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Heavy machinery import numbers rise, while costs dwindle

The number of heavy machine imports showed a “significant improvment” throughout June, improving 45 per cent on the flat May figures, according to the Skelton Sherborne Shipping Index.

The Skelton Sherborne Shipping Index released this week today indicates that while the value of imports continues the ‘flat-lining’ trend that it showed during May, the number of machines imported shows a significant 45 per cent improvement since June, even though they are at the smaller operating weight end of the range.

“Road-making and paving equipment has made a huge gain this month, so perhaps the Federal Government infrastructure spending is finally starting to drive growth in this sector,” said Skelton Sherborne director, Brad Skelton.

Skelton Sherborne is a heavy equipment moving company. Its point-to-point services include: freight forwarding; customs consultancy; marine insurance; and quarantine pre-shipment inspections.

Skelton Sherborne claims to be one of Australia’s largest privately owned family businesses, and the Skelton Sherborne Shipping Index is performed independently by the company’s own research into the sector.

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