International Sea Freight

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Make SOS Consultants your ocean transportation partner. Based in Melbourne, Australia, our logistics consultants have the ability to provide you with access to professional shipping services to and from most international destinations/origins. We offer worldwide coverage with competitive rates on international sea freight and shipping containers, and local expertise in every major trade lane.

The SOS team go beyond providing worldwide freight, shipping containers and customs clearance solutions. Our logistics consultants provide a comprehensive service to ensure your logistics and supply chain is a transparent and stress-free process from order to door.

Shipping & Logistics Services

As professional international sea freight forwarders, SOS Consultants offer professional freight and shipping container forwarding services which include:

  • Global NVOCC - FCL and LCL
  • FCL contract management
  • Fixed weekly schedules
  • Cost-effective rates and transit times
  • Timely and accurate documentation
  • Vendor coordination and compliance
  • Multi-modal freight management
  • Single and multiple vendor consolidation services
  • Customs brokerage services
  • 3rd party billing
  • Product sourcing and information
  • Coastal shipping containers
  • Project cargo
  • Overseas freight supplier consolidation
  • Air/sea freight service

Our professionals understand the critical time and costs involved in international sea freight. Work with one of our qualified and experienced logistics consultants to determine the best shipping logistics for your business.


Air/Sea Freight Service

SASS is a ‘thinking outside the square’ initiative. SASS is a cost saving alternative to freight shipments through combining the services of air and sea freight to and from Melbourne and Greater Australia.

SOS Consultant’s Air and Sea Service (SASS) retains all the value added services offered with our air freight service with substantial savings in the overall transportation costs, whilst maintaining reasonable transit time. By utilising premium ocean carriers to move international sea freight shipments part of the way, depending upon the trade lane, SOS Consultants can significantly reduce the overall transportation cost by 25 – 40 per cent or more. SASS is a medium service with transit times falling between what is normally seen for air and ocean shipments on the same lane. Once again depending on the trade lanes, SASS manages to save 30 – 50 per cent over the ocean transit if goods are not required urgently by air but quicker than ocean shipping containers.

One of our professional logistics consultants can advise you on whether SASS is the right solution for your business.


Coastal Shipping

SOS Consultants’ offers a coastal shipping sea freight service. Our network and volume contracts command strong port coverage around Australia, which has been achieved by forming strong alliances and partnerships with a large number of international sea freight carriers within Melbourne and throughout Australia. Our logistics consultants have established interline agreements (freedom to book open market cargo and other lines of equipment) with a number of international shipping lines. These agreements provide the manufacturing and distribution industries the benefits coastal shipping has over traditional line haul domestic transportation.

Coastal shipping reduces your company’s carbon emissions and is the fastest route to implement a green supply chain and increase the ROI on your customers, vendors and company without increasing capital investment in new facilities and technology.


Features & Benefits

SOS Consultants allows customers to transport dangerous or hazardous goods in shipping containers using our extensive international sea freight services, as well as a range of other benefits.


  • Professional packing of cargo and shipping containers
  • Dangerous goods documentation
  • Labelling and freight forwarding to meet all international and domestic regulations
  • In house marine insurance at discounted rates with immediate cargo coverage
  • Cargo and order electronic tracking
  • Expert logistics consultants to advise you on dangerous goods transportation, shipping logistics or any questions you may have


Supported

Our international sea freight services offer a worldwide network of gateways, supported with real time global tracking and purchase order management to SKU level. SOS Consultants has multiple volume contracts with global ocean carriers.

Choosing SOS Consultants means our logistics consultants will arrange the most competitive freight solution for you to meet your delivery window and your customers’ needs. We have long term, established partnerships with major shipping lines, having access to a range of services and competitive pricing.

 


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