Rohlig Market Summary

Rohlig Market Summary

This month sees rates ex Asia remain stable with a slight decrease mid-March followed by an increase in early April.

On a positive note, airline fuel service charges ex Hong Kong will cease by 1st April.

“Air-freight rates into Australia are typically high for such a short transit so this is a sensible move.” says Martin Fernandez, Rohlig Australia’s National Procurement Manager.

“During this time of year we look to renegotiate blocked space agreements. Early indication shows we should see a cost reduction. Watch this space as we will know more in the coming weeks.”

Rohlig’s Project Team coordinates delivery of super-sized screens into WA mine

Rohlig’s Project Team coordinates delivery of super-sized screens into WA mine

Rohlig Australia’s Project Logistics team managed the move of super-sized Vibrating screens and associated equipment for our customer, Schenck Process Australia.

The route involved out of gauge road transport from Henderson, Western Australia to Schenck Process Australia’s customer site in the Chichester Range in the Pilbara region.

The out of gauge trucking movement and specialised cranes were used to deliver the screens as their sheer size took up multiple lanes on the roads. Police escorts via cars and motorbikes were also used to ensure the security and safety of the cargo and passengers travelling on the Western Australian roads.

“The delivery time frame took three days”, says Peter Buchanan, Project logistics Manager at Rohlig Australia. “As these large loads can only move during the day it is quite an involved process to coordinate the delivery. Our team managed the entire process end to end and ensured that all cargo was delivered on time and within budget.”

”Having a local office in Perth and dealing with a team of professionals gave me peace of mind throughout the whole process. Said Matt Hill, Supply Operations Manager at Schenk Process Australia.” We have partnered with Rohlig for a number of years and will continue to use Rohlig for large Project transportation.”

About Schenk Process

Schenck Process is supported by a team of experienced personnel, firmly established in the highly specialised fields of weighing, feeding, screening and train loading. Engineering and design expertise has earned Schenck Process an international reputation for innovative design, superior products and outstanding service. Schenck Process is totally committed to providing the highest quality equipment, customer service, and support to the local industry.

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News: Japan-Australia free trade agreement reaps benefits for Australia

News: Japan-Australia free trade agreement reaps benefits for Australia

Trade Minister Andrew Robb laid out some of the benefits in the Federal Parliament of the Japan-Australia free trade agreement earlier this week.

Mr Robb stated that "on its first anniversary, the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement has already delivered exceptional gains for farmers and exporters."

The Trade Minister told the house that the export values for both chilled and frozen beef grew by more than $250m and that export sales of bottled wine increased by 11%. Bulk wine exports tripled in growth while exports of frozen shrimp and prawn rose 90%. Other increases included 77% growth in the exports of oranges and a 44% growth in exports of asparagus.

“These are remarkable increases from established markets, across the board. We have seen similar gains through our FTA with Korea,” Mr Robb told the House.

Rohlig supports open competition in privatisation of Port of Melbourne

Rohlig supports open competition in privatisation of Port of Melbourne

The Port of Melbourne lease transaction has brought international trade and logistics to the forefront of Victorian politics with the Port of Melbourne poised to be privatised by the end of the year. The lease transaction's financial advisers will soon call for expressions of interest from bidders.

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas said the Government had broken the impasse and struck the right balance, with competitive neutrality principles enshrined in the bill. The deal also includes a competitive neutrality clause ensuring a competing port would not be treated more favourably than the Port of Melbourne.

"This is a great outcome for Victorians and a great result for its regions with key transport initiatives across the state to provide a boost to the economy, which is good news for jobs," he said.

Rohlig Australia supports privatisation of the Port of Melbourne with the intent to open competition within the state in the option of a second port.

“Given projected increases in container volumes a second container port will be needed in Victoria at some stage.” says Hany Amer, Rohlig Australia’s Managing Director. “A second port will stimulate competition and reduce a monopoly in the market which means better pricing for importers and exporters and the long-term security of the logistics industry.”

Agriculture and trade sector bring a new era of Biosecurity reform

Agriculture and trade sector bring a new era of Biosecurity reform

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources’ upcoming legislative changes will achieve practical and sustainable benefits to stakeholders across commerce and government.

For additional information on the reform please click here.

Rohlig Perth supports the YMCA in Rottnest Channel Swim

Rohlig Perth supports the YMCA in Rottnest Channel Swim

Competitors in the water at the Rottnest Island swim

In February, Rohlig Perth supported Josh Wilson in a gruelling channel crossing to honour his grandfather Tom Currie, the man who taught most of Ballarat how to swim.

Mr Wilson, fresh off an Ironman season, tackled the 20-kilometre Rottnest Channel Swim powering through “swell, waves, wind and stingers” from Perth’s Cottlesloe Beach to Rottnest Island. 

For the journey, Mr Wilson has been raising money for YMCA swim instructors so more enthusiastic and passionate teachers like his grandfather can keep doing what they love best – helping people enjoy the water.

It’s never too late to donate, click here to find out more.



Rohlig Adelaide take a dive for cancer

Rohlig Adelaide take a dive for cancer

In February, for the third consecutive year, Rohlig Adelaide supported  Dive for Cancer at the Port Noarlunga Reef Aquatic Reserve, 30 kilometres south of Adelaide.

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.

 “What a fantastic way to lend a hand and raise awareness for a great cause. Rohlig Adelaide is proud to support this worthy cause each year as cancer touches all of us in some shape or form” said Edurne Esparza, Rohlig Australia Branch Manager.

For additional information on this event click here.

Market Notifications and Rate Increases

Market Notifications and Rate Increases

Rohlig Australia National Tariff Update effective 1st April

Dear Valued Rohlig Customer,

Rohlig Australia is committed to providing exceptional levels of service.

To ensure the continued provision of high quality services and capacity to cater for our customer requirements, Rohlig have updated our National Tariff, effective 1st April 2016. 

Rate increases within our tariff are a reflection of increases in pricing from suppliers including airline and port terminals.

If you have any questions or require further information please do not hesitate to contact your local Rohlig Account Manager.

Rohlig wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and look forward to partnering with you in the future.

Yours sincerely,
The team at Rohlig Australia


Container Weight Verification – Fact Sheet
A reminder that from 1 July 2016 a packed export container should not be loaded onto a ship unless the master or his representative and the terminal representative have obtained, in advance of vessel loading, the verified gross mass (VGM) of the container.

The following Fact Sheet has been provided by Shipping Australia Limited (SAL) containing – Container Weight Verification – just the facts you need to know to raise the awareness of the new requirements under the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Convention.

The Pre-Receival Advice (PRA) is the most commonly used document by shippers to provide the gross weight of the container. The new look PRA reflects the new SOLAS requirements and has been amended accordingly by 1-Stop.

Download the Fact Sheet for more information.


March Flight cancellations

For March, 9th, 16th, and 23rd Qantas Flights are cancelled.

The cut off time at the airlines is approximately 6 hours prior to departure.





March Global Economic report

March Global Economic report

See attached pdf for details.


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