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Digital Freight Forwarding the next big thing?

As customers enter new markets, especially in emerging economies, they are demanding much more than traditional transportation and warehousing services from their freight forwarding and contract logistics providers. For many freight forwarders, the ability to offer new, value-added services such as warranty processing, returns management and light manufacturing is now a differentiator, as is providing services such as customs and insurance brokerage, and trade and transportation management. In other words, the ability to become a “one-stop-shop provider” is emerging as a way to achieve differentiation and capitalize on cross-segment opportunities.

One of those value-added services that has garnered attention is digital supply chain management, such as Maersk and Alibaba’s partnership that offers online booking of shipments. The importance of digital systems, such as online tracking, freight consolidation, and other communication tools in the freight industry is apparent as globalization drives freight to more places in the world.



Following a review of terminal charges, all major ports in Sydney and Melbourne are set to increase their Terminal Infrastructure Levy commencing March 27th 2018.

DP World Australia has released the following statement
 “DPWA continues to face one of the most difficult markets in decades, arising from over capacity in the local stevedoring market, larger ships, the consolidation of shipping lines, as well as increased costs – including significant energy cost increase of 45% this last year along with property and rent related cost increases of 266% over the last decade.  DPWA is facing these challenges with a determination to continue to improve our service levels, efficiencies and invest in landside equipment and terminal capacity to handle greater peaks in container volumes. The highly competitive and challenging environment demands that we continue to monitor and adjust our tariff structures to respond to the changing market conditions”

Terminal Infrastructure Fee is passed on to our customers at cost, from 27th March 2018 the fee vary between
AUD 40.00 and AUD 55.00 per TEU

As always we maintain clear and transparent invoicing with this fee being listed as separate line on your FCL invoice.

You are welcome to contact our office should you require any further information.


Over recent years there has been many changes to the processes related to the handling of import and export ocean freight cargo.  Through out the freight supply chain, this has impacted our CFS depots considerably.

A CFS (Container Freight Station) depot is a licensed Customs and Quarantine facility that is engaged to facilitate the bonded unpacking of FAK / LCL shipments along with conducting a variety of inspections for both Australian Customs and Quarantine departments.