All posts by Melanie Stark

QLD economy could see billions more with robotics, automation

n the coming decade, the new robot economy could transform Queensland industry, productivity and quality of life in ways not before imagined, a new report indicates. The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) partnered with the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision to commission an independent report from Synergies Economic Consulting. The Robotics and Automation Advantage for … Continue reading QLD economy could see billions more with robotics, automation

ACCC takes action against NSW Ports

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking NSW Ports and its subsidiaries Port Botany Operations and Port Kembla Operations to the Federal Court for allegedly making agreements with the state of New South Wales that are allegedly anti-competitive in purpose and effect. “We are alleging that making these agreements containing provisions which would … Continue reading ACCC takes action against NSW Ports

MaxiTRANS announces acquisition of Trout River Australia

Trailer builder, MaxiTRANS, has entered into an agreement to acquire Australasian Machinery Sales (trading as Trout River Australia), a manufacturer and supplier of live bottom trailers in Australia. The acquisition, according to MaxiTRANS Managing Director and CEO, Dean Jenkins, is a key step in the trailer builder’s ‘Growth in Existing Markets’ strategic initiative. In FY18, … Continue reading MaxiTRANS announces acquisition of Trout River Australia

FedEx Express CEO to retire and replacement announced

FedEx has announced that David L. Cunningham, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Express, will retire effective December 31, 2018. Raj Subramaniam, currently executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer of FedEx Corporation, will succeed Cunningham effective January 1, 2019. Cunningham began his FedEx career in 1982 in operations at the FedEx Express World Hub … Continue reading FedEx Express CEO to retire and replacement announced

DB Schenker announces three new board members

DB Schenker’s supervisory board has appointed Xavier Garijo, Thorsten Meincke and Christian Drenthen to head up Contract Logistics, Air and Ocean Freight, and Land Transport. In an announcement the company said that it is looking to the future, with three new top managers who will make the Management Board younger, more international and even more customer focused. … Continue reading DB Schenker announces three new board members