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Moorebank Intermodal Terminal environmental impact statement released

Moorebank Intermodal Terminal environmental impact statement released

A comprehensive and extensive Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has now been released by the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal.

Moorebank project involves the development of intermodal freight terminal facilities at Moorebank in south-west Sydney, linked to Port Botany and the interstate rail network.

It includes associated commercial infrastructure (warehousing), a rail link connecting the project site to the Southern Sydney Freight Line (SSFL) along with road entry and exit points along Moorebank Avenue.

The basic freight-handling rationale for the creation of the terminal is driven by:

  • continued growth in containerised import/export freight with growth averaging 7% annual over the last 15 years
  • a forecast compound annual growth rate for import/export freight of 4.25% to 2030
  • expected expansion of containerised interstate freight through Sydney, which is forecast to grow at 3.6% for the next 20 years

View the environmental impact Statement here:

Moorebank Intermodal Terminal. Artist's impression: Commonwealth of Australia.

Rohlig Australia takes home awards at global conference

Rohlig Australia takes home awards at global conference

(L-R Hany Amer, Hans-Ludger Koerner, Quentin Lacoste)
(L-R Hany Amer, Quentin Lacoste, Ulrike Baum, Thomas Hansen)

In September 2014, Hany Amer, Rohlig Australia’s Managing Director attended Rohlig’s Global conference based in Argentina.

Hany was joined by Rohlig’s Managing Director’s from around the globe and Rohlig's Holding board of Directors.

Rohlig Australia is proud to announce the win of two coveted Best Performance Awards for 2013 covering results and business objectives.

Well done Rohlig Australia, keep up the good work!!

New Rail Technology to Boost Freight Efficiency

New Rail Technology to Boost Freight Efficiency

On 29 October a contract was signed to progress the Advanced Train Management System (ATMS). The ATMS will transform the way freight rail infrastructure is managed and monitored across the country.

ATMS is a smart train management system that can locate and control trains on the network allowing them to travel at closer intervals safely. The technology employs sophisticated computer technology, on-train GPS navigation and Next-G mobile networks to manage train operations.

With Australia’s freight task predicted to double by 2030 and nearly triple 2050, Australia needs to move more freight on rail - this involves both interstate and intrastate movements.

Future-focused technology like ATMS enhances the cost-effectiveness of the way we move products around Australia’s rail system.

Source : Australian Logistics Council





Quentin Mercier heads abroad to strengthen Rohlig Australia’s project offering

Quentin Mercier heads abroad to strengthen Rohlig Australia’s project offering

Quentin and the project team at Thorco Singapore
Lifting project cargo at the port terminal

In March 2014 Quentin Mercier headed on a 5 month project training experience to Rohlig’s Germany and Singapore offices. The trip was undertaken to gain hands on experience in the project area and bring this experience back to Australia to strengthen and develop Rohlig’s local  project offering.

Quentin especially enjoyed his time in Singapore and says “ Singapore is very multicultural and it was a fantastic experience to spend time with others from cultures all over Asia. It was also fantastic to leverage the knowledge and experiences of Germany’s project team and to ‘learn by doing’.”

The highlight of the trip for Quentin included spending a full day with the Port Captain onsite in Singapore. It gave him a better understanding of how the whole shipping process works and why providing the right information about your cargo is so important to reducing risk.

Quentin Mercier began his career at Rohlig in 2011 as an Intern and then progressed to the role of Client Services Manager. Today, Quentin works closely with Peter Buchanan’s team as Project Coordinator and is busy implementing all of the processes and experiences gained from his trip.

General Rate Increases (GRI)

General Rate Increases (GRI)


Effective from 1ST November, MSC has increased rates from the UK and North West continent as per below:

  • USD 750 per TEU

China , Hong Kong , Taiwan and Korea to Australia

Effective from 15th November 2014, carriers have announced their intention to implement an increase in freight rates from China , Hong Kong , Taiwan and Korea to Australia as per below:

  • USD 300 per TEU

United States West Coast to Australia and New Zealand

Effective from December 1, 2014 carriers will increase rates for all cargoes and all container types from the United States via the West Coast ports of load to Australia and New Zealand by:

  • USD 150 per TEU

General Information

North America terminal congestion update. For additional information click here








October Global Economic report

October Global Economic report

See attached pdf for details.


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