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Logistics Aug 2005 – Australian news in brief

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Hunter coal chain launched

The Hunter Valley Coal Chain Logistics Team (HVCCLT) has been officially launched this week and is expected to help increase Hunter Valley exports by as much as 20 per cent.

Cosgrove joins Qantas

Qantas has appointed retired army general Peter Cosgrove as a director.

Oracle reseller acquires BML

The largest Oracle reseller in Australia, Red Rock a part of UXC, has acquired Australia's largest PeopleSoft service provider, BML. UXC has acquired numerous IT services companies and now has both the leading Oracle and PeopleSoft practices.

Heavy vehicle charges to rise

Road train and B-double registration charges could double under calculations done by the National Transport Commission and recently released for comment. Annual registration charges for nine axle B-doubles could jump from the current $7,565 to anywhere between $16,860 and $20,250 in the five scenarios in the NTC Third Heavy Vehicle Road Pricing Determination Discussion paper. Road-train doubles registration charges could jump from $8233 to anywhere between $15,170 and $18,500.

The NTC says these are the numbers produced by their calculations, not their recommended charges. But significant registration increases are on the cards for B-doubles and road-trains.

Austlink throws $100m at eastern rail

Australia’s east coast rail network has received a $100 million boost from the federal government. On his final day as federal transport minister, John Anderson granted the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) the money to fast-track projects in the Melbourne-Sydney-Brisbane corridor as part of the $2 billion AusLink program.

Anderson said the money could be put to connecting the north-south and east-west corridors at Tottenham in Melbourne, or to improving efficiency along the north-south corridor connecting the east coast's major cities.

Post Logistics moves to Brisbane Airport

Australia Post has announced the relocation of its Queensland Post Logistics operations to Brisbane Airport to cater for the ‘growing’ logistics market in Brisbane. The new 6,500 sq m warehouse, in Export Park at Brisbane Airport will be fully operational by January 2006.

SSA’S HIGH FIVE

SSA Global has announced the general availability of SSA Technology Architecture 5.0, a modern, standards-based platform that enables companies to align IT infrastructures with business strategies for reduced operational costs, faster response to customer requirements and easier compliance with government regulations.

SSA Technology Architecture forms the foundation for SSA Global’s core and extended ERP solutions and has already been applied to SSA Global’s flagship products, SSA ERPLN and SSA ERPLX.

Wilson Logistics re-brands

Wilson Logistics Group has changed its name to TNT Freight Management after being acquired by TNT in August 2004, adding a complete and globally standardised freight service to its express and logistics portfolio. n

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