If you’re running a business in Victoria and need to import or export goods to or from Australia, it’s likely that they’ll pass through the Port of Geelong. TSL is a Port of Geelong freight forwarder who can organise your shipping operations for you. We’re a first-rate Port of Geelong shipping agent able to guarantee your consignment will arrives at its destination – anywhere in the world – quickly and efficiently. We can handle any type of load. Working with goods that are delicate, valuable, heavy, oversize, time-sensitive or urgent? No problem.
GeelongPort is located in Corio Bay, Victoria, which is part of the larger Port Phillip Bay. It’s 75km by road southwest of state capital Melbourne, and the second largest port in Victoria after Melbourne. The port comprises15 berths which are laid out over two primary precincts, Corio Quay and Lascelles. It generates around 1,800 jobs across the state of Victoria.
Geelong Port handles over 10 million tonnes of cargo and more than600 vessel visits each year, totalling upwards of $7 billion of trade. It handles a wide range of products including crude oil, fertiliser, woodchip and breakbulk cargo. If you’re looking to arrange shipments via this port, you’ll need a trustworthy Port of Geelong freight forwarder to help you work out the finer details.
Geelong Port processes millions of tonnes of bulk freight per year. The term ‘bulk’ in freight forwarding refers to items that are transported unpackaged in large quantities. Bulk cargo is in liquid or granular form, or a mass of small solids. At Geelong, around seven million tonnes of liquid bulk are processed each year, as well as 1.5 million tonnes of fertiliser and a million tonnes of woodchip. Dry bulk cargo is dropped onto the ship, then removed using the grab of a bulk crane at its destination. Liquid bulk will usually be poured in and then offloaded using a pump or a compressor.
When any consignment arrives into a new country, it needs to be cleared through customs barriers. TSL is here to arrange Port of Geelong customs broker services to ensure your bulk shipments pass through the frontier without any delays or complications.
Steel and timber are processed through the Port of Geelong as breakbulk cargo. Breakbulk refers to items that are loaded piece by piece onto a vessel rather than being transferred as bulk cargo or in a shipping container. If it’s a vehicle, it may be driven or towed onto RoRo (roll-on roll-off) carriers. Other types of breakbulk cargo are either lifted on separately placed in boxes, crates, bags, drums or barrels and lifted on. Breakbulk cargo may also consist of machinery and vehicles, and is usually transported in general cargo ships.
TSL is a Port of Geelong shipping agent with freight forwarding as our principal focus. We’ve spent years forming excellent links with the best industry suppliers of services in sea freight from Geelong Port. If you need a Port of Geelong customs broker or local transporter for a consignment, we can help. We’re 100% confident we can deliver your cargo on time, every time. Our end-to-end logistics service covers all aspects of sea freight to Geelong Port.
If you have any questions about any of our offerings as Geelong Port shipping agents. You can either fill out our Free Freight Review or give us a quick call to speak to one of our advisers. To find out more about Geelong Port, head to the port authority’s website.