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Complete Freight launches new website.

We are proud to announce the launch of our new website!

It was important for us to have an online presence that reflected our personality, knowledge and experience of the industry. Our new website not only outlines our services, but also provides more knowledge to those simply looking for information about freighting prior to engaging an agent.

Our addition of latest news allows those interested in the freighting industry to come back to our news page, or the website itself to stay up to date on what is happening in South Australia, Australia and worldwide.

We hope you like our new site. Feel free to send us some feedback.

Thanks to Pitstop Marketing, like us, a South Australian business, for the design and development of our site.


Australia allows import of Pakistani mangoes

KARACHI: Australia has finally allowed import of mangoes from Pakistan after ensuing that the fruit will meet all quality standards set by its quarantine and agriculture department, an exporter said on Thursday.

“Australia has approved importing mangoes from Pakistan during Eid holidays (August 8-10),” Abdul Qadeer Durrani, chief executive officer of Durrani Associates, said.

Read more here.


Tasmanian freight strategy spurned

THE Liberal Party has called on the state government to adopt its $33 million freight pledge to restore international shipping services to Tasmania.

However, Infrastructure Minister David O’Byrne said the Liberals must not have talked to parties involved to find out what they thought of the pledge.

Read more from The Examiner.


South Australian Farmers Federation no longer

South Australia’s main lobby group, the South Australian Farmers Federation, has been dissolved during a special meeting held in Adelaide.

The vote, which was passed almost unanimously, disbands SAFF and replaces it with a new group, Primary Producers SA.

Read more here.


Bid war for new Melbourne car terminal

The Port of Melbourne has announced that Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), Wallenius Wilhelmson Logistics (WWL) and Australian Amalgamated Terminals (AAT) have all been shortlisted as bidders to operate the new car terminal at Webb Dock.

This follows the three companies being shortlisted by the port following the expression of interest phase. The port says that all three have accepted the invitation to compete in the next stage of the bidding war.

Port Strategy approached both HPH and WWL on the issue, but both seemed reluctant to comment at this early stage in the bid process.

Read the full article here from Port Strategy.



Be aware of your freight

Five NY Firms Charged With Importing Toxic Toys From China. The children’s scooters imported into the United States from China by ZY Wholesale Inc. may have looked like ordinary scooters and basketball sets like ordinary basketball sets but federal prosecutors in Brooklyn said today they contained high levels of lead and toxic chemicals.

ZY Wholesale’s owner, Chenglan Hu, is one of five New York City-based importers charged with illegally bringing hazardous and counterfeit toys into the country.


Cheap fruit and veg import battle

The battle against cheap imports has flared as new data shows processed fruit and veggies make up a large portion of food imports.

New Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry data showed processed fruit and vegetables, including frozen vegetables, potato chips and canned goods, contributed to 15 per cent of total food imports between 2010 and 2012.

Read the full article here.

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