C.H. Robinson wins five-year freight forwarding contract from shipbuilder Austal

C.H. Robinson has entered into a five-year contract with Austal, an Australian shipbuilder, to provide freight forwarding and customs clearance services.

C.H. Robinson will fully support Austal’s logistics needs by providing services from Adelaide and Perth, in addition to matching the shipbuilder with further local expertise in Oman, The Netherlands, Germany and the Philippines.

The Austal win marks C.H. Robinson’s first defence industry contract announcement since the company’s entry into the Australian market, following the acquisition of APC Logistics in 2016.

“We are pleased to be working with C.H. Robinson, which will provide logistics services to our operations across Australia and internationally (excluding the United States),” said Penelope Patterson, head of supply chain at Austal. “Our work together will support both defence and commercial projects.”

Source: C.H. Robinson