Projects & Case Studies

CFS has a long and proud history of oversize transportation in this wide brown land of ours. With specialised over size/ project transport partners we can help you move the largest loads on our roads to anywhere you need to go. From complete flight simulators for the armed forces, through to helicopter and heavy machinery transports via the long and winding roads of Australia on heavy lift low loaders with police escorts.


Construction & Project


Pharmaceutical


Time Sensitive

CASE STUDY:
CROSS LAMINATE TIMBER PLANT

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 bulk shipment that was received on a Saturday and had to be store and ready for delivery before sunrise on the Monday.

Challenge:
All containers required mandatory Rural Tailgate Inspection before being delivered 300km outside of the Port of Melbourne precinct and it had to be returned to the shipping line at the Port of Melbourne within their demurrage (free time) period that are always very tight. On top of this, the client could only accept up to 4 containers a day making the planning even more meticulous. We were also looking at an Out of Gauge cargo that had time restrictions due to it’s length.

Due to the importance and promptness required on this project, the CFS team needed weekend and overnight work, requiring 24/7 capabilities.

How was the challenge addressed or planned for?
CFS team liaised with shipping lines, stevedores, Customs and Quarantine to accelerate the containers collection from wharf precinct in minimal time to ensure the containers were not sitting idle at the wharf.

The planning of the containers and OOG (Out Of Gauge) was done months in advance and the delivery schedules were to be set days in advance so the receiver in rural Victoria could confirm equipment requirements and the teams could minimise container time on site.

Final result:
The project was completed successfully in the timeframe stipulated and within budget. To this stage CFS is still completing day to day work for this client.

CASE STUDY:
DELIVERY OF HELICOPTER FLIGHT SIMULATOR

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 general goods.

Challenge:
The CFS team had plenty of challenges along the way including the booking of security escorts, government road authority permits and crane contractors for unloading at destination point. Our challenge was to provide an effective plan for the shipping/ transport of sensitive OOG (Out Of Gauge) equipment to the ultimate destination in a safe and secure environment.

How was the challenge addressed or planned for?
CFS arranged in conjunction with our French partners the export clearance and road transport from the supplier’s facility to the departure Port of Le Havre. Goods were wrapped, loaded and securely lashed to MAFI trailers for on carriage ex Lyon via RO-RO (roll-on roll-off) carrier to ensure a safe and secure arrival at the Port of Brisbane.

Months of pre arrival planning, endless hours of meetings, introductions of all people involved in the arrival, permit approvals and transport processes; was diligently carried out to ensure the entire arrival and delivery process was completed smoothly and efficiently. Like a carefully planned military operation nothing was left to chance.

Final result:
The goods were delivered successfully in pristine condition, on time and on budget with no delays or cost over runs.

“Our company has been working closely with Customs and Forwarding Services since our inception in 2000. Without exception, our international freight forwarding, coordination and customs clearance solutions have been expertly arranged and managed without loss of product or service and always in a timely manner.
 
We have entrusted this vital service to C.F.S. and without reservation, would recommend their expertise to any company needing such services.”

David,

Electrical Equipment Supplier/Distributor

"As a long term client of CFS we have seen CFS mature into the professional, competitive and responsive organisation that they are today. As a business, CFS leadership has given an exemplary level of Service and continually shares our Values working closely to ensure we get the job done. Whether it be Import or Export, through a dedicated and accountable team we continue to receive the professional support required in a diversely changing and competitive environment. Well done to Anne and her team."

Greg,

Manufacturing / Distribution

"Our Company has been dealing with Customs & Forwarding Services (Australia) Pty Ltd since 1978. We find they are extremely professional in all their dealings with us. They always respond to our requests promptly and source the best possible shipping rates on our behalf.
 
We would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone to handle all Import and Export requirements."

Ann,

Commercial Refrigeration Supplier/Distribution

"We have used Customs and Forwarding Services for all our Imports and Exports since 1995. They handle all our daily import/export forwarding including container clearance, unpack and delivery. Where they really excel is in the handling of our large equipment project shipments, managing all aspects of the freight movement from our overseas supplier/manufacturer to our sites here in Australia. I recommend Customs and Forwarding Services to anyone who needs Import/Export Services no matter how large or small."

Paul,

Processing / Distribution

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