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We are licensed to store excisable alcohol products at our Truganina facility

Our brand-new, state-of-the-art warehouse in Truganina

Truganina Warehouse Bond Licence

Our Warehouse in Melbourne / Truganina is licensed to store goods subject to customs control (excluding petroleum and petroleum products). The licence permits Harders Contract Logistics to store goods entered on warehousing entries – including excise equivalent alcoholic goods – deferring payment of import duty and GST until the goods are delivered into home consumption.

In addition, the Truganina Warehouse has also secured a storage licence from the ATO to store excisable (domestic) alcohol products, deferring the payment of excise to ATO until the goods are delivered into home consumption.

To comply with related regulations: 

  • EEG goods remain under Customs control
  • excisable goods remain under ATO control
  • the physical security of goods in our warehouse is guaranteed 
  • electronic systems are utilised to maintain inventory integrity
  • warehouse personnel are subject to additional security checks

Advantages of warehousing excisable and excise equivalent goods

  • improved cash flow, as Customs duty and import GST or excise is not payable until your beer, wine, spirits are entered for home consumption
  • businesses may be eligible to release goods into home consumption without upfront payment with relevant settlement permissions from ATO
  • we can assist with establishment of continuing movement permissions where under bond alcohol can be moved to other Customs warehouses and excise storage locations without duty or excise payment, for example to airport duty free stores
  • we can also set up and maintain a dedicated bond register to monitor stock receipts and movements. These records ensure accurate values can be recorded on clearances ex-warehouse, and also allow for reconciliation against physical stock during stocktake. 

Our services include: 

  • Ambient storage of 12,500 pallet positions
  • Customs consultancy
  • Duty minimisation techniques
  • Auditing services – Duty / Excise / Taxation
  • Bond register set up and maintenance
  • Underbond solutions
  • In-house fully accredited (DAFF – Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) licensed Customs Brokers 
  • Value-added services such as unpacking and repacking


We manage your supply chain on your behalf and in line with your specific processes.

Contract Logistics and 3PL at Henning Harders

In the last 35 years, Henning Harders has grown from a freight forwarding company and customs brokerage to an experienced one-stop provider of complex international supply chains and 3PL services.

If you consider outsourcing your logistics to fully focus on your core business, you should talk to us:

As your contract logistics partner, our experienced staff can manage all aspects of your supply chain: transportation of goods, customs clearance, storage and warehousing, inventory management, fulfillment and value added services. We act on your behalf and as a part of your operations, thus allowing you to confidently focus on your core business and your customers.

To achieve maximum efficiency, we analyse and optimise your supply chain holistically: we integrate your suppliers, vendors and business partners, we benchmark your systems and processes, consider your specific cost and service requirements and take into account all relevant customs / import / export regulations and international trade agreements. 

We have the experience to anticipate issues that might arise and ensure the seamless, efficient flow of goods and information – thanks to standardised processes, KPIs, advanced data analytics and information sharing across all stakeholders.

Our systems – including EDI capability, SAP compatibility, Cargo Wise and Dispatch WMS – provide you with full control of your supply chain and visibility of your goods at all times.

In addition, being in control also allows us to respond flexibly and quickly to changing needs, seasonal fluctuations, changes in government regulations and industry disruptions.

Our contract logistics services match your specific requirements:

  • Design, management, control and continuous optimisation of complex supply chains
  • Order Processing  and Vendor Management
  • Warehousing and Inventory Management
  • Value-added Services
  • Organising the flow of goods from pick-up to delivery
  • State of the Art IT systems and data analysis

Advantages of having us as your contract logistics provider:

  • Risk reduction and improved efficiency
  • We act on your behalf, as an extension of your business
  • Allows you to focus on your core competence and your customer service
  • Competitive advantage for your business
  • Secure, consistent processes, making it easier to add new suppliers
  • Increased speed to market and improved response times
  • Access to up-to date logistics software & tools
  • Information efficiency and data sharing between all stakeholders
  • Access to our comprehensive data analytics and performance metrics
  • Full visibility of your supply chain and inventory
  • Access to competitive shipping rates due to our long standing arrangements with all major carriers
  • Time and cost efficiencies, improved profitability

Are you looking for an experienced contract logistics partner?

If you are interested in a confidential conversation, or if you require assistance with your Melbourne warehousing and distribution requirements, you should talk to us: Our new, state-of-the-art facility in Melbourne / Truganina will accomodate 12,461 pallet positions from November 2023.

Harders Contract Logistics Pty Ltd

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