VTA mourns passing of Terry Considine


The Secon Freight Logistics boss has been remembered as family man and container issues champion

VTA mourns passing of Terry Considine
Considine, centre front, is the subject of glowing tributes

The Victorian Transport Association has paid tribute to Secon Freight Logistics CEO Terry Considine, who passed away late last week.

Considine had been unable to recover from the effects of an earlier heart attack.

CEO Neil Chambers highlighted his work for the industry, especially on container matters.

"The VTA expresses its deepest condolences to Terry's wife, Patrice, their children, Fiona, Peter and Joe, to Terry's father Maurie, mother Maureen, brothers Brendon, Vin, Paul and Matt, and to the large extended Considine family, on behalf of all members of the VTA and the many people in Governments, departments, agencies, companies and in other organisations, who knew and dealt with Terry over the years," CEO Neil Chambers says.

"From the Association's perspective there was no finer contributor. 

"Terry chaired the VTA Container Group for many years, and was a steady hand through very intense discussions and negotiations with port-related stakeholders, including stevedores, transport operators, empty container parks, shipping lines, the Port of Melbourne Corporation and others. 

"He was a great contributor also to the VTA General Freight Committee (the ‘engine-room’ of the VTA interaction with its members in developing VTA policies and actions on general freight matters). 

"Last November, Terry was a fitting recipient of the WFD Chalmers Award bestowed on representatives of the transport industry who give back generously and unreservedly to the Association, and to the industry as a whole ... we are so glad that we had the opportunity to recognise Terry in this way.

"A more decent, fair-minded bloke you'd be hard to find ... we will miss him greatly.  Rest in Peace."

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