Services to Freight
In the Transport and Logistics industry, we see goods being physically transported, imported and exported, but none of this would happen without some other important services.
The warehousing sector is one vital link in the logistics chain, and is seeing rapid advances. Technologies as advanced as RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), robots and advanced computer systems are revolutionising modern warehouses.
Freight forwarders also play an important role. They are a group of specialised companies that facilitate the movement of freight, both domestically and internationally. In most instances, freight forwarders are used when companies are exporting or importing their products from or to international markets. Therefore, many freight forwarders also act as licensed Customs Brokers, to clear goods through Customs and Quarantine.
Government also provides a necessary link in the chain, to help facilitate the movement of people and goods, while maintaining safety, security and the environment.
- The Australian Warehousing Association Book Club
- Find out what RFID is from the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility
- Lean Thinking in the Warehouse
- The National Transport Commission 2010 guidelines for transporting dangerous goods by road or rail
- Export Logistics Guide - INCOTERMS taking effect from January 2011
- Information for Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders on the wildlife trade
- Facts about warehousing and storage by Work Safe Victoria
- Warehousing & Depot fact sheet from the Australian Customs Service
- Importing goods into Australia and the Customs Tariff Act
- Australian Customs Service fact sheet – A Licenced Broker
- Australian Customs Service fact sheet – Customs Brokers Responsibilities
- AusTrade Fact sheet – Transporting your products overseas
Associations and Contacts
- Australian Warehousing Association
- International Warehouse Logistics Association
- APICS (The Society for Supply Chain Professionals)
- The Refrigerated Warehouse & Transport Association of Australia
- The Chartered Institute for Purchasing & Supply Australia
- Australia Trade Coast – Brisbane’s Gateway for Business
- Let Austrade find you a Freight Forwarder
- Australian Federation of International Forwarders
- Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia
- Freight and Logistics Council of WA
- SA Freight Council
- Tasmanian Freight and Logistics Council
- The Transport and Logistics Centre
- Road Freight Transport Industry Council