Freight Forwarder - Sydney

Sydney represents the gateway to the Australian consumer, with its beautiful harbour and a population in the greater Sydney region now exceeding 5.2 million, many now consider it to be the premier port for imports. However, with Melbourne snapping at its heels and Brisbane a huge exporter of goods, one thing that can't be disputed is the east coast has a vibrant trading reputation that continues to grow, year after year.

BR International holds a big piece of the action in Sydney when it comes to freight forwarding, and our fastidious attention to detail in every aspect of the process ensures the safety of the cargo consigned by our operatives on your behalf.

Although BRi's primary interest lays in the vibrant areas of mining, wholesale and retail, and lifestyle, the scope of our experience allows us to shift cargoes of dangerous goods and/or hazardous materials using our knowledge of logistics to safely transport and store them. BRi utilises a vast network to safeguard your shipment. By sea freight, land transport or airfreight the result is goods delivered on schedule and at the best price.

Freight forwarding as a specialised profession has enjoyed exponential growth in the past thirty years due to the advent of globalised trade, but the industry has existed for hundreds of years. Freight forwarders still have the same responsibilities as ever, but now use strategic logistics and execution to arrange the international movement of goods on behalf of shippers.

Perth Freight Forwarding Office

BR International Logistics
1A Amour Street Milperra, NSW 2214

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What is The Freight Forwarding Process?

If there was one time to call in a specialist this is it, as there is a strictly defined process to be followed. When costs and freight details have been settled upon, arrangements must be made for customs clearance to conform with Australian and international regulations and laws.

A licenced customs broker has the knowledge and ability to not only apply these laws as required, but can prepare the substantial documentation needed to complete the import/export process. The inside knowledge is invaluable to have on your side as the variance in regulatory laws between countries can be frustrating to navigate at best, and maddening at worst.

A list of documentation that you will require include a customs declaration, a commercial invoice, a bill of goods that includes the weight and volume of the shipment and a valid import/export licence. BR International will ensure that every step taken on your behalf will lead to the customs clearance process proceeding in an orderly manner.

During each stage we guarantee a flawless line of communication with you, the customer. We provide real-time status updates of your shipment at every stage of the transportation process.

Order tracking is provided via the BRi pathway app.

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Air Freight Sydney

Air freight is by far the fastest way to move your freight, especially when long distances are involved. Air freight is a reliable alternative to sea freight, mainly due to sea conditions causing supply chain delays.

Perishable items especially benefit as this form of transportation can deliver goods anywhere in the world in a matter of hours.

Aircraft have access to any destination globally without the reliance on a coastline or road network. Insurance costs are much lower due to the reduced travel times, packaging is reduced to a minimum, and warehousing is almost dispensed with due to the efficiency of this means of transport.

Airport security, quick customs clearance and the total reliability of airfreight are further factors affecting the decision. In many cases the extra cost of airfreight is reduced by the advantages listed to make it a very attractive package for consideration.

Heavy items are usually excluded unless time is of the essence. Car parts, clothing and other wearable items, drugs and other pharmaceutical products, any urgent goods or mail, perishables, luxury items and artworks, high volume goods and machinery for medical use are but a few of the items that are regularly shipped by air.

Air Freight Services

BRi understands that the timing of delivery of goods is vital to air solutions. When it comes to fragile, time sensitive, large items or dangerous goods, we use our advanced knowledge of logistics to provide a superior service.

  • Door to door delivery
  • Airport to airport delivery
  • Airport to door delivery
  • ODC Cargo handling
  • High-value cargo handling
  • Dangerous goods handling
  • Temperature sensitive handling
  • Charter Services
  • Courier Logistics

Sea Freight Sydney

Sea freight is the dispatch of goods between ports, both domestic and international. Sea freight is the most popular form of shipping due to its price advantage, averaging 3 - 5 times cheaper than air freight With 20, 40 and 45 foot containers for general use and insulated and refrigerated (reefer) containers for anything that needs controlled temperatures for transport including frozen and medicinal products, sea freight covers the extra time taken for the goods to arrive through the utilisation of advanced technology to ensure the cargo is delivered in peak condition.

Containers can be packed with up to 3750kg of goods. Goods shipped by sea include perishable items shipped in 'reefer' containers, bulk cargo like iron ore and oil, rare and precious items, hazardous chemicals, cars and other machinery, whitegoods and raw agricultural products such as soybeans, coffee beans and wheat.

Cargo is broken down into FCL (full container loads) and LCL (less than container loads). Once you have established your requirements, freight details and costs are confirmed then customs clearance at both ends of the journey must be entered into to remain compliant with the laws of the respective countries involved.

Sea Freight Services

  • Port-to-Port, door-to-door pickups and delivery
  • Full Container Load Service (FCL), including High-Cube Containers
  • Less than Container Load Service (LCL)
  • Groupage and Break-bulk cargo handling
  • Charter Services
  • Refrigerated Services

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International Freight Forwarding - Sydney

BRi in Sydney offers a comprehensive freight forwarding service designed to meet all the import and export requirements of our customers. With our extensive experience handling all sizes of containers including high cube, reefer, LCL and FCL, non-containerised cargo, Project Services and vessel/aircraft chartering, we have all your needs covered.

As well we provide consolidation services to/from major gateways, accelerated service for time sensitive shipments, import and export and third party movements, full/partial charters, handling of dangerous and oversized cargo, and door-to-door or airport service.

Whether you choose sea freight, air freight or parcel delivery, you need a forwarder you can trust to deliver - on time and within budget.

Point of Difference of BRi's Freight Forwarding Service

BRi provides our customers with customised end-to-end trade solutions that simply do not exist anywhere else in the mainstream transport and logistics industry. We deliver the tailored solutions that are unfulfilled by our competitors.

  • We understand that no two supply chains are the same.
  • We invest the time to truly understand our customer's unique business. We then devise strategies
  • and tailor solutions that are entirely in sync with the goals and requirements of each customer.
  • We are not facilitators, we are problem solvers. We love a challenge and if there is a better
  • process, service or solution available we will find one.
  • We believe your business is our business. The accomplishments and growth BRi has experienced is directly linked to how much we care for our customers and their success.
  • At BRi we are continually striving for improvement and endeavour to always be innovators within the industry.
  • At BRi you have direct access to the owners of the business. Unlike our large global competitors there is a human face and a reality to our commitment.

We Ship all over Australia and Overseas

BRi Sydney ships to and from all the major centres in Australia including Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

We also ship to and from many destinations overseas, including India, the U.S. and China. We retain offices in the US in Atlanta, Boise (Idaho), Los Angeles and New York; India in New Delhi at AEL Berkman; and China at AEL Berkman in Hong Kong, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Xiamen. We have many other offices internationally.

Freight Forwarding FAQs

What is freight forwarding?

Freight forwarding is transporting goods (freight) between locations, either domestically or internationally. These can be imports, exports or third-party transfers.

Why should you use a freight forwarder?

Using a trusted and reliable freight forwarder ensures goods are transported in the most appropriate and efficient way, saving you money in the process.

What are the costs involved in freight forwarding?

Costs vary and detailed quotes are available. (BRi to detail)

Where do you deliver freight?

Almost anywhere in the world.

What kind of product can you freight/ship?

Whitegoods, furniture, consumer items, cars, machinery, clothing, agricultural products and thousands of other things. Bulk products, dangerous and oversize goods etc. If it will ship, we'll ship it.

What is customs clearance and does that impact freight forwarding?

There is extensive documentation required for the customs clearance process. BRi will advise comprehensively to ensure timely customs clearance is achieved.

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