Freight Forwarding

Indian Ocean Shipping Agencies acknowledges the importance of identifying the special requirements of individual clients.

The ability to develop & provide a freight solution that meet the special needs of the client is determined and then executed. Whatever the freight or shipping solution, whether wharf to wharf or door to door, our dedicated and experienced staff can ensure your cargo reaches its destination on time, and on budget.


Indian Ocean Shipping Agencies is a specialist provider of all freight forwarding and logistical services.

We can offer the following:


  • Full Container services, including rate negotiations, bookings and equipment requirements
  • Documentation, reporting and dispatch overseas on behalf of clients
  • Liaison with consignees and agents / pre-alerts
  • Consolidation services or part container shipments
  • International freight services, Air & Sea


  • Preparation & lodgement of import documentation for clearance purposes in Australia
  • Tariff advice / applications for concessions / import duty minimisation
  • Quarantine applications / inspections
  • Liaison with overseas suppliers to organise ex work arrangements

Indian Ocean Shipping Agencies provides Shipping

  • Total Logistics and Management Services
  • Transport solutions recommendations based on commercial and technical appraisal.
  • Status reporting and monitoring.
  • Consignment management, packing, marking and labeling
  • Stevedoring & port operations
  • Vessel chartering and husbandry services.

House Hold and Personal Effects – Exports

  • Arrange delivery of the container to your residence.
  • Provide assistance to pack contents if required.
  • Complete all documentation for the destination country.
  • Consolidation of smaller LCL shipments.
  • Provide insurance coverage.

House Hold and Personal Effects – Imports

  • Facilitate presentation of import documents to Customs & Quarantine.
  • Settle any all charges.
  • Arrange movement from the terminal to the approved depot for unpacking and inspection.
  • Attend the depot for the Quarantine inspection and processing.
  • Finalise all clearances to allow prompt delivery of your cargo.

Motor Vehicles – Cars – Bikes

  • Provide all import & export services to present cargo for shipping.
  • Provide cleaning & inspection services as required.
  • Arrange packing and unpacking of containers.
  • Provide specialist delivery services to the depot or residence.
  • Present and process Carnets with Customs for both import and export cargo.

Boats & Yachts

  • Facilitate cleaning of craft prior shipment.
  • Facilitate minimising cubic content to provide best freight outcomes.
  • Arrange shipping services for import or export cargo.
  • Provide all import & export document services to present cargo for shipping.
  • On arrival Australian Ports provide clearance – handling – inspection services as required.
  • Arrange packing and unpacking of containers.

Machinery – Mining Equipment – Specialist Cargo

  • Whether it is import or export cargo we work closely with the client to ensure all requirements are executed in accordance with Customs, Quarantine and Port requirements.
  • Negotiate best freight outcomes for the client.
  • Facilitate loading or discharge of the cargo in close liaison with the vessel, stevedores and contractors.
  • Facilitate import & export clearance and inspection services.
  • Attend to cleaning orders as required.
  • Provide all document services.
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