Our Courier Solution is now ready to on-board the wider Rohlig community

Our Courier Solution is now ready to on-board the wider Rohlig community

Our Courier Solution is the online shipping platform for small parcels that helps you prepare, ship and manage domestic and international shipments. 

Throughout 2017 we prioritised improving the platform and its service delivery, now Rohlig Australia is excited to announce that Our Courier Solution is ready for all customers. 

The key benefits of the platform are:

  • Invoice at time of booking
  • Dedicated Product management
  • Customer service and support
  • Access to Rohlig’s group buying power
  • High service levels
  • Schedule pickups 
  • Real-time tracking for all shipments 
  • Bulk shipment creation

If you would like further information contact your Rohlig Account Manager or send an email to au.courier@rohlig.com

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs from Italy - Increased Biosecurity Intervention effective 17th January 2018

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs from Italy - Increased Biosecurity Intervention effective 17th January 2018

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has advised that it has been significant number of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (BMSB) detections arriving from Italy. These detections indicate that BMSB are sheltering in a range of containers and goods outside of those captured by existing measures already in place for break bulk cargo.

To manage the risk posed by these goods, all containerised goods shipped via sea cargo from Italy that arrive in Australia between 17 January and 30 April 2018 will be required to undergo mandatory fumigation or heat treatment onshore. 

Exceptions apply to goods already treated offshore before being sealed in the container and goods that fall within one of the excluded tariff groups:

  • Fresh produce (including nursery stock and live plants)
  • Live animals
  • Food for human consumption
  • Seeds for sowing

Due to the emergency measure, it is expected that fumigation providers and Quarantine approved depots will see an immediate increase of business creating longer turnaround times. We will work with our service providers to ensure that delays are minimised. 

The department has advised that an Industry Notice will be sent out within the next 24 hours. We will continue to monitor this situation and will update our customer on this notice and any additional outcomes. If you would like any further information please contact Rohlig Compliance Team. 

Click here for the industry notice.


Ocean Freight Market Update

Ocean Freight Market Update

Asia to Australia

Asia rates reach record highs in January 2018. 

Market demand has remained strong through December and into January following one the largest Peak season’s experienced in Australia. In addition, vessel utilisation remains at +95% with some carriers experiencing rolling’s over the traditionally slack festive period. 

Due to the increase in demand most major carriers have pushed through a successful GRI (General Rate Increase) on the 15th January meaning freight rates will continue at record highs and with Chinese New Year holiday approaching the squeeze on space is expected to continue for the next 4-5 weeks. 

We encourage customers to plan early and to make bookings providing as much notice as possible.

USA to Australia

The US market remains stable with a healthy supply to demand balance. Delays are being experienced on the inland as advised in a separate note due to severe weather conditions and port congestion.

CMA and ANL have announced new weekly service between East Coast USA to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. 

This new service will complement their current fortnight Direct service commencing from January 2018 for Imports and export service to the USA from February. 

Direct calls: New York, Savannah, Miami to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Europe to Australia

Market conditions have stabilised on the European trade, particularly for the transhipment services via Asia with congestion in South East Asia easing. Both direct and transhipment services seem to be running without major issues and are expected to be stable going forward. 

CMA Announce new direct service from Europe to Brisbane: 

The new PAD service will become the only direct service connecting North Europe to Brisbane with the fastest transit time on the market and now weekly sailings. 

Direct port calls: Zeebrugge / London Gateway / Rotterdam / Dunkirk and Le Havre to Brisbane.

USA Industry Port Delays

USA Industry Port Delays

We would like to advise all customer that delays are being experienced across the East Coast USA. Delays are being experienced as a result of severe weather conditions, icy roads, holiday backlog and overall congestion at the Ports. 

Even though this situation is out of Rohlig’s control and faced by the entire industry, we are working to find alternate solutions to this issue. We will continue to monitor the situation and work to avoid any additional charges that may occur as a result of these disruptions.

If you would like further information on your shipments or have any concerns, we encourage you to contact your Rohlig Account Manager or Customer Service representative.

LCL terminal infrastructure charges effective 1st February 2018

LCL terminal infrastructure charges effective 1st February 2018

As a result of the FCL terminal infrastructure fee increases late 2017 this has had a knock on effect to shipments arriving as LCL. 

The new LCL terminal infrastructure charge will be applicable to all LCL Import Shipments at AUD 9.50 per cbm or Min AUD 30.00 per shipment effective 1st February  2018.

Should you have any questions regarding these industry increases, please do not hesitate to contact to your Rohlig Australia representative.

Emirates SkyCargo: Fuel Surcharge – 15 January 2018

Emirates SkyCargo: Fuel Surcharge – 15 January 2018

In line with the aviation fuel price index, and Emirates airlines indicator found at skycargo.com, the fuel surcharge will be 0.28/kg EUR / USD for inbound shipments for Australia starting on shipments departing the origin airport from January 15th. 

We will continue to monitor the situation and update accordingly for any further changes.