C.H. Robinson announces five-year contract with Austal

Third-party logistics provider C.H. Robinson has entered into a five-year contract to provide freight forwarding and customs clearance services to Australian shipbuilder Austal.

“Having recently expanded C.H. Robinson’s offering in Australia, we are delighted to announce our contract with Austal,” said Andrew Coldrey, Vice President, C.H. Robinson. “It is a testament to our professional and passionate employees, deep industry expertise, innovative technology solutions, and global network. Austal is an iconic Australian company with customers around the world and we look forward to supporting their continued growth and success.”

C.H. Robinson will support Austal’s logistics and supply chain needs by matching the company with local experts in Adelaide and Perth, and further comprehensive expertise in Oman, the Netherlands, Germany and the Philippines.

The Austal win marks C.H. Robinson’s first defence industry contract announcement since the company’s entry into the Australian market, following the acquisition of APC Logistics in 2016.

“We are pleased to be working with C.H. Robinson, which will provide logistics services to our operations across Australia and internationally (excluding the United States),” said Penelope Patterson, Head of Supply Chain, Austal. “Our work together will support both defence and commercial projects.”