World in a Box

Rounding Up delivered the project management, fund raising and procurement of a suitably credentialed production team to deliver a short film celebrating the 50th Anniversary of International Container Services into Australia.

Proponent: The 2019 Container Project Committee was formed by a group of former senior Australian shipping executives, keen to celebrate this important milestone.

Duration: Two years

Outputs: A 22 minute documentary film.

World in a Box was officially launched by Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment on 22 October 2019.

The film delivers:

  • a permanent record of the 50th anniversary of the first international door-to-door container service that arrived in Australia in March 1969
  • an outline of the development of containerisation in Australia during the subsequent 50 years
  • a look to the future of shipping with advances in technology
  • a platform for training of personnel in the international trade and transport industry by demonstrating the role played by international shipping in everyday life in the 21st Century.

Watch the trailer, abridged or full movie versions above.

Images and press release from the official launch by Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment on 22/10/19.

Media Release
Abridged version (10 mins.)
Full version (22 mins.)

“Without your interest and dedication to this Project, it would never have happened, and would have remained in my head as a mere figment of my sometimes ‘fertile’ imagination. Thank you for producing such a professional and magnificent product, particularly when you realise that, prior to the making of the film, you had no detailed knowledge of the shipping industry.”

Martin Orchard, Chair, The 2019 Container Project Committee:
“Well done. You have done a great job organising this Project.”
Frank Needs, Member, The 2019 Container Project Committee
“I had a look at the film this afternoon. It’s fantastic! I like the way the narrator brings it all together, and the story-telling is very persuasive.”
Lachlan Crews, Assistant Secretary, Trade and Investment Advocacy Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

I am so thankful for your enthusiasm towards this Project which has turned out beyond my wildest dreams! I am confident that the film will engender a good deal of interest.”

Martin Orchard, Chair, The 2019 Container Project Committee:

Supporters/Partners:

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
  • Australian International Trade and Transport Industry Development Fund (ITDF)
  • Fletcher International Exports
  • Maersk
  • Patrick Terminals
  • Port Authority of NSW
  • Shipping Australia
  • Rounding Up
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
  • Australian International Trade and Transport Industry Development Fund (ITDF)
  • Fletcher International Exports
  • Maersk
  • Patrick Terminals
  • Port Authority of NSW
  • Shipping Australia
  • Rounding Up
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The National Industrial Hemp Variety Trial Scheme

Rounding Up is engaged to identify, scope and cost a range of trial options, gauge industry support for each of these options and play a key role in negotiating co-investment from private and public R&D investors in Australia, including state and federal governments.

Proponent: AgriFutures Australia, a national R&D organisation that seeks to grow the long-term prosperity of Australian rural industries.

Duration: One year

Partners:

  • Emerging Industries pillar of AgriFutures Australia that supports new and emerging rural industries, specifically those that can reach or exceed a threshold of AUD10million gross value of product per annum in the next five years.
  • Industrial Hemp Steering Committee, established by AgriFutures and comprised of industry stakeholders from around Australia.

Outputs:

  • a commercially centred Industry Roadmap/Business Plan to develop the industry
  • a proposal for a national Industrial Hemp Variety Trial (IHVT) scheme to identify the best-performing varieties
  • potential co-sponsors and other funding sources to deliver the IHVT.

Testimonials:

  • Tom McCue, AgriFutures Australia, Senior Manager Emerging Industries:

    “If the NFF target of an AUD100 billion agriculture sector by 2030 is to be realised, then the growth of new industries will need to be much more rapid.
    We see variety performance testing and agronomy trials as a high priority for the Australian industrial hemp industry.


“Increased production in certified industrial hemp will underpin industry growth, so credible information about hemp varieties and suitability for cropping in Australia is vital for attracting new producers to the industry.”

“If the NFF target of an AUD100 billion agriculture sector by 2030 is to be realised, then the growth of new industries will need to be much more rapid. We see variety performance testing and agronomy trials as a high priority for the industrial hemp industry. Increased production in certified industrial hemp will underpin industry growth, so credible information about hemp cultivars and suitability for cropping in Australia is vital for attracting new producers to the industry.”

Tom McCue, AgriFutures Australia, Senior Manager Emerging Industries

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