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Whilst we can absolutely move your freight to anywhere in Australia, New Zealand  or indeed the world, naturally some places are easier to get to than others. One of the major benefits of partnering with Applied Logistics is that we have a passion for delivering to unusual places. In that spirit, if you have some freight to move to somewhere not marked on our map above, let us know and we promise that we will get you an extra special rate!


Applied Logistics is your first choice when it comes to mission critical air freight services. We have access to Virgin Australia, Qantas, Jetstar, Air North, Rex and Toll aircraft, meaning that you know that we will be able to get your critical freight to where it’s needed as fast as possible.
Domestic Air Services differ from International due to the size of aircraft used. Both Virgin Australia and Qantas operate wide body A330 aircraft to and from Perth. This allows us to lodge much larger and heavier freight on these services. Jetstar’s A320 services are also containerised, meaning that we can also lodge larger and heavier freight, so long as it fits in the container.

The 717, 737, ATR, Bombardier, Embraer and Fokker services operated by Qantas and Virgin Australia have greater restrictions due to manual handling and aircraft size.

Max 60kgs, typically 120x70x80cms

  • Cartons
  • Trays
  • Plastic Crates
  • Bags
  • Road cases
  • Chilled
  • Frozen
  • Dangerous Goods
  • Livestock and Pets
AKH Container specs:

Loading size: 142(w)x109(h)x153(d)cms

Max weight: 900kgs

  • Cartons
  • Skids
  • Pallets
  • Bags
  • Road cases
  • Chilled
  • Frozen
  • Dangerous Goods
PMC Pallet specs:

Loading size: 317(l)x299(w)x160(h)cms

Max weight: 6,700kgs

  • Pallets
  • Skids
  • Crates
  • Machinery
  • Dangerous Goods

Containers are also available in various formats which are ideal for loose items or consolidated loads.


Rail has long been a cornerstone of Applied Logistic’s suite of services. We love that rail is economical, efficient and environmentally responsible. Rail is also secure, smooth and reliable.

Rail is best suited to general freight through consolidators (or forwarders) or full loads over longer distances.

Linehaul rail operators (such as Aurizon) only accept loaded shipping containers. Applied Logistics is able to provide you with a full service, including road cartage and both standard and specialised shipping containers to handle your freight.

We have direct access to Aurizon, Pacific National, SCT, GWA and TasRail services, as well as through forwarders such as Toll, Sadleirs, NTFS, K&S Group and Rand Transport.

Call us to discuss how we can utilise rail to make your supply chain more efficient and effective today!


Rail has certain limitations when it comes to large items. Typically, we are limited to 13.7m in length, 2.5m in width and 2.6m in height – although this does depend on a lot of factors. Typically rail is inefficient for moving cars and small items.


  • Pallets
  • Crates
  • Skids
  • Cartons
  • Pipes
  • Building materials
  • Foodstuffs
  • Containers
  • Machinery
  • Vehicles
  • Plant
  • Refrigerated

MAJOR RAIL TERMINALS In Australia & New Zealand .

Freight trains no longer stops at all stations. It is also not possible to place freight on passenger trains, nor collect from stations. General freight is accepted as whole container loads only. If you have significant volumes, we can arrange regular services to operate or stop for you.

The major rail terminals in Australia & New Zealand are listed below: 


  • Brisbane
  • Gladstone
  • Rockhampton
  • Mackay
  • Bowen
  • Townsville
  • Innisfail
  • Cairns
  • Cloncurry (currently closed)
  • Mount Isa (currently closed)
  • Ashburton
  • Auckland
  • Blenheim
  • Christchurch
  • Dunedin
  • Hamilton
  • Invercargill
  • Masterton
  • Napier
  • New Plymouth
  • Omaru
  • Palmerston North
  • Southdown
  • Takapau
  • Tauranga
  • Temuka
  • Timaru
  • Wellington
  • Whanganui
  • Whangarei

  • Sydney
  • Newcastle
  • Albury
  • (Regional locations available for consistent volumes)



  • Melbourne
  • Wodonga
  • (Regional locations available for consistent volumes)
  • Bell Bay
  • Brighton (Hobart)
  • Burnie
  • Conara
  • Devonport
  • Launceston
  • Alice Springs
  • Tennant Creek
  • Katherine
  • Darwin
  • Adelaide
  • Perth
  • Kalgoorlie

Coastal Shipping.

Developement of the interstate railway network and highways has contributed to the demise of coastal shipping in Australia & New Zealand. However, options are still available where it is essential, or where there is sufficient demand.

Coastal shipping should be considered when you have constant flows of freight and transit time is of a lesser concern. Heavy freight also benefits from containerised coastal shipping, because the shipping line doesn’t charge extra for weight.

We recommend coastal shipping for the movement of heavy or large machinery – although, forward planning will help reduce the overall transit time.


Each lane has a different set of solutions available. LCL, Break Bulk, RORO and containers are available on all services to remote communities and across the Bass Strait.


For customers who have heavy freight, or consistent freight requirements, we have access to international container ships operating under licence on the below lanes:


  • East Coast > Perth
  • Melbourne > Sydney > Brisbane
  • MEL > SYD > BNE > Townsville during peak periods
  • MEL > Hobart > SYD
  • ADL / BNE / FRE / MEL / SYD > Darwin via Singapore as domestic cargo


RORO is available from Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Fremantle, Melbourne, Port Kembla, Tasmania and Townsville,


For Bass Strait (Tasmania), Darwin and Far North Queensland communities, we have a direct relationship with Toll Shipping, SeaRoad and Sea Swift.


  • Pallets
  • Crates
  • Skids
  • Cartons
  • Pipes
  • Building materials
  • Foodstuffs
  • Containers
  • Machinery
  • Over Mass
  • Over Dimension
  • Plant

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