Newsletter September 2022


Industry News

Biosecurity Matters

What you need to know about the foot-and-mouth disease.

The Australian Government is working to prevent foot and mouth disease from entering Australia.

Biosecurity measures have been enhanced for imported goods, mail and travellers arriving in Australia. If you own livestock you should now be prepared to adopt suitable on-farm biosecurity measures to protect your animals and business.

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Meet The Team

Shae Atkins

This month let’s get to know a bit more about Shae Atkins, our management team from Melbourne.

Do you have a nickname? Shazey
Which Freight Mart branch are you at? Melbourne
Which year did you join Freight Mart International? 2014
Favourite/Go to Snack Food? Salami & Cheese
Pets? 1 Dog called Lola
What do you do in your spare time? Drink Wine.. HAHA and hangout with the fam, being an uber driver for Lily
Sports – Playing or watching – both or neither? Don’t love it, but the footy is always on in our house. Lily & Shane both play
Most used App? Instagram
What was your first paying job? Hungry Jacks
Who inspires you? My resilient and strong daughter Lily
Biggest Fear? Snakes
When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up? A Movie Star
Favourite Books, Movies or TV shows? Don’t really have one
Coffee or tea? Coffee drink way too much of it
What is your most prized possession? Louis Vuitton Bag & A Ring Shane got made for my 40th
If you could choose a superpower, what would it be? Constant Happiness
Do you have a secret talent? Have been told I am a master in the kitchen
What is your workout song? Anything I can sing loud too
What’s the top destination on your must-visit list? Amalfi Coast, Italy
What’s your most-used emoji? Use them all

At Freight Mart

Welcome aboard David, Jemma, and Rochelle!

We would like to welcome aboard our new colleagues who joined the Transport Team in August. They are David Thomas, Jemma Chilton and Rochelle Delgado! We are so excited you have joined our team, and we are sure you will be great additions to the Freight Mart family & we wish you all the best!

Employee Milestones And Celebration

Staff Milestones

Anna Ang   4 Years   |   Chris Ruck   3 Years   |   Jasmine Fock    5 Years   |   Jerome Gallagher   12 Years   |   Mikaela Thompson   3 Years   |   See Yip Yong (Yong)   4 Years

Customer Relationship Manager visited Malaysia office.

July 2022

Mathew Young recently visited the team in Malaysia to take part in some training exercises designed to improve our customer service output across the business. Fortunately, there was also time for some socialising, and getting to better know each other. Thanks to the Malaysian team for looking after Mathew so well during his stay.

Congratulations to Kevin and Felicia

We are delighted to announce that our Regional Director of Malaysia Kevin Chua and his lovely wife Felicia Liow were married on 21st May 2022 in Kuala Lumpur. By chance, Kevin met Felicia at a friend’s gathering, fate brings people together and they developed strong feelings and ignited the spark of love. May your marriage be blessed with joy, peace, happiness and love!

Congratulations to Shae and Shane

As precious as the ocean’s treasures, too strong for anyone to measure, two hearts, joined together, sharing their lives forever. Congratulations to Shae and Shane for their marriage, which finally happened after 3 cancellations due to the lovely friend being infected with COVID. The wedding was on 10th April 2022 which took place in The Ormond Collective. Shae said, “Was such an amazing day, along with emotional and one that will never ever be forgotten.”  Wishing you the best and lots of happiness and love.

Thailand and Malaysia planning a High-speed railway to connect four ASEAN countries and China

According to media reports in Vientiane (the capital of Laos), Malaysia has agreed with Thailand’s idea of setting up a joint working panel to discuss a network linking China, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.

Thai officials are visiting Vientiane from 30th August 2022 to 1st September 2022 to discuss the extension of the Laos-China Railway to Thailand. The negotiations were focused on a rail link from Vientiane to Thailand’s Nong Khai province.

The opportunities for cost-effective logistics and transport services offered by the railway’s extension and the dry port will benefit the importers and exporters between ASEAN and China. Railways on the Thailand-Laos-China route will generate revenue of 650 million baht in 2022, according to the local logistics management.

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