Rohlig Market Summary

Rohlig Market Summary

This month sees carriers announce rate increases ex Asia for August and September. We may see rates gradually go up over the next few months as we head into peak season.

“Increasing volumes and space constraints mean general rate increase announcements from most carriers”, says Martin Fernandes, Rohlig Australia’s National Procurement Manager. “We will continue to negotiate with carriers to deliver the most competitive and appropriate services to our customers”.

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.

Rohlig Sydney moves to state-of-the-art facility in Moorebank

Rohlig Sydney moves to state-of-the-art facility in Moorebank

Rohlig Australia’s Sydney Branch and Head office moved this month to a larger facility in Moorebank with state of the art office space and warehousing. The move enables Rohlig Australia to increase its existing service offering with 3PL and supply chain management.

The new office is also located next to the highly anticipated Moorebank Intermodal Terminal. This new south western Sydney freight precinct, made up of a rail yard, trucking terminal and warehouses will allow shipping containers to be transferred between rail and road, minimising heavy load vehicles on our roads and offering a freight distribution centre outside of the Botany Bay precinct.

"Our new facilities represent a fantastic opportunity for Rohlig to expand on its current services by offering interactive new office spaces, closer to many of our customers, with state of the art warehousing options. The decision to relocate is in line with Rohlig's business plan of growth and ability to offer more to our customers." Hany Amer, Rohlig Australia’s Managing Director.

Rohlig Australia Sydney Branch – new address
Unit 1, Moorebank Business Park, 2 Secombe Place Moorebank

Stink Bugs are Back for another season

Stink Bugs are Back for another season

An invading horde of brown marmorated stink bugs from America is once again threatening Australian agriculture.

Halyomorpha halys is a voracious pest, feeding on – and severely damaging – more than 300 types of plants, including fruit, vegetables and ornamentals. It is of “considerable” biosecurity concern to Australia’s agriculture industries.

The high season for these vicious hitchhikers begins in September, and the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has issued a notice updating shippers on changes in sea freight biosecurity measures.

The department’s measures for the 2016-17 season (which continues through April 2017) are largely the same as the previous season.

For more information click here.

Australian Trusted Trader now open for business

Australian Trusted Trader now open for business

One of Australia’s major trade reforms—Australian Trusted Trader (ATT)—is now open to all Australian businesses active in the international supply chain.

The program is a voluntary trade facilitation initiative that recognises businesses with a secure supply chain and compliant trade practices. ATT is free to join and businesses are not required to use a consultant to complete any part of the application process. 

To be eligible for the programme, businesses must have an Australian Business Number, two years of trading history and be financially solvent.

According to the DIBP, Trusted Trader partnerships recognise industry reliance on speed—to production and to market—and greater certainty and visibility of their goods. Trusted Traders are offered a range of trade facilitation benefits including:

  • a dedicated account manager
  • priority trade services
  • differentiated and prioritised examinations
  • Mutual Recognition Arrangements (upon signing)
  • use of the Australian Trusted Trader logo

Eligible businesses can take a step towards becoming a Trusted Trader by submitting an expression of interest via the Australian Trusted Trader website.

Source: FTA

Röhlig Australia proudly supports women in the shipping and transport industry

Röhlig Australia proudly supports women in the shipping and transport industry

In June, Rohlig Australia sponsored a WISTA (Women’s International Shipping and Transport Association) evening to encourage networking amongst women in the shipping and transport industry. Thirty Professional women from Lawyers through to Tug Boat operators attended, providing lively and informative conversation and a fantastic opportunity to network with peers.

For more information visit the WISTA website on LinkedIn profile.

Rohlig Melbourne takes out Sydney in Annual Kumfert Cup Soccer Match

Rohlig Melbourne takes out Sydney in Annual Kumfert Cup Soccer Match

2016’s Kumfert Cup between Sydney & Melbourne delivered another exciting and close match, and was the first time the trophy has been won on interstate soil. The Melbourne football team were successful in retaining the Kumfert Cup with a 5-3 victory over their Sydney counterparts.

Sydney took an early 2-0 lead within the first 10 mins of the match, with the Melbourne defence looking so wide, the Sydney team could have driven a truck through it.  It was looking to be a long night for the Melbourne team, and the Kumfert cup was slipping away fast.

With a “never say die” attitude, Melbourne started clawing their way back in to the match by taking control of midfield and using the vast array of superstars on the bench to good effect, scoring two goals in quick succession.

At half time and it was 4-2 to the Melbourne team – quite the turnaround.

With 15 minutes left, Sydney won a free kick 20 yards from goal which was expertly despatched into the top corner. Game on.

Melbourne managed to grab another goal just as it looked like Sydney were going to force a penalty shoot-out. As the final whistle sounded, jubilant scenes erupted around the ground for the Melbourne team.

Both teams displayed great commitment, endeavour and sportsmanship in what is surely an event second only to the World Cup.

Well done to Sydney on a great game and congratulations to Melbourne on a fantastic win. Can Sydney win back the title at the rematch in Melbourne next year… ?

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

Author: Pietro Cosenza, Rohlig Melbourne Commercial Manager

General Rate Increases (GRI’s) and Industry notices

General Rate Increases (GRI’s) and Industry notices

G20 Summit in Hangzhou China may cause shipment delays


The G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, will be held on 4-5 September 2016. There will be local traffic and port restrictions during this time which may cause shipment delays. Please plan your shipments with these restrictions in mind.

Rohlig Courier Fuel Surcharge

Based on an increase in the US Gulf Coast index for Jun 2016, there will be a slight increase in the the Rohlig Courier fuel surcharge for August 2016.

August Global Economic report

August Global Economic report

See attached pdf for details.


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