FREIGHT forwarder C.H. Robinson has broadened its relationship with its customer Austal while supporting families in need through the Ronald McDonald House Charities Home for Dinner cooking session.

On April 22, eight employees from ship building company Austal and its freight forwarding partner C.H. Robinson came together in Nedlands, Western Australia to prepare meals for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald house.

The team cooked a delicious meal and were able to serve dinner to the families and chat to those staying in the house, gaining a greater understanding of their community and the important work done at the Ronald McDonald House Charities across Australia.

C.H. Robinson has been supporting the Ronald McDonald House for four years and vice president Oceania, Andrew Coldrey is proud of the work both organisations have been doing in supporting the community.

“Giving back to the community through Robinson Cares is very important to us, and we pride ourselves on working with organisations like Austal who uphold similar values to our own,” Mr Coldrey said.

“Robinson Cares empowers employees to make a positive impact to the community through volunteering and fundraising.”

The cooking session not only benefitted families in Western Australia who are currently living in the Nedlands house with seriously ill children, but enabled the two teams to come together and further develop their relationship.

“Working collaboratively outside the office is invaluable for creating a stronger bond that enables organisations to work in harmony together,” Mr Coldrey said.


C.H. Robinson has worked with Austal for a number of years as its primary freight forwarder.

Austal’s general manager, Australian shipbuilding and head of supply chain Ben Wardle says having strong business partnerships is vital for its success.

“As a global company, working with a freight partner who we can rely on for the constant movement around the country and around the globe is essential,” Mr Wardle said.

“C.H. Robinson have also been our preferred freight agent for a number of years, arranging regular shipments from Australia to our Philippines business.”