FEBRUARY E-NEWS

Market Watch

Market Watch

The new year sees carriers continue with blank sailing programmes ex Asia into Oceania. Globally BAF levels are on the rise and shipping lines are separating the BAF levels from freight rates.

2016 saw a record number of vessel scrappings, particularly in the 1500-3500 TEU class vessels. In addition, we are seeing a strong trend of consolidation in the market with Shipping Line acquisitions as scale of economy becomes key to optimum vessel utilisation.

“The shipping acquisitions we see globally highlight a consolidation drive in container shipping”, says Ryan Sponneck, SeaFreight Product Manager Rohlig Australia .” Major alliances and consortiums are being restructured as carriers work towards optimum vessel utilisation and network efficiency”.

In general, the market globally seems stronger than 2016 with rate increases seen across all trades globally.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs in Europe - Australian Quarantine on watch!

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs in Europe - Australian Quarantine on watch!

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs are now establishing in Europe. Please see attached notice on preventative measures that shipping lines can implement to help prevent the bugs from arriving in Australia on vessels and cargo from European ports.

Moorebank Intermodal and Qube reach agreement

Moorebank Intermodal and Qube reach agreement

An Intermodal Terminal is a step closer to reality, with an agreement between Moorebank Intermodal Company and the Sydney Intermodal Terminal Alliance (SIMTA) recently achieving financial closure.

Moorebank Intermodal Company chair Dr Kerry Schott said the precinct would benefit south-west Sydney and the broader New South Wales economy.

“During construction, over 1,300 jobs will be created and once operations are at full capacity the site will employ approximately 6,800 people,” she said.

“Together with the recently announced Commonwealth investment in airport infrastructure at Badgerys Creek, the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal will be a major economic contributor to south-west Sydney.”

The precinct is expected to increase the proportion of shipping containers travelling by rail, which would decrease heavy truck movements on Sydney’s roads and increase the capacity and efficiency of Port Botany.

Source: Lloyds List

Rohlig Australia supports Primary School reading in Fiji

Rohlig Australia supports Primary School reading in Fiji

In December 2016, Rohlig Australia delivered a shipment of 400 books to Mana Island Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) School in Fiji. The shipment supports the completion of a small library within the school and facilitates a reading program for up to 200 students from primary to high school age.

Mana is a small Island about 10kms west of Nadi in the Mananuca group. The island was hit hard during the last cyclone in Fiji and the school suffered severe damage.

“On behalf of the school board, teachers and students of Mana SDA Primary School, we would like to thank you for the great donations. It is indeed, a blessing for us and even more beneficial for the students. We do look forward to the arrival of the books.” Says Mr Ben Makuwaki Turner, Head Teacher, Mana School.

To find out more about this fantastic program to support school reading visit: http://manasdaschoolfiji.com/

Rohlig Logistics expands Contract Logistics offer

Rohlig Logistics expands Contract Logistics offer

Rohlig Logistics expands Contract Logistics offering with the opening of a brand new state-of-the-art Sydney warehouse. The warehouse features 6000sqm and 4000 pallet spaces. Rohlig's Contract Logistics footprint now increases to both Sydney & Melbourne locations. For further information contact Damien Griggs: Damien.Griggs@rohlig.com

Market Notifications and Rate Increases

Market Notifications and Rate Increases

Cartage Fuel Surcharge

Effective 15th February 2017 our company tariff will be slightly adjusted with a new cartage fuel surcharge. For further information please speak with your Account Manager.

January Global Economic Report

January Global Economic Report

See attached pdf  for further information.

 

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