Huyck.Wangner Australia Awards FPS Victoria a Two-Year Logistics Contract
Famous Pacific Shipping (Victoria), a member of the fast-expanding Asia-based Famous Pacific Shipping network of NVOCC and freight services providers, has won a two-year contract to handle all worldwide shipments, including all import and export traffic for Australia, from Huyck.Wangner Australia Pty Ltd.
Sam Aparo, director, Famous Pacific Shipping (Victoria) Pty Ltd says: “We worked so hard to secure this contract and I know all our staff will put 100 percent into achieving all the targets we have committed to for Huyck.Wangner Australia.
“This contract is about more than just moving cargo from A to B. We will have to co-ordinate worldwide delivery from 13 plants around the world to Singapore and then onwards to the final consignees across Asia and the sub-continent.
“Huyck Wangner Australia has a yearly freight spend of around four million Australian dollars and we expect to handle in excess of 1,000 teu in FCL cargoes each year.”
Going for a single supplier makes sense for this global operation, believes Mr Aparo.
He says: “I know that Huyck.Wangner Australia has worked with a third party to re-engineer its logistics model and we will work with them in support of this contract. Both these parties sought the critical factors of lead-time reduction and cost saving opportunities. That is why it was determined that a centralised freight and distribution hub would be the most effective way to optimise the freight spend from all 13 global production facilities while reducing the overall delivery time to Huyck.Wangner’s customers across Asia and the sub-continent.”
After an extensive tender process, over two months, Famous Pacific Shipping (Vic) was awarded the contract to manage the global forwarding and distribution requirements of Huyck.Wangner Australia until 2013. The contract will work to optimise the freight spend from all 13 global production facilities spread across Europe, plus North and South America from which Huyck.Wangner Australia sources equipment, while reducing the overall delivery time to Huyck’s customers across Asia and the sub-continent.
Completed orders, regardless of final customer destinations, will be collected on a regular weekly or fortnightly basis by FPS (Vic) and then moved to a Singapore warehousing and distribution facility as the southeast Asian city state provides the highest frequency and transits for both the inbound production and outgoing orders to Huyck’s Asian customers.
Mr Aparo concludes: “Our reputation has been rightly built on providing exactly this multi-station international logistics activity. As an Australian freight forwarder, we are proud to be helping another great Australian company to succeed in the global marketplace.”
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