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International Break Bulk Shipping

Your one-stop solution for international break bulk shipping in Australia

break bulk shipping

Are you faced with the challenge of transporting large, heavy, or uniquely-shaped cargo that simply won’t fit into standard shipping containers? Custom Brokers has got you covered!

Break bulk shipping is the ideal solution for those seeking to transport cargo that cannot fit into standard containers or trailers due to their size, shape, weight, or quantity. From machinery and equipment to vehicles, pipes, steel coils and lumber, break bulk cargo comes in all shapes and sizes. However, navigating the complex international regulations and coordinating the specialised equipment necessary to handle these large, irregularly-shaped items can be overwhelming.

That’s where Custom Brokers comes in as your ultimate partner for seamless international break bulk shipping. With years of experience providing customised break bulk shipping solutions for clients across various industries, our team ensures that your cargo is transported safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively. Contact us today for more information on how we can help with your break bulk shipping needs.

Unlock the benefits of break bulk shipping: Streamlined logistics for your oversized cargo

Break bulk shipping is not only a method of transporting large and heavy cargo. It’s also a smart strategy to boost your business performance and efficiency. By choosing break bulk shipping for your cargo, you can enjoy a range of benefits that will save you time, money, and hassle.


Break bulk shipping can help you save money by avoiding the extra costs of dismantling, packing and reassembling your cargo into containers or trailers. You can also optimise the use of space on the vessel by loading your cargo as a single unit or in bundles.


Break bulk shipping can accommodate any size, shape, weight or quantity of cargo that you need to transport. You can also choose the most suitable method of loading and unloading your cargo depending on its characteristics and requirements.


Break bulk shipping can ensure the safety and integrity of your cargo by minimising the risk of damage or loss during transit. Your cargo will be handled by trained professionals who will follow strict safety protocols and standards. Your cargo will also be secured and protected from external factors such as weather, theft or vandalism.


Break bulk shipping can simplify your logistics process by eliminating the need for multiple intermediaries or modes of transportation. You can rely on us to handle everything from documentation to delivery for your break bulk shipments.

Why choose Custom Brokers for break bulk shipping

As an independent global freight forwarding agent, Custom Brokers is committed to providing the best value for your money. We understand the challenges faced by businesses and individuals when it comes to transporting large and heavy machinery. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of break bulk shipping services tailored to your unique needs.

By choosing Custom Brokers, you'll benefit from:

Expertise in international break bulk shipping and handling oversized cargo

With years of experience in the break bulk shipping industry, our team of licensed customs brokers and freight forwarding agents have the expertise needed to navigate the complexities of international shipping. Our professionals are members of the International Forwarders and Customs Brokers Association of Australia (IFCBAA) and hold DAFF (Quarantine) Accreditation, guaranteeing that your cargo is handled with the utmost care and professionalism.

Competitive rates without compromising on service quality

At Custom Brokers, we understand that cost efficiency is crucial to the success of your business. That’s why we offer competitive rates for our break bulk shipping services without compromising on the quality and reliability you expect. With us, you’ll enjoy the perfect blend of affordability and top-quality service, ensuring your cargo reaches its destination safely, efficiently, and within budget.

A one-stop-shop for customs clearance, import-export and freight forwarding services

Dealing with multiple service providers can be a hassle, but Custom Brokers makes it easy by offering a comprehensive range of services under one roof. From customs clearance to import-export and freight forwarding services, our team of professionals is equipped to handle all aspects of your break bulk shipping needs. This streamlined approach saves you time and effort, allowing you to focus on your core business activities.

Worldwide coverage, ensuring your cargo arrives safely and on time

Our extensive global network and partnerships enable us to offer break bulk shipping services to major ports throughout Australia, including Port Kembla, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin, and Brisbane, as well as regional ports. We have established strong relationships with all major shipping and sea freight forwarding lines through our global contracts, ensuring seamless and cost-effective freight forwarding for your imports into Australia.

Break bulk shipping services tailored to your needs

Shipping large machinery and oversized cargo can be a daunting task. The sheer scale and complexity of such shipments demand intricate planning, precise coordination, and extensive knowledge of regulations and logistics. Without the right expertise, you may face unexpected delays, skyrocketing costs and even compliance issues.

But with Custom Brokers, you can rest assured that your cargo is in safe hands! We understand the complexities of break bulk shipping and have the experience, resources and network to ensure a smooth process from start to finish. Our services include:

Customised break bulk shipping solutions

We assess your specific cargo requirements and tailor our shipping strategies to provide the most efficient and cost-effective solutions for your unique needs.

Cargo handling and loading services

Our team of experts is well-versed in safely handling and loading various types of break bulk cargo, ensuring that your valuable assets are protected throughout the shipping process.

Customs clearance and compliance support

Our licensed customs brokers will handle the entire customs clearance process, liaising with customs authorities to obtain the necessary approvals for your shipment.

Insurance and risk management

We provide expert advice on insurance options and risk management strategies to safeguard your cargo and give you peace of mind throughout the transportation process.

Real-time tracking and updates

Stay informed about the progress of your cargo with our real-time tracking system, allowing you to monitor your shipment and make informed decisions at every stage of the journey.

We will also advise you regarding any restrictions on the purchase of certain goods in clearing customs entering the country, especially if you are freight forwarding imported goods manufactured in embargoed countries such as Iran. If you are freight forwarding/ importing commercial goods such as machinery, equipment, cars, or electrical goods, you may be required to obtain import permits from the relevant government authority when freight forwarding/importing these items.

In addition to these services, we cater to a diverse range of industries and handle various types of break bulk cargo. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Construction and infrastructure
  • Oil and gas equipment
  • Renewable energy components
  • Industrial machinery and equipment
  • Agricultural and mining equipment

To provide a flawless transportation experience, Custom Brokers uses a variety of shipping solutions and specialised equipment, including:

Lift-on/Lift-off (LoLo) shipping

Perfect for heavy cargo that requires cranes for loading and unloading.

Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) shipping

The ideal choice for cargo that can be driven or towed onto the vessel, such as vehicles or equipment with wheels.

Whatever your industry or the distinct challenges of your break bulk shipment, our dedicated team is eager to support you. Connect with us to explore tailored solutions for your cargo, or request a free quote when you’re ready to get started.

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