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Working For You.

Whilst we can absolutely move your freight to anywhere in Australia, or indeed the world, naturally some places are easier to get to than others. One of the major benefits of partnering with Applied Logistics is that we have a passion for delivering to unusual places. In that spirit, if you have some freight to move to somewhere not marked on our map above, let us know and we promise that we will get you an extra special rate!

Simplify The Paper Work

As an Applied Logistics customer, we take care of the paperwork for you. Supply us with the details and we will provide you with your booking, consignment note and label. No more booking multiple carriers, navigating hard to read transport contracts or multiple website booking systems. We take care of it all.

Understanding

We work closely with you to understand your needs. The more we work together, the better we can serve you.

Going The Extra Mile

Our clients appreciate that we’ll help them out after hours if that’s what they need. Or they’ll need assistance with an urgent issue and we’ll eliminate the stress for them. At Applied Logistics, we really are your logistics heroes.

Air.

Applied Logistics is your first choice when it comes to mission critical air freight services. We have access to Virgin Australia, Qantas, Jetstar, Air North, Rex and Toll aircraft, meaning that you know that we will be able to get your critical freight to where it’s needed as fast as possible.
AIR FREIGHT LIMITS.
Domestic Air Services differ from International due to the size of aircraft used. Both Virgin Australia and Qantas operate wide body A330 aircraft to and from Perth. This allows us to lodge much larger and heavier freight on these services. Jetstar’s A320 services are also containerised, meaning that we can also lodge larger and heavier freight, so long as it fits in the container.

The 717, 737, ATR, Bombardier, Embraer and Fokker services operated by Qantas and Virgin Australia have greater restrictions due to manual handling and aircraft size.

Max 60kgs, typically 120x70x80cms

  • Cartons
  • Trays
  • Plastic Crates
  • Bags
  • Road cases
  • Chilled
  • Frozen
  • Dangerous Goods
  • Livestock and Pets
AKH Container specs:

Loading size: 142(w)x109(h)x153(d)cms

Max weight: 900kgs

  • Cartons
  • Skids
  • Pallets
  • Bags
  • Road cases
  • Chilled
  • Frozen
  • Dangerous Goods
PMC Pallet specs:

Loading size: 317(l)x299(w)x160(h)cms

Max weight: 6,700kgs

  • Pallets
  • Skids
  • Crates
  • Machinery
  • Dangerous Goods

Containers are also available in various formats which are ideal for loose items or consolidated loads.

Rail.

Rail has long been a cornerstone of Applied Logistic’s suite of services. We love that rail is economical, efficient and environmentally responsible. Rail is also secure, smooth and reliable.

Rail is best suited to general freight through consolidators (or forwarders) or full loads over longer distances.

Linehaul rail operators (such as Aurizon) only accept loaded shipping containers. Applied Logistics is able to provide you with a full service, including road cartage and both standard and specialised shipping containers to handle your freight.

We have direct access to Aurizon, Pacific National, SCT, GWA and TasRail services, as well as through forwarders such as Toll, Sadleirs, NTFS, K&S Group and Rand Transport.

Call us to discuss how we can utilise rail to make your supply chain more efficient and effective today!

WHAT RAIL FREIGHT CAN MOVE.

Rail has certain limitations when it comes to large items. Typically, we are limited to 13.7m in length, 2.5m in width and 2.6m in height – although this does depend on a lot of factors. Typically rail is inefficient for moving cars and small items.
  • Pallets
  • Crates
  • Skids
  • Cartons
  • Pipes
  • Building materials
  • Foodstuffs
  • Containers
  • Machinery
  • Vehicles
  • Plant
  • Refrigerated

MAJOR RAIL TERMINALS.

Freight trains no longer stops at all stations. It is also not possible to place freight on passenger trains, nor collect from stations. General freight is accepted as whole container loads only. If you have significant volumes, we can arrange regular services to operate or stop for you.

The major rail terminals in Australia are listed below: 

  • Brisbane
  • Gladstone
  • Rockhampton
  • Mackay
  • Bowen
  • Townsville
  • Innisfail
  • Cairns
  • Cloncurry (currently closed)
  • Mount Isa (currently closed)
  • Sydney
  • Newcastle
  • Albury
  • (Regional locations available for consistent volumes)
  • Melbourne
  • Wodonga
  • (Regional locations available for consistent volumes)
  • Bell Bay
  • Brighton (Hobart)
  • Burnie
  • Conara
  • Devonport
  • Launceston
  • Adelaide
  • Alice Springs
  • Tennant Creek
  • Katherine
  • Darwin
  • Perth
  • Kalgoorlie

Coastal Shipping.

Developement of the interstate railway network and highways has contributed to the demise of coastal shipping in Australia. However, options are still available where it is essential, or where there is sufficient demand.

Coastal shipping should be considered when you have constant flows of freight and transit time is of a lesser concern. Heavy freight also benefits from containerised coastal shipping, because the shipping line doesn’t charge extra for weight.

We recommend coastal shipping for the movement of heavy or large machinery – although, forward planning will help reduce the overall transit time.

AVAILABLE COASTAL SHIPPING SERVICES.

Each lane has a different set of solutions available. LCL, Break Bulk, RORO and containers are available on all services to remote communities and across the Bass Strait.

 

For customers who have heavy freight, or consistent freight requirements, we have access to international container ships operating under licence on the below lanes:

 

  • East Coast > Perth
  • Melbourne > Sydney > Brisbane
  • MEL > SYD > BNE > Townsville during peak periods
  • MEL > Hobart > SYD
  • ADL / BNE / FRE / MEL / SYD > Darwin via Singapore as domestic cargo

 

RORO is available from Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Fremantle, Melbourne, Port Kembla, Tasmania and Townsville,

 

For Bass Strait (Tasmania), Darwin and Far North Queensland communities, we have a direct relationship with Toll Shipping, SeaRoad and Sea Swift.

WHAT COASTAL SHIPPING CAN MOVE.
  • Pallets
  • Crates
  • Skids
  • Cartons
  • Pipes
  • Building materials
  • Foodstuffs
  • Containers
  • Machinery
  • Over Mass
  • Over Dimension
  • Plant

To other transport companies, it is just freight. To us, it is the product of your hard work; your skill, expertise; your reputation. As your Freight Forwarder of choice, we mix and match carriers, modes and services to treat your product with the respect, attention to detail and communication that you deserve.

This comes from years of experience in managing freight, from building relationships with carriers to understanding what you need from us as your partner.

We offer a full range of services, from Economy, General, Express through to Premium.

Our Economy service is favoured by most customers for it’s cost effectiveness, but it also comes with full respect for your freight – it’s just that the transit time is a little bit more vague. We might only have a couple of services per week, or your freight might take an extra couple of days to be delivered – which is perfectly fine most of the time.

The difference with Applied Logistics is that we can use a different service for each shipment. Often, we can reduce the transit time of freight when it’s already in motion. This might be through upgrading the service with the carrier, switching carriers at a transit point, or arranging a direct delivery upon arrival.

Get in touch with us to see how we can protect your reputation!