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.
The Federal Government has announced a $240 million funding injection to help keep international freight routes and flights operating under its International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM), that is anticipated to extend until the end of 2020.
Western Australia Transport Minister Rita Saffioti has invited industry and the public to have their say on the draft South West Supply Chain Strategy that will prioritise future road, rail, air and port infrastructure requirements for the South West region.
The Western Australian Government has secured funding by the Commonwealth Government, announcing a $10 million dollar upgrade for key freight roads in the Wheatbelt area.
Toll has launched its new $17 million logistics facility that is located in one of Australia’s fastest growing urban areas.
DP World, a leading enabler of global trade, has completed the early stages of integration with TradeLens a blockchain-based digital container logistics platform, jointly developed by A.P. Moller – Maersk. Read more
The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) is calling on all state and territory governments to make the suspension of operational curfews on freight and logistics activities established in response to COVID-19 permanent. Read more
The $125 million Port of Melbourne’s Port Rail Transformation Project (PRTP) is set to go ahead and take effect on June 1 this year.
Australia Post has revealed parcel volumes have almost doubled in the last four weeks, up by 90 per cent compared to last year, as more householders shop online as they self-isolate.
Etihad Cargo has partnered with the Australian Government to deliver critical aircraft services to Australia. Read more