Export Security Screening – Effective March 1st 2019

Dear Valued Clients,

Please note that there are new requirements on export security screenings being placed on all air freight shipments. To avoid delays and additional charges, its highly beneficial to become a known consignor.

For further information, please click here to view Qantas’ FAQ page on export screening.

Please Note: Cargo that requires security screening must be presented at labelled piece level, with presented pieces reflected as such on the MAWB. For cargo that fails primary screening the security screening fee will be recharged as if the shipment is being resubmitted.

Homogenous Cargo: is cargo where each piece contains exactly  the same item. Homogenous cargo may receive consolidated screening. If during the screening process our staff determine the cargo is nonhomogenous, we will need to confirm labelling and  aperwork compliance before being able to re-screen cargo in accordance with the non-homogenous requirement below.
Please note: additional handling and security screening charges may apply and your cargo may be delayed if the cargo does not meet the requirement above.

Non-Homogenous Cargo: is cargo where each piece contains different items, or the same item made from different materials. Each piece will need to be labelled separately with the AWB number and paperwork must show the total number of pieces. Any non-homogenous cargo that is not labelled will be rejected.
Please note: additional handling and security screening charges may apply and your cargo may be delayed if the cargo does not meet the requirement above.

Kind Regards,

SILA Customer Service