JUNE E-NEWS

Rohlig Market Summary

Rohlig Market Summary

This month sees a reduction in pricing on most Asian south-bound trade lanes as demand softens prior to end of the financial year. For the European and USA markets, rates have remained stable.

“Low volumes and the end of financial year always creates a temporary drop in pricing” says Martin Fernandes, Rohlig Australia’s National Procurement Manager.

“However these drops will be short-lived as we expect carriers to increase pricing in Q3 to correct this”.

Peak season will be upon us faster than we know it so start preparing for the peak season by booking your shipments in advance and providing forecasts as far out as possible.

New SOLAS regulations for VGM, effective 1st July 2016

New SOLAS regulations for VGM, effective 1st July 2016

Marine Order 42 (Carriage, stowage and securing of cargoes and containers) 2016 has been released by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority,  just 21 days before the rules enter into force.  

Although it has been law for well over a decade to declare the gross mass of export containers, the new rules mandate that containers cannot be loaded onto ships without declaring a weight verified to a particular standard using one of two approved methodologies.  

As of July1st, 2016 it is the shippers responsibility to determine the container weight and to submit the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) to ocean carriers. Without submitting the VGM, the container will be rejected from the port authorities and will not be loaded onto the vessel.

Please view pdf for additional information or download the Fact Sheet.

Rohlig coordinates delivery of solar panels supporting renewable energy project in South Sudan

Rohlig coordinates delivery of solar panels supporting renewable energy project in South Sudan

Nine months after the signing of a peace agreement in South Sudan, the country’s healthcare system is still in serious trouble – under strain in some areas, totally collapsed in others.

The Edmund Rice Foundation is just one of the many charity organisations supporting the crisis in South Sudan. In February this year the charity supported a sustainable development project to deliver containers handled by the Rohlig project team, holding solar panels with backup generator for renewable energy into the Nazara Hospital site, a remote area in South Sudan.

To read more about this brief and the solution executed by the Rohlig projects team, please view full case study here.

Rohlig Brisbane supports Razzamatazz Show

Rohlig Brisbane supports Razzamatazz Show

In May 2016, 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 children.

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

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

http://razzamatazzshow.com.au

Two Birds, One Stone. Rohlig Australia reduces environmental footprint and donates to charity

Two Birds, One Stone. Rohlig Australia reduces environmental footprint and donates to charity

As Rohlig Sydney busily prepare to move to new offices in Moorebank, we had a lot of fantastic office furniture in great condition which was not needed anymore.

A silent auction was set up and an array of chairs, desks and cupboards went under the (silent) hammer to Rohlig staff. As a result, we raised a formidable amount from the auction which was donated to Heart Kids, a charity providing support to families of children with heart disease.

Rohlig Australia proudly supports reducing our carbon footprint by reusing and recycling and donating to fantastic causes who make a difference!

https://www.heartkids.org.au/about-us/

Information on the GHS for manufacturers, importers, and suppliers of workplace hazardous chemicals

Information on the GHS for manufacturers, importers, and suppliers of workplace hazardous chemicals

If you are a manufacturer, importer, supplier, or end user of workplace hazardous chemicals – are you ready for the new classification and labelling system?

Manufacturers, importers, suppliers and users of hazardous chemicals have duties to manage risks associated with hazardous chemicals in the workplace. This includes ensuring the safe use, handling and storage of chemicals as well as ensuring chemicals are classified and labelled correctly under the model work health and safety laws.

The Globally Harmonized System of classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS) will become mandatory under the model work health and safety laws from 1 January 2017.

If you work with hazardous chemicals, it’s important you:

  • ensure safe systems of work are in place to manage the risks associated with hazardous chemicals in the workplace
  • review your chemical inventory and dispose of chemicals which are out of date or  no longer used, and
  • talk to your chemical suppliers to check you will receive GHS labeled stock

For more information about the transition to the GHS visit the Safe Work Australia website and access the following resources:

Hazardous chemicals including the Globally Harmonized System of classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS)

GHS Information sheet

GHS frequently asked questions

New biosecurity legislation – what does it mean for you?

New biosecurity legislation – what does it mean for you?

Important changes to Australia’s biosecurity system come into effect on 16 June 2016 with commencement of the Biosecurity Act 2015.

The Biosecurity Act 2015 replaces the Quarantine Act 1908. The Biosecurity Act introduces new requirements that will affect how the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources manages the biosecurity risks associated with goods, people and conveyances entering Australia. Find out what is changing here.

May Global Economic report

May Global Economic report

See attached pdf for details.

 

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