Plans to develop a second container port in the State of Victoria have received a major boost with confirmation that funding for key preliminary work1 will be provided by the Victorian government.
Port of Hastings
While the total cost of the Port of Hastings development project is estimated to cost several billion dollars, the government has committed $110 million over the next four years to finance a number of essential preliminary project aspects, including transportation planning, design work, and the cost of satisfying the environmental approvals process.
The ambitious plans for the Port of Hastings will eventually see the completion of a container port with a capacity of up to 9 million containers, which would represent twice the current capacity of the Port of Melbourne though Melbourne itself is undergoing a $1.6 billion expansion project.
Announcing the funding, Victorian Premier Denis Napthine2 stated that container trade in Victoria was expected to quadruple by 2035 making the development of Port of Hastings a vital move in the economic future of the state.
Decisive action is being taken to build a second Victorian container port and ensure this state remains the freight and logistics capital of Australia, he said.
Port of Melbourne
Melbourne s own container trade was worth more than $82 billion last year, and with growth of between 5% and 6% annually, the need to expand the capacity of the city and state s container facilities has become acute.
Victoria Ports Minister David Hodgett said the multi-billion dollar development was an essential part of meeting the trade demands of the future.
Without investing to meet future demand, the State will reach capacity by the mid 2020s, even with the benefit of current expansion projects, Mr Hodgett said.
The Port of Hastings is a critical project for Victoria and the Napthine Government is getting on with delivering the vital infrastructure our State needs.
The State Government, which has also confirmed it will seek private investment to help fund the remaining stages of the project, stated that the announced funding package will finance:
- completion of preferred scope
- design work
- transport connection planning
- preliminary work to support environmental approvals processes
- business case development
- procurement and delivery strategies
The need for more significant port facilities at Hastings was foreseen almost 60 years ago, when the Bolte Government of the 1960s set aside a total of 4,000 hectares of land to facilitate future port expansion, and some of this land will now be utilized.
With this land and Hastings status as a naturally deep port, there is no doubt that this is the best option for development to meet our growing freight needs, Premier Napthine said.
The QTLC Operational Plan 2012-2014 commits to activities related to the collection of survey information on industry issues and concerns and freight and logistics data to inform QTLC activities and strategic priorities. The collection of survey information on industry issues and freight and logistics data is vital to informing the QTLC activities and strategic priorities.
As a result the POB and QTLC enlisted the services of the Victoria University to undertake the IMEX Logistics Chain Study. The aims of the IMEX study are to provide robust data on:
- traffic volumes
- freight movement and flow maps
- trade volumes
In addition to indentifying the land side movement of all full and empty import export containers through the POB, Acacia Ridge and the Brisbane Multimodal Terminal, the study will also capture landside movements of:
- motor vehicles
- bulk coal, cereals and grains
- break bulk, in particular steel, coal and project cargo (wide and heavy loads)
It will also take into consideration anticipated Port trade growth and the downstream on the network, truck movements and congestion.
The study, when completed will allow for a more informed assessment of freight movements and a greater understanding of impediments to its efficiency.
The ECC approved freight subsidy for export of 1.2 million tons of sugar. Previously, the govt had provided Rs8 billion in tax relief by lowering federal excise duty to 0.5% to the sugar industry. PHOTO: FILE
The government has decided to pay a subsidy of Rs1.75 on every kilogramme of sugar. The decision was taken by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet on Wednesday, which approved inland freight subsidy of Rs1.75 per kg for the export of 1.2 million tons of sugar.
The ECC met under the chairmanship of Federal Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Saleem Mandviwalla.
The move came in the wake of slow pace of sugar export and keeping in view the industry s liquidity position that causes delay in paying dues to farmers.
It was the second favour given to the influential sugar lobby in just a couple of months, as the government has already provided Rs8 billion in tax relief by lowering federal excise duty to 0.5%.
The ECC also exempted all foreign and local loans for the Karachi Circular Railway project from general sales tax, customs duty and other federal levies to ensure financial viability of the project.
To facilitate and accelerate the project, the Ministry of Railways had moved a summary for waiving general sales tax and customs duty on loans for the project.
The KCR is a mega project of national importance and will provide modern rail-based commuter service for the citizens of Karachi at a cost of $2.6 billion. The ECC was told that Japan International Cooperation Agency would provide $2.4 billion on 0.2% markup payable in 40 years, including a 10-year grace period.
The ECC approved a summary of the Finance Division for equity investment in Democratic Republic of Congo. The State Bank of Pakistan evaluated the proposal and recommended that Lucky Cement may be allowed to remit $40 million on account of equity investment in connection with establishment of a cement manufacturing plant through a joint venture company. The State Bank set a condition, saying the company would arrange foreign exchange from the open market and the outflow would be coordinated with the central bank.
In order to provide fiscal relief and rehabilitate the economic life in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Fata and Pata, the ECC agreed that the areas of Hub and Hattar may be included in the tax amnesty scheme being offered to ghee manufacturers and exporters based in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. This summary was sent for approval by the Federal Board of Revenue.
The ECC endorsed the Framework for Power Cogeneration 2013 (Bagasse/Biomass) for inclusion in the Renewable Energy Policy 2006. This framework will be for all high-pressure cogeneration projects utilising bagasse and biomass.
The Renewable Energy Policy 2006 was also extended for five years. A summary recommending this was moved by the Ministry of Water and Power.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 7th, 2013.
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Western Australia has named the consortium of companies invested with the task of completing the $1 billion Gateway WA Project1, and confirmed that work to improve Perth airport and freight access is set to begin in early 2013.
Five companies comprise the consortium: namely, Australian infrastructure construction and engineering companies Leighton Contractors, Georgiou, GHD and BG&E, and technical and management support experts AECOM.23456
The project, which is being jointly funded by the State ($315m) and Federal ($686m) governments, is expected to be completed in 2017 in order to be ready in time for the planned consolidation of the domestic and international terminals at Perth International Airport7.
While the specifics of the Gateway WA project deal are yet to be hammered out, it is expected that because of the size, scale and complexity of the project, work is likely to be undertaken in packages so as to minimise the level of disruption created.
Redevelopment of the road network has been prompted by the expected increase in passenger air travel and road freight over the next 10 years. Perth Airport is anticipating a doubling of traffic on their runways, while increased trade means that freight coming from the industrial hubs of Forrestfield and Kewdale is also expected to increase.
As part of the project, extra lanes are to be added on the Tonkin Highway, with the Leach Highway undergoing an upgrade to become an expressway capable of efficiently handling the extra traffic. This area is generally regarded as the most important transport interchange (road, rail and air services meet) in the state.
This precinct is one of the State s most important transport hubs, facilitating the movement of people and freight essential to our ongoing industrial development, says Western Australian Transport Minister Troy Buswell, highlighting the importance of the Gateway WA project.
By fixing the road network around the airport, the Gateway project will not only reduce urban congestion in Perth but also improve the efficiency and reliability of the supply chain on which regional communities depend, particularly those in the resource rich North West.
- A freeway-to-freeway interchange at the Tonkin and Leach Highways intersection, and new access to the international terminal
- An interchange at the Tonkin Highway, Horrie Miller Drive and Kewdale Road intersection
- An interchange at the Leach Highway and Abernethy Road intersection
- Upgrade of the existing interchange at the junction of the Tonkin and Roe Highways to a partial freeway-to-freeway interchange
- Widening of the Tonkin Highway to six lanes between the Great Eastern and Roe Highways
- Upgrade of the Leach Highway to expressway standard between the Tonkin Highway and Orrong Road, to maximise the benefits of the Leach Highway and Abernethy Road interchange.
- ^ $1 billion Gateway WA Project (www.supplychainreview.com.au)
- ^ Leighton Contractors (www.leightoncontractors.com.au)
- ^ Georgiou (www.georgiou.com.au)
- ^ GHD (www.ghd.com)
- ^ BG&E (www.bgeeng.com)
- ^ AECOM. (www.aecom.com)
- ^ domestic and international terminals at Perth International Airport (www.aviationwa.org.au)
- ^ The project (getthebiggerpicture.wa.gov.au)
Driving over Kanan last night, I saw I giant water truck parked on the road, with a HUGE “Nobama” sign on the back. I slowed and looked at the side of the truck to see a large banner that said “You didn’t build that? Oh yes I did.”
I had to circle back. The guy was filling up his truck from a fire hydrant. I know for a fact that it costs the Los Angeles County Water District 29 about $25,000 to put in a fire hydrant.
That hydrant is connected to a pipe that goes to CulverCity, where it hooks into a pipe run by a regional water agency that comes from a treatment plant in Sylmar.
The Sylmar plant gets its water from the California Water Project, which pumps the water 400 miles south and over two mountain ranges.
Mister Tea Party Trucking Company did not build that massive connection of pipes, canals, treatment plants, dams, powerlines, etc. There were a lot of people back in the ’60s who called that socialism.
I pointed at the hydrant and asked him, “Who built that?”
“Huh?” he said.
“Who built that? Did you build that?”
He didn’t get it. He still doesn’t get it. He will never get it.
Hans Laetz, Malibu
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Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of the Department of Economic Development, Government of Dubai, has brought select third party logistics (3PL) providers to its partnership network as part of extending world class, value added services and capabilities to exporters in Dubai.
L-R: Eng. Saeed Al Awadi, CEO, Dubai Exports, and Virendra Sehgal, Managing Director (Gulf & ME), BDP Global Project Logistics LLC
As a government facilitator of trade in Dubai, we are constantly seeking ways to provide value added third party services, such as Credit insurance and Product Certification to exporters, said Engineer Saad Al Awadi, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Exports.
In 2011, our partners in Product Inspection, Certification and Testing directly facilitated our members in AED 50 million worth of exports through various value added services. In 2012, those exports reached nearly AED 130 Million within the first eight months. We look forward to achieving greater successes with our new 3PL partners, added Al Awadi.
Al Awadi further added: Our focus in selecting our logistics partners is to have a balance between the local as well as international perspectives on Dubai as a regional hub. It will ensure our members have the right partners who understand their needs and help them grow their business.
The new 3PL partnership will be a significant addition to Dubai Exports initiatives to promote exports and re-exports of local firms and facilitate their access to new markets. Logistics being an integral part of the export process, the partnership will also allow exporters to enhance operational efficiencies and gain cutting edge market knowledge.
The service providers chosen by Dubai Exports as 3PL partners initially include Global Shipping & Logistics LLC and BDP Global Project Logistics LLC.
Global Shipping & Logistics (GSL) is a leading 3PL provider, strategically located in Dubai Investments Park, from where it offers a wide portfolio of supply chain requirements including freight management, controlled warehousing, transportation, distribution and customised packaging.
GSL s customer loyalty, extensive experience, quality, and integrated infrastructure have made the company the custodian of many premium global brands and multinational corporations. Through this partnership with Dubai Exports we aim to provide value added services to both manufacturers and traders seeking 3PL services, thereby facilitating their contribution to the nation s GDP, said Mr Khalid Al Shirawi, CEO, GSL.
BDP Global Project Logistics LLC, part of the global group BDP International, serves global supply chains and leading industry sectors across 120 countries. Their services include transportation management, warehousing, distribution, freight forwarding, project logistics and customs clearance.
We are highly appreciative and supportive of the efforts of Dubai Exports to promote economic growth. BDP brings to exporters in Dubai its global network, technology, local and global expertise and value addition through compliance and proactive approach. Our vision is To be the best provider of global logistics solutions which is key for industry growth, said Virendra Sehgal, Managing Director (Gulf & M.E), BDP Global Project Logistics LLC.
Benefits accruing to Dubai Exports members from the partnership include value added international freight forwarding and 3PL services to facilitate exports to various countries. For selected services, the service providers will also offer preferential packages. The partnership will see the logistics companies involved working with Dubai Exports to produce awareness/information publications and provide regular industry updates on tariffs, regulation and operations for the benefit of Dubai Exports members.
The service providers will also assist re-exporters and tran-shipment customers to progressively gain further value addition, for example, through packaging and other additional services within Dubai, thereby supporting economic development in Dubai, and provide free trade advisory services related to logistics and shipping.
Logistics being a key component of exports we try to bring the most efficient supply chain solutions and partners to our members. Recently, we hosted our members at the Multimodal Middle East seminar in Dubai as part of our Connecting with Exporters programme, to enable them gain the latest industry updates and meet potential partners, stated Al Awadi.
- Dubai Exports partners with SGS Gulf Ltd. for export services1
- Dubai Exports achieves exports worth AED three billion in 20112
- Dubai Chamber releases data on members Q1 exports and re-exports3
- Dubai Exports organises Connecting with Members initiative4
- Dubai Exports builds on trade with South America5
- ^ Dubai Exports partners with SGS Gulf Ltd. for export services (www.smeadvisor.com)
- ^ Dubai Exports achieves exports worth AED three billion in 2011 (www.smeadvisor.com)
- ^ Dubai Chamber releases data on members Q1 exports and re-exports (www.smeadvisor.com)
- ^ Dubai Exports organises Connecting with Members initiative (www.smeadvisor.com)
- ^ Dubai Exports builds on trade with South America (www.smeadvisor.com)
Other Services Published date: 26/10/2012
SR International is the top Cargo Transportation Services Corporation with ocean freight forwarding and shipping freight forwarder services. They not only offer freight forwarding services Companies but also offer consultancy in client s projects. They have developed a huge network of global agents and logistics companies to further the deliveries and projects. With their highly expert, experienced and trained staffs, they can deliver the goods in any part of the world.
SR International also includes the services:
1. air freight forwarding company
2. international freight forwarders
3. ocean freight forwarder
4. shipping forwarding service
The company has experience in pulling out project, water/wastewater and weighty apparatus projects, developed units and cooling towers. Other than cargo services, they also take care of the cargo assurance as well credentials necessities of clients.
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world s leading maritime services provider, is teaming up in a new strategic partnership with offshore logistics and freight forwarding specialist Palumbo S.P.A. to form ISS Palumbo S.r.l.
The new partnership combines ISS worldwide network with Palumbo s core capabilities in providing offshore project logistics and freight forwarding solutions and enables ISS Palumbo S.r.l. to offer a unique global combination of agency, project logistics and freight forwarding solutions to customers in the growing offshore oil and gas energy sector.
Palumbo, based in Italy, is an established operator in integrated project logistics with a proven expertise in the offshore and energy sectors. ISS has over 290 offices in 67 countries and the company s diverse global customer base includes owners and charterers in the oil and gas energy, cruise, container and bulk commodity sectors, as well as naval, government and inter-governmental organisations. Filippo Palumbo, the current MD of Palumbo will take on a new role as SVP Offshore Solutions within the ISS group to drive this new partnership forward.
Commenting on the new joint venture, Andrea Palumbo, the Chairman of Palumbo said: I am very pleased with our new partnership which combines the global network of ISS with the capabilities of Palumbo in international logistics and shipment services, especially in the offshore sector. This combination will enable us to offer our customers an unrivalled global offshore logistics solution .
Claus Hyldager, ISS Chief Executive Officer added: This is a major milestone in ISS aim to become the market leader in maritime and cargo services. This is an exciting new partnership with an industry leader that will not only expand our project logistics and freight forwarding capabilities but enable us to deliver a genuinely unique, broad and integrated service to the expanding offshore oil and gas energy sector.
Jesper Steenbuch, EVP Supply Chain Solutions added: Both companies are now working to ensure the smooth integration of our businesses so that customers will benefit from this unique partnership as soon as possible. Our customers are already telling us they are very pleased to hear news of this agreement as a combined offshore agency and offshore logistics service is their ideal solution.
Press Release, October 8, 2012