, Senegal
  • Education, Young Agent or Broker Award
  • Education, FONASBA Agent Diploma
  • Quality Standards
  • Port Procedures Survey
  • Membership Surveys
  • Standard Document Update
  • Member Association Visits: Morocco, IMO MSC, France, Uruguay
  • Website and Social Media: FONASBA²
  • Cancún Annual Meeting summary
  • ECASBA Seminar
  • Relations with International Organisations, IMO FAL, CMI, IMO Ports Group, United for Wildlife
  • European Developments, ECASBA Advisory Panel 2018 – 2021, Reporting Formalities, Port Reception Facilities, Customs Declarations, Cargoes of Animal Origin, Position Papers
  • Photo pages

NEW HORIZON ISSUE 45

The latest FONASBA Annual Update was published at the end of June 2018 and is available for download here

The contents include:

  • New Members
  • Secretariat News
  • Education, Young Agent or Broker Award
  • Education, FONASBA Agent Diploma
  • Quality Standards
  • Port Procedures Survey
  • Membership Surveys
  • Standard Document Update
  • Member Association Visits: Far East, CIANAM, Spain, UAE
  • Social media
  • Dubai Annual Meeting summary
  • ECASBA Seminar, Barcelona
  • Relations with International Organisations, IMO, WCO PSCG, MACN, CMI
  • European Developments, Brussels Representation, Reporting Formalities, Port Reception Facilities, Customs Declarations, Cargoes of Animal Origin
  • Education, SAILNET Programme
  • Young Members’ Group
  • Photo pages

NEW HORIZON ISSUE 44

The latest FONASBA Annual Update was published at the end of June 2017 and is available for download here

The contents include:

  • New Members
  • Scretariat News
  • Container Weighing
  • Education, Young Agent or Broker Award
  • Quality Standards
  • Port Procedures Survey
  • Membership Surveys
  • Standard Document Update
  • Member Association Visits
  • Social media
  • Dubai Annual Meeting
  • ECASBA Seminars
  • Relations with International Organisations
  • European Developments
  • Young Members’ Group
  • Photo pages

THE NEW HORIZON – ISSUE 43

The latest FONASBA Annual Update was published at the end of June 2016 and is available for download here

The contents include:

  • Container Weighing
  • New Members
  • Education, Young Agent or Broker Award
  • Quality Standards
  • Port Procedures Survey
  • Membership Surveys
  • Standard Document Update
  • Member Association Visits
  • Website Advertising
  • Social media
  • Annual Meetings  – Vitória, London
  • ECASBA Seminars
  • Relations with International Organisations
  • European Update
  • Photo pages