Month: May 2010

May 20, 2010 Edward

We have been advised that Toll Express has signed an agreement to acquire Concord Park’s transport business and assets. The Toll Group is one of the Asian regions leading providers of integrated logistics solutions with more than 35,000 people employed in 55 countries. Founded in 1888, Toll became a public company in 1993 and with…

May 19, 2010 Edward

Congestion in Sydney is getting worse and it’s costing many businesses up to $10,000 each year, according to a survey of NRMA Businesswise members. The survey of 382 Sydney BusinessWise members found that 82 per cent believed congestion had worsened over the last 12 months, two percentage points higher than NRMA’s last BusinessWise congestion survey…

May 18, 2010 Edward

Latest information received indicates that the explosive activity from the Icelandic volcano continues with airspace in the south-east of the UK and in the Netherlands affected. The areas of ash concentration are mainly at low levels and expected to disperse as south-westerly winds become established. There may be some continuing disruption to flights in the…

May 12, 2010 Edward

Pending an ACCC investigation and approval process, Toll has confirmed the company is in discussions to buy the privately-owned Concord Park, an interstate transport firm. Concord Park’s services include interstate transport from single pallets to B-double loads, metropolitan taxi trucks and permanent hire vehicles, and warehousing and distribution, with facilities in all capital cities. Toll…

May 12, 2010 Edward

Iceland’s volcano continues to emit a dense plume of ash and there are no signs that the eruption is about to end. The latest information received indicates the ash concentration is impacting southern and central Spain and Portugal including the Canary Islands and Madeira. The areas of high ash concentration on high altitudes in the…

May 7, 2010 Edward

Information received from the Icelandic Meteorological Office last night confirmed that activity from the Icelandic volcano increased taking the ash plume to a height over 30,000 ft. The latest advisories included a high-level ash to the west of the UK today and with winds likely to remain from the north-east into the weekend, the risk…

May 7, 2010 Edward

The latest information received from the Icelandic Meteorological Office shows that ash is still being emitted from the Icelandic volcano. This has resulted in an increase in ash over UK airspace. As a result, airports in Northern Ireland and Scotland have been affected. At present all Irish airports with the exception of Shannon, Cork, and…