As we look forward to spending some quality time with family and friends, let me wish you a relaxing and refreshing break.
Looking back, this has been quite a year. There has been, and continues to be, a lot of excitement around the investments in automation in the Brisbane and Sydney terminals, as well as with the announcement of VICT as the 3rd operator in Melbourne.
We've had some exciting news from 1-Stop too. We had a major win for your business this year when we fully acquired ComPay and changed banking partners, meaning that you can get your hands on money faster.
Our mobile app was released this year, and is currently being used by over 6,500 users in 52 countries. We've had great feedback for it and just recently released phase 2: manifests. Have you had a look yet?
And a personal highlight for me this year was when 1-Stop became the first non-European company to join the European Port Community System Association (EPCSA), connecting Australia's port community with the rest of the world. Our presence has already been felt within the association, influencing the name change from the EPCSA to IPCSA (I for International). We are now working with association members to improve international connectivity and hope to advance Australia's port community system in 2015.
So until then, as we reflect on 2014 and the hard work that we've all put in, just remember that it’s time to take a break and enjoy the festive season. For me, this is a cherished time to spend time with my family & friends and recharge for the exciting challenges in 2015!
Wishing you and your family a happy and safe xmas holiday and all the best for the new year.
Chief Exective Officer