The founder of Secon Freight Logistics, Maurie Considine, has sadly passed at the age of 91.
A well-respected member of the freight and logistics industry, Considine founded Secon Carriers Pty Ltd, as it was then known, in 1969 with fellow partner, Jim Seide.
With a strong network in place through his connections at NZ Wool Trading Company, Considine capitalised on the rise of container haulage an emerging segment in the market at the time the business was established.
It was the ideal platform to launch what today is a leading wharf carrier with over 200 staff and 5o prime movers moving 150 containers daily.
The family business was acquired by Silk Logistics Holdings in August.
Following the acquisition, Secon’s existing leadership, including CEO Daniel Considine, have continued in their roles.
In an online statement the company said Considine led an incredible life with a competitive spirit, and an overwhelming desire to help others.
“He often said he is most proud of being able to provide employment for over 150 people,” he said.
“We thank Maurie for everything he has done for us, for those before us, and the others that will come after us.
“As a Secon family, we will miss him dearly.”
Among other achievements Considine is a life member of the Hawthorn Football Club where he played 37 games and more significantly coached as an assistant under AFL hall-of-fame member John Kennedy.
Born on 14 June, 1932, Considine is survived by his wife Maureen, sons Brendon, Vincent, Paul, and Matt along with his 16 grand-children and 10 great grand-children.