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The Toll Rescue Helicopter Service is airborne for communities of NSW

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Toll Group has officially launched the Toll Rescue Helicopter Service in partnership with NSW Ambulance to provide greater aeromedical services to communities of NSW in the Southern Zone.

Patient rescue, retrieval and treatment services are now operating from the new Toll & NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopter Base in Sydney. The new Southern Zone contract operated by Toll Helicopters will include rescue helicopter bases at Bankstown, Wollongong and Orange and Canberra.

The Toll & NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopter fleet is made up of eight new purpose-built best in class Agusta Westland 139 (AW139) helicopters, which deliver the latest in performance, safety and innovation – assisting NSW Ambulance helicopter doctors and paramedics to reach patients in remote areas, faster than ever before.

This contact forms part of the NSW Government’s new $151.2 million state-wide Helicopter Retrieval Network. Under the NSW Government’s Reform Plan for Aeromedical (Rotary Wing) Retrieval Services in NSW, the state has been divided into two distinct aeromedical retrieval zones – the Northern Zone and Southern Zone.

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Toll Group outlines recent top level personnel changes

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  •  John Mullen announced as Executive Chairman effective 1 January 2017
  •  Brian Kruger has announced his retirement after five years as the Group’s Managing Director
  • Michael Byrne announced as new Managing Director effective 1 January 2017.

Brian Kruger
Toll Group today announced the retirement of its Managing Director Brian Kruger after five years in the role and eight years with the company. Brian will remain available to assist the company for an appropriate handover period.

Incoming Chairman John Mullen said, “I have known Brian for many years and greatly respect the contribution that he has made to Toll and to the logistics industry.  Brian has led a number of transformational changes at Toll over the last five years and his unwavering focus on the importance of safety has become deeply ingrained across Toll’s 30,000 strong workforce. We thank Brian for his tremendous contribution to the company and wish him every success in the future.”

Mr Kruger said, “It has been an honour to be Toll’s Managing Director for the past five years. The acquisition by Japan Post 18 months ago was a clear highlight for me and I have enjoyed being involved in the successful integration of the two companies. I welcome John’s appointment as Chairman and know, given his experience as the Global CEO of DHL Express, CEO of Asciano and his current role as Chairman of Telstra, he will be an invaluable partner for Michael Byrne.

Mr Yokoyama, President and CEO of Japan Post Co., Ltd. said “Despite the difficult market environment, Mr Kruger has been establishing the foundation for Toll’s successful future. We regret Brian’s decision to retire from Toll and are pleased he will be staying to assist with the transition to the new Managing Director.”

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More choice, less queuing for shoppers this Christmas with Toll’s first pop-up delivery hub

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Toll Group has launched a new consumer-to-consumer parcel delivery service this week with the opening of new pop-up delivery hubs in selected Westfield shopping centres. Just in time for Christmas, this service will help shoppers skip the queues and access competitive pricing for fast domestic parcel deliveries.

The pop-up delivery hubs, designed to simulate our busy operations which come complete with miniature Toll delivery trucks, will be open seven days a week at centres in Bondi Junction (NSW), Doncaster (VIC) and Carindale (QLD).

Industry expert and Click Frenzy Managing Director, Grant Arnott, says the initiative is tapping into a market ready for disruption.

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Toll Intermodal and Cristal collaboration doubles supply chain capacity

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Toll Intermodal, a leading freight transport solution provider, and Cristal Mining Australia have worked together to create a supply hub in Broken Hill that efficiently transports mineral products to Adelaide and doubles supply chain capacity – successfully positioning Cristal Mining Australia for its future growth.

And now, this successful collaboration has been further recognised with Cristal announced as the winner of for the Entrepreneurial Procurement Organisation of the Year at the 2016 Procurement and Supply Australasia Awards.

As one of the largest producers of titanium dioxide and titanium chemicals, Cristal Mining required a solution for its Broken Hill hub that would improve efficiencies and increase capacity to accommodate growth 15 years into the future.

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Toll appointed by Leonardo-Finmeccanica to deliver AW139 Level D Full Flight Simulator

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Toll Helicopters announced today that it has signed agreements with Leonardo-Finmeccanica to deliver the new AgustaWestland AW139 Level D Full Flight Simulator. This establishes Toll Helicopters as the operator of the only Authorised Training Centre for the Australasian region, delivering the full suite of Leonardo’s AW139 pilot training packages.

The AW139 Full Flight Simulator, jointly developed by Leonardo and CAE, has been installed within Toll’s new state-of-the-art helicopter operational training centre in Sydney. The centre has successfully passed full Level D Flight Simulator CASA accreditation and EASA technical accreditation and is the first civil helicopter simulator to achieve both EASA and CASA recognition in Australia.

Initial feedback from pilots has been very positive about the quality of the device, its training capabilities and the unmatched level of realism of the synthetic flight experience.

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Toll to set new certified benchmark in aviation training

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Toll Helicopters, Toll Group’s provider of specialised helicopter services has received Registered Training Organisation (RTO) status, enabling the group to formalise its training under Vocational Education and Training (VET) Quality Framework.

The RTO has been developed to support Toll’s move to provide training excellence to the aviation industry and set a new standard in quality and training that will see a new benchmark established in the industry.

Under the RTO, Toll Helicopters will initially offer Aviation Qualification’s at The Aeromedical Crewing Excellence (ACE) Training Centre in Sydney, Australia which will be available to the NSW / ACT Aeromedical Contracted staff as well as external students domestically and internationally. These courses will deliver assured learning outcomes and provide additional value to students and employers alike.

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Toll partners with Driver Reviver to put a stop to driver fatigue

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Driver Reviver, Australia’s iconic road safety initiative, welcomes Toll Group as its major sponsor, with a shared goal of reducing the number of fatalities on the road due to fatigue.

In NSW, around 20 per cent of fatal road accidents involve driver fatigue. This year, there have been 63 fatigue related fatalities, up by 62 per cent on the same period last year1

Driver Reviver is a national community program that has been operating on roads around Australia for 26 years, dedicated to reducing fatigue and promoting safe driving behaviours, by encouraging motorists to take regular breaks on their journey by visiting Driver Reviver sites. Sites are staffed by volunteers committed to supporting drivers and their families to arrive at their destinations safely.

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Toll announces $170 million investment to support Bass Strait trade

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Toll Group, Asia Pacific’s leading logistics provider, announced today it is investing $170 million to build two new ships to support trade between Victoria and Tasmania and to meet the demands of continued growth.

The new, purpose-built ships, operating between Burnie, Tasmania and Melbourne, Victoria, will provide 40 per cent more freight capacity, more opportunities to transport refrigerated freight for Tasmania’s growing chilled export market and more flexibility for customer deliveries.

The new vessels will be available in late 2018 and will replace Toll’s existing ships, continuing to operate overnight services, six days per week.

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Toll renews partnership with East Timor Hearts Fund to help save lives

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Toll and East Timor Hearts Fund are delighted to announce an extension of their life-saving partnership.

Under the partnership, Toll will provide air travel from East Timor to Australia for around ten people requiring life-saving surgery, in addition to their parents, health support workers and interpreters, over the next year.

Toll Remote Logistics’ General Manager Mark Delany said he was proud of Toll’s continued support of East Timor Hearts Fund.

“Toll is proud to give back to the local communities in which we live and work. Toll’s partnership with East Timor Hearts Fund has helped the organisation to save more than 30 lives since it began in 2010,” Mr Delany said.

“I’m proud to continue our support for an organisation that is making a real difference to the health and lives of our neighbours in Timor-Leste.”

East Timor Hearts Fund CEO Ken Dusting said the partnership was critical to the organsiation’s work in providing life -saving heart surgery in Australia for young people from Timor-Leste.

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Toll Tasmania wins Australian Freight Industry Award

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Toll Tasmania has been honoured as winner in the Australian Freight Industry Award’s first Transport and Logistics Waste Award category for its innovative new multimodal Scrap Box container design – providing a sustainable solution to reduce supply chain waste in the scrap metal recycling industry. Toll Tasmania’s Scrap Box was also nominated as finalist in the Best Practice Safety Award category.

The multi-purpose Scrap Box design creates greater sea freight transport capacity for all industries that ship cargo across the Bass Strait. The previous container design was only suitable for scrap metal transportation, but the new design caters to general freight and has eliminated 2,500 empty containers per year for Toll Shipping.

The higher-capacity container design now allows up to 40 per cent more scrap metal freight to be transported, at no extra cost to the customer. A new removable lid incorporated in the design allows containers to be stacked to create further capacity on the ship.

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