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The Australian Government Department of Agriculture continues to expand and enforce respective measures to manage infestation risk of the Brown Maromated Stink Bug (BMSB) .

The 2019-2020 risk season specifically impacts cargo departing the U.S. from September 1st, 2019 with arrival in Australia through May 31, 2020.

The fumigation of designated “high-risk” is goods is necessary. Stringent enforcement of stated pre-departure fumigation requirements mandates close compliance. These goods are designated by HTS codes as below:


ExFreight is committed to assisting with the compliance of your export program. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions or needs that may arise.


The Event is the World’s Largest Intermodal Logistics Hub and was Attended by 2,374 Exhibitors and 64,000 Visitors From Over 60 Countries

Lake Worth, FL, 7/15/19 — ExFreight executive team members took part in the 4 day event in June as exhibitors. Top topics covered included; the trade war between the U.S. and China, the New Silk Road and advancements in artificial intelligence as they relate to shipping & logistics. 

The event allowed ExFreight to meet high level executives from most of the largest trucking companies in Europe. Cementing our relationships with many and offering the opportunity for us to further expand our fast expanding Pan European trucking network. The Exfresso product was received very well by all attendees that stopped by our booth with many new transportation companies requesting access. Exfresso is revolutionary in Europe as there is currently no automated Pan European solution for instant quoting, booking and tracking of truck freight. Our system allows customers to obtain instant quotes on multiple carriers from the UK to Italy, Netherlands to Spain etc. Unlike small parcel integrators we can accept pallets and larger pieces and can also quote full truck loads within Europe.

European trucking companies have generally been slow to adopt digital technology and seeing our platform in action has galvanized many to task their IT departments with building integration tools. Exfresso is able to communicate with any EDI protocol but we are also able to ingest rating data from good old spreadsheets etc. which in present day Europe is the more typical method. Our back office forwarding operations support both customers and vendors to ensure a seamless experience for all concerned.

Trade fair figures courtesy of https://transportlogistic.de/press/newsroom/press-releases/final-report-transport-logistic-with-sensational-values.html

At transport logistic 2019, 2,374 exhibitors from 63 countries were present, an increase of 10 percent (2017: 2,162). Around 64,000 visitors from 125 countries attended, an increase of 5 percent (2017: 60,726). Around 30.000 visitors came from abroad. The exhibition covered ten halls and an outdoor area, totaling 125,000 square meters of exhibition space.

The next Transport Logistics show will take place May 4-7 2021. 

ExFreight Zeta Inc. (ExFreight) is a cutting-edge shipping and logistics provider offering instant quoting, booking and map-based tracking in over 150 countries. 


The technologies, systems and processes involved with shipping & logistics are evolving at a rapid rate. Currently, there are three primary methods for moving freight and products; air (plane), ocean (ship), and ground (trucking) – but times are changing and some of the biggest and most innovative technology companies are closer to introducing groundbreaking advancements than you may believe. These technologies are sure to drive down costs of shipping for consumers due to the fact that people (labor) currently constitute one of the largest expenses to shippers.

What Are the Upcoming Transformation Advancements?

Autonomous Trucks

Autonomous trucking is a hot button issue in society and business, but do not doubt that this revolution will occur sooner or later. Companies like Volvo, Nvidia, Waymo, USPS and more are racing to bring this technology into the mainstream and many are already in the beta testing phase.

Autonomous Drone Delivery

Popularized by Amazon, drone delivery could dramatically change the shipping industry in the very near future. According to a recent story by The Verge, these hybrid aircraft are capable of vertical takeoff and landings and claims that Amazon plans to start using this service in a matter of months. These advanced drones use thermal cameras, depth cameras and sonar sensors to detect potential hazards along their route and could be in use by late 2019 or 2020 if FAA approval doesn’t result in additional issues or delays.

Process Automation (TMS Systems)

This technology is already in place with many leading-edge logistics companies. Instead of having a person research and make determinations related to routes, pricing and more – TMS (Transportation Management Systems) allow for more efficient, timely and cost effective processing. These TMS systems also work all of the time, without limitations, so they are able to take and receive a nearly unlimited number of orders per hour.

What Can We Expect for the Future?

Don’t make the mistake in assuming that the next wave of technological advancements in transportation will be the last. Imagine the potential for advancements we may see even further in the future. Is a time where consumers buy a license and materials cartridge are able to use 3D printers to create the products they want and need immediately – in their own homes and businesses? What could you imagine for the future of shipping and logistics?

Authored by Charles Marrale, COO of ExFreight

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