KIS Transport Australia Pty Ltd

Applicant(s)

  • KIS Transport Australia Pty Ltd

Target(s)

TargetNotification numberDate lodged
TNTCB10000477-121/12/2020
TOLL ExpressCB10000477-221/12/2020
Couriers PleaseCB10000477-321/12/2020
Followmont TransportCB10000477-421/12/2020
Hi-Trans ExpressCB10000477-521/12/2020
NorthlineCB10000477-621/12/2020
Show all targets (1 more)

Summary

KIS Transport Australia Pty Ltd (KIS Transport) is seeking to negotiate on behalf of itself, five other freight brokers and future freight brokers that may become members of the group (Contracting Parties), agreements with current and future freight carriers whose services will be sold to customers of the Contracting Parties.

The current Contracting Parties are KIS Transport, Hydra Logistics Solutions Australia Pty Ltd, Total Freight Logistic Services Pty Ltd, Transfreight Solutions Australia Pty Limited and KIS Corporate Pty Ltd. The Contracting Parties provide freight broking services, which connect a customer who wants to send freight to a freight carrier, while also managing other aspects of the supply chain for that customers (such as insurance, freight monitoring, warehousing and customer services).

The current targets that the group intends to negotiate with include TNT, TOLL Express, Couriers Please, Followmont Transport, Hi-Trans Express and Northline.

Collective bargaining would be voluntary for the Contracting Parties and would not include a collective boycott. KIS Transport Australia Pty Ltd has requested the notification last for a period of six years to cover the terms of the contracts (typically 1-5 years long) and any pre-contractual negotiations.

The ACCC will progress its assessment of the application in a timely manner. An indicative timetable is set out below for your information.

Indicative date

Stage in assessment process

21 December 2020

Collective bargaining notification lodged.

22 December 2020

Public consultation process begins.

27 January 2020

Closing date for submissions on the notification.

5 February 2021

KIS Transport Australia respond to issues raised in the public consultation process.

February/March 2021

ACCC decision to either issue a draft notice to revoke the notification or to take no further action and allow the notification to stand.

 

Notifications

Document title Date

Consultations