International Freight Forwarders MACKAY


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CargoMaster is an Australian based freight forwarder. CargoMaster is one of Australia’s most trusted international shipping companies Mackay  -worldwide and offers you a broad range of international freight Mackay services and boast over 30 years transportation experience, moving all types of cargo to and from Townsville and Brisbane gateways 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 for Mackay cargo located at Townsville and Brisbane airports and a container packing yard in Townsville, Mackay  and Tennyson,Brisbane.

International Air Freight and Sea Freight Specialists


35 years 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 with CargoMaster is easy!. CargoMaster offers many years’ experience moving international air freight to all corners of the world. International air freight and consolidated air freight services available to and from Mackay via Brisbane. Fast, reliable Mackay sea freight and  Mackay international air freight services available every day. Fast, reliable international air freight services available with one of Australia’s most trusted Mackay 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

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 Mackay 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 Mackay.

Most international air freight presented for uplift in Mackay will move through Brisbane international airport /Sydney and Melbourne international gateways.

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.


20 ft Standard Dry (8’6″ x 8′ x 20′)

20 ft Standard Container Measurements

Weight: 4500lbs
Max Gross Weight: 66,139lbs

Interior Dimensions:

Length: 19′ 5″
Width: 7′ 8-⅛”
Height: 7′ 9-⅝”

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8-½”
Height: 7’ 5-¾”

40 ft Standard Dry (8’6″ x 8′ x 40′)

40 ft Standard Container Measurements

Weight: 8500lbs
Max Gross Weight: 66,139lbs

Interior Dimensions:

Length: 39′ ⅜”
Width: 7′ 8-⅛”
Height: 7′ 9-⅝”

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8-½”
Height: 7’ 5-¾”

40 ft High Cube (9’6″ x 8′ x 40′)

40 ft High Cube Container Measurements

Weight: 8750 lbs
Max Gross Weight: 68,008lb

Interior Dimensions:

Length: 39′ 4”
Width: 7′ 7”
Height: 8′ 9″

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8″‘
Height: 8’ 5”

“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 Mackay sea freight companies. 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 International moving containers.  When you work with CargoMaster your backed by an established and proven international sea freight Mackay  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 Mackay  world-wide. Shipping containers are delivered to sites all over Mackay and NQ, for packing, or containers can be packed at CargoMasters packing yard in Tennyson And Townsville. 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 from and to Mackay. 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.


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

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







“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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