Newsletter December 2023

Newsletter December 2023

Industry News

DP World’s Exorbitant Charges: Impact on Australian Trade and Industry

DP World’s recent announcement of steep charges has created significant challenges for domestic transport operators, exporters, and importers, resulting in inflationary pressures and decreased competitiveness among local manufacturers and regional producers. The Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) and the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) are voicing concerns over this “double whammy” of both Protected Industrial Action and the impending burden of up to a 52% hike in terminal access fees. There are suspicions that this increase aims to establish a high pricing benchmark in anticipation of potential regulatory changes. FTA and APSA are also highlighting potential impacts on stevedore-contracted customers and the agricultural sector. For more in-depth information, please click here.

Get To Know Our Staff

James Rourke

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

Do you have a nickname? – Jimbo
Which Freight Mart branch are you at? Perth
Which year did you join Freight Mart International? 2016
Favourite/Go to Snack Food? Can’t beat a bag of chips
Pets? 2 Dogs – Barney and Ted
What do you do in your spare time? Sport or out with mates
Sports – Playing or watching – both or neither? Love doing both
Most used App? Kayo
What was your first paying job? Working at Freight Mart – I’m a lifer
Who inspires you? Tim Cahill
Biggest Fear? Spiders
When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up? Wanted to be an astronomer
Favourite Books, Movie or TV shows? The Office. Have watched it way too many times
Coffee or tea? Coffee. Without a doubt
What is your most prized possession? My Car
If you could choose a superpower, what would it be? Invisibility, for sure
Do you have a secret talent? Not so much a talent, but I’m a good cook
What is your workout song? Can you dig it? : Ice Cube
What’s the top destination on your must-visit list? Croatia
What’s your most-used emoji? The thumbs up / the Shakka

At Freight Mart

Employee Milestones And Celebration

Freight Mart International Excels in Delivering Oversized Loads

Freight Mart International takes great pride in every job that we do, we work closely with our client to achieve a high standard of service. Tasked with transporting specialized oversized equipment for our offshore client, our expert team planned the route, the permits, the crane and the equipment, it is a one stop shop from start to finish, executing a flawless operation.

This accomplishment not only highlights our precision in handling oversized loads but also underscores our commitment to delivering great logistics solutions. Freight Mart International remains dedicated to overcoming challenges and exceeding customer expectations in every transportation endeavour. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of service and ensuring the success of our valued customers.

Freight Mart International’s Specialized Steel Delivery and Overheight Flat Rack Expertise

Freight Mart International has the correct equipment for diverse delivery requirements. Our comprehensive solutions cover streamlined collection from the wharf, with expert handling of break bulk shipments, ensuring the secure and punctual delivery of steel cargo.

Our Reach Stackers are armed with state-of-the-art technology and a proficient team, we excel in overcoming the unique challenges associated with out of gauge containers.

Choose Freight Mart International for a combination of precision, efficiency, and expertise in all types of cargo, making us the go-to logistics partner for those who demand top-tier service in every aspect of their transportation needs.

Freight Mart International Invests in New MAN Truck for Enhanced Customer Benefits

Freight Mart International is thrilled to announce the latest addition to our fleet – the new MAN truck. This investment underscores our commitment to enhancing business operations and, ultimately, benefiting our valued customers.

The state-of-the-art MAN truck brings efficiency, reliability, and advanced technology to our transportation services. As we continue to grow and innovate, our customers can expect even more streamlined and dependable deliveries.

Freight Mart are continuing to invest in order to better handle increased demand from our customers. Investing in the best ensures that we consistently provide top-notch service, meeting and exceeding the evolving needs of our customers in the dynamic world of logistics.

Expanding Horizons: Freight Mart International’s Strategic Moves and Visionary Growth

We are thrilled to share some significant updates regarding the growth and transformation of Freight Mart International. The Managing Director, Billy Reader, along with his wife, Pippah, has recently relocated to our Bangkok office, marking a pivotal moment in the expansion of our overseas operations.

Billy and Pippah’s presence in Bangkok serves multiple crucial purposes. Not only are they actively involved in hands-on training for the local team, but they are also scouting for new talents to meet the increasing demands of our clients. This strategic move underscores our unwavering commitment to investing in our teams, recognizing that such investments translate into substantial benefits for our valued customers.

James Coffey traveled from Australia to Thailand for a two-week visit, actively participating in system training sessions with the Bangkok team to provide enhanced support. The primary objectives of this visit were centered around knowledge transfer, skill development, and fostering stronger relationships. This aligns seamlessly with our commitment to consistently invest in our teams, reinforcing our dedication to ensuring that our customers receive the highest standard of service—this remains our unwavering commitment to our valued customers.

Our broader vision for Freight Mart International in Thailand is to establish a hub of excellence, providing innovative solutions that go beyond traditional logistics and administrative support.

We invite our clients and partners to explore how our enhanced presence in Thailand can benefit their businesses. The positive changes underway reflect our dedication to providing top-level service and support. Stay tuned for further updates as we continue to expand and evolve not only in Australia but across the entire Asia-Pacific region, with your success remaining our ultimate goal.

Swift Solutions for Timely Christmas Deliveries

We understand that the holiday season can be a hectic time, and if you find yourself a bit behind on your Christmas product orders—whether for your business or personal use—worry not! We’ve got a faster alternative to ensure your deliveries arrive on time and as scheduled.

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Dedicated Support: Our customer support team is ready to assist you throughout the process, providing updates and answering any queries you may have.

This holiday season, let us take the stress out of last-minute deliveries. Choose our Air Freight Service and experience the ease of timely and efficient shipping.
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