Australian Freight Labelling Standards Launched

The Australian Freight Labelling and EDI Standards were launched at the ALC Forum in Sydney on March 3, 2016.  

Based on GS1 Open Global supply chain standards, each label has a “license plate” known as a Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC) for common identification of the logistic or transport unit across different buyers and providers. These standards will help companies achieve new levels of visibility.


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Launch of new freight labelling standard

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) and GS1 Australia have officially launched the new Australian Transport Standards for Freight Labelling and EDI developed by GS1 Australia for the Australian Transport and Logistics Industry.

Executive summary

Australian freight labelling and EDI standards

"This initiative lays the foundation for major improvements in the Australian Transport and Logistics industry that will be of benefit to all stakeholders.” David McNeil - Chair of the ALC Supply Chain Standards Work Group and eCommerce Manager, OneSteel

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Australian freight labelling

Australia’s freight is expected to almost double by 2030 and nearly triple by 2050. Greater efficiency across freight supply chains is therefore critical to Australia’s growing economy.

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Scan4Transport freight labelling guideline

Version 2 implementation guideline for the Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) of transport units in the Australian Transport and Logistics Industry.