Are you looking for a reliable and customer focused company to manage your international sea and air freight forwarding needs? Then you should consider contacting Smith Lewis and Staff.
Smith Lewis has been providing freight forwarding services to wholesalers, importers and manufacturers since 1987. We have long standing relationships with transportation and logistics providers around the world. We can deliver your cargo to your site or client's nominated premises.
We are based in Melbourne and have regional offices in strategic locations around Australia. This allows us to provide a complete freight service throughout all capital and regional areas throughout Australia and include Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
Smith Lewis forwards sea freight all around the world all year round.
We service a wide range of cargo such as:
We also assist with the movement of:
We check that all supplied documents are correct for the movement of your freight and we will notify you if anything else is further required. We can help in the obtaining and the processing of any required special permits.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to call us.
Smith Lewis can freight forward LCL and FCL cargo to and from any international port to or from Australia. We ensure the timely delivery of your goods through our worldwide network of international partners in:
If you wish to further discuss the destination and point of origin of your shipment, feel free to call us or contact us online.
Smith Lewis can assist you with your triangular third (3rd) party shipping needs. For example, a company in Australia wishes to send goods manufactured in China to a client in America. Smith Lewis will work with its agent in China to organise the sea freight forwarding of these goods to America. The Australian company then invoices the American client for the goods.
Are you looking to forward your cargo via air freight? We are an approved R.A.C.A as required by IATA. We work with you and ensure that our service levels and communications are kept to the highest of standards.
Our Air Freight Melbourne Department operates in parallel with our Import and Export Sea Freight Forwarding Department providing you reliable freight forwarding solutions. We help control your transit times and offer flexible solutions through our simple process.
We notify you of the arrival of your goods. As requested, we deliver your goods to your client's nominated premises. We offer 24-hour transit time availability from the time of arrival at the sea or airport to final destination.
We also provide the option for you to pick your goods from our warehouse.
For added convenience, Smith Lewis can clear your goods through custom as part of our freight forwarding service.
Smith Lewis and Staff can provide through our international network multi-carrier options to deliver your goods. We can also provide you with the best solution and are capable of supply options such as:
We are committed to provide you the best service and benefits. Contact us and let Smith Lewis take care of your air and sea freight needs.
We supply real time information of your sea and air freight movement. We have a user-friendly yet very secure track and trace system. We have a powerful and feature rich integrated logistics software, as supplied by CargoWise, ensuring efficient order management and order tracking.
A shipping or airline company may provide universal services based on logistics but a freight forwarder supplies flexible and tailor-fit logistics solutions for your needs.
There is a substantial difference with the rate offered by a shipping or airline company and a freight forwarder. Freight forwarders can offer better rates for your transport needs.
We transit your cargo according to your time specification. Please speak to our experienced freight forwarders and customs brokers for you to be properly assisted.
Both have their own advantages and disadvantages. Please speak to our freight forwarders for us to supply you with the best option.
Smith Lewis is capable of assisting you with vehicle import. Please visit our dedicated page to learn more about this process.
Landed cost is critical in determining the actual cost of your goods. Its calculation includes the original cost of the item, all brokerage and logistics fees, complete shipping costs, customs duties, tariffs, taxes, insurance, currency conversion, crating costs and handling fees. It is best to speak with our customs brokers and freight forwarders to learn more on how the landed cost of your goods will be calculated.
Our Import/Export Team will assist in obtaining Classification Advice in compliance to Customs ACBP legislation requirements. Speak to us if you wish to import/export these items.
These are the most common International Commercial Terms (INCOTERMS) used in the freight forwarding industry. It covers the following:
To find out more about INCOTERMS, go to our glossary.
Yes, depending on the urgency of your goods we can work out the most cost effective delivery service for you.
We are chosen by our clients mainly because of the following advantages we bring to their business partners:
We are cognizant of our client's needs and ensure the smooth and efficient flow of their freight. We treat our business partners like family.
We supply tailor made services to meet all of our client's expectations and service needs.
Our experienced team is set up to specifically handle the efficient flow of import and export cargo.
We provide a one-stop solution for all your freight forwarding needs.
We are experts in freight forwarding fashion items such as handbags, purse, sandals, shoes and hats, as well as fabrics such as wool, nylon, cotton, polyester and polyamide. We also forward dry goods like flour, grain, oats, seeds and sugar. Further, we forward equipment and machineries including truck tires, power tools, drills and jack hammers.
Nothing is too big or too small for us to ship around the world. Speak to us regarding your needs.