About us

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

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
  • 2021

    MagTrack - a new digital partner portal launched
  • 2021

    Well known project freight forwarder Accord International is integrated into Magellan, further expanding our services
  • 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.


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.