These FAQs reflect common questions that we are regularly asked.
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MIAL Membership brings specific benefits that can be summarised under four key headings:
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS
- Increase your business efficiency and reduce your business’s workload. Rely on us to keep abreast of changes and keep you informed
- Strengthen your business capability by having access to a pool of dedicated maritime subject matter experts and valuable corporate knowledge
- Access advice in a range of areas that affect your business and the wider industry including operational compliance, workforce, regulation and maritime business environment
INTELLIGENCE – NOT JUST INFORMATION
- Tap into a diverse membership group and gain a unique strategic insight on policy issues
- Be part of our sustained industry presence and take advantage of established, long standing strategic relationships with government and other key stakeholders
- Benefit from timely notifications and valuable analysis of policy and regulation relevant to the industry
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS & NETWORKS
- Access discounts on regular networking events and sector specific functions focusing on issues relevant to your business
- Engage in and influence collective industry policy making through participation in industry specific committees
- Take the opportunity to be considered for a position on the Maritime Industry Australia Ltd Board
A RESPECTED VOICE
- Be part of the conversation. Allow the voice of your business to be heard by utilising our maritime advocacy and lobbying experience
- Ensure your business interests are represented on key government reference groups
- Have a voice in the international maritime community. Our participation in ICS, IMO, ILO and ASF means that your ability to exert influence extends beyond Australia.
If you operate in the maritime space, then you should consider becoming a MIAL Associate Member. There are specific benefits as listed below:
- Attendance for two people at the Annual Associate Members Strategy meeting. Meet your peers and learn about the opportunities for your company at MIAL
- Annual Members ‘meet and greet’. An opportunity to meet our Members in person.
- Max Magazine, MIAL’s quarterly publication
- Target marketing to MIAL membership and database (1500 + contacts) – 100 word editorial in each edition
- Company profile in the April edition in the Associate Members Directory
- 20% discount on all advertising
- Public listing on mial.com.au with logo
- Listing in the Associate Member directory in the exclusive Members’ area of the website enabling 150 words of text plus images and logo
- Access to the MIAL log in area & MIAL monthly update
- Meet our Members and other key stakeholders in the maritime sector at our functions and events which are held throughout the year.
- Discount to all MIAL events
- Complimentary display/exhibition stand at World Maritime Day luncheon in September
- Ad-hoc one-on-one promotional opportunities
- Selective participation at MIAL events as opportunities arise
- 15% discount on the Intro To Shipping course & Advanced Shipping courses run by MIAL
Our next scheduled course is in Melbourne on the 8th of November 2017. All courses generally include a ship visit.
The next Advanced Shipping course is TBC.
No, we are an Association and do not ship goods. You will need to look up Freight Forwarders in the Yellow Pages or on your favourite search engine. A freight forwarder can help you import and export goods.
This is a complex question that has many answers. Firstly, it depends on what type of ship you are interesting in working on. For more information about ships and ship types, go to www.careersatsea.com.au.
In order to work on larger ships, you will need a Certificate of Competency from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), which is covered in Marine Orders 70-73.
Fundamentally, to work on a ship you will need a combination of college education and time at sea. Further information is again available at www.careersatsea.com.au.
In 2012-13, the Australian Maritime Industry directly employed almost 31,000 people and indirectly employed a further 13,927 people according to “The Economic Contribution of the Australian Maritime Industry” prepared by PwC for MIAL.
The Australian maritime industry directly contributed $9 billion to the Australian economy in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2012-13. Indirectly, a further $11.8 billion was contributed according to “The Economic Contribution of the Australian Maritime Industry” prepared by PwC for MIAL.
The Australian maritime industry directly contributed $9 billion to the Australian economy in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2012-13. Indirectly, a further $11.8 billion was conAccording to Freightline, a publication generated by the Australian Government, in 2011-12 (the most recent data), Coastal Shipping represented 16.8% of domestic freight by volume. Rail represented 48.5%, road 34.6% and airfreight .01%. Total freight volumes have quadrupled over the past four decades, predominantly due to significant growth in road freight and, more recently, strong growth in mining related rail freight volumes.
The Australian freight task is diverse, and encompassed the movement of bulk export commodities, such as iron ore, coal, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and grains, the transport of imported motor vehicles, machinery and other manufactured goods, and the transport of finished products for household consumption through distribution centres to retail outlets.
Within this, the shipping and ports are an important interface with the land dreight task, transporting Australian-made goods and raw materials between major domestic centres and gateways for international trade.
Coastal shipping is responsible for around 17 per cent of total domestic freight movements (measured in mass distance terms) and comprises 10 per cent of total freight volumes through Australian ports. Bulk commodities such as aluminium ores, iron ore and petroleum, account for over 70 per cent of domestic coastal shipping movements – transport of bauzite between Weipa and Gladstone (in Queensland) and iron ore from the Pilbara to Port Kembla alone accounted for 30 per cent and 20 per cent, respectively of total domestic sea freight. Eastern states – Perth and Bass Strait shipping together account for over 18 per cent of total coaqstal shipping movements.
Growth in Australia’s freight task is projected to continue over the next two decades with total domestic freight projected to grow 80 per cent, between 2010 and 2030, underpinned by strong growth in domestic movements of bulk commodity exports, particularly iron ore and coal.