Welcome to our June News Brief

Dear Friends,
The end of the financial year usually triggers a reflection of the past 12 months together with preparation for the year ahead.

A year that started reasonably booming as a consequence of the high level of sea freight rates of the previous financial year to the opposite in the past 20 years, particularly from Asia.

Surely the Ukraine war, the unreasonable tariffs applied by shipping lines the year before, and the low unemployment level have generated a substantial increase in the cost of our daily life together with the increase of the cost of the money applied by RBA to reduce the impact of a potential recession.
FJT Logistics is ending the financial year with further growth as revenue in comparison with the previous year, which was an extraordinary one despite, this year, increased costs have reduced the margin in a significant way.
We at FJT Logistics are committed to continuing along our path of investment into strategically placed locations, both nationally and internationally. Plans for the opening of a warehouse in Sydney, which will be the last to be opened here in Australia are already underway, after the positive return from the opening of warehouses in Perth and Adelaide in 2022, Brisbane in 2021, and Melbourne the year earlier.
All the above was possible thanks to the contribution of our employees, customers, and suppliers not just for the past 12 months but for the past years.
We will continue challenging ourselves as we invest in other overseas offices in locations where production is moving to, like Mediterranean countries and South East Asia where it would be possible to provide more competitive door to door services, not exclusively with more competitive rates but using technologies that EDI Cargowise is offering to provide customers solutions that will allow them to optimise their internal cost too.
We wish all of you the very best for the new financial year.

Alessandro D’Orto

Goods Compliance Update (46)
Svitzer Australia – Majority Support for National Towage Enterprise Agreement

As customers will recall from November 2022, the full bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) ordered Svitzer Australia to suspend its planned lockout of workers from ports across the country for a period of six (6) months

• The lockout would have ceased towage activity at 17 ports across the country, including the major container ports of Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Among the affected ports were also the important bulk ports of Newcastle, Port Kembla, Geraldton and Port Pirie
• The decision ensured there would be no industrial action by any party for the period of suspension as Svitzer returned to negotiating and bargaining in good faith
• It’s now reassuring that a majority of employees voted in favour of the new Enterprise Agreement on 10 June. The Agreement will now be ratified by the FWC and will be valid for four years from the date of approval ...

Goods Compliance Update (61)
Australia-UK Free
Trade Agreement

A Declaration of Origin containing mandatory data elements is the basis for a claim for preferential tariff treatment under the Australia-UK Free Trade agreement

• It can be issued by the exporter, producer, or authorised representative of the exporter or producer
• A template in word format which includes the mandatory data elements is provided below on our website for your assistance
Please don’t hesitate to contact your FJT representative if you require additional information...

Failing Food Report - February 2023

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has published its failing food reports under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme for February 2023. The report shows:

• Food imports that have failed analytical testing
• Foods containing non permitted additives or ingredients
• Food that is not permitted due to being a prohibited plant, or fungi...

Goods Compliance Update (45)
FJT Expands in Europe

FJT has expanded its global network with the opening of new sales offices in Italy (Milan and Venice) and Spain (Valencia)

• The company now has 3 offices in Italy and strengthening our footprint with additional sales offices enables us to support our current and future customers with improved logistics solutions and greater efficiencies
• This opens more opportunities for continued business success and complements our customer service and more importantly, the customer experience...

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