International Freight Forwarding
Our developed relationships with reliable airlines, shipping lines, trusted overseas partners and agents allow us to give you with the best possible freight forwarding service whilst saving time and money.
International Air Freight
Through our long lasting relationships with reliable airlines, trusted overseas partners and agents and the validation of our services through the IATA membership; we can source the best possible service and rates that will suit your needs on timeframes, budget and specific requirements.
Air Charter Services – Urgent – time sensitive cargo
When all that matters is having your cargo at one specific time in perfect condition. If you know that every hour that passes by of not having that piece of equipment means you’re losing thousands… then this is your solution.
Equipment breaking down at exploration sites, factories and production facilities is one of the many examples where the downtime costs can escalate quite quickly if you don’t have a solution at hand.
In these instances, a direct air charter no matter how small from a Gulfstream Aerospace G500 aircraft through to the giants of the sky an Antonov AN-225 could be the ideal solution for you! We have the contacts, processes and preferential tariffs in place to make it happen. Chartering when the stakes are high can help minimise your downtime costs and production time ensuring your facilities are back up to full production in the minimum amount of time possible.
For those small consignments where the delivery needs to be done urgently, this is the best option for you. With industry preference wholesale rates, we can make your urgent cargo seem as your everyday delivery.
Don’t have the facilities to pack your goods and crate them up for transport? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We can look after all your packing needs ensuring your goods are protected in transit and arrive safe and in good condition at destination.
International Sea Freight
With a history of over 30 years in the international shipping sector and extensive experience operating along the world’s major shipping container lines and bulk/ RoRo carriers, we’re capable of delivering high or small volume cargo on a safe and regular basis for all our customers worldwide.
Our Sea Freight services include:
- Full Container Load (FCL)
- Lesser Container Load (LCL)
- Temperature Controlled REEFER
- Out Of Gauge
- Flat Racks/ Break Bulk
- Roll On Roll Off (Ro/ Ro)
- Provision of containers and cargo equipment
- Transhipment services to/ from a mother vessel using barges and floating cranes
- Coastal shipping in Australia
- (Ro/Ro) vessels servicing Bass Strait daily
Our highly skilled certified and experienced team in conjunction with our large network of overseas agents and partners on all five continents negotiates the most suitable services and ocean freight rates to assist our clients with the efficient movement of their goods in a safe and timely manner. Whether you are shipping Less than Container Loads (LCL) or Full Container Loads (FCL) from anywhere and to anywhere in the world between Adelaide to Zagreb and Brisbane to Antwerp or vice a versa, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
We Make Importing Goods into Australia Straightforward
Here at CFS, our Licensed Customs Brokers and professional and experienced team can help you through the daunting process of clearing your goods when importing them into Australia. Complex regulations, different law legislations and taxes will always be part of this sometimes confusing and challenging process. Our specialised team can assist with Customs Import Tariffs, regulations as well as advice on Biosecurity (Quarantine) and other relevant topics around regulatory entities. If you want a partner that can help with all processes of importing without you having to learn the detail on tax, customs and Import Tariff laws, CFS has the solution for you.
Why do I need a Customs Broker or a specialised partner for my Imports?
Learning and understanding legislation, import tax and complying with International Trade regulations is not an easy task.This is the job of your Customs Broker or Customs Brokerage firm. Here at CFS we will;
- Prepare and submit all required documentation to the relevant authorities ensuring they all comply with regulatory legislations/ requirements.
- Check that your goods meet the state requirements to import into Australia.
- Arrange any permit you may require.
- Classify your products with the minimisation of your tax liability in mind.
If you are exporting or planning to export from Australia your first step should be studying the country that you are/ or will be dealing with.
Researching and understanding your obligations, rights and responsibilities when dealing with a foreign country will save you from associated risks and costs.
Here at CFS we can help your business develop on the international stage that you’ve been dreaming of.
Exporting can be a daunting process and without the correct information, can be a minefield of problems with the biggest risks being not properly protected against non-payment.
Speak to us, we can help you recommending best options for your business to help you suit your operational and risk management requirements.
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Types of Cargo
We can take care of your containerised cargo Lesser Container Load (LCL) or Full Container Load (FCL) from the actual country of origin through to its destination.
Dangerous or Hazardous goods
Our highly experienced Dangerous Goods (DG) specialists, ensures that your goods are fully compliant for carriage by the shipping lines and airlines. We ensure all documentation is completed correctly in-line with regulations, appropriately packed and marked as per IATA for Air Freight or IMO for Sea Freight and Transport and Government regulations.
We partner with companies that offer state-of-the-art dangerous goods storage facilities across Australia. All dangerous goods are stored according to their classification, complying with the highest health and safety requirements.
Out of Gauge/ Oversize cargo
Our highly experienced team can assist in sourcing the most suitable transport, freight or shipping line options for those oversize shipments that exceed the dimensions for a shipping container by length, width, height or all of the above. We are able to provide ongoing personalised updates on where your cargo is, assistance with all documentation including Customs Clearances and transport of your oversized freight by air, sea or land to its final destination.
High Value Goods
With the years of experience that CFS has in handling the niche market of High Value goods, we understand that safety and care are at the top of the requirements for this type of consignment. Transporting High Value goods requires the highest level of attention to detail and the most reliable partnerships to make it a successful and smooth movement. From the armoured van, armed guards (and police escorts if required) to the placing of goods in the safe room at the carrier’s terminal through to loading on the aircraft and delivery at destination under guard! We also have an on board courier option, if needed.
Temperature sensitive goods
The transport of goods that are sensitive to climate conditions (Temperature controlled Shipping or REEFER for Sea and ULD for Air) (Sea) require special handling and storage during transport to maintain temperatures stable.
The movement of cargo is complicated enough for you to add additional worries to the equation by not partnering with a specialised company in the Temperature Controlled shipping of goods. Here at CFS we can offer you more than thirty years’ of experience in the shipping of pharma and health supplement goods to make this process compliant with all Australian requirements.
From supplier cold room door up to delivery at the consignee’s Temperature Controlled facility we have the experience and runs on the board to guide you through this most nerve racking process!
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Advisory / Consulting
We can guide you through Import/Export Documentation, Regulatory Compliances, Trade Agreements, TCO Applications, Duty Refunds and more.
Our developed relationships with reliable airlines, shipping lines, trusted overseas partners and agents allow us to give you with the best possible service whilst saving time and money.
Project: Customs Clearance and delivery of a Cross Laminate Timber Plant to Rural Victoria. The project comprised 17 shipments in total; 2 airfreight shipments, 14 sea freight shipments of 57 x 40ft containers arriving in a space of two months and a 1 x 30m long break...read more
Project: CFS was contracted to deliver a military rated Helicopter Flight Simulator from Cergy – Pontoise in France to the Australian Defence Force base in Townsville, Australia. The cargo involved 52 crates of assorted sizes and weights with sensitive electronics and...read more