Freight Forwarding Australia

Freight Forwarder Australia

Efficient & timely cargo deliveries that guarantee your peace of mind.

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Why use a freight forwarding service?

At Worldwide Customs and Forwarding Agents, our freight forwarding service streamlines the process for you. We work with you to manage the logistics of your delivery from start to finish. Our freight forwarding is a holistic service, and takes into account your shipping documents, freight rates, customs clearance, packing, insurance, road transport, and the delivery of your cargo to its intended destination.

Put simply, we take full responsibility of your cargo to ensure it reaches its destination. With a network of official channels and trusted industry contacts, we integrate with the necessary airline or sealane carriers to ensure every step in the process is managed for you.


What is the freight forwarding process?

The freight forwarding process includes a number of different steps, depending on your transport needs. Here are the five main stages involved:

We get the wheels moving

Also known as export haulage, we move your goods from your original location to our warehouse. We then review your cargo and ensure all your goods are present and accounted for.

Export customs clearance

We work with expert customs brokers to provide all the necessary details of your cargo and ensure you have the necessary customs clearance in place that allow your goods to leave the country.

Transport

We transport your cargo to where it needs to go, using your preferred method of transport. Air, rail, road, or sea, we’ve got you covered.

Import customs clearance

We manage your import customs and provide all the details they need to allow your cargo into the country.

The last leg

We arrange transport of your cargo, and see it safely to its arrival destination.


How do I choose the right freight forwarding service?

Choosing the right freight forwarding service is about finding the company that you trust to take full responsibility for your cargo.

A reputable freight forwarding company will seek first to understand your needs, then provide a solution. They’ll ask the right questions to understand what it is you need to transport, how you want to get it there, and help you choose the best transport method that works with your timeline and budget.

It’s also critical that they provide flexibility in how they work. After all, things may not always go to plan, and issues can crop up that require quick thinking. Your freight forwarding service must be able to provide alternative options that deliver on your needs.

It should be a partnership: they’re helping you achieve your outcome. So their communication needs to be open, honest, and transparent. You’re kept in the loop across all their operations and pricing structures.

So we recommend when you find a freight forwarding service you’re considering, ask around. Check with colleagues and contacts, read online reviews, and make sure you hear good things about their service.


How can I get the freight forwarding process started?

 
Step 1:

Get in contact with us for a free quote. Either give us a call on 1300 960 616 or fill out the free quote form further down this page. 


Step 2:

One of our expert team will then be in touch to discuss your quote, and provide further details of your what your requirements involve.


Step 3:

Book in your freight forwarding with us. We’ll supply the paperwork, details, and timelines so you know exactly what you need to do to allow us to get your cargo where it needs to go.



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Air Freight Solutions & Services

We provide expert and experienced air freight solutions and services, and manage the haulage, transport, import and export, and delivery of your cargo into and out of all major Australian Airports.

  • Customs clearance: Our customs clearance service ensures that your cargo arrives on time, every time.
  • Shipment consolidation: We offer cost-saving measure by consolidating your cargo into our regular consolidated service.
  • Fast worldwide delivery: You can take confidence that our team of highly-trained professionals will connect you with the carrier that provides the fastest service at the time.
  • Network of trusted experts: Our global network of trusted agents ensures that your goods are handled safely and securely, anywhere in the world.
  • Door-to-door shipping: Our shipping services cover both commercial cargo and personal effects, with same- and next-day delivery for local cargo once delivered on site.

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Sea Freight Solutions & Services

Worldwide Customs and Forwarding Agents provide customs clearance, freight forwarding, transportation, and door to door deliveries, to ensure your sea shipments are delivered safely and on time. Our direct and consolidated freight services ensure you have options to manage the cost of your freight so it remains in line with your budget.

We manage all the necessary clearances, customs processing, duties, and logistics, to provide a seamless service from start to finish.


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    Final Delivery Solutions

    At Worldwide Customs and Forwarding Agents we focus on ensuring our clients receive the highest quality service and advice. So when you choose us as your freight forwarding or custom clearance solution, we go the extra mile and offer these final delivery solutions to ensure your cargo gets where it needs to go.

    Coastal Shipping

    Once your cargo arrives, we organise for transfer to the next vessel and then ship it onwards to any other local port in Australia. 

    Domestic Transport Solutions

    Whether it’s by rail, road, shipping, or domestic flight services, we organise for transport of your cargo at every step.

    Domestic Transport Service, Road & Rail

    We operate using a freight road line and rail network to all capital cities throughout Australia. Whether you’re after long-haul rail transport interstate, or a fast and efficient road transport solution, we help you choose the best route that gets your cargo to its location, faster.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    We’ve answered your most frequently asked questions below. If you have any additional questions regarding freight forwarding, please reach out to us directly via the contact page here.

    We transport and deliver your goods from all major cities in Australia to anywhere in the world. Conversely, we can forward freight from anywhere in the world into all major cities in Australia, and then manage transport and delivery to anywhere in Australia. Our Australia-wide delivery network means we can get it wherever you need to go, sooner.

    The cost of freight forwarding depends on what you’re transporting, the method of freight forwarding you’re using, your timelines, and the associated services involved. When we work with you, we manage all these variables to provide the most cost-effective solution that suits your timing and budget.

    While freight forwarding and logistics both involve similar operations, they’re two different services.

    Freight forwarding is the comprehensive coordination and management of delivering goods from one location to another. It’s focused purely on the transport and delivery of your goods from A to B.

    Logistics, on the other hand, covers a far wider scope, of which freight management is just one element. Logistics includes freight forwarding, but also involves managing transportation, fleet, warehousing, inventory, supply & demand, and third-party logistics as well.

    We handle the entire process for you from start to finish, from pickup to delivery. We involve our global network of trusted agents to coordinate the paperwork, customs, transport, travel, and timing, so you don’t have to.

    We’re not locked into a contract with any one carrier. Instead, we have a wide range of trusted global and local carriers that we work with. For your freight forwarding needs, we’ll identify which of our network will offer the best service, best rates, and fastest deliver at that time.

    We help you access the size of container that best suits your transport needs. However, the most common sized containers we supply to our customers are the 20-foot and 40-foot shipping containers.

    20' GP Container Dimensions

    Millimetres

    Feet

    Inside Dimensions

    Length

    5885

    19'4''

    Width

    2350

    7'8''

    Height

    2403

    7'10''

    Door Opening

    Width

    2338

    7'8''

    Height

    2292

    7'6''

     

    Kilograms

    Pounds

    Weight

    Max. Gross

    24000

    52910

    Tare

    2150

    4740

    Max. Payload

    21850

    48170

     

    Cube Metres

    Cube Feet

    Capacity

    33,150

    1170



    40' GP Container Dimensions

    Millimetres

    Feet

    Inside Dimensions

    Length

    12033

    39'6''

    Width

    2350

    7'8''

    Height

    2394

    7'10''

    Door Opening

    Width

    2338

    7'8''

    Height

    2280

    7'6''

     

    Kilograms

    Pounds

    Weight

    Max. Gross

    30480

    67200

    Tare

    3800

    8377

    Max. Payload

    26680

    58823

     

    Cube Metres

    Cube Feet>

    Capacity

    67,7

    2390



    40' GP High Cubic Container Dimensions

    Millimetres

    Feet

    Inside Dimensions

    Length

    12024

    39'6''

    Width

    2350

    7'8''

    Height

    2697

    8'10''

    Door Opening

    Width

    2340

    7'8''

    Height

    2597

    8'6''

     

    Kilograms

    Pounds

    Weight

    Max. Gross

    30480

    67200

    Tare

    4020

    8860

    Max. Payload

    26460

    58340

     

    Cube Metres

    Cube Feet

    Capacity

    76,3

    2694

    Inco terms, or International Commercial Terms, are a set of 11 rules that define the roles, responsibilities, risks, and costs for international transport. These are updated yearly.

    The current inco terms are:

    EXW - Ex-Works
    The buyer assumes the majority of cost and risk throughout the entire shipping process. The seller only has to ensure that the buyer can access their goods.

    FCA - Free Carrier
    The seller has the responsibility to transport their goods to the buyer’s carrier, at a location both parties agree on, and also clear goods for export.

    CPT - Carriage Paid To
    The seller has the responsibility to transport their goods to the buyer’s carrier, at a location both parties agree on, and cover all delivery costs. They must also clear goods for export.

    CIP - Carriage and Insurance Paid to
    The seller has the responsibility to transport their goods to the buyer’s carrier, at a location both parties agree on, and cover all carriage, insurance (maximum level), and delivery costs. They must also clear goods for export.

    DPU - Delivered at Place Unloaded (previously DAT - Delivered At Terminal)
    The seller is responsible for all cost and risk involved in delivering goods to an agreed unloading location. The seller covers customs clearance and manages the unloading, the buyer covers import clearance and related duties.

    DAP - Delivered At Place
    The seller is required to cover the costs and risk throughout the transport process, until the goods reach their location and ready to be unloaded.

    DDP - Delivered Duty Paid
    The seller assumes the majority of the cost and risk throughout the entire shipping process, makes sure they’re available to be unloaded, and fulfils any import or export responsibilities and fees.

    FAS - Free Alongside Ship
    The seller is responsible for all cost and risk involved, until goods are delivered to the following ship. The buyer then assumes all risk, and any import or export clearance.

    FOB - Free On Board
    The seller is responsible for all cost and risk involved, until goods are delivered on board ship. They also manage export clearance. The buyer assumes all responsibility once the goods are on board.

    CFR - Cost And Freight
    The seller is responsible for all cost and risk involved, and assumes all responsibility for the goods once they’re on board, and covers this until goods are delivered to port.

    CIF - Cost, Insurance and Freight
    The seller is responsible for all cost and risk involved, including insurance (at minimum 110% of invoice value), and assumes all responsibility for the goods once they’re on board. This remains valid until goods are delivered to port. Additional insurance cover is arranged by the seller at the buyer’s cost.