How to optimise your container capacity by using Buyers Consolidation

How to optimise your container capacity by using Buyers Consolidation

Problem

Paying for full container loads that aren’t fully loaded can lead to increased costs within your supply chain. This is a common problem for Australian importers and exporters.

Container shipment charges are calculated per container, not content, so if you frequently ship LCL (less than a container load) or partially loaded containers, these standard charges can substantially increase the landed unit cost of the product.

Thankfully, the landed unit cost can be reduced by improving container utilisation through buyers consolidation.

What is buyer’s consolidation

Buyers consolidation involves converting multiple LCL shipments into FCL (full container load) shipments.

What are the benefits of buyers consolidation

  • Optimise supply chain
  • Increase container utilisation
  • Reduce lead times
  • Reduce freight costs
  • Reduce handling and mitigate risk of damage or pillage
  • Reduce environmental footprint

Is buyers consolidation right for me

Buyers consolidation will not be right for every shipment. It is important to have your freight forwarder analyse what will work best for you in terms of speed of delivery, amount of goods and cost.

As a general rule, buyers consolidation will work best for customers who:

  • Are moving multiple LCL shipments from the same origin
  • Are wishing to improve their environmental impact footprint
  •  Are looking to improve the safety of their freight and minimise breakages
  •  Are looking to improve supply chain efficiency and visibility
  • Want to reduce handling of goods to increase security

How can I set up a buyer's consolidation

Rohlig Australia can manage your buyers consolidation  at the origin warehouse as we have extensive experience in efficiently loading and managing your containers. We can advise you on the best shipment options to improve your supply chain efficiency.

Please speak with your local Rohlig Account Manager for additional information on buyers consolidation and how to get the optimum result from your supply chain.

Department of Agriculture scales back Stink Bug Emergency Measures

Department of Agriculture scales back Stink Bug Emergency Measures

While emergency measures are still in place for Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs, the Department of Agriculture is scaling back the extent of the measures thanks to industry take-up of pre-shipment treatments and the demonstrated effectiveness of these treatments.

The department is now satisfied that the risk period for the pest has substantially passed and that sufficient management measures are in place onshore. As a result, the following activities will cease:

  1. Thermal fogging (e.g. Py Fog) will no longer automatically be conducted on vessels carrying pre-treated break bulk cargo.
  2. Target goods will no longer be subject to post-treatment verification inspections 

Pre-shipment treatment of target cargo is still required for vessels arriving in Australia on or before 30 April 2015.

For additional information, please visit:

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/industry-advice/ian/15/14-2015

What characterises 'Big Freight' over regular freight

What characterises 'Big Freight' over regular freight

Freight forwarders handle the varying requirements of global sea freight, air freight and supply chain solutions but when it comes to transporting ‘Big Freight’ or oversized and exceptionally heavy items, a whole range of special handling considerations come into play.

‘Big freight’ is generally considered to be in the range of 1 ton to over 1000 tons and of widths/heights that are too large to fit into standard containers or conventional trailers. These oversized items are transported from one place to another (sometimes across country borders) then lifted or installed into place. These items require special transport considerations and individual planning which can be termed as Project Logistics.

Project Shipment Qualifications:

  • Requires signing of charter party
  • Length of over 12 metres
  • Width of over 3.5 metres
  • Height of over 4 metres
  • Single piece weight of over 30 tonnes
  • More than 10 out of gauge containers
  • Requires special handling considerations

Speak with our dedicated Project Logistics team for more information on how we handle heavy-lift, oversized and out-of-gauge cargo moves for mining projects, oil and gas projects, marine services and renewable energy.

For a complementary consultation, get in touch with your local Rohlig Project Logistics Manager:

Region WA, NT, QLD, NSW : Peter Buchanan, 08 9335 7366  peter.buchanan(at)rohlig.com

Region VIC, SA, TAS : Quentin Mercier, 03 9330 8999  quentin.mercier(at)rohlig.com

Project shipments

Rohlig Brisbane supports Razzamatazz Show

Rohlig Brisbane supports Razzamatazz Show

In April 2015, Rohlig Brisbane sponsored the Razzmatazz 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 people.

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

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

razzamataz.com.au

Rohlig Australia shifts to “all in” rate structure

Rohlig Australia shifts to “all in” rate structure

Dear Valued Rohlig Customer,

From 1st April 2015, you will notice a sight change in our invoice structure.

We have moved to an “all-in” rate structure in line with the airline industry trend.

This simplified “all-in” rate structure will eliminates various surcharges such as fuel and security. There will be no change to your pricing structure, only the way the fee on the invoice is listed.

If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to speak with your local Account Manager.

Rohlig Australia shifts to “all in” rate structure

Rohlig Australia shifts to “all in” rate structure

Dear Valued Rohlig Customer,

From 1st April 2015, you will notice a sight change in our invoice structure.

We have moved to an “all-in” rate structure in line with the airline industry trend.

This simplified “all-in” rate structure will eliminates various surcharges such as fuel and security. There will be no change to your pricing structure, only the way the fee on the invoice is listed.

If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to speak with your local Account Manager.

General Rate Increases (GRI)

General Rate Increases (GRI)

South East Asia to Australia

Effective May 1, 2015 carriers have announced an increase in rates for all cargo moving from South East Asia, South Asia, Indian Sub Continent and the Middle East Gulf to Australia as below:

· 100 USD per TEU

 

DPW Terminal Security Fee Increase

Effective 9th May, DP World terminal has announced an increase in Terminal Security Charges. These increases are applicable atDP World terminals in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle for both import and export containers.

March Global Economic report

March Global Economic report

See attached pdf for details.

 

We appreciate your support and look forward to continuing to service your logistics needs.  Should you have any questions please feel free to contact your Rohlig Australia Account Manager or Customer Service Representative.

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