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Professional Development at Magellan

Congratulations to Daniel Crawford – Magellan’s Customs Manager on his successful completion of the LMA High Performance Management Diploma.

An intense 44 weeks of classes, 9 modules that covered personal and team performance, creating high performance environments, management and leadership, change and communication and 2 practical projects has left Daniel feeling inspired and motivated (if a little weary) just in time for peak shipping season. Well done Daniel!
Professional development is a key focus at Magellan. From our perspective, the course has delivered enhanced skills in time management, delegation, organisation and focus on high payoff activities, and general well rounding of management skills. Already we are seeing the pay-off with Daniel’s leadership on the integration of the new Transaction business and internal IT projects.

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Magellan Logistics – a new resident has moved into the Surf Coast of Victoria.

Geelong is the largest regional city in the State of Victoria. Located only 55 minutes from Melbourne, the city is located on the shores of Corio Bay and the region boasts some of the world’s best surf beaches covered by the Surf Coast Shire including the towns of Aireys Inlet, Anglesea, Lorne, Moriac, Torquay and Winchelsea as well as the Bellarine Peninsula.

It’s an amazing place to live.

Well say hello to local resident Greg Healey, experienced in international freight who excitingly joined the Magellan Logistics’ Business Development team recently. He left the hustle and bustle of busy Melbourne, to raise his family in the friendly community and relaxing surrounds of Geelong over 6 years ago.

With Greg on the ground, not only is he closer than ever to the enviable sea breeze of the coastal region, but he is available to provide valued personal service and develop trusted relationships with Magellan’s locally based current and future clients. His attentive approach is to listen to his customer’s challenges and requirements, which then enables him to explore and provide the most suitable solution to meets his client’s needs.


In Greg’s spare time he enjoys spending time at the beach with family and friends. And why wouldn’t you, with that view?

Are you a business within the Geelong area or surrounds and would like to discuss your freight forwarding and customs clearance needs? Contact Greg Healey directly on 0402 775 816 or (+61) 03 8318 9600, or you can reach him by email on

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Magellan Logistics Christmas and New Year Holiday Trading Hours

Please note our office operating hours over the Christmas and New Year period


Wednesday 24th December

Closing at 2pm

Thursday and Friday 25th & 26th December

Closed Christmas & Boxing Day holiday

Mon & Tue 29th/30th December                       

Normal Business hours 8.30am – 5pm

Wednesday 31st December                              

Closed at 2pm


Thursday 1st January                                        

Closed New Years Day holiday

Friday 2nd January                                             

Resume of normal business hours 8.30am – 5pm


Due to our staff Christmas function, we will have limited staff available on Friday 19th December
from 1-5pm.

Thank-you for you understanding during this time.

We appreciate all the support shown to us by our clients, agents and friends throughout 2014 and we wish you all the best for the year ahead.

The team at Magellan Logistics

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Magellan’s Chris Barbour featured in FTD Magazine

FTD Magazine is a New Zealand based trade supply chain management publication, which focuses on quality articles and case studies with a skew towards New Zealand based products, services and individuals.

Magellan’s operations manager, Chris Barbour, hails from Christchurch and after working in the logistics field and studying for a number of years, he joined our team in early 2014.

This article that appeared in the October FTD Magazine edition, takes you through his journey so far.

We warmly congratulate Chris on his achievement in being featured, appreciate his hard work and having him as part of the Magellan team.

Click here to read the full article.



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Magellan Logistics featured in Ragtrader Magazine, September 2014

Read the latest power brokers article where our sales director, Joe Carbone, shares his knowledge and experience on the supply chain.


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Magellan launches Moving Stylish Fashion Fast Campaign

Check us OUT!

Magellan Logistics are thrilled to be included in the latest Ragtrader magazine August edition, alongside influential fashion powerhouses. We have been serving our fashion, textiles, retail and footwear clients for the past 17 years, and it’s feels great to share our brand with the rest of the fashion world.

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Magellan attends Melbourne Port System Industry Tour

On 7th March 2014, Magellan Logistics attended the Melbourne Port System Industry Induction (MPSII) Workshop and Tour offered by the Port of Melbourne Corporation.


Port of Melbourne – Swanson Dock

The program provides an introduction and overview of the Melbourne Port System, giving the participants solid understanding of how the port operates. The program also gives information on how service providers work together and integrate with each other, resulting in more efficient freight movements.Participants received valuable information during the workshop and were given a tour in the port’s different facilities. During the event, our team learned these interesting facts:

  • 9 vessels berth at Melbourne port every day
  • 27 shipping lines call into Melbourne port
  • More than 7000 containers are discharged into Melbourne Port every day
  • 40% of Australia’s freight volume comes from the state of Melbourne, of which 60% of imports are from the retail sector
  • To date, Australia and New Zealand make up the 7% of total shipping trade worldwide.
  • By 2025, an estimated growth of 5.5 Million import containers will be handled annually at the port of Melbourne alone.
  • If all integrated transport services are combined, 250,000 people are employed to manage freight movements across Australia.
  • Melbourne will play an important role in the country’s future shipping industry as the city is projected to have the highest population in Australia by 2028.
  • The port of Melbourne is 150 years old and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The workshop enables those in the supply chain business to learn about current trends within the shipping industry, particularly in Melbourne.

Magellan team members on tour

Magellan team members on tour

Following the visit, a team member shared, “There was a panel of experts speaking, with time for Q&A, followed by a tour of the port. Listening to this panel gave some valuable insight on the challenges faced in the shipping environment, and the importance of partnerships between the major stakeholders including the importer/exporter, shipping lines, port operators, the Port of Melbourne Corporation, Australian Customs, customs brokers and freight forwarders.”

“It was great,” added Ashley Schmidt, Customs Broker at Magellan logistics. “I can see it would be really great for trainees to attend in future too.”

Click here for a copy of the course materials

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