This past month, FJT Logistics, as well as most others within the industry have been looking at both the current and future economic impacts of COVID-19.

Our company has been performing according to the budget plan, however February and March will be the months where the majority of companies within our industry will be affected most.

This disastrous situation will erode part of the profit that each company has been able to optimise during the financial year, considering during these two months the cost of infrastructure and staff will not change. The shipping lines have scheduled blank sailings which shows the impact on their overheads caused by the epidemic.

We are looking forward to the situation becoming stabilised and (as a consequence) returning to the “normal trading condition” in order to recover as much as possible our targets for the current financial year and make our contribution for the benefit of our country.

FJT Logistics is pleased to announce the international relocation and promotion of Francesco Dallari to International Operations Coordinator – Italy.

During his time at FJT Australia, Francesco has embraced many perspectives of the business from accounts to operations to customer service.

His invaluable commitment to FJT and our customers will see him take the Livorno branch by storm and further strengthen the bonds between Australian and Italy.

As International Operations Coordinator, Francesco will be focused on the consistency and accuracy of the operational and financial outcomes, to align with the global standards and expectations of FJT Logistics.

Francesco says “It is not easy to find an organisation that believes in you and enables you to work in different countries, you need to go beyond and challenge yourself everyday.

 

Patrick Terminals have announced increases in infrastructure surcharges beginning Monday 9 March 2020.

This applies to all full containers entering and exiting Patrick Terminal in Sydney, Fremantle, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Patrick are justifying this increase so they “can recover some of the costs associated with providing landside services”.  Patrick have come under criticism and industry representatives have blamed this more on the lack of regulation in the market that is now enabling Patrick to cost recover from landside stakeholders.  It appears that Patrick is looking at obtaining more revenue from the transport sector.

These increased charges are definitely something the industry is pushing back on.  We will keep you informed of how these increases will be passed on.

The FJT Logistics ANZ management team gathered in
Melbourne for their bi-annual Leaders Conference.
  
 Hot topics up for discussion included:
  • The Coronavirus effect on supply chain
  • Product and service development
  • Strategic business development
  • Team expansion
Click here to read the latest update, covering delays in return to work schedules in China and the impact on sailing schedules.
 
 With changes occurring almost daily, we encourage clients to maintain regular contact with their suppliers or customers to get the latest updates on the local situation in each region.
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F.J. Tytherleigh Logistics Pty Ltd is an International freight forwarding company offering logistics services to importers and exporters including in house warehousing, pick and pack, storage and distribution.

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