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Sea Freight

Whether you need to transport smaller consignments or larger shipments across the Bass Strait, our priority at Global Express is to deliver your sea freight safely, on time, and within budget.

The Tasmania Shipping service is the bridge between mainland Australia and Tasmania. It plays a critical role in servicing the diverse population and economy of Tasmania. Global Express operates two purpose-built ships that are dedicated to daily cargo shipments between Melbourne and Burnie. Tasmania is serviced by four key Global Express operations – Burnie, Devonport, Hobart, and Launceston – connecting to our mainland sites in Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide.

Tasmanian shipping is the largest freight forwarder in Tasmania, providing an integrated and reliable road, rail, and shipping distribution network.

What types of freight you can ship by sea? 

As well as general cargo, we can move a wide range of specialised freight including:
  • Perishable and temperature-controlled goods including fresh produce
  • Dangerous goods
  • Liquids and gases
  • Bulk commodities
  • Vehicles and parts
  • Machinery and equipment

What sizes of freight can you ship by sea?

Big or small, we offer both part and full load transport throughout Australia including:
  • Pallets
  • Containers / trailers
  • Refrigeration
  • Vehicles
  • Heavy haulage / machinery
  • Over dimensional
  • Dangerous goods / liquids
  • Project work
  • Freight forwarding

Why you should choose Global Express for your sea freight services

We put our customers’ businesses are at the heart of what we do. We work hard to deliver optimal logistics solutions to our customers, through innovative technology, facilities, and systems that give your business a competitive advantage. Choosing Global Express as your sea freight partner provides you with:

Market fresh and on-time produce
Farmers and producers can have confidence knowing that when their produce is delivered by our specialist temperature-controlled distribution services, their perishable freight will arrive cool, fresh, and on time.

Reduced costs
More and more companies are turning to coastal shipping to reduce long-haul transport costs, significantly reduce carbon emissions and enjoy free ‘warehousing on water’ due to the lengthened ocean transit times.

Flexibility
You have greater flexibility in the materials that you transport by sea. Shipping allows you to move liquids, gas, dangerous cargo, and a large volume of goods and raw materials that you may not be able to transport by road, rail, or air.

Freight tracking
Keeping track of freight is simple with our online secure track and trace systems. We can provide additional freight monitoring upon request, as well as one-off or regular monitoring of consignments.

Industries our sea solution service

  • Retail
  • Timber
  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Aquaculture
  • Dairy
  • Food and beverage
  • Automotive
  • FMCG
  • Manufacturing
  • Steel
Contact us for more information about our sea freight capabilities, or to discuss how we can support your business.