Newsletter October 2023

Newsletter October 2023

Industry News

Import Document Assessment Delays

We’re addressing significant processing delays in Australian Quarantine impacting non-urgent import documents. High volumes, workforce challenges, and the upcoming Brown Marmorated Stink Bug season contribute to these delays.

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry is actively managing the situation by adjusting resources and facilitating extended-hour assessments when possible.

For more information please refer to the link below;

Import Document Assessment Delays – DAFF ( 

Get To Know Our Staff

Ben Dando

This month let’s get to know a bit more about Ben Dando, our colleague from Perth.

Do you have a nickname? Not Really
Which Freight Mart branch are you at? Perth
Which year did you join Freight Mart International? 2022
Favourite/Go to Snack Food? Fried Chicken
Pets? 1 Dog & 1 Cat
What do you do in your spare time? Train MMA and play video games
Sports – Playing or watching – both or neither? Both
Most used App? Instagram
What was your first paying job? Collecting golf balls
Who inspires you? Sam Williams and Phil Pengilly
Biggest Fear? The Ocean
When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up? A soldier
Favourite Books, Movie or TV shows? Jujutsu Kaisen
Coffee or tea? Iced Coffee
What is your most prized possession? My Dog
If you could choose a superpower, what would it be? Time control
Do you have a secret talent? Not that I know off
What is your workout song? None
What’s the top destination on your must-visit list? At the moment, Korea
What’s your most-used emoji? Eggplant

At Freight Mart

Employee Milestones And Celebration

Watch Our New Video to Learn More About Our Services

We’re excited to share our new video, which provides a comprehensive overview of our services. Whether you’re a current customer or just learning about us for the first time, this video is a great way to get a better understanding of what we do and how we can help you.

The video covers everything from our core services to our latest innovations. We hope you enjoy the video! And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We are Attending the 3rd MGLN Conference, 2023 in Dubai, UAE

We are excited to announce that we will be attending the 3rd MGLN Conference, 2023 in Dubai, UAE from October 19-22. The conference will bring together global leaders in the logistics industry to discuss the latest trends and challenges facing the sector.

We are particularly interested in the sessions on how artificial intelligence is refining global logistics, sustainable global logistics, and logistics in a post-pandemic world. We believe that these topics are critical to the future of our industry and we are eager to learn more about the latest developments.

The conference will also provide us with an opportunity to network with other logistics professionals and learn about their experiences. We are always looking for new ways to improve our services and we believe that the MGLN Conference will be a valuable resource for us.

We hope to see you there!

Freight Mart International Celebrates the First Day of Spring with a Warehouse BBQ

The team at Freight Mart International gathered on 1st September, Friday, to celebrate the first day of spring. The event was held at the company’s warehouse, and it was a chance for employees to come together and enjoy a delicious barbecue meal.

The menu included ribs, brisket, chicken, and pulled pork, as well as a variety of side dishes. There were also plenty of cold drinks and good music. The event was a great way to kick off the spring season and to connect with coworkers.

“It was a wonderful opportunity for our team to come together and celebrate the start of a new season,” said Managing Director Billy Reader. “We’re so grateful to everyone who made our work successful this past year. This barbecue is our way of saying thank you.”

The warehouse BBQ is sure to become an annual tradition at Freight Mart International. It’s a great way to boost morale and show appreciation for the hard work of the employees.

Coffee Mastery Unveiled: A Visit to Upstream Coffee in Sydney

During a recent business trip to Sydney, our General Manager and Customer Relationship Manager had the pleasure of visiting Upstream Coffee, one of our valued customers. The highlight of our visit was a captivating masterclass in “Cupping,” the recognized technique for evaluating coffee quality and identifying any imperfections.

Our gracious hosts, led by Nithya Somaiah, included his talented team comprising Nadia Fernandes, Edward Strachan, Cara Jamjuntra, Florencia Andreosi, and Amy Pareezer. They warmly welcomed us and generously shared their expertise.

Our GM remarked, “It was a very interesting visit, and we learned so much about what goes into making sure the coffee we are buying is of the very highest quality, and the science they use to support their work,”

We extend our heartfelt thanks to Nithya and his exceptional team for their warm hospitality and for enhancing our understanding of the art and science of coffee.