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Röhlig Australia Welcomes New Sydney Branch Manager

Röhlig Australia Welcomes New Sydney Branch Manager

On the 31st March 2014, Röhlig welcomed new Branch Manager, Stuart Darby to their Sydney office.

Stuart joins the team from within Röhlig, having previously held the Branch Manager position in the Brisbane office where he successfully developed the team while steering the branch towards meeting company goals.

Stuart’s experience includes 19 years within the logistics industry, including 7 years leading as a Röhlig manager. He spent 5 years working in London, successfully developing the UK - South Africa  trade lane.

Stuart is accredited with involvement  in the Röhlig Management Development Program (Blue Arena) and his skills include people development, strong leadership and proven commercial development.

Outside of work, Stuart enjoys spending time with family, playing golf and playing football or ‘soccer’ as we call it in Australia.

Stuart is quoted as saying “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant”.

We look forward to working with Stuart in utilising his knowledge and experience to grow our Sydney market.

 

 

 

Steve Costa Begins Journey as Röhlig’s National Innovation Manager

Steve Costa Begins Journey as Röhlig’s National Innovation Manager

On the 14th April, 2014, Steve Costa began his new role as Röhlig Australia National Innovation Manager. This role cements Röhlig’s decision to continue its drive for innovation and keep us and our customers ahead of the competition.

Steve was previously Sydney Branch Manager for 6 years and during this time he successfully steered his team to record results.

Steve began working in the banking industry before moving into sales and then onto international trade, specialising in customs. After managing his own freight forwarding business, Steve’s expertise moved him to open his own consulting business producing business software to help design, grow and build profitable companies, as well as offering coaching and consultancy services.

Steve’s skills include displaying sound business acumen, strategic planning and execution of business objectives. His qualifications include a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Business Coaching (MBC) from the University of Wollongong.

His hobbies include soccer, keeping fit, experiencing great food and drink, and spending time with his family.

We wish Steve every success in his new role and we are sure he will continue to deliver innovative solutions to take Röhlig to the next level and beyond.

 

 

 

Röhlig Adelaide take a Dive for Cancer

Röhlig Adelaide take a Dive for Cancer

On the 23rd February 2014 Skye Sargent and Edurne Esparza from Rohlig Adelaide branch supported the Dive for Cancer at the Port Noarlunga Reef Aquatic Reserve, 30 kilometres south of Adelaide.

The Rohlig team supported the dive by attending as crew, helping to gear up, give directions and cheering the divers along on the day. Following the dive the festivities continued with food and drinks, guest speakers, giveaways and auctions.

The Dive for Cancer supports vital funding towards research and clinical care at Cancer Council Australia, home to one of Australia’s largest cancer research groups. Funds raised will help the Cancer Council clinicians and researchers to improve cancer detection, and to find gentler and more personalised treatments and support for cancer.

For additional information on this event visit: www.diveforcancer.com.au/org/dive4cancer/

Announcement - Korean Free Trade Agreement NNF 2014/021

Announcement - Korean Free Trade Agreement NNF 2014/021

Late in 2013 the Federal Government announced that it had completed negotiations with Korea for the terms of the "Korea Australia Free Trade Agreement" ("KAFTA") being the first of the promised trifecta of North Asia Free Trade Agreements (the others being the proposed FTA with the People's Republic of China and Japan).  General information on the gains under the KAFTA was released to the public and comments were provided during Andrew Hudson's Hunt & Hunt Member Forums late in 2013.

The text of the KAFTA was finally released by both Governments on 17 February 2014 and in the interests of keeping members appraised of recent developments, the CBFCA will be delivering a CPD session on the KAFTA  on 4 March 2014 at 1300 hours (SYD). The CPD event will be delivered to members via an online webinar as part of the CBFCA's Accredited CPD Program and will address:

- The commercial gains and losses from KAFTA

- The architecture of KAFTA

- Areas of specific interest including Rules of Origin, the need for certification of Origin, consignment rules for shipping and other Customs and Trade Facilitation provisions

- The process to be followed before the KAFTA is implemented and commences

- The status of the remainder of the trifecta for the PRC and Japanese FTA and the TPP

The session will build on information provided to date and allow members to be ready for use of the KAFTA and to assist clients in securing the benefits of KAFTA. Andrew Hudson from Hunt & Hunt will present the session for which the CBFCA will be applying for CPD points under Stream 2 (Professional Broking Skills).

For any members who may need a reminder how to access CPD events through the CBFCA's Accredited CPD Program website, this video will provide full assistance.

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Röhlig Australia supports the Good Friday Appeal

Röhlig Australia supports the Good Friday Appeal

Beginning 8 April, for 4 weeks over the Easter period, Rohlig Australia will support sick children at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, through the annual Good Friday Appeal ‘Tramface’ campaign.

The Rohlig logo will be displayed on a Yarra Tram communicating “Rohlig Australia supports the good Friday Appeal, you can too!”

Each year the Good Friday Appeal brings together people from all parts of the community to raise much needed funds for equipment, research and education to support the work of The Royal Children's Hospital.

As partner to the Royal Children’s Hospital, over the past 10 years Yarra Trams has raised more than $600,000 for the Good Friday appeal. Rohlig Australia proudly contributes towards raising their target of $80,000 this year!

For additional information please visit: www.goodfridayappeal.com.au/about-us

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Röhlig Brisbane sponsors Razzamatazz Show

Röhlig Brisbane sponsors Razzamatazz Show

In April 2014, Rohlig Brisbane sponsord the Razamatazz show via the "Rotary Club of Ipswich City".

The Rotary Club of Ipswitch City fundraises via the Razzamatazz show each year to help support children with special needs as well as carers of physically or intellectually disabled parents or siblings.

Rohlig Brisbane has proudly supported this event for three consecutive years.

For additional information visit: www.ipswichcityrotary.com.au

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March Global Economic report

March Global Economic report

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