Queensland Floods Update – First Fleet Express

January 6, 2011 Edward

Clients of First Fleet Express,

Due to major flooding in North Queensland shipments from Rockhampton North are now being linehauled via the inland road system and not the coast road.

This equates to a 30% increase in linehaul costs with extra back movements from Mackay to Rockhampton.

This will affect all shipments from December 24, 2010. We need to recover our extra costs and will be surcharging all shipments as follows:

  • 25% Rockhampton and Zone 3
  • 15% Mackay/Townsville/Cairns
  • 18% Zone 5 and Zone 6
    1. We hope this meets with your approval. We will advise when conditions return to normal.

      Source: Stephen Brown – Managing Director – First Fleet Express