Rohlig Market Watch

Rohlig Market Watch

This month sees carriers continue to announce rate increases ex Asia. We have seen rates gradually increasing in the market since October  due to peak season starting.

The USA  and Europe market rates have also increased since mid-October and BAF levels have also gone up as of the 4th quarter. We estimate that rates will stabilise at these levels until at least the end of this year.

“We are likely to see these Asia market rate trends until mid-December after which it will slow down leading into the Chinese new Year at the end of January”, says Martin Fernandes, Rohlig Australia’s National Procurement Manager. “We expect to see a rush in bookings ex China a couple of weeks prior to the Chinese New Year holiday”.

Currently, there is a strong peak underway ex Asia, so please ensure you book in advance to secure space during this busy time.

Rohlig Sydney welcomes customers at new concept space and office launch!

Rohlig Sydney welcomes customers at new concept space and office launch!

On the 19th and 20th of October, Rohlig Australia played host to a customer launch event to open our new Sydney office.

On the day, customers were treated to a Contract Logistics warehouse tour, Interactive presentations on our newly launched small parcel service, Rohlig Courier and our customs consulting service, CustomsTrade Consulting. Customers were also given a very exclusive look at the plans and features of the Moorebank Intermodal terminal by Qube Logistics and a look at our newest digital innovation, Project SONAR! Delicious food and drinks plus fantastic giveaways from Harley Davidson kept our most valuable customers happy and looking the part!

“Moving to this new site in Moorebank represents a fantastic opportunity for Rohlig to showcase some of our new products and services. It was great to see such enthusiasm for our new offerings and with a great turnout on both days, customers identified strongly with our vision.”, said Hany Amer, Rohlig Australia’s Managing Director. Thank you to our valuable customers for taking the time out of their busy schedules to look, touch and interact with our new offerings, we look forward to delivering continuous improvement and value.”

Rohlig Welcomes George Dedes as Chief Sales Officer Australia and New Zealand

Rohlig Welcomes George Dedes as Chief Sales Officer Australia and New Zealand

In August, Rohlig Australia welcomed George Dedes as Chief Sales Officer for Australia and New Zealand.

George has extensive business to business sales leadership and general management experience across Industrial, Manufacturing and Supply Chain sectors. He is a proven sales leader building high performance sales teams through strategic planning, change management and candid leadership.

His previous roles included National Sales Manager at CHEP Pallecon Solutions and he has a Bachelor of Business from the university of Technology, Sydney.

George will add a fresh set of eyes to the ANZ Executive Management Team and will play a pivotal role in powering the business for Growth.

In his free time, George likes to travel and spend time with his family. He has been heard saying “If we are to achieve things never before accomplished, we must employ methods never before attempted”. – Francis Bacon.

Moorebank Intermodal Included on Infrastructure Priority List

Moorebank Intermodal Included on Infrastructure Priority List

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) welcomes today’s announcement that Infrastructure Australia has included Sydney’s Moorebank Intermodal Terminal in the Infrastructure Priority List.

“Today’s announcement that Moorebank has been added to the Infrastructure Priority List is an important step towards improving freight efficiency in Sydney,” said Michael Kilgariff, ALC Managing Director. 

“Inclusion on the Priority List reinforces Moorebank’s status as a nationally significant infrastructure project and will help to ensure it is prioritised by governments in their investment and policy decisions. 

“Moorebank is critical to Sydney’s freight future as it will support the more efficient movement of freight to and from Port Botany.

“Once fully operational, it will also connect to the national road/rail network, and in so doing, provide a much needed boost to national freight efficiency. 

Moorebank will help support the NSW Government’s vision to double the amount of freight moving to and from Port Botany by rail, which currently sits at around 16% and NSW Ports’ target to move 3 million TEU by rail over the longer term.

Rohlig ships first ever Harley Davidson Livewire Electric Bike

Rohlig ships first ever Harley Davidson Livewire Electric Bike

In October, Rohlig Australia coordinated the shipment of the first ever H-D Livewire electric motorcycle from Belgium to Australia.

Project Livewire, Harley-Davidson's electric bike concept has so far been built in small numbers to test consumer reactions as well as act as a test-bed for ongoing development of the concept.

Harley Davidson’s concept electric motorcycle was showcased at the first ever Australian Harley Days event in Wollongong with 3 days of entertainment and world class custom Harley-Davidson motorcycles on display.

Rohlig Australia proudly partnered with Harley Davidson Australia to ensure safe, timely and cost efficient delivery of this fantastic new concept.

Auckland Airport completes development with new home for Röhlig Logistics

Auckland Airport completes development with new home for Röhlig Logistics

Auckland Airport today announced that it is to build a brand new 7000sqm warehouse and office facility for international freight forwarding specialist, Röhlig Logistics.

Mark Thomson, Auckland Airport’s general manager – property, is delighted to welcome Röhlig to The Landing, where they will join a roll-call of major logistics and manufacturing companies.

“We have developed The Landing to attract quality long-term tenants, not simply through proximity to the airport but through the overall master-planning and our ability to design buildings to the unique requirements of our tenants. With more than 150 years’ history and over 150 branches in 33 countries worldwide, Röhlig is an ideal partner for us and we are excited to be able to provide a new base for them in New Zealand that will directly benefit their customers.”

Röhlig New Zealand’s managing director, Andrew Antonopolous, says the move to The Landing will not only benefit existing clients, but support the company’s growth strategy here in New Zealand.

“We are committed to growing our New Zealand business here in Auckland. This new purpose-built facility, and its surrounding amenities, will cater for this growth and play an important role in enabling us to attract and retain the high calibre of staff that will help to drive our business forward.”

Advice on asbestos reforms

Advice on asbestos reforms

The Australian Border Force have introduced additional measures to protect Australia from Asbestos Importation.

There are now additional Community Protection questions linked to many tariff classifications.

Customs Brokers must now answer these questions in order to complete a customs declaration.

Attached Rohlig have supplied a declaration template for Importers to complete, This declaration will allow Rohlig to answer the Community Protection questions accordingly.

This declaration will be required if an Importer’s product falls within any of the attached tariff classifications.

It is important that Importers understand, before goods are imported to Australia they should ensure their supply chain security by confirming with overseas suppliers that asbestos was not used to manufacture the goods. Importers are encouraged to investigate, and where appropriate implement:

  • contractual obligations with their suppliers that specify nil asbestos content;
  • sampling and testing for asbestos content prior to shipping the goods to Australia (Test certificates must be from an approved NATA laboratory).; and
  • regular risk assessment and quality assurance processes.

If Importers cannot confirm their products do not contain asbestos, the shipment will be assessed by ABF and may be held at the border for testing .

If Importers confirm their products do not contain asbestos, they may be required to provide documentary evidence to ABF to support the product does not contain any elements of Asbestos.

It is important to note that these new requirements may lead to delays and additional costs at the importers expense.

ABF will shortly release further information and facts sheets to provide additional clarity to Brokers and Importers.

See attached asbestos information sheet, Border Force fact sheet, declaration sheet  and Department of Immigration notification.

Market Notifications and Rate Increases

Market Notifications and Rate Increases

Rohlig Australia Rate Schedule (1st April 2017)

Dear Valued Rohlig Customer,

Rohlig Australia is committed to providing exceptional levels of service.

To ensure the continued provision of high quality services and capacity to cater for our customer requirements, Rohlig have updated our National Tariff, effective 1st April 2017.

Rate increases within our tariff are a reflection of increases in pricing from suppliers including airline and port terminals.

If you have any questions or require further information please do not hesitate to contact your local Rohlig Account Manager. Rohlig wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and look forward to partnering with you in the future.

Rate Restoration – North East Asia to Australia

From November 15, 2016 carriers will increase rates for all cargo and all container types from North East Asia to Australia by:

  • USD 300 per TEU

North East Asia comprises Korea, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

See attached pdf for further information.

November Global Economic Report

November Global Economic Report

See attached pdf  for further information.


We appreciate your support and look forward to continuing to service your logistics needs.  Should you have any questions please feel free to contact your Rohlig Australia Account Manager or Customer Service Representative.

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