Importing from China

A Magellan solution for all your business needs

Need to import goods from China to Australia?

China is the world’s number one trading nation. Many Australian and New Zealand supply chains depend on manufacturing operations in China. It’s both cost-effective and efficient but comes with its own risks and challenges.
China is a big importer of our raw materials, dairy, meat, cereal, fibre and livestock. In return, Australia and NZ import most of our manufactured goods, including electronics, vehicles, textiles and clothing. Indeed, almost everything on the shelves at your local department store.
While it represents a massive business opportunity, global supply chains are easily disrupted when importers don’t properly consider their choice of logistics partner or put blind faith in their supplier to arrange transportation and exportation.
Long transit times and space shortage leading to higher freight costs during peak shipping periods are just some of the factors you need to consider. If you can’t get your goods to market in time to meet demand, your logistics network has let you down.
A carefully selected logistics partner can help you overcome these China supply chain challenges.

Why Magellan?

  • Specialist services include airfreight, seafreight consolidations, cross trades, Garments on Hangers (GOH), freight consolidation and distribution to multi-destinations
  • Our large space allocations into Australia and New Zealand provide for regular LCL and FCL shipments from Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Qingdao, Guangzhou and Hong Kong
  • Consolidation services from all major airfreight hubs, including Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Qingdao, Guangzhou and Xiamen
  • Exclusive long-term partnership with one of China’s most prominent local forwarders gives you the advantage of their direct contracts with carriers
  • Ten offices servicing Hong Kong and China’s manufacturing hubs helps you stay in control of your shipments
  • Coordination of cartage, cargo insurance, warehousing and customs bonds
  • An Australia-based expert, licensed broker, dedicated to your business ensures accurate rating of duties and taxes, so you receive the correct concessions and benefits

How you benefit

  • Annual volume and tonnage commitments with carriers ensures year-round space protection
  • Predictable airfreight lead-times and delivery KPIs give you the consistency you need to plan with confidence
  • Improved flexibility. Shipments are in Magellan’s control from origin to destination
  • Magellan manages the LCL unpack process with firm KPIs on availability
  • Complete end-to-end supply chain management, including customs clearance and transport, allows you to realise the full potential of fast turn arounds
  • MagTrack Portal, automated reporting and system integration provides full visibility and control of all shipping activity
  • Our ATT accreditation recognises our secure supply chain and compliant trade practices and gives us and you a range of trade facilitation benefits such as differentiated examinations and speedier processing at the Australian border


Look no further than Magellan Logistics when importing from China to Australia. Contact us today for more info!


Catering to your high fashion needs

A solution that provides the utmost attention to detail – perfect for clients who seek to import high fashion goods that require that little bit of extra care.

Avoid unnecessary obstacles

No one likes surprises, especially when they turn into obstacles. We’re always one step ahead of the competition, providing you with the advice and guidance to help you avoid any unnecessary issues.

Proprietary communications system

We have spent 10 years designing and perfecting a communication system that ensures you can relax – safe in the knowledge that each step has been managed carefully and professionally. Our up-to-date reports let you know all the important details so we can spend less time fixing problems and enjoy more time building relationships.

Who said logistics was boring?

Whether you’ve been in the industry for 20 years or three months, knowledge of crucial & cost-saving information is essential to effectively running your operations. Do you know the duty on footwear produced in developing countries?, or that you can actually increase your speed to market by trucking cargo to a different port of origin? We live and breathe logistics – tap into our knowledge to make your freight forwarding run smoothly.