SEPTEMBER E-NEWS

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Major container lines launch joint service between North East Asia, Australia and New Zealand

Major container lines launch joint service between North East Asia, Australia and New Zealand

August 22, 2014 - Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is pleased to announce a co-operation with CMA CGM S.A. (CMA CGM), China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) and Pacific International Lines (PIL) on a new service in the North East Asia, Australia and New Zealand trades commencing from Shanghai in early November.

The new service will be operated with seven vessels of 4,250 TEU nominal capacity, of which three vessels will be provided by CMA CGM, two vessels by OOCL and one vessel each by CSCL and PIL. It will be replacing the current “ANZEX” / “NZN” service operated by CMA CGM & OOCL.

The weekly service will turn around in 49 days, offering an extensive port coverage in Asia and New Zealand and including a stop in Australian port on the way from Asia. The full port rotation and phase in plan will be confirmed by end of the month once final arrangements are made.

The Line is aimed to provide our customers with a direct, reliable and competitive service for both southbound and northbound legs between North East Asia and New Zealand.

Source: Transportweekly.com

Rohlig's Airwave Solution offers speed and cost efficiency by combining air and sea services

Rohlig's Airwave Solution offers speed and cost efficiency by combining air and sea services

Combined sea and air freight route

Rohlig's Airwave solution offers the speed of air freight combined with the reliability and cost efficiency of sea freight. The Airwave solution works by combining direct flights from Europe and the US to Hong Kong and then linking and transferring onto vessels sailing into Australia and New Zealand.

By transporting your freight this way, Rohlig’s Airwave can offer you significant advantages including:

  • A saving of up to 35% (against a total air freight solution)
  • Half the transit time of regular sea freight (approx. 25 Days)
  • Weekly services from major airports in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and United States to all major ports in Australia & New Zealand

For more information and pricing, please contact your Röhlig representative

 

 

 

Russia ban Agricultural and Alimentary products from EU, USA, Australia, Canada & Norway

Russia ban Agricultural and Alimentary products from EU, USA, Australia, Canada & Norway

The Russian government has signed an order to ban import of agricultural, meat and alimentary products originated from EU countries, USA, Canada, Australia and Norway for one year.

The ban applies immediately to the following products:

  •  all meat and poultry (fresh, chilled, frozen)
  •  all fish and seafoods
  •  milk and dairy products
  •  vegetables and root vegetables
  •  fruits & nuts
  •  sausages and all similar products (made, semi-made)
  •  cheese, fresh cheese and products thereof, containing vegetable fats
  •  alimentary products (containing milk and vegetable fats)

As a consequence, Hapag-Lloyd have stopped the acceptance of only these commodities originating from EU countries, USA, Canada, Australia and Norway with immediate effect.

Hapag-Lloyd will continue to accept all other commodities and origins that are not banned by the Russian government.

For additional information please view the attached notification

Russia’s food embargo has consequences for Australian dairy

Russia’s food embargo has consequences for Australian dairy

RUSSIA has introduced a “full embargo” on most food imports from Australia, the EU, US and other Western countries that imposed sanctions against Moscow over its policy on Ukraine.

Gary Helou, chief executive of Australia's biggest dairy company,Murray Goulburn, warned that the Russian food ban would have grave consequences for Australia's dairy industry.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the embargo, introduced yesterday, would affect imports of beef, pork, fruit and vegetable produce, poultry, fish, cheese, milk and dairy products from the EU, US, Australia, Canada and Norway.

Mr Helou said Australian dairy exports to Russia were growing fast, and were expected to pass the $100million market value this year.

"Russia is a very important dairy market for us; as important as China, so this is going to take a little while for us to get our heads around its impact. There will be very serious consequences for us."

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said the embargo was disappointing but assured Australian agricultural producers the government would do everything in its power to minimise the effect through new trade agreements and the opening up of alternative markets for their produce.

Source:  Australian.com.au

China Golden Week Holidays

China Golden Week Holidays

Golden Week Celebrations

Holidays for Golden Week in China will run from the 1st to the 7th of October to celebrate Chinese National Day, commemorating the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

At this stage there have been no planned blank sailings announced by the carriers. During this period, in previous years we have experienced a pre-holiday cargo rush and issues with booking space.

We ask our valued clients to be mindful of this holiday period and to book space as early as possible to avoid the rush.

All Rohlig and Weiss Rohlig offices in China will be closed on the following dates:

  • 8th of September for Mid-Autumn Festival
  • 1st - 7th of October for National Day (Golden Week)

Rohlig Brisbane team play in inaugural Nundah Croquet Cup

Rohlig Brisbane team play in inaugural Nundah Croquet Cup

(L-R Kitty Ge, Casey Smith, Kate Nothling, Jeanette Micolau, Matthew Morgan, Kinley May)
Fun on the green

On August 17th, a team from Rohlig Brisbane competed in the inaugural Nundah Cup croquet match.

The Nundah Cup is a croquet event with a fresh approach to an old game open to everyone in the community to enjoy.

The Rohlig team placed 3rd in the event but especially enjoyed meeting with members of the local community, improving connections with local businesses and most of all enjoying great company!

For additional information visit:  http://www.nundahcroquetcentre.net/

General Rate Increases (GRI)

General Rate Increases (GRI)

United States to Australia and New Zealand

Effective October 1, 2014 Hapag-Lloyd will increase rates for all cargoes and all container types from the United States to Australia and New Zealand as per below:

US West and Gulf Coast Ports:

  •  USD $250 per 20' Container
  •  USD $500 per 40' Container

US East Coast Ports:

  •  USD $150 per 20' Container
  •  USD $300 per 40’ Container

For additional information click here

 

South East Asia and Middle East Gulf to Australia

Effective 15th September 2014, ANL Container Line will implement a Rate Restoration (RR) in the southbound trade for import cargo from South East Asia, South Asia, Indian Sub-Continent and Middle East Gulf to Australia as per below:

  • USD $300 per 20’ container
  • USD $600 per 40’ container

For additional information click here

 

China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea to Australia

Effective 1st September, 2014 the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) announced a general rate increase (GRI) that applies to all vessels sailing ex China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea to all Australian ports (East and West Coast).

The increase is as follows:

  •  USD$300 per 20’ Container
  •  USD$600 per 40’ Container

For additional information click here

 

South East Asia to Australia

Effective 15th September 2014, Maersk Line is implementing and increase in freight rates from South East Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) to Australia as per below:

  •  USD 300 per TEU
  •  USD 600 per FFE

For additional information click here

 

 

August Global Economic report

August 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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