Transport & Cargo Services
Transport and cargo services move property (and sometimes livestock) from one location to another, nationally and internationally. The movement of goods is carried out across roads, railways, air lines, and waterways, depending on the size of the cargo and how fast it needs to be delivered.
Removalists, or "movers", help people to relocate their belongings, most often between houses. Dealing with the prized possessions of their clients, moving companies take special care to carefully remove, pack, and transfer their cargo to its destination. Where moves are international, storage is generally required. Long term storage involves lock-up spaces or shipping containers within a warehouse. More temporary storage solutions involve boxing up movables in crates which can be self-stored or kept in a short-term storeroom facility.
Freight forwarders, also known as customs brokers or forwarding agents, organise and facilitate shipments for individuals or businesses. These services are usually reserved for long distance haulage, as a key function is supply chain management across multiple modes of transport.
Air cargo services are airlines which are dedicated solely to the transport of cargo. Typically reserved for long distance shipping, such as international freight, air cargo is a crucial part of many logistics networks around the world, ensuring the flow of essential resources to and from Australia.
Courier services are generally used on a fairly localised scale. While couriers can operate via any form of transportation, roadway transport such as vans and trucks are the most common for national parcels. Within cities, bike couriers are commonly used. Due to their ability to weave through traffic, and take alternate off-road routes, they are a viable option when a relatively small package needs to be delivered within cycling distance. Bike couriers are also favoured by some because of their low impact on the environment. Sustainable transport includes any non-motorised vehicle. Also known as green transport, this method is fuel-efficient and space-saving.
The Yellow Pages has a comprehensive list of transport and cargo professionals across Australia.