Secon Freight Logistics

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Secon Freight Logistics was founded by Maurie Considine in 1969 and quickly grew into a family business when his five sons Terry, Vin, Brendon, Paul and Matt joined. Over the decades Maurie and his sons have worked tirelessly maintaining and improving the business to ensure its growth and success. Specialising in wharf transport, warehousing, containerisation, sidelifting and the running of Australian Customs and AQIS approved warehouses and depots.It isnít only a transport company; it is as much a way of life, a part of the Considine family that is a direct result of hard work, discipline, team work and friendship. The Considine family offers not just excellent service, but a personal relationship/partnership that is unique in an industry dominated by impersonal, uncongenial companies.


Three generations of the Considine family working at Secon



CEO/Director
Brendon Considine

Brendon has over 27 years of experience within the transport industry and has been instrumental in the management of our clientís cartage co-ordinating and logistical movements during this period. His extensive knowledge allows Secon to cater for all transport requirements including specialised customer needs such as dangerous goods cartage, over-dimensional loads and intra-state deliveries.

Brendon, like Terry also takes a keen interest in his industryís direction having served years on the Victorian Transport Associationís Goods General Committee.

Outside of Secon, Brendonís interests and achievements are:

  • Husband and father of two girls
  • Member of several local fundraising committees
  • Keen interest in the Amateur Football Club
  • Avid Hawthorn fan


Brendon enjoying a game of tennis

Director of Fleet Management
Vin Considine

Vin has been involved in the business the longest of his four brothers joining hi father Maurie in 1978 having just completed his Automotive Mechanical Apprenticeship. He has overseen the maintenance, presentation and up-grading of the Secon fleet and was an integral part of Secon becoming the first wharf carrier in Australia to use sidelifters.

To this day, Vin overseas a team that has lead the way to bring in safer OH&S compliance and standards for sidelifters Australia wide.

Outside of Secon, Vinís interests and achievements are:

  • Husband and father of five boys
  • Committee Member of local VAFA football team
  • Member of Silver medal winning team at Australian Masters Basketball Championships
  • Avid Hawthorn fan

 



Silver medal winner at the Australian
Master Basketball Championships

Director of Property Management
Paul Considine

Paul has been involved in Secon since completing his Fitting & Turning Apprenticeship in 1982 and with the help of his younger brother Matthew set about building Seconís warehouse business from the ground up. Today, thanks to Paulís hard work, Secon offers clients a one-stop shop for all their warehousing services and supply chain needs. With over twenty year of hands-on experience Paulís focus is our clients 3PL and FCL interests. His extensive knowledge of industry practices, forward thinking and dedication makes him a leader in warehouse management Australia wide.

Outside of Secon, Paulís interests and achievements are:

  • Husband and father of three
  • Golf lover and member of Spring Valley Golf Club
  • Committee member of Eagles Nest Amateur Golf Club
  • SES volunteer
  • Member of the Old Paradian Football clubís Team of the Century
  • Avid Hawthorn fan
  • View Paulís VFL career stats at Hawthorn

 



Paul at home in the rough at Spring
Valley Golf Club

Director
Matthew Considine

Matthew has been involved in the Secon business since completing an apprenticeship as a Plumber & Gas fitter in 1987. Along with Paul, Matt has over twenty years of hands-on experience in our warehousing sector with his major focus being developing Secon into one of Melbourneís key FAK players.

Over this period Matt also developed an extensive knowledge of an rapport with both the Australian Customs Service plus the Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service (AQIS).

Outside of Secon, Mattís interests and achievements are:

  • Husband and father of three girls
  • Personal fitness and training!
  • Avid Hawthorn fan

 



Matt chasing the Puffing Billy train

Company Founder & Director
Maurie Considine

Maurie started the business in 1969 and has built a successful business on a foundation of hard work, quality service and loyalty to his staff and customers. These values he has passed to not only his sons, but to each member of the Secon Freight Logistics staff. Although Maurie is not actively involved with the operational side of the business his council is earnestly sought on all strategic and corporate matters.

Outside of Secon, Maurieís interests and achievements are:

  • Husband, father and grandfather of 15
  • Golf enthusiast
  • Hawthorn Assistant Coach 1966-1971
  • Coached VAFA Old Paradians for 8 years
  • Coached all Victorian state team for 3 years
  • Named coach of the Old Paradian Football Clubís Team of the Century
  • View Maurieís VFL career stats at Hawthorn

 




Maurie 'attempting' to spoil the
legendary John Coleman (1954)

Ex CEO/Director
Terry Considine (dec)

Terry had many years of experience in the transport industry and had lead the way for Secon to become the growing enterprise it is today. He believed the major catalyst for Seconís expansion had been his teamís ability to build strong working relationship with each of its clients by way of understanding not only their business requirements, but also what was needed to provide efficient reliable transport service.

Terryís experience inside Secon over the years had included every facet of a transport business from fleet control to financial accountability. To further qualify his industry acumen Terry had serviced on the Executive Committee of the Victorian Transport Association (VTS) ensuring he was at the forefront of industry issues affecting not only his business but also that of his clients and the community in general.

Terry passed away suddenly on 21/2/2014




Terry taking in the view of the world's
tallest mountain - Mt Everest,
Nepal (8848m)

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