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.
Qube successfully completed the construction of a new 10,000sqm warehouse development at Outer Harbour, South Australia.
CTI Logistics expects to report profit before tax of approximately $1.5 million for the half-year ended 31 December 2019, compared to $4.1 million for the prior corresponding period reached after adding back the contingent consideration of $2.34 million relating to the purchase of Jayde Transport.
Christine Holgate, CEO of Australia Post has released a statement offering advice and support to Australia Post workers and delivery contract partners.