Freight Forwarder Brisbane
Efficient & timely cargo deliveries that guarantee your peace of mind.
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.
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.
Brisbane Air Freight Forwarding
Brisbane Airport is the third busiest airport in Australia, and connects Brisbane to the world. Operating 24/7, Brisbane Airport unveiled its second runway in 2020, doubling its capability and productivity as a freight hub. Brisbane Airport is your gateway to import and export in the northern reaches of Australia.
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 Brisbane Airport.
- 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.
Brisbane Sea Freight Forwarding
Originally established in 1969, Brisbane Port moves a range of goods and cargo. A bustling multi-cargo port, Brisbane Port is located in close proximity to Brisbane Airport, making it a seamless transition from air to rail, and then onwards around the Australian coast.
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.
Once your cargo arrives in Brisbane, 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 Brisbane, Australia to anywhere in the world. Conversely, we can forward freight from anywhere in the world into Brisbane, 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
40' GP Container Dimensions
40' GP High Cubic Container Dimensions
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.
Brisbane is the third largest Australian city, and is the capital of the state of Queensland. It is located on the traditional lands of the Indigenous Turrbal people.
Today, the city has a population of more than 2.5 million people, and is a cultural melting pot with 32 percent of residents born overseas. Due to its location on the Brisbane River, the city is commonly referred to as the ‘River City’, and more colloquially as ‘Brissie’.
A popular tourist destination due to its year-round pleasant weather, lush parks and gardens, growing reputation as a food and cultural destination, and proximity to all the attractions of the Gold Coast, and other popular Queensland destinations.
Brisbane is also making a name for itself as a host city for major sporting events, and is set to host the 2032 Summer Olympics.