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Melbourne, VIC 3004 Australia
Toll Global Forwarding is an international freight forwarding and global supply chain management company based in Hong Kong. The company maintains a large network of over 120 offices in 30 countries around the world. It is one of six major operating divisions of Toll Holdings Limited, an $8.6 billion Australian conglomerate with extensive interests in international freight distribution by road, rail, air and sea. The parent company operates 1,200 sites globally, and is one of Asia’s largest providers of distribution, warehousing, storage and supply chain management services.
Air Freight Services
Toll’s Global Forwarding division is primarily focused on freight distribution by air and sea. The company’s airfreight teams provide specialized services to companies in the retail, oil and natural gas, government and defense industries. The types of air cargo moved by the company include dangerous goods, medical items, valuable cargo, animals, time sensitive and perishable materials, and military equipment like tanks and helicopters.
Ocean Freight Distribution
Toll’s ocean freight division offers a range of options for container shipping and break-bulk cargo. The company provides door-to-door and port-to-port full container load shipping services worldwide. It also operates a fleet of Roll On Roll Off vessels for transporting cars and other vehicles mainly to destinations in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. In addition, Toll’s ocean freight group also offers a wide range of specialized services, such as customs clearance and brokerage, ship charters, cross docking, wharf transportation and management and stevedoring.
Hybrid Services and Supply Chain Management
Toll also provides a hybrid sea and airfreight shipping option for customers looking to combine the speed of air services with the economy of ocean shipping. Under this option, the company typically ships cargo via container ship to its central transit point in Dubai, from where the goods are put on airfreight pallets and forwarded by air to their ultimate destination. Toll’s supply chain group, meanwhile, specializes in delivering everything from raw materials and components to finished goods distribution and freight management services for small, medium, and large manufacturers. The company’s supply chain customers include several large automakers, manufacturers of fast moving consumer goods and makers of industrial products and pharmaceuticals.
The company is currently ranked as the 23rd largest freight distribution service in the world, according to a Toll Global Forwarding review by 3Plogistics.com. According to the review, about 75 percent of Toll’s revenues comes from the Australian market, where it is considered one of the leaders in the freight distribution business.