Why A Major Sporting and Cycle Goods Retailer Choose ICE

Long term partners of International Cargo Express (ICE) and Albini Pitigliani (our Italian forwarding partners), De Grandi Cycle and Sport have trusted our business to import their high-end products into Australia since 1986.

With three main suppliers across Italy, Albini Pitigliani have developed long standing relationships to manage the shipments in conjunction with ICE from Italy to Australia.

De Grandi is not only a major sporting and cycle goods retailer, but is also the Australian distributor for various leading international brands in the cycling industry. Brands like Pinarello, Wilier, Castelli, Deda and Vredestein, all market leaders in their field.

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Largely shipping by airfreight, the partnership has ensured De Grandi has access to the best airline options for its premium products first time, every time.

How the partnership has navigated COVID19

COVID19 introduced an interesting challenge for De Grandi. An increased demand for bicycles, fitness equipment and sportswear was met with a reduction in airfreight services, as passenger aircraft was grounded almost overnight.

Collaboratively, ICE and Albini Pitigliani reviewed the market and switched airline service providers to ensure cargo continued to move from Europe via Emirates. The team had to plan for longer turnaround times, but increased booking frequency to ensure De Grandi could be serviced.

Why De Grandi Choose ICE and Albini Pitigliani

ICE and Albini Pitigliani make shipping seamless.

In Italy, Albini have developed long lasting relationships with our suppliers and understand the intricacies of shipping our products.

In Australia, working with our dedicated contact Rowena we have visibility of all our airfreight which has been vital to manage stock with the high demands we have experienced during COVID19.

– Shane De Grandi

Your Business Is Our Pride!

As a Director of International Cargo Express Pty Ltd, I am proud of the relationship that we have forged with De Grandi Cycle and Sport, over the years. Owner, Shane De Grandi and his team provide their specialty and knowledge of sporting equipment to the greater city of Geelong and the South Western region of Victoria.

ICE and Albini and Pitigliani have customised resources to ensure an end to end supply. We look forward to the continuance of this close partnership.

We are dedicated to working with our clients, so they can best service theirs.

 – John Mangiafico

How can you benefit from the ICE and Albini Pitigliani Service?

We can offer a tailored consultation to review your current shipping processes and make recommendations on superior supply chain management strategies, targeting service and price efficiencies.

What Others Are Saying About International Cargo Express

Managed goods end to end

Due to critical stock levels we needed a fast solution to urgently meet growing client demand. Presented with this challenge, ICE quickly identified appropriate freighter services and proactively managed the movement of goods end to end.

Eddie Liaw – Supply Chain Director

ICE offered flexibility

ICE offered flexibility, high levels of communication and attention to detail during our pick, pack and delivery project. With their professional support we were able to meet the demands of our supply chain knowing our freight was in safe hands.

Tony Kealy – National Distribution Manager

Without exception and on time

Since having International Cargo Express handle my ocean freight , I have had my bookings and equipment available without exception and on time. Communication between ICE and my supplier is very good and I receive information via my shipper before my supplier.

Michael Caiacob – Purchasing and Supply Officer

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