About us

It’s our focus on the details that makes Magellan a great team

containers (TEU)
kgs of airfreight
customs declarations
individual pieces of cargo
cubic metres of seafreight

The Magellan Team

Our Story

  • 1997

    David Thatcher founded Magellan Logistics in Melbourne

  • 1998

    The business hired its first employee

  • 2000

    With 5 employees, Magellan moved to its own office

  • 2002

    Magellan was granted corporate Customs Broker licence

  • 2003

    Acquired Janz Customs and grew to 9 employees

  • 2005

    Acquired CPS Customs and with 15 staff, moved to new premises

  • 2009

    Awarded Freight Forwarder of the Year by the Lloyds List / Daily Commercial News and head office moved to larger premises in Tullamarine
  • 2010

    Finalist in BRW Private Business Awards – Excellence in Management Practices

  • 2012

    Off-shore handling service launched
  • May 2015

    New Zealand office opens

Our Mission

To create long-lasting relationships with clients by providing exceptional customer service, professional guidance and expertise, through the delivery of superior logistics solutions that you can trust.


We value Transparency because it allows open and honest communication in all areas of our business.


We value Integrity because it promotes ethical and trustworthy relationships between all parties.


We value Professionalism because it provides a level of certainty to all and consistency in delivering our services.


We value Quality because it is our reason for being, allowing us to stand out from our competition.


We value Respect because we achieve commitment from our staff, loyalty from our customers and a high level of service from our suppliers.