About us

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

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The Magellan Team

Our Story

  • 1997


    David Thatcher establishes Magellan Logistics in Melbourne

  • 1998


    The business hires its first employee

  • 2000


    Magellan receives its Corporate Customs Licence

  • 2003


    Magellan acquires Janz Customs and grows to 9 employees

  • 2005


    Acquires CPS Customs and with 15 staff moves to new, larger premises
  • 2008


    Opens Sydney office
  • 2009

    Named Freight Forwarder of the Year by the Lloyds List / Daily Commercial News
  • 2010


    Finalist in BRW Private Business Awards for Excellence in Management Practices

  • 2012

    Launches off-shore handling service
  • 2015

    New Zealand office opens
  • 2016

    Brisbane office opens
  • 2018

    Magellan earns Australian Trusted Trader accreditation
  • 2018

    Implements new, flexible operating system
  • NOW

    More than 50 employees in 5 offices, across 3 countries, headquartered in company-owned premises in Tullamarine

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.

Transparency

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

Integrity

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

Professionalism

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

Quality

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

Respect

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