We’re all about transparency and keeping life simple, so we’ve put together a list of freight terminology to help you navigate your way through the logistics world.
LCL (Less than Container Load)
Shipment is not large enough to fill a standard container. LCL is often packed and transported in shared containers.
FCL (Full Container Load)
A shipment that fills a standard 20’, 40’ or 40’HC shipping container.
LO/LO (Lift On / Lift Off Cargo)
Cargo is not packed into a container for transportation, but rather lifted on and off a vessel by a crane at the point of origin and at the destination.
RO/RO (Roll On / Roll Off Cargo)
Driven or wheeled on and off vessels. Predominantly vehicles, motorbikes, trailers or caravans.
Talking sea freight
The most commonly used mode of transportation for large, heavy or high-volume cargo.
A quicker, more direct transition from the Port of Origin to the Port of Destination, where only one vessel is used.
Freight is collected from anywhere in the world and delivered to the address of your choice.
Freight is collected from any international shipping port and delivered to any address in Australia. We can organise to have your freight shipped to your warehouse or even to your front door.
Flat Rack Containers
Specialised containers used to transport cargo that is larger than the dimensions available in general purpose and open-top containers. Consist of a flatbed with fixed or collapsible ends.
Also known as ‘general cargo’. Goods that are loaded individually onto general cargo ships. Break bulk cargo is transported in bags, boxes, creates, drums or barrels.
Discussing air freight
Need to get it there fast, fresh or urgently? Air freight is popular for light weight parcels or perishable goods.
Cargo is picked up from any international airport and delivered to the Australian airport of your choice.
Cargo is collected from any international airport and delivered to any address in Australia.
Our ultimate end-to-end service. Freight is collected from your supplier’s warehouse anywhere in the world and delivered to the address of your choice.
Goods with a customs value over $1000.00 must go through the customs authority to be cleared before shipment.