Lendlease wins $644m airport contract

Lendlease has been awarded the federal government’s $644 million major earthworks contract for the development of Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, one of Australia’s largest ever infrastructure projects.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said work under the contract would move around 25 million cubic metres of earth on the site to support construction of the major elements of the airport, including the runway and terminal. Read more

UPS launches its new UPS My Choice for SMBs

UPS began onboarding customers for its new UPS My Choice for business service in the US. According to UPS, this is the first visibility and tracking solution in the US designed for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Read more

DHL and Tetra Pak get first digi twin warehouse up in Asia-Pac

DHL Supply Chain has successfully implemented an integrated supply chain solution for Tetra Pak’s warehouse in Singapore, one of its largest globally. This is the first smart warehouse for DHL in Asia-Pacific to deploy the digital twin technology, which involves using digital models to better understand and manage physical assets. Read more

Asendia selects Tigers for B2C fulfilment in Australia

Tigers has been selected as the local logistics partner to support the launch of Asendia Oceania and provide a regional footprint for B2C and omnichannel fulfilment solutions in Australia.
Hong Kong-based Tigers has an extensive warehousing network across Australia in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney, with a focus on B2C vertical markets. Read more

ABF found drugs in excavator

384kg of cocaine found in excavator worth $144m

The largest ever drug interception operation coordinated by ACT Policing has seen approximately 384 kilograms of cocaine seized and two men charged with drug importation offences.
Earlier this year, ACT Policing received information relating to a possible drug importation syndicate operating in southern New South Wales and the ACT. Read more

Solid support – from MHD magazine

In the current challenging economic environment, consumer spending is tight, business investment is restricted, and infrastructure spending – apart from a few over-publicised projects – is also being largely held back. The conditions are in fact perfect for a recession, and anyone in the trade of supplying high-value machinery for businesses could be forgiven for wanting to adopt a ‘batten down the hatches’ approach. Read more

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