Australia’s Leading Specialists in Customs Brokerage, Project Cargo & International Logistics

Freight Forwarders Adelaide

Unrivalled Reach Through Our Global Network

Our collaboration with a vast network of over 1000 expert operators worldwide guarantees the safe, fast, and budget-friendly transportation of your goods.
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Freight Forwarding Services In Adelaide

Enhance the efficiency of your delivery process by utilizing our fully integrated logistics service, which streamlines the entire process from start to finish.

Powerhouse International is a highly regarded freight forwarding provider in Adelaide and beyond. Our exceptional expertise and unwavering dedication are evident in every aspect of our services. Leveraging over three decades of experience in international logistics and cutting-edge IT technology, we offer a comprehensive range of transport solutions at the most competitive rates.

Allow our seasoned team to deliver the most efficient and cost-effective transport options for your goods in Adelaide and beyond.

Sea Freight Adelaide

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Economical shipping solutions

At our company, we recognize the significance of providing professional cargo care, and we prioritize every shipment from door to door. Our extensive international network's size and strength enable us to offer more competitive sea freight options.

Our team of freight forwarders based in Adelaide is committed to being responsive, proactive, and strategic in their logistics approach. They strive to maintain complete visibility throughout the entire process, leaving no room for uncertainty.

Our comprehensive import & export services cover

LCL
FCL
Breakbulk
RORO
Charter

Air Freight Adelaide

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Keeping you fully informed at all times

With our extensive international network linking us to over 1000 partners worldwide, we are able to provide a fully comprehensive range of air freight solutions. Our services extend to even the most remote locations, and we specialize in managing complex cargo of all kinds. Whether you have challenging or unique shipping requirements, we have the expertise and resources to handle them with ease.
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Complex Cargo Adelaide

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Challenging shipments are our specialty

Our expertise in handling complex cargo allows us to create tailor-made transport solutions while identifying potential cost-saving opportunities. We employ various strategies, such as rerouting, repacking, reconfiguring, and recategorizing cargo, to ensure that goods are delivered on time and within budget.
Additional Services
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Managing all your logistic requirements

In addition to providing international air and sea transportation, our customs clearance brokers offer a range of specialized services, including:
Customs Clearance
Tariff Advice
Rail Freight
Road Freight
Cross Trade

Our freight forwarders in Adelaide possess a pragmatic approach and strategic expertise.

Award-Winning International Logistics Providers

We provide tailored shipping services with a professional and individualized touch. At the core of our customer service is the guarantee of full shipment visibility and consistent communication, facilitated through a single point of contact and our online tracking system.

We carefully guide all our customers through the entire logistics process from order confirmation through to final delivery.

Every member of the Powerhouse International team in Adelaide is a seasoned freight forwarder, meticulously chosen for their extensive logistics expertise and unwavering dedication to ensuring utmost customer satisfaction. Our passion for logistics fuels our commitment to delivering exceptional results for our clients. We firmly believe that this dedication sets us apart and serves as the driving force behind our continuous pursuit of improvement and innovation.

  • Established since 1989, we are specialists with International Transport and Customs Brokerage

  • All our staff have extensive knowledge and expertise with international logistics

  • We have 11+ staff with extensive knowledge & expertise in providing complex cargo solutions

  • Experience our guarantee of unrivalled customer service

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Your cargo is in safe hands

Powerhouse International Queensland Statistics

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Containers

We ship an average of 240+ seafreight containers per month (import and export combined) which includes special equipment for over dimensional cargo.

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Punctual

Jobs delivered on time and on schedule - we hold ourselves accountable and pride ourselves on providing proactive solutions.

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Tonnes via airfreight per month

Each shipment is a customised solution with all the regulatory requirements attended to by our team. Our in-depth airfreight experience enables us to attract challenging shipments which are beyond the capabilities of most other carriers.

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Clients

From individual operators through to huge international corporations, we have assisted an exceptionally diverse range of clientele. A significant number of these clients have been with us now for over 30 years which is testament to our continuing commitment to deliver the highest levels of customer service.

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Freight Forwarding Case Studies

Complex Cargo

Requiring A Blend Of Services

The Challenge:

We were contacted by a client who made preparations to row a boat all the way from the USA to Australia. Their concern was that there was a very narrow weather window on when the row could be commenced and they could not afford the goods to be damaged in transit.

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Complex Cargo

Transporting A Commercial Aircraft by land and sea

The Challenge:

The Qantas Museum in Longreach purchased a large commercial aircraft (Lockheed Super Constellation) from the Philippines which had been residing in a grass paddock (beside the main airport runway) since 1986. This model of aircraft had been used extensively by Qantas on their long haul international flights and would be a vital component of the Qantas story at the museum. They contacted us initially as the plane was in no condition to fly and they required a specialist project logistics company to help them arrange the extraction, dismantling and transport to Australia.

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Complex Cargo

Transporting Inaccessible oversize Cargo

The Challenge:

The owner of a large Combined Harvester had successfully sold their machine to a sugar cane plantation in Fiji. Once this transaction had been completed they contacted a number of international forwarding specialists to get a quote on arranging all the transport requirements. Unfortunately, due to the challenges involved, they were unable to find anyone who was interested in assisting.

They contacted Powerhouse Queensland after a referral from one of the project carriers in our network. We began the process with an onsite meeting to view the goods and assess all possible transportation options. The first challenge was that the machine itself had been positioned at the rear of a large residential block for some years and due to property changes in the area had become inaccessible.

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Sea Freight

Strategizing For A Restricted Budget

The Challenge:

A cruise company in Airlie beach purchased 2 landing barges from Thailand which they planned to use for transporting tourists to remote coral cays and islands in the Whitsundays.
The transport costs they had received from other logistic companies exceeded their budget and they contacted Powerhouse Queensland to see if we could provide a more cost effective solution.

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    Our Client Testimonials

    We’re proud to build long-lasting relationships
    Phil Brown
    Phil Brown
    6 November 2023
    We have been using Powerhouse now for over 20 years and the service we get is remarkable. Duncan and his team are the best in the business, I would highly recommend them.
    Bill McAuley
    Bill McAuley
    2 November 2023
    Always happy to help. Friendly & knowledgable service . *****
    Jono Wishart
    Jono Wishart
    2 November 2023
    We have been using Duncan & the Power House team for nearly 20 years now, they have provided a service 2nd to none! They have handled everything from containers, to cars, to personal imports, masts & rigging pieces from all over the world. Once in their hands you can be assured that your goods will be exported & imported with care & ease. I highly recommend the Power House team and look forward to using their outstanding services again in the future. Jono Wishart Master SY ENCORE Worldwide Super Yacht
    Ellen Flint
    Ellen Flint
    2 November 2023
    Adele and all the staff at Powerhouse International Qld provide the most professional and seamless Customs brokerage and International logistics services in Brisbane. We can thoroughly recommend their services to any import or export related business.
    Dan Manchester
    Dan Manchester
    2 November 2023
    I've been utilising the services of Duncan and the team at Powerhouse for more than 15 years and they are the best out there. They take the stress out of importing and are always happy to provide advice and help whenever they can.
    Leita Battersby
    Leita Battersby
    2 November 2023
    Duncan and The Team at Powerhouse International have and continue to provide excellent global assistance to transport our variety of goods to our valued customers around the world. Professional - yes Value for money - yes Communication - yes No job is too difficult for this Team
    Diana Mitchell
    Diana Mitchell
    31 October 2023
    Having worked with Powerhouse International QLD for 20 years. I can honestly say - Powerhouse International QLD is more than just a freight forwarder. They are a partner that I can trust and rely on. They have a team of experts who are friendly and helpful. The Team will always go over and above for you. They have a network of agents and carriers who are reliable and experienced. They have a reputation of excellence and integrity in the industry. I highly recommend Powerhouse International QLD to anyone who is looking for a freight forwarder. They are the best in the business and they will make your shipping experience hassle-free and enjoyable. Powerhouse International QLD is the ultimate choice for your logistics solutions.
    lina0781
    lina0781
    30 October 2023
    It's been 15 wonderful years working alongside with Adele & Duncan. Our shipping agents at Powerhouse International QLD handle all our International & local Air & Sea shipments. I know I am in good hands with them, as they are familiar with our products and most importantly will achieve all our delivery targets with ease. I cannot fault their continuous professional & friendly service. Thank you to all the team that make the magic happen behind the scenes!
    Michael D.
    Michael D.
    29 October 2023
    I have used Powerhouse for logistics requirements both internationally and domestically over the last 15 years, including during Covid, and each time those shipments have been delivered on time, in excellent condition and at a very competitive rate. They are extremely good at what they do. I must pay particular tribute to Martin Surm at Powerhouse, who has demonstrated first class knowledge and expertise to assist with some very challenging jobs around the world and has gone above and beyond every time.
    Powerhouse International QLD provides freight forwarding in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Cairns, Newcastle