The Final Quarter For 2017
It’s the first week of October, and for many of us, our eyes have been firmly focused on the outcomes of AFL and NRL Grand Finals. Congratulations to Richmond and the Melbourne Storm for their respective premiership wins!
For others it means the end of the cold weather, and a return to more outdoor activities as the mercury rises.
At M&S Transport, it also means the beginning of the seasonal upswing leading into Christmas. On average we see an increase of approximately 40% of freight volumes in Q4, and our projections for this year are no exception.
We anticipate increased shipments to all capital cities during this time, and our branches and depots are prepared for the rapid throughput of deliveries to meet this demand.
We will be doing all we can to ensure timely dispatch, increased shipment volumes and faster turnaround times, led by our Operations Team here in Melbourne.
The only exception to this will be Melbourne Cup week, where freight coming out of Melbourne is likely to be impacted by the Cup Day holiday on Tuesday 7th November 2017. We would ask you to plan ahead for both weeks either side.
And for those looking for a long-range tip for the big race, we like the French import and 50% Aussie owned “Tiberian.”
Christmas Day this year falls on a Monday, so we also wish to advise that the final guaranteed shipments of the year will be on the Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th of December. Again, please try and plan ahead so we can be assured of getting your freight where it has to go.
We look forward to assisting you with your movements during this extremely busy time.
Thank you for your continued trading and best of luck during the spring.