Delivering Shoes On Time and In Budget To One Of Australia’s Most Iconic Fashion Brands

Getting Australia’s children back to school was no mean feat (no pun intended), when International Cargo Express worked with Betts to manage their Back to School Campaign.

Coordinating the import of containers from multiple international suppliers, delivering to a central warehouse location on Australian shores and managing all third-party logistics requirements – ICE managed Betts’ end-to-end stock requirements from the start.

Containers were unpacked, ensuring loose cartons of physical stock matched corresponding documentation and systemised storage of stock was arranged to facilitate daily pick and pack requirements during the peak period.

When Things Go Wrong: Biosecurity

Real cases of imports that fell through and what you can learn from them.

Australia has one of the strictest biosecurity measures in the world. The same measures that protect our country’s biodiversity, can quickly lead to a costly process for importers and shippers if Government rules are not followed.

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has zero tolerance for any error or mistake, even where every effort has been made to comply with treatment or document requirements.

Below, we outline some examples of these problems and share some considerations you should take in.

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.

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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