International Freight Forwarders Melbourne


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Looking for International Shipping Companies Melbourne? CargoMaster is an Australian based freight forwarder, CargoMaster  offers you a broad range of international freight Melbourne services and boasts over 30 years transportation experience, moving all types of cargo to and from Melbourne, AIR FREIGHT AND SEA FREIGHT Melbourne  from all corners of the world. When you call on CargoMaster to look after your international freight your backed by a proven international network of dedicated freight forwarders and customs houses. CargoMaster offers bonded warehouse facilities located at Melbourne airport and a container packing yard in Campbellfield, Melbourne.

Air Freight forwarding and Sea Freight Forwarding


35 years freight forwarding experience , all types of international freight

CALL 1300 767 136 NATIONWIDE

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The earliest records about freight forwarding describe International Freight Forwarders as Inn Keepers in London, England, Inn Keepers would hold and forward clients (guests) personal effects staying at their Hotel. The First Freight Forwarder on record is Thomas Meadows and company, of London. Thomas Meadows and Company was established in 1836. In 1889 a company called Rockwell International Freight bought out Thomas Meadows and Company. Delmar International then purchased Rockwell International Freight in 1990, Delmar was based in Montreal, Canada.

In early times, a freight forwarder was responsible for the transportation of clients cargo by way of organising and contracting different carriers, it was the job of the Freight Forwarder to handle documentation and keep his clients updated on the progress of cargo. The Freight Forwarders overseas agent would then look after the clients cargo.

Today in Australia, International Freight Forwarders operate in all capital cities and the basic principles of Freight Forwarding are the same. Freight Forwarders will look after the transportation of commodities and all of the associated documentation. Most Australian freight forwarders will work with a licensed customs broker. Australian Customs Brokers are regulated by the Australian Government. The digital/electronic age has stepped up demand for international trade and in turn demand for International Freight Forwarders.


“ What does an international freight forwarder do”

“Australian Freight Forwarders look after the transportation of commodities around Australia and the world. The transportation methods used by Freight Forwarders include sea freight, air freight, rail freight and road freight. Freight Forwarders are responsible for getting your goods from origin to destination quickly, safely and cost effectively. If you are intending to export or import goods International Freight Forwarders like CargoMaster will be able to assist and advise in relation to the documentation required”

“What’s the best Freight Forwarder”

“One of Australia’s most trusted freight forwarders is CargoMaster. Contact CargoMaster if you need domestic or international freight forwarding services”

“How much does a freight forwarder cost”

“The cost of freight forwarding will depend on many factors like, service required (air freight or sea freight) the origin of the goods and the destination of the goods, the size of the intended shipment and the commodity type being transported. CargoMaster can help with sea freight quotes and air freight quotes”

“How do Freight Forwarders get paid”

“Freight Forwarders normally get paid on presentation of international documentation, or the service may be prepaid in which case freight forwarders will issue an invoice when the cargo is booked”

“How are freight charges calculated”

“Freight charges are calculated firstly based on the mode of transport, the size of the cargo and the weight , other factors include the origin and destination of the goods”

“What is the role of a Freight Forwarder”

“Freight forwarders will look after the actual transportation of your cargo and will also assist with things like, packaging, labelling, Insurance, warehousing and documentation”

International air freight and Sea Freight with CargoMaster is easy!. CargoMaster offers many years’ experience moving international freight to all corners of the world. International air freight and consolidated air freight services available to and from Melbourne. Fast, reliable international air freight services available every day!


International air freight Melbourne with CargoMaster is easy!. CargoMaster offers OVER 30 YEARS experience organizing the urgent uplift of air freight from and to all corners of the world. International air freight and consolidated air freight services available to and from Melbourne ad Vic. Fast, reliable international air freight services available with one of Australia’s most trusted air freight companies.

“All Day, Every Day, International Air Freight”

“Australian Air Freight Specialist”

“The Fastest way to Move Air Freight”

CALL NOW: 1300 767 136


20 ft Standard Dry Internal dimensions (5.89m x 2.35m x 2.39m)

20 ft Standard Container Measurements

Max Cargo Weight: 28,360kg

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8-½”
Height: 7’ 5-¾”

40 ft Standard Dry Internal Dimensions (12.03m x 2.35m x 2.39m)

40 ft Standard Container Measurements

Max Weight: 26,990kg

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8-½”
Height: 7’ 5-¾”

40 ft High Cube Internal Dimensions (12.03m x 2.35m x 2.69m)

40 ft High Cube Container Measurements

Max Weight: 29,330kg

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8″‘
Height: 8’ 5”


Break Bulk shipping equipment including flat racks are available for export shipments from Melbourne. CargoMaster offers lashing and blocking and bracing services in Darwin and will organise marine surveyors to inspect the shipment prior to loading onto the vessel. Break Bulk shipping is designed for shipments that will not fit in a container, break bulk pricing is required as mostly break bulk shipments are out og guage.

“Heavy shipping specialists, from Melbourne to almost anywhere in the world”

CALL: 1300 767 136

20ft flat rack dimensions

Dimensions of 20ft flat rack container
Internal length 5.94 m / 19.5 ft
Internal width 2.35 m / 7.7 ft
Internal height 2.35 m / 7.7 ft
Tare weight 2,360 kg / 5,203.8 lbs
Payload capacity 30,140 kg / 66,458.7 lbs
Cubic capacity 32.7 m³ / 1,154.3 cu ft


40ft flat rack dimensions

Measurement of 40ft flat rack container
Internal length 12.13 m / 39.8 ft
Internal width 2.40 m / 7.9 ft
Internal height 2.14 m / 7 ft
Tare weight 5,000 kg / 11,025 lbs
Payload capacity 40,000 kg / 88,200 lbs
Cubic capacity 62.2 m³ / 2,195.7 cu ft









When consigning international air freight it is important to ensure you goods are well packaged for international transportation and clearly addressed and labelled correctly ( if your cargo is fragile, use fragile stickers or “this way up” etc as required), if you are sending more than one piece CargoMaster suggests that you number your pieces. Try to make your air freight easy to handle (not to heavy) or if your cargo happens to be a heavy piece, then ensure it is palletized (or on a skid) and well strapped to the pallet (or skid). Check the status of you cargo (make sure it is not HAZ cargo) before presenting the goods for air transportation. Transit times from Melbourne will depend on the destination.

CargoMaster offers door to door international air freight and is able to organize the collection of your air freight from anywhere in Melbourne.

Most international air freight presented for uplift in Melbourne will move through Melbourne’s international gateway.

For large and heavy air cargo contact CargoMaster.

CargoMaster works through an international network of professional air freight specialists, if you need high performance, cost effective international air freight services then you need CargoMaster.

Unit Load Devices (ULD)


AKE Container

  • Internal Volume: 152 cu. ft. 4.3 mc
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 1,588 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F, 777, Airbus


AAU Container

  • ATA Code: LD29
  • Internal Volume: 505 cu. ft. 14.3 mc
  • Weight Limitation Inc.ULD Tare Weight: 4,626 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F

AMF shipping container


ALF Container

  • ATA Code: LD6
  • Internal Volume: 310 cu. ft. 8.78 mc
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 3,175 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F,777, Airbus

AMA Container

  • ATA Code: M1
  • Internal Volume: 621 cu. ft. 17.58 mc
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 6,804 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747F

AMA Equipment Container


AMF Container

  • Internal Volume: 516 cu. ft. 14.6 mc
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 5,035 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747,747F, 777, Airbus


AMF shipping container

P1P_PAG Pallet

  • Type: P1P, PAG PALLET
  • Size:
    • Base: 88″x 125″
    • Height: 64″, x 96″,118″
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 4,626 kg (LD),6,033kg (MD)
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747,747F, 777, Airbus


P1P PAG Pallet shipping container

PEB Container

  • Size:
    • Base: 53″ x 88″
    • Height: 84″
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 1,800 kg (B-HIH -1,300 KG)
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747F


PEB shipping container


PLA Pallet

  • Type: PLA PALLET
  • Size:
    • Base: 60.4″x 125″
    • Height: 64″
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 3,175 kg Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F, 777, Airbus

PLA shipping container

PMC_PQP_P6P Pallet

  • Type: PMC, PQP, P6P PALLET
  • Size: Base: 96″ x 125″
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 5,035 kg (LD), 6,804 kg (MD)
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F, 777, Airbus

PMC PQP shipping container

RKN Container

  • ATA Code: LD3
  • Internal Volume: 125.41 cu. ft. 3.55 mc
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 1,588 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F, 777, Airbus

RKN shipping container


  • Size: Fitted on PGA 20 ft. Pallet
  • Max Width for Lower Car: 81″/ 205 cm
  • Max Centre Height for Lower Car: 59″/ 150 cm
  • Max Wheel Base: 312 cm
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 2,500 kg(Upper Car) 9,300 kg(Max Gross Weight of Pallet)
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747F Upper Deck

VZA shipping container



Below are types of aircraft used to transport air cargo in Australia and overseas.

Remember to first calculate the chargeable weight of your air cargo, once you have the chargeable weight call CargoMaster to secure space in the aircraft and make your booking.

Domestic Air Freight


Sydney Airport – IATA Code – SYD

Melbourne Airport – IATA Code – MEL

Brisbane Airport – IATA Code – BNE

Perth Airport – IATA Code – PER

Adelaide Airport – IATA Code – ADL

Gold Coast Airport – IATA Code – OOL

Cairns Airport – IATA Code – CNS

Canberra Airport – IATA Code – CBR

Hobart Airport – IATA Code – HBA

Darwin Airport – IATA Code – DRW

Townsville Airport – IATA Code – TSW

Newcastle Airport – IATA Code – NTL

Sunshine Coast Airport – IATA Code – MCY

Mackay Airport – IATA Code – MKY

Avalon Airport – IATA Code – AVV

Alice Springs Airport – IATA Code – ASP

Rockhampton Airport – IATA Code – ROK

Ballina Airport – IATA Code – BNK

Ayers Rock Airport – IATA Code – AYQ

Karratha Airport – IATA Code – KTA

Hamilton Island Airport – IATA Code – HTI

Proserpine Airport – IATA Code – PPP

Broome Airport – IATA Code – BME

Coffs Harbour Airport – IATA Code – CFS

Port Hedland Airport – IATA Code – PHE

Newman Airport – IATA Code – ZNE

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport – IATA Code – KGI

Albury Airport – IATA Code – ABX

Gladstone Airport – IATA Code – GLT

Mildura Airport – IATA Code – MQL

Port Macquarie Airport – IATA Code – PQQ

Mount Isa Airport – IATA Code – ISA

Dubbo Airport – IATA Code – DBO



“CargoMaster, Air Freight with security, integrity and professionalism” 


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CargoMaster works through an international network of professional sea freight specialists,

CargoMaster is one of Australia’s most experienced sea freight companies Melbourne. CargoMaster has been consolidating sea freight, moving shipping containers and handling break bulk and project shipments for over 20 years! CargoMaster offers sea freight services to a broad range of clients, including Australian Government, big business, small business and families using CargoMasters “pack your own shipping container international”  When you work with CargoMaster your backed by an established and proven international sea freight Melbourne team.

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CargoMaster Sea Freight services include sea freight consolidation services. Sea freight is consolidated weekly. Sea freight consolidation services offer weekly departures. The majority of CargoMasters LCL sea freight is transshipped in Singapore. Consolidated sea freight will have a longer transit time compared to a 29′ or 40′ shipping container

CargoMaster offers 20ft and 40ft shipping containers, 20ft and 40ft open top shipping containers and 20ft and 40ft flat racks from Melbourne world-wide. Shipping containers are delivered to sites all over Melbourne for packing, or containers can be packed at CargoMasters packing yard in Campbellfield. Vessels sail weekly to most of the worlds major cities. Once your container is delivered you get 12-14 days to pack (industry term is to “stuff” a container) the container, so no need to rush your packing, plenty of time. CargoMaster will deliver your shipping container with a tilt tray vehicle or side-loader vehicle depending on what is best for your location.


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Did you know the phrase “Break Bulk” comes from a much older phrase “Breaking Bulk” which means to extract a portion of cargo on a shipping vessel (unload some cargo from a cargo vessel), or it could mean “to start the unloading process from the hull of a ship”.

In today’s terms the phrase “ break bulk” refers more to the type of cargo being shipped. Break-Bulk cargo can be boxes, drums, pallets, crates, bags and items of extreme size that are loaded individually , not in shipping containers or as bulk cargo (for example Bulk Iron Ore) .

Break Bulk shipping is the world’s oldest form of shipping and was originally the most common form of shipping.

Loading and unloading break bulk cargo requires specialists experience and knowledge.

CargoMaster handles all sorts of break bulk cargo (and has been doing so for over 20 years),from and to Sydney. Commodities carried break bulk by CargoMaster include: Heavy industrial equipment, building materials to the Pacific Islands, Mining equipment and machinery, snow ploughs from Canada and steel building supports from Belgium.

“CARGOMASTER, Experience and KNOW HOW simply cannot be copied”


CargoMaster offers weekly services for break bulk shipping and shipping large items overseas. These types of services vary greatly between equipment or goods being shipped and vessel types , this area of international shipping should be left to only a few true Australian heavy shipping specialists with many years’ experience (like CargoMaster with 35 years transportation experience) Advise from CargoMaster is to be very careful when choosing a international freight forwarder to handle the shipping of heavy items overseas this is a specialized transportation mode. Remember, its easy to set up a website on the internet, call yourself an “EXPERT”, give yourself endless fake positive reviews (with lots of pictures) and try to be like CargoMaster! (yeah, yeah, we’ve heard it all before at CargoMaster!). remember, you are looking for an experienced International Freight Forwarder to assist, not a nice website! MAKING FALSE CLAIMS SEE HERE . Choosing the wrong international freight forwarder could be a devastating costly  mistake, BE AWARE you could not only lose your money but your cargo too! There are plenty of stories of freight forwarders failing when it comes to shipping heavy machinery overseas.! If you would like to know more and who to avoid call CargoMaster! The bottom line is CargoMaster if you want EXPERIENCE , RESOURCES AND KNOW HOW !

“One Of Australia’s most trusted Sea Freight Forwarders”

“Don’t risk it call a specialist”


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For large and heavy air cargo contact the team at CargoMaster.


CargoMaster works through an international network of professional air  and sea freight specialists, if you need high performance, cost effective international freight services then you need CargoMaster. CargoMaster will save you too!

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