5 Year Forecasts of Road Freight Cost by Segments and Carbon Economy Impact: Your Need To Know 


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  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Industry Analysis
  • Market Intelligence
  • Business Development In Asia Pacific

Areas of Competence and Experience

  • Rail, Road, Port and Intermodal freight operations
  • Transport Economics
  • Market Intelligence for Profitable Logistical Solutions
  • Industry Analysis (Structure, Performance and Forecasts)
  • Cost Modelling (Industry and Enterprise)
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Planning, Strategy and Analysis
  • Economic & Financial Project Evaluation
  • Education & Training

The best method to convey our capabilities is by providing a sample of projects that TransEco has been involved in:

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  • Expert Logistics Input into Sime Darby’s Weifang, Master Port Development Plan in Shandong Province, China – Arthur D Little (Asia Pacific).
  • Review of Logistics Management at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries – Air conditioners.
  • Re-structuring of BOC Gases distribution activity in South Eastern Australia. Report and presentation to management and operational employees.
  • Modeling the impact of the Diesel & Alternative Fuel Grants and GST on Road Freight Transport Market for the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission.
  • Report on the Cost Structure of Road Freight Transport on the Adelaide to Darwin Corridor for the Asia Pacific Transport Consortium’s bid to build the Alice Springs to Darwin Rail Link.
  • Modeling the impact of GST & DAFG on the business of United Transport Services (Division of Brambles Industries).
  • Modeling the impact of GST & DAFG on the contractual linehaul activity of Australia Post’s distribution of mail & parcels between Eastern & Western seaboard of Australia.
  • Conducted due diligence on the impact of GST & DAFG on Shell Australia Limited’s road & rail bulk fuel distribution contracts involving eight road contractors and three rail contractors.
  • Estimation of the logistics market (inbound, outbound transport, warehousing, inventory holding costs and front desk expenditure) by Industry Division - for Booze Allen & Hamilton as input to strategic direction of TNT prior to its sale to KPN of Netherlands.
  • Development & Evaluation of Options - Logistics of Woodchipping from logging in Gippsland, Victoria - for Shell Australia Ltd.
  • Led a study to evaluate road rail options in developing Crib Point as a woodchip export terminal. Led a team of engineers for Shell Renewables International (London)
  • Conducted due diligence of harvesting and transport activities in Shell’s (aborted) bid for Victorian Plantation Corporation’s assets - in conjunction with Mr Murdo MacCleod (Scotland).
  • Preparation and presentation of Expert Witness Statement for Moreland City Council - Hume Highway Extension Project. Metropolitan Ring Road to Craigieburn. Addressed the Planning Assessment Panel on the need for rail infrastructure upgrades on the Melbourne - Sydney freight corridor.
  • Development of Best Practices in Life-Cycle Costings of Long-Lived Assets, in particular - transport infrastructure and mobile plant.
  • Benchmark study on distribution of ‘The Age’ and ‘Financial Review’ newspapers in Metropolitan Melbourne for John Fairfax Holdings Limited.
  • Cost and price movements in road freight on the Melbourne-Sydney and Melbourne-Perth corridors for the Bureau of Transport Economics, Commonwealth Government, Canberra.
  • Bench marking study of BOC Gases distribution activities in Victoria and development of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Market Intelligence

  • Market Intelligence and Logistics Facility Study of Proposed Logistics Park at Wangaratta, Victoria - OMNI Property Group.
  • Preparation of Expert Witness report for CowellClarke Commercial Lawyers, based in Adelaide. G P Transport (SA) Pty Ltd V Cavill Power Products Pty Ltd.
  • Acted as Expert Witness to the Supreme Court of Queensland – NSS (Holdings) Pty Ltd v Unimin (Australia) Pty Ltd. Client: Piper Alderman Lawyers.
  • Successful bid in tender process for small family company in the road freight industry, securing supply contract from large multi-national for a 4 year period.
  • Conducted due diligence on volume and revenue projections in Freight Victoria’s Business Plan in Rail America’s successful bid to purchase V/Line Freight in Victoria - in conjunction with Maunsell Pty Ltd.
  • Report on the Freight Market in Victoria and 5 year forecasts of market share by road & rail. The issue of contestability was also addressed. – In conjunction with Maunsell Pty Ltd.
  • Forecasts of refrigerated freight volumes available for road and rail modes on the Eastern Corridor of Australia.

Industry Analysis

  • Analysis of the Automotive Battery Wholesaling Industry in Australia as input to IPO by ABI Australia Pty Ltd, based in Sydney, in conjunction with IBIS World Pty Ltd.
  • Cost optimization modeling for building products manufacturer, Stratco Queensland in managing their road freight contracts.
  • Analysis of Waste Collection Contracts based on Transport CPI and CPI – Thiess Services (Victoria and South Australia).
  • Analysis of Australian (ANZSIC) and U.S. industries (NAICS) in the transportation, manufacturing and retailing segments of the Australian and U.S. economies for IBIS World Pty Ltd.
  • Report on the Consulting Engineering Services Industry - for Shell Services International.
  • Forecasts of costs and prices in the general and time-sensitive segments of the road freight industry in Australia- for Access Economics.
  • Report on the Courier Industry - for Australia Post, Victoria.
  • Costs of urban deliveries from selected sites to Port of Melbourne and Melbourne Airport and associated sensitivity analysis - for Access Economics.
  • Demand analysis of the road freight trailer manufacturing industry, in conjunction with J. Lang & associates, for Maxi-Cube Australia.
  • Preparation of key economic indicators that determine road freight demand.
  • Report on the Battery Manufacturing Industry in Australia - for Panasonic Australia.
  • Opportunities for rural based indigenous people to enter into the road freight industry in Queensland - for the National Institute of Economic Research.
  • Report on the Bus & Coach Market in Victoria - for Strategy International.

Business Development in Asia Pacific

  • Project Management in a study To Address the High Cost of Logistics Expenses in Sabah (East Malaysia) – Ministry of Industrial Development; State Government of Sabah.
  • Facilitation of Port of Melbourne Corporation’s submission to Sir Rod Eddington’s East-West Link Needs Assessment Study (Melbourne).
  • Report on Investment Opportunities in the Transport and Storage Sector of the Australian Economy - for Bell Industries USA (1991).

Product Development

In 1994-95, TransEco Pty Ltd developed the TransEco Road Freight Cost Indices (TRFCI) which monitors the cost changes in the road freight transport industry in Australia, segmented into line haul and short haul (less than 100 kilometers).

The product was developed to meet a demonstrated need for the road freight industry to have its own cost indices depicting its cost structure, thus replacing the Transport Consumer Price Indices (published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics), which included private motoring costs, public transport fare movements and other non-road freight activities.

Currently, there are over 200 subscribers to this service.

TransEco has full intentions in adding to its current product offerings and these are being developed in conjunction with market requirements.

 

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