Industries We Service

The approach at Hodder Logistics International has been to engage with all industries. We have 35 years of experience in knowing and understanding how each industry operates, including:

  • Agriculture - products and machines
  • Machinery - heavy and also light-weight, such as office equipment
  • Chemicals - hazardous and non-hazardous
  • Textiles - including fabrics and other material
  • Motor vehicles - including luxury cars
  • Gemstones
  • Timber - including large-scale imports and smaller one-off antiques
  • Clothing and Footwear
  • Homewares
  • Books
  • Skincare products, Make-up
  • Liquor and Food
  • Jewellery - including both precious and non-precious items


What is a Customs Broker?

We are licensed and accredited by Government agencies. As experts, we can therefore move your consignment into Australia by wading through the necessary laws and documentation on your behalf.

What is a freight forwarder?

We organise shipments for companies and individuals. Typically we arrange cargo movement to international destinations and have the expertise to prepare and process the necessary documentation.

Do you only move FCLs?

We move FCLs and LCLs. We also move consignments not only by sea but also Air and Parcels Post.

What if my goods are going to a country where you do not have an office?

We have agents world-wide. We can move your consignment to and from anywhere.

Do you only help with the importing of goods?

Hodder Logistics does both importing and exporting.

Do I need to collect my shipment?

It is up to you. But at Hodder Logistics International we can arrange cartage and have done so for our clients for many decades.

Why should I use Hodder Logistics International?

International trade can be complex and time-consuming but with Hodder Logistics International we do all the hard work for you. With our excellent servicing of clients' needs, attention to detail, high-level of communication and proven track record in the industry, we are the best choice to meet your business goals.

We are good at what we do, have been doing it a long time and our clients keep coming back.

We Save You Time

Customs Clearance Services


Our business is fully computerised and is internet linked with both Customs and AQIS.

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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.