LOGISTICS FOR FOOD AND PERISHABLES

As a producer, distributor or importer of food and perishables, your business success relies on a logistics provider that offers cost effective transportation and the management of your products along the entire supply chain. With over 30 years’ experience in food logistics, we know the specific shipping and storage requirements of most food items. From pick-up through to delivery, we provide the seamless, temperature‑controlled logistics, warehousing solutions and value‑added services that ensure your food items maintain their quality throughout the supply chain.

Grow your business

Together with Harders Advisory and our extensive global network of partners with proven local knowledge we can create opportunities for your business – be it cost savings, consolidations or entry into new markets.

Product compliance

As an Australian Trusted Trader and FBIA Member (Food & Beverages Importers Association), we are up‑to‑date with all food safety regulations, food classifications, import quotas and customs’ quarantine requirements. With our product-specific network and experienced personnel we take care of all import/export formalities and compliance issues to ensure your perishable goods are expedited seamlessly and arrive on-time and in optimal condition.

Our in-depth knowledge and experience in F&P Logistics mean that your goods arrive unspoilt and in optimum condition.

Maintain product integrity throughout the supply chain

Health, safety and security are paramount to the food and perishables industry. That’s why we implement stringent measures, practices and systems to ensure your products maintain their highest quality throughout the supply chain. We handle all of your needs to make your supply chain more efficient, reliable and profitable. Our global network, advanced technology and dedicated personnel can provide you with customised import / export solutions and a high degree of client satisfaction.

We expedite 30,000 litres of fresh milk to China – each week!

Customs Clearance and Consultancy

Our Department of Agriculture (DoA) accredited Customs Brokers provide support and assistance for all food and perishable imports and exports:

  • Import/Export Clearance through all ports/airports
  • In-house software system linked to Customs and the Department of Agriculture to assist the prompt and efficient clearance of goods
  • Health certificate processing
  • Tariff advice
  • Export grants
  • Valuation procedures
  • Copyright/trademark issues
  • GST advice
  • Cheese quota expertise
  • Preparation and lodgement of Tariff Concession Orders
  • Anti-dumping procedures
  • Conduct audits to ensure compliance

Case Study – Agriculture

Fresh milk export to China

Historically, due to strict import trade barriers, the export of fresh milk into China was not a feasible business model. Stringent controls by China on dairy products meant milk remained in quarantine for 14 – 21 days, thereby reducing the product’s shelf life and viability.

For our clients from this industry, we undertook extensive research and completed trials to meet specific cold chain requirements and industry standards. These trials produced successful results that satisfied the relevant food authorities in both Australia and China, which allowed the fast tracking of the import clearance process.

We handle and control the seamless cold chain and supply all necessary data and documentation. As part of our quality control procedures, we perform sample testing in various conditions and obtain quarantine approval in China.

As a result, we can now move Australian fresh milk to China from producer to end consumer in as little as five to seven days and the export of fresh milk has become a viable business for our dairy customers.

Robust Cold Chain Management

  • Complete cold chain integrity – Air, Sea and Land transport
  • Temperature-sensitive handling
  • Temperature data recording during transport and analysis
  • Direct distribution, door-to-door
  • Refrigerated and frozen parcel consolidation
  • Temperature controlled freight: frozen, chilled, ambient
  • Temperature Controlled pick-up
  • Product-specific packaging solutions

Some of the food items, which we move on a regular basis

  • Dry, fresh and frozen food
  • Frozen Pizza
  • Fresh Milk
  • Fish
  • Egg
  • Cheese
  • Honey
  • Cultural foods
  • Coffee 
  • Chocolate
  • Nuts
  • Pasta

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