TSL is on hand to provide top-quality logistics services all over the planet. We organize highly efficient freight forwarding across Asia, North America, Europe, Australasia and anywhere else – in fact, anywhere you need your consignment to be. Whether you need to send eight rail carriages to rural China or two shipping containers of personal belongings to London UK, we’ll take care of it for you. We operate high-frequency ocean and air services throughout the world and are a market leader in logistics – we’re freight forwarders Australia can rely on.
Getting Your Cargo From A To B
When you’re transporting valuable items thousands of miles across the ocean or through the air, you need to know you’re in good hands. Freight forwarding is an involved process that requires professionalism at every stage. Our experts are on hand to ensure the freight forwarding operation runs as smoothly as possible. These are the stages a typical load passes through during the operation:
We’ll collect your goods at a time that suits you. Our professionals will handle oversized or awkward consignments with specialized equipment and load it onto a suitable heavy haulage vehicle.
If needed, we’ll keep your items at one of our hundreds of storage units dotted throughout the world. Our facilities are protected by alarms, CCTV, security staff and dogs for your peace of mind.
We’ll use lorries and/or trains to get your cargo to the designated port or airport ready to be exported overseas.
Time to load up – we’ll use forklift trucks and cranes to place your consignment on the plane or ship, dismantling it beforehand if necessary.
Your cargo, safely stowed and/or containerized, is regularly checked throughout its journey. TSL’s online tracking service means you can easily check its progress.
TSL takes charge of all documentation using honed and effective systems. We liaise with the customs officials so that you don’t have to.
All that’s left for your load is a safe onward journey by road or rail using our dedicated vehicles.
TSL Freight Forwarders Australia: Our Projects
TSL’s customers include some of the biggest companies in Australia whose products are recognized names. Doing business with us is straightforward thanks to a defined flow of movement from purchase order follow-up as well as a simplified and transparent billing process.
These are some of the types of cargo we ship via sea or air:
Breakbulk – this type of cargo is loaded separately onto a ship or plane without the use of a shipping container
Container – these are 20ft and 40ft steel boxes that slot together and can be used to transport just about anything, as long as it fits inside
RoRo – cargo that is driven or rolled onto a dedicated vessel; this may include cars, lorries and heavy plant equipment with wheels
Yachts and Boats – sometimes transported as RoRo but may be sent as project cargo or placed onto shipping containers
Agriculture Machinery – may include tractors, fertilizer spreaders, cultivators, harrows, plows, verge cutters, combine harvesters, balers, and excavators
Oversized – this refers to anything with large dimensions and can include motor homes, railway carriages, and sailing boats
Factory Relocations – we’ll carry out site visits at both locations to provide an accurate and competitive quote as well as risk assessments
Personal Effects – studying abroad or moving countries for good? We’ll get all your stuff to your new location safely and quickly.
TSL Takes Care Of The Paperwork – And Everything Else
Freight forwarding is an intricate process comprised of many different stages and involving a number of agencies, companies, and jurisdictions. The details vary greatly according to the type of cargo you’re transporting. You may be hiring freight forwarders in Australia, but the operation will involve parties in at least two different countries – and sometimes more. It is vital for your freight forwarding provider to have good relationships with all parts of the chain. This business can be unpredictable and complications can crop up at any point – TSL will try to pre-empt these using years of expertise and experience to avoid any delays to the job.
Our work to deliver your goods involves several separate tasks and stages that contribute to the full operation. Perhaps we’ll need to hire a machine surveyor, carry out shipping consultations on transport methods, perform packing, labeling, and steam cleaning tasks, apply for oversize permits and escort services, arrange special equipment for loading and unloading oversized items or request release after unlawful seizure by overseas customs. As leading freight forwarders in Australia, we’re ready for just about anything and you’re completely safe in our hands!