International Freight Forwarders Sydney


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CargoMaster is an Australian based International Freight Forwarder offering international shipping services from and to Sydney, CargoMaster  offers you a broad range of international freight Sydney services and boasts over 30 years transportation experience. Cargomaster moves all types of cargo to and from Sydney Australia, to and from all corners of the world. When you call on CargoMaster to look after your international freight your backed by a proven International Shipping Companies Sydney network of dedicated freight forwarders and customs houses. CargoMaster offers bonded warehouse facilities and a container packing yard in Erskinville Sydney.

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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”

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International air freight Sydney, 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 Sydney and NSW. Fast, reliable international air freight services available with one of Australia’s most trusted air freight companies.

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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 Sydney 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 Sydney.

Most international air freight presented for uplift in Sydney will move through Sydney’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.

“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 Sydney. 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 Sydney team.

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CargoMaster Sea Freight services Sydney, include sea freight consolidation services. Sea freight is consolidated weekly  at Botany Port. Sea freight consolidation services offer weekly departures. The majority of CargoMasters LCL sea freight is transshipped in Singapore.

CargoMaster offers 20ft and 40ft shipping containers from Sydney world-wide. Shipping containers are delivered to sites for packing  all over Sydney, or containers can be packed at CargoMasters packing yards located in Erskinville and Riverstone. Shipping container 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 sideloader 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 car on a shipping vessel, or it could mean the start of the unloading process from the hull of a ship.

In today’s terms the phrase “ break bulk refers 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 .

Break Bulk shipping is the world’s oldest for 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 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 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, give yourself endless positive reviews with lots of pictures and try to be like CargoMaster! (Yeah, Yeah, we’ve heard it all before at CargoMaster!) MAKING FALSE CLAIMS SEE HER . 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 !

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