The Australian Food and Grocery Council has announced the top state for food and grocery export, accounting for $10.6 billion (30.8 per cent) of the nation’s total export output.
One year after the launch of the tender offer on CEVA Logistics, CMA CGM Group is restructuring the organisation. This includes the exit of current CEO Nicolas Sartini, after less than one year in the role.
On 6 January, the SCLAA announced that the Association would be working with NGOs, Government and other agencies to establish their requirements for the bushfire recovery and rebuilding. Read more
Kuehne + Nagel Australia has been awarded a three-year logistics contract with Komatsu Australia. The organisations will work together to form a robust continuous improvement program.
Due to increased demand from their customers to be more flexible and improve the speed of delivery, VISA Global Logistics is deploying a new Warehouse Management System. The privately-owned international freight forwarding company has started operating the Manhattan Active SCALE solution in New South Wales.
Consumer demands for purchasing convenience, cost, delivery speed and choice are rising. This requires closer cooperation between retailers and third-party logistics (3PL) and intensified collaboration with brick and mortar operations – all in light of a shrinking workforce, HighJump revealed at an event in the US last week.
Queensland’s online retail demand will continue to drive requirements across the market in 2020, where ecommerce logistics, distribution and warehousing has shown a growth of 5.2 per cent annually, which was the highest of any state nationally.
Increased sales growth due to Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions has boosted the Australian retail sector. Sales in November set turnover to a record $27.9 billion, with a growth rate of 3.3 per cent, the fastest increase the sector has had in 13 months.
Five major firms have been shortlisted by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to design and construct the Botany Rail Duplication and Cabramatta Loop projects.
WiseTech Global has announced the acquisition of SISA Studio Informatica SA (SISA), a customs and freight forwarding solutions provider in Switzerland. SISA’s customers include DHL and FedEx.