Dear Members,

Further to the update in AFIF Weekly News regarding the freight and logistics industry as an 'essential service',  AFIF has received the following Covid-19 update from Transport for NSW.

AFIF continues to engage with NSW Government & Transport for NSW as a member of the NSW Freight Logistics Advisory Council and with the Federal and State governments, ensuring that those entities operating in the freight supply chain are designated an 'essential service'. This is in light of the mixed messages on this issue to date, with some states closing their borders and others remaining open and not yet declaring 'essential service' status.  


Coronavirus update for the freight industry 6 April 2020

Dear Freight Industry

The Coronavirus outbreak continues to be a challenging time for the entire NSW community and the freight and logistics industry is essential to keeping goods moving and other essential services running.

Working together with government and across industry, Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is supporting all parts of the supply chain within NSW and across borders to ensure goods and services get to where they are needed most, including supermarkets and hospitals. This includes working with the community and with each other to look after the safety of workers contributing to the continued operation of freight services.

TfNSW has established a dedicated Coronavirus Taskforce which is addressing issues as they occur across the network, coordinating with the whole of Government response to Coronavirus.

The Coronavirus situation is far from business as usual. We recognise the concerns you have raised across the supply chain and will continue to engage with you to identify new challenges as they arise. Be assured that together with NSW Government, other state jurisdictions and the Australian Government, we are working to ease the burden and support the critical services you provide.

The impacts of the Coronavirus outbreak on NSW, and the country, will be felt for many months to come and we are committed to continuing to work closely with you. It is important we all do our bit to keep each other safe and to ensure we can get goods and services to our communities.

Please see the below link to our Freight Industry newsletter for more information.

Freight Industry newsletter  (click)

This is the first of a series of industry updates we will bring you during this unfolding situation. We will also provide updates on our website and I encourage you to get in touch if you have any questions via


Susie Mackay
Executive Director Freight
Customer Strategy & Technology
Transport for NSW


Visit the Transport for NSW Freight Hub (click)


AFIF will keep members informed of progress.