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International Shipping | Air & Ocean 

Whether you’re moving raw materials into Australia or taking on the world by exporting, your supply chain starts somewhere in the Mainfreight world. Our local team can ease your international shipping worries by transitioning your products through ports and airports and expediting border formalities to ensure your products are in the hands of your customers when you need them to be.

Our growing global network offers over 28,000 Mainfreight to Mainfreight connections covering a wide range of service capabilities:


Airfreight is the quickest way to get your good where they need to be.
Need it there now? Air freight is the fastest way to get your goods where they need to be. From consolidated parcels to full pallet loads or project air freight. Or you can combine air and sea services to reduce transit times while remaining cost effective.

Sea freight

International shipping - sea freight
A more cost effective option when speed isn't crucial. With options ranging from smaller consolidated LCL (Less than Container Load) shipments to large FCL (Full Container Load) shipments to and from all major trading hubs.

Or you can combine air and sea services to reduce transit times while remaining cost effective.

Customs brokerage

International shipping - customs brokerage
Navigating through complex international regulations is as important as the physical movement of your products. Our experienced locally branch based customs brokerage teams ensure your cargo moves smoothly across borders. Services include brokerage, trade facilitation, consultancy, quarantine and border protection.

Cross docking

International shipping - cross docking
Cross docking allows your products to arrive and then be distributed to the end user with minimal handling and storage time. We label and consolidate multiple international orders into a full container at origin, unload at a Mainfreight depot on arrival and deliver direct to your customers. This service reduces your inventory holding costs and improves delivery time and service to your customers.

Buyer's consolidation

Buyer's consolidation
Consolidate multiple supplier orders at an international origin and deliver direct to you and your customers site on arrival; reducing administration time and associated costs. 

Perishable freight

Through our network of dedicated facilities we move all types of perishable and temperature controlled cargo. Moving perishable products requires specialist knowledge and handling equipment which our local team members have developed and invested in over many years.

How we support your business

Global network

Through our growing global network of Mainfreight owned offices and operations we are able to offer a full suite of import and export freight forwarding services to any destination worldwide. Our team members in each location work together to retain a chain of custody and accountability across each point of the supply chain, allowing us to deliver a premium service to you and your customers.

Consolidation program

LCL (Less Than Container Load) Airfreight and sea freight shipments are consolidated and managed within our network. This allows us to control costs, avoid 3rd party involvement, reduce ground handling risks and provide you and your customers with complete visibility from pick up to delivery.

Local customer service

Our decentralised customer service teams are located in each branch, making decisions as close to our operations and customers as possible. This provides timely, accurate information on shipment status, reducing the time your team may spend managing freight movements.

Ground network – last mile delivery

As an end to end supply chain service, our transport including wharf cartage operations and warehousing teams complement our air and ocean operations to provide inventory management and last mile delivery across Australia and overseas. All our branches globally use the same technology and procedures meaning your team can rely on real time data accuracy and visibility anywhere in the world.

Take advantage of our full suite of international shipping services by contacting our team today.

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