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Rohlig Sydney wins inaugural Kumfert Cup soccer match against Rohlig Melbourne

Rohlig Sydney wins inaugural Kumfert Cup soccer match against Rohlig Melbourne

On Friday 13th June at Jellicoe Park, in front of a home crowd, state rivals Sydney and Melbourne competed in what is set to become an annual Rohlig tradition – the inaugural ‘Kumfert Cup’ soccer match.

The 'Kumfert Cup' is dedicated to the memory of Reinhold Kumfert, one of the first Directors of Rohlig Australia.

The game kicked off with both sides showing ferocious enthusiasm with the ball, making some long runs and close kicks.

The Melbourne team stunned the Sydney crowd early on, with some fantastic teamwork, kicking the first goal. Some excellent defence and another clinical goal saw Melbourne run to half time up 2-0.

During the second half Sydney struck back scoring their first goal. Melbourne responded with a brilliant individual run, moving the score to 3-1 Melbourne. Some brilliant individual play saw Sydney score again, then an interception allowed Sydney to level the game at 3-3.

A stunning shot from Sydney, 30 metres out on an angle put Sydney in the lead 4-3 with approximately 15 minutes to go. Eventually time ran out for Melbourne and Sydney claimed the trophy with a pulsating 4-3 win.

Well done to Melbourne on a great game and congratulations to Sydney on a fantastic win. We look forward to watching the rematch in Melbourne next year!  



Rohlig Australia welcomes new Brisbane Branch Manager

Rohlig Australia welcomes new Brisbane Branch Manager

On Monday 23rd June, Rohlig Australia welcomes new Brisbane Branch Manager, Celeste Barrell. Celeste joins Rohlig’s management team with a wealth of experience within the international logistics industry.

Celeste's passion and drive will enable her to build on the great platform already laid down by predecessors and continue to grow our business within the Brisbane network.

We extend a warm welcome to Celeste!

China blocks Maersk MSC CMA P3 alliance

China blocks Maersk MSC CMA P3 alliance

China announced  that it was blocking a proposed alliance among global shipping giants due to competition concerns.

Denmark's AP Moeller-Maersk, France's CMA CGM and the Swiss MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company -- the world's three biggest ocean carriers -- announced plans for their proposed P3 Network in June 2013.

The intention was to cut costs on Asia-Europe, trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific routes by using a combined fleet from the three carriers.

China's reasoning in blocking the alliance stemmed from concerns that it would 'have a far-reaching impact on the global shipping industry and cause a high level of concern in all sectors'.

In addition the alliance would increase the parties' 'combined capacity in container shipping on Asia-Europe routes' and give them a 'substantial increase in market concentration'.

In response to China's decision, the companies said they were giving up the plan.

'Today, the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China announced that they have not approved the P3 Network,' Maersk said in a statement.

'Subsequently, the partners have agreed to stop the preparatory work on the P3 Network and the P3 Network as initially planned will not come into existence,' it added.

The decision was not expected to impact the group's annual results, said Maersk.

'The decision does come as a surprise to us, of course, as the partners have worked hard to address all the regulators' concerns,' chief executive Nils S Andersen said.

The alliance had already been approved by regulators in Europe and the United States and would have enabled Maersk to reduce costs and carbon emissions.

Andersen said he was 'quite confident Maersk Line will accomplish those improvements anyway'.

Beetles detected in timber packing materials from China

Beetles detected in timber packing materials from China

The Department of Agriculture A (DoA), has released Notice to Industry No. 59/2014, that they have intercepted the Asian longhorn beetle and the Japanese sawyer beetle in timber pallets imported from China. These beetles are considered significant pests of living trees. The infested pallets were stamped with the treatment identification code ISPM15 HT and arrived into Australia with supporting documentation which confirmed treatment.

Actions required

Businesses that have access to timber pallets or dunnage imported from China are asked to inspect them for signs of insect damage or ineffective treatment. Holes and piles of frass (fine sawdust), large pieces of bark or the presence of mould or fungus are all indicators that the ISPM15 treatment may not have been effective.

Suspect timber packaging should be reported to the Department on: 1800 19 55 43

For more information refer to the Departments industry advice notice 59-2014 - Heightened surveillance of timber packing materials originating from China.

Change in import detention rules in Australia

Change in import detention rules in Australia

For all import containers discharged in Australia on or after  15th of August 2014,
Hamburg-Sud will be adjusting the standard tariff rules regarding free time and detention.

Freetime from this date will begin the first calendar day following the date of discharge, rather than from date of availability.

For any further information please contact your local Rohlig Account Manager.

General Rate Increases (GRI)

General Rate Increases (GRI)

North East Asia to Australia

Rohlig have been advised by carriers of a General Rate Increase (GRI) for all cargo ex North East Asia to Australia effective 1st of July 2014.

USA and Canada to Australia

Some carriers have also advised of a General Rate Increase (GRI) for all cargo ex USA and Canada to all Australian and New Zealand Ports effective 1st of July 2014.

Rohlig will continue to negotiate with our core carriers on these charges and will keep you updated of any further developments.

June Global Economic report

June Global Economic report

See attached pdf for details.


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