Company Profile

Hodder Company Profile


For decades, Hodder Logistics International – formally Peter Hodder and Associates – has made international trade easy.

We provide the best in customs brokerage, international freight forwarding, cartage, tariff bylaw consulting, duty advice and a myriad of other logistics services for our clients. These clients keep coming back for our excellent service, top-level advice and competitive rates.

Whether importing to Australia or exporting around the world, Hodder Logistics International will track your consignment every step of the way, from its port of origin to your warehouse door. 

We are based in Melbourne, Australia, but have agents in every corner of the globe to facilitate this international trade. Some of the countries we regularly service include China (including Hong Kong), Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, India, Japan, the United States of America, Europe and England.

We can help you save money in your business by providing important tariff, valuation and costings advice. We move your FCL and/or LCL containers with the greatest of ease by navigating, on your behalf, the many and varied Customs and Quarantine laws that exist.

Our staff members have the relevant Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (Customs) and Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) qualifications to bring your consignment into or out of the country via sea, air or parcels post.

We provide general logistics, trade, tariff and Customs broking consultancy services as well to ensure you can generate a successful business as an importer or exporter. We would be pleased to help you today.

Our business has operated from Melbourne, Australia for close to 35 years.

It services, from that location, the Australian continent and the world in the inter-related fields of international freight logistics and customs brokerage.

It's all about service...

Specifically we provide an individualised service to our clients and potential clients. Through the employment of skilled staff - a number who speak Mandarin or Italian alongside English - we are best able to service your requirements completely and efficiently.

The experience provided to you and your business is par-excellence. This enables you to solve the many and varied international trade problems.

A long-standing company with a personalised approach...

Established in 1977, Peter Hodder & Associates Pty Ltd, now trading as Hodder Logistics International, is at the forefront of the freight logistics industry.

Hodder Logistics International makes it our goal to fully understand each and every one of our clients' businesses and positively responds to their specific needs.

It is not a one-size-fits-all approach.

Our complete service is why our clients keep coming back.

We keep our clients updated through every link in the supply chain with our high-level of communication and a concentrated level of service.

It cannot be stressed enough that it is our attention to detail; our personalised service to your requirements; and our knowledge, gained over many decades, that both sets us apart from our competitors and ultimately saves you money.

This translates straight to your bottom line. Your profits.

We are able to provide you - whether importing, exporting or simply seeking professional advice on an international trade matter - with simply the very best information throughout every step of the process.

With the myriad of services available at Hodder Logistics International, we provide you with a fully integrated approach; leaving you to simply do what you do best -grow your business and make profits.

We have chosen to remain a boutique operation but we service clients of all size, with one thing in common - their desire for a company of like-minded people driven by a desire to provide the very best service, expertise and a commitment to excellence.

We look forward to assisting you.

We Save You Money

Landed Into Store Costings

Don’t rely on estimates or percentages. We can tell you by providing you with a computerised landed into store costing for each of your imported consignments.

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News & notifications for your business

  • 21.04.16

    Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) & Verified Gross Mass (VGM)

    From 1 July 2016, revisions to the SOLAS Convention, adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and applied as law for Australia under the Navigation Act 2012, and subordinate Marine Orders will come into effect. These SOLAS amendments will provide that:
    - The shipper will be responsible for verifying the weight of the container and providing the verified gross mass to the Master on the shipping documents. To do this the shipper can use either:

    Method 1 Weighing the packed container
    Method 2 Weighing all the cargo and all other material loaded into the container then and adding the weight of the empty container (marked tare weight) to calculate the gross mass.
    - Weighing of packed containers, or weighing of cargo and other materials if method 2 is used, is to be carried out using calibrated and certified equipment (such as weighbridges, platform scales, pallet or industrial scales) to obtain accurate measurements.

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  • 19.12.14

    JAEPA into force on 15 January 2015 - two rounds of tariff reductions before 1 April

    The Japan Australia Economic Partnership Agreement, commonly referred to as the Japan Australia FTA or JAEPA, will come into force on 15 January 2015.

    This will provide the benefit of two rounds of tariff reductions for importers and exporters in the first half of next year, the first on 15 January 2015 and the second on 1 April 2015.