Release Date: 05 January 2009
Release ID: 156
Famous Pacific Shipping continues to build its presence in the important Australian market through a range of strategic investments and planning decisions that will see the global freight forwarding group ratchet up the pressure on the competition.
Not least among these developments has been a recent multi-million dollar investment by Famous Pacific Shipping (Vic) Pty Ltd in a new, high-spec warehouse and office building in Melbourne, accompanied by the launch of a road haulage subsidiary.
Famous Pacific Shipping (Vic) is celebrating the commissioning of a new, purpose-built warehouse and office complex that is truly 21st century in its facilities and engineering. As well as offering 484 sq m of office space, the 1,200 sq m of warehousing is kitted out with the latest in racking and storage equipment, enabling FPS to provide full logistics capabilities through Melbourne.
According to Sam Aparo, Director, Famous Pacific Shipping (Vic) Pty Ltd, the advantages of the facility do not stop on the inside. “The facility also offers 1,600 sq m of hard-standing outside which complements the assets on the inside.
“Our customers will also benefit from the fact that the facility is fully Australian Customs bonded, which allows importers to obtain first-rate storage as they bring goods to this dynamic and attractive market,” he says.
Famous Pacific Shipping (Vic) Pty Ltd has a full range of Australian regulatory licenses to offer services to the widest possible range of import and export activity. The company has Customs Bond 77G for sea and air cargo. The facility is a Quarantine Class 1.3 premises; and also an Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) Dairy Establishment. The site is also approved for FCL and LCL fumigation, a key requirement of entry for cargo into Australia.
If that was not enough of an increase in Famous Pacific Shipping (Vic)’s customer offering, the company has also hit the road with a new business arm.
“In Melbourne, we’ve launched FPS Transport as a separate haulage company to offer our own domestic collection and distribution service with a side-lift lorry and a taut-line for LCL shipments,” says Mr Aparo,
“The service will allow our customers to keep their transport in-house with us and not have to turn to third party trucking companies. This acts as a guarantee that the clients will enjoy the same high quality of FPS service on the road as they enjoy at the depot. Our intention is to ultimately have a fleet of vehicles. Launching this new service on the back of our innovative new warehousing facility guarantees its success. It is a neutral operation and serves other freight forwarders.”
In Australia, the Famous Pacific Shipping network includes freight hubs in Brisbane, Fremantle, Melbourne and Sydney. The company’s service portfolio includes door-to-door sea and airfreight services, local transportation and distribution, Customs clearance, specialist automotive transportation, warehousing, project cargo management and logistics.
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