The Tasmanian Government’s latest round for its Skills Fund has been allocated with transport, logistics, dairy, mining, fruit growing, construction and manufacturing the big winners it has announced.
Victorian Transport Association VTA CEO Peter Anderson said that small, medium and large freight and logistics operators are under more pressure than ever thanks to unprecedented demand for transport.
Audio Equipment giant Bose will close every retail store across the nation. 119 outlets will permanently close across Australia, North America, Europe and Japan within the next few months, due to what the company says is a “dramatic shift to online shopping”.
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.