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Magellan welcomes Paul Driscoll

It is with much pleasure that we announce the appointment of Paul Driscoll in the newly created role of National Sales Manager.

Paul joined us in November 2019. In the three short months since the team is delighted with our new colleague and impressed with the impact, he has already made on our business.

An experienced sales professional and general manager with more than 25 years in the logistics and supply chain industry both in Australia and in Europe Paul is skilled in all facets of supply chain logistics. This experience spans multi-nationals and smaller local operations and ranges from shipping and airfreight, customs clearance, freight and transport operations, 3pl and warehouse operations to a more strategic focus in international trade, procurement and supply chain management and optimisation.

He brings this wealth of experience and natural talent to the task of leading and enhancing our sales function. Paul’s guiding principle for work and life is “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Relishing the meaty challenge of optimising supply chains and creating genuine value for businesses Paul is skilled at identifying roadblocks, cutting down lead-times and stripping out cost. In addition to his deep understanding of supply chain logistics, Paul is a natural leader of people; coaching and mentoring our talented and growing sales team.  A perfect combination in the dynamic and complex world of logistics.

When asked to reflect on what makes him successful in his various roles so far, Paul identifies his ability to generate useful insights through his understanding and ability to think beyond the obvious. This combined with a determination not to settle for second best are the key ingredients for his success.

We are looking forward to big things in 2020 and have no doubt Paul will exceed our expectations.

If you have a sales query, please contact Paul Driscoll on +61 3 8318 9605, +61 407 484 584 or via email at paul.driscoll@maglog.com.au.

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Chinese New Year 2020

The Chinese New Year of 2020 is approaching. The public holiday in China for Chinese New Year is from 24 January to 30 January 2020. The official date for celebration is Saturday 25 January 2019; however many factories close earlier.

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New Appointments at Magellan Logistics

It is with great pleasure that we announce the new appointments of two team members at Magellan Logistics New Zealand Limited.

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Typhoons Affect Shipping from China and SE Asia

Heavy rain and thunderstorms in recent weeks have caused havoc across China, with floods along major rivers destroying bridges, blocking roads and railways and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate. As a result, waiting times in impacted ports, including Shanghai and Ningbo, have increased considerably.

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Patrick – Port Infrastructure Surcharge – from 10 July 2017

Further to our advice in April of DP World’s introduction of a Port Infrastructure Surcharge, we have now received advice from Patrick of their intention to also apply a surcharge. Patrick is the other major container terminal operator in Australia.

Whilst the amount is not exactly the same as DP World applied, it is of a similar magnitude and will be applied on all containers (export and import) passing through their terminals in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Fremantle.

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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY – NEW PACKING DECLARATIONS

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has advised that The Biosecurity Act 2015 requires the use of new wording on new packing declarations.

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Changed requirements: Highly Manufactured Wooden Articles

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) has announced changes to the treatment requirements for goods considered to be highly manufactured wooden articles as they are deemed to pose a low biosecurity risk and can be released with minimal biosecurity intervention.

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Be clear on your biosecurity reporting obligations

Recently the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (incorporating AQIS) announced changes in biosecurity reporting obligations and penalties that may be imposed for failing to correctly report goods subject to a biosecurity control.

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Magellan Logistics is on the move

After almost 10 years in the MIAC Centre Magellan is delighted to be making the move to brand new premises.  And we don’t have to travel far; just across the road (Tullamarine Freeway).

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DP World – Port Infrastructure Surcharge – Melb & Syd

Please note:  Implementation of this surcharge has been delayed by 2 weeks until 17 April, 2017.

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