• Bugs stink up Australian freight sector The crop-eating pests known as brown marmorated stink bugs are causing major disruption to Australian supply chains. According to Peter Anderson, chief executive at the Victorian Transport Association (VTA), heightened measures from local biosecurity authorities have seen at least three containerships and two ro-ro ships turned away from Australian ports in the last two months. […] Fwd News 0 Comments 1 month ago
  • CoR amendments for heavy vehicles in Australia On 1 October 2018, changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) in Australia will come into effect. The changes outline the necessary duties to assure safety within the heavy vehicle transport supply chain. The Chain of Responsibility or CoR is the foundation of the Heavy Vehicle National Law Initiative, according to the Australian Logistics […] Fwd News 0 Comments July 19, 2018
  • Freight Signal Priority technology tested in Sydney Sydney has become the latest city to test smart technology within their metropolitan infrastructure. A three-month trial connects 100 freight vehicles to wireless technology that communicates with traffic lights, keeping the lights green as trucks approach the intersection. This allows trucks to pass through the intersection without the need to slow down, stop and then […] Fwd News 0 Comments July 11, 2018
  • Australian Infrastructure Priority List raises concerns about transportation priorities Australia’s Infrastructure Priority List has received a mixed welcome from freight representatives – some important players involved in Australia’s international trade are yet to be convinced about some of the transportation priorities laid out in the list. In this latest addition to our series on ‘Infrastructure’, we look at Australia’s just-released Infrastructure Priority List and […] Fwd News 0 Comments April 11, 2018
  • Logistics industry’s call for telematics solutions grows louder Logistics associations around the world are becoming increasingly vocal in their support for the widespread adoption of telematics technology to cut costs, improve safety and reduce under- utilisation of vehicles. The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has called for the mandatory introduction of telematics, which the organisation believes can go a long way to aid heavy […] Fwd News 0 Comments April 5, 2018
  • Australia warns of potential delays for US-bound transit cargo Tough new air cargo security screening requirements could result in lengthy delays or even rejection of clearance for US-bound air freight moving through Australian airports. From July 1 this year, all airlines with direct flights from Australia to the United States need to comply with the new regulations. The Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional […] Fwd News 0 Comments May 31, 2017
  • Airfreight capacity shortage hits Australian exporters Though produce such as figs, edible flowers, and cherries are in high demand from increasingly affluent consumers across Asia, Australia fruit exporters are losing millions of dollars in potential sales due to a shortage of airfreight capacity out of the country. One of the main problems is that the fruit producers have little bargaining power […] Fwd News 0 Comments November 18, 2016
  • Latest investment set to propel Hyperloop One progress DP World is investing $50 million to move Hyperloop One closer to its goal of building a futuristic transportation system by 2020. The Los Angeles-based company, Hyperloop One, announced it has raised additional financing led by DP World Group of Dubai, the third-largest port operator in the world. The investment brings the company’s total funding […] Fwd News 0 Comments November 2, 2016
  • Livestock shipping: A long journey of suffering Locked away deep in the hold of a 40-year-old ship, sheep and cattle are crammed into pens below decks in searing heat on journeys of up to 18,000km from Australia to the slaughterhouses of Russia and the Middle East. The trade in transporting live animals is under increasing pressure from animal welfare groups who are […] Fwd News 0 Comments October 19, 2016
  • Action Sports growth races ahead Modern day executives have a mantra ‘work to live, not live to work’ and this is reflected in their choice of fashion accessories, such as watches, bags, tech gadgets, sports equipment and apparel. “There is a growing interest from both males and females in dance, martial arts, football, , beach volleyball, cycling, surfing, Standup Paddle […] Fwd News 0 Comments May 27, 2016
  • ANL sees challenging year ahead ANL’s Schultz sees mixed bag on global trade lanes and cautious optimism for 2016 In the first of a series of interviews, we spoke to Chris Schultz, General Manager, Business Development at ANL Container Line Pty Ltd who shared his insight into the increasingly volatile global container shipping sector Fwd News 0 Comments January 19, 2016