Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced the return of full staffing levels within some Melbourne distribution centres following seven weeks of Stage 4 lockdown restrictions. Industry confronted by national and local stock constraints are calling for further improvements to restrictions in the build-up to the critical Christmas trading period.
August this year was the biggest month in Australian online shopping history with the number of online purchases up 8.9 per cent when compared to the 2019 pre-Christmas peak.
Over 1.37 million reusable fabric masks orders will be delivered across July and August from five Victorian manufacturers following the state government’s announcement that people living in Melbourne will now be required to wear a face covering from Thursday 23rd July.
Transport for NSW has reviewed operations for the freight industry and have created an additional permit as of close of business Thursday 9 July that will enable critical workers in the transport sector to be exempt from self-isolation measures.
The logistics and transport industry is calling for more transparency from state Governments following the temporary closure of the NSW and Victorian border, with the Victorian Shadow Minister for Ports and Freight voicing concerns that delays in obtaining permits have the potential to disrupt the already fragile supply chain.
Melissa Horne, Victorian Minister for Ports and Freight has announced a further $4 million boost in the Mode Shift Incentive Scheme, building on the $20 million investment already in place to get more freight onto rail and more trucks off local roads. Read more
On May 18, the Victorian Government announced a $2.7 billion Building Works package to drive major transport investment as part of the state’s COVID-19 economic recovery. Read more
Leading home-grown tea retailer, T2 Tea, experienced a 120 per cent growth across its digital sales channels in 2019 and as a result needed to rethink its WMS provider. MHD sits down with the technology and logistics team to find out more.
The Spirit of Tasmania’s operator, TT-Line, has announced it will relocate Victorian operations from Port Melbourne to Corio Quay, north of Geelong. Read more
Discount department store Kmart is turning its stores into makeshift distribution centres as demand for its products continues to soar.