Rohlig Australia receives Australian Trusted Trader Status

Rohlig Australia receives Australian Trusted Trader Status

We are proud to announce that Rohlig Australia has joined the Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) program. 

The ATT program recognises businesses with a secure supply chain and compliant trade practices, rewarding accredited businesses with a range of trade facilitation benefits including:

  • Faster clearance of goods
  • Reduced or priority inspections 
  • Priority access to trade services
Hany Amer, Rohlig Australia Managing Director and Kane McCulloch, Customs Manager, received the certification for ATT status. Joy Kirkpatrick, Account Manager at ATT and Sneha Chatterjee, Chief Superintendent of ATT dropped in our certificate and plaque which now take pride of place in our office.

Rohlig Adelaide take a dive for cancer

Rohlig Adelaide take a dive for cancer

"International logistics, local generosity. The amazingly supportive team at Röhlig Logistics South Australia have delivered yet again! This wonderful team may work in the international market, but their focus is definitely local. A big thank you to the whole Rohlig SA team!” Mark Tozer, Dive for Cancer.

For the fifth consecutive year, Rohlig’s office in Adelaide has supported Dive for Cancer to provide vital funding towards research and care at Cancer Council Australia, home to one of Australia's largest cancer research groups.

To find out more about this event click here.

Rohlig Australia launches new LCL service - direct consolidation China to Australia

Rohlig Australia launches new LCL service - direct consolidation China to Australia

The team at Rohlig Australia are excited to announce the launch of our direct consolidation between China and Australia. The direct consolidation container ships from Shanghai and Ningbo ports to Sydney and Melbourne ports.

“This new LCL consolidation forms part of our ongoing strategy to increase our service offering to customers.” Says Ryan Sponneck, Head of Ocean Freight at Rohlig Australia. “Our new dedicated consolidation between China and Australia will offer improved transit times, greater cost efficiency and faster access to your cargo on arrival.”

Our scheduled services run as below:

  • Cut-off in Ningbo: Friday, departure following Friday
  • Cut-off in Shanghai: Monday, departure Friday
  • Transit time 12 days to Sydney
  • Transit time 16 days to Melbourne

The first direct sailing is scheduled to leave Shanghai on the 9th March.  Please speak with your Rohlig Key Account Manager for additional information and to take advantage of this great new service.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs Emergency Measures Update

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs Emergency Measures Update

In January the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources advised that there were a significant number of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) detections arriving from Italy. To combat this threat, all containerised goods shipped via sea from Italy require mandatory fumigation or onshore heat treatment.

We would like to advise customers that these BMSB fumigation measures are leading to shipment delays and container detention. As a consequence, interruptions are also being extended to other customers who’s shipments require local fumigation. 

Rohlig Australia will continue to maintain contact with the fumigation providers in order to streamline the delivery process, reduce delays and reduce the impact to our customers. If you have any concerns over the effect of this situation on your import or export shipment, please don’t hesitate to contact your local Customer Service Representative.

GRI’s and Industry Announcements

GRI’s and Industry Announcements

Direct terminal de-hire fees

From 1st April 2018, container transport companies are introducing a Direct Terminal De-Hire Fee. This fee will apply to any empty container returned to the terminal, instead of the empty container park, under the direction of the shipping lines.

Rohlig Australia is currently reviewing the de-hire fees in each state. We will send a detailed broadcast shortly, clearly outlining the de-hire charges for our customers.


Rate increases for all cargo from North East Asia to Australia

Hapag-Lloyd will increase rates for all cargo and all container types from Republic of Korea, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan to Australia effective 1st April 2018.

  • USD 300 per TEU 

Should you have any questions surrounding this industry increase please do not hesitate to contact your Rohlig Australia representative.

Industry notice attached here.


USA Trucking Challenges

The Domestic Trucking industry in the USA is currently facing challenges based on a number of factors which are outlined below:

  • New ELD (Electronic Logging Device) which will strictly limit Hours of Service and will lead to additional “Layover/Pre-Pull” fees for long haul moves.
  • Reduced Driver workforce and Limited availability of specialty drivers
  • Restrictive free time schedule / allowance at Rail Ramps
  • Increased operational costs for Trucking companies
  • Chassis and Equipment shortages
  • Recent weather related activity throughout the USA

We will continue to work diligently to maintain our high level of service. We recommend early bookings to minimise delays. If you require additional information please speak directly to your Rohlig Account Manager. 

We will continue to keep you posted as the situation progresses.

February Global Economic Report

February Global Economic Report

Click here to download a PDF of the report.