Project Cargo Freight Forwarding


Project Cargo Freight Forwarding

For over 35+ years, ICE has been involved in large-scale project freight forwarding jobs for many established clients. Whether you are shipping machinery, equipment or out of gauge cargo, every shipment goes through meticulous planning, scoping, and monitoring to ensure the best outcomes. Freight options include:

  • Chartered vessel or aircraft
  • Roll-on/roll-off (RORO) vessel
  • Heavy lift (LOLO) vessel
  • Barge movements
  • Coastal shipping
  • Break-bulk shipping
  • Road and rail transport


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Services overview

Project Cargo Services

Stakeholder engagement

Ensuring all parties involved are aligned is a major focus. Our Project Manager coordinates meetings to ensure all stakeholders are clear on the targeted outcomes.

Feasibility studies

We support pre-feasibility and feasibility studies by surveying sites, routes and service options.

Customs Audit

Our customs team conduct an in-depth review of your documentation before we commence the work to detect any potential issues that may impact the project.

Customs Advice

In addition to reviewing and submitting your documentation, we advise on any duty or tax exposures and apply for any tariff concessions that you are eligible for.

Site Supervision

We can allocate personnel or surveyors to be on site to supervise the safe unloading of large items.

Transport Coordination

We coordinate the transport between site to port and manage any special requirements such as: site inductions, pilot escorts, window receival times and equipment hire.

Marine Insurance

Further protect your cargo on its journey against loss, damage, fires, or theft with a range of insurance options available.

Unparalleled Local Expertise

At ICE, you have access to our best-in-class forwarding team who have decades of experience and unmatched local knowledge.


Dedicated Project Cargo Shipping

At ICE, we provide a dedicated Project Manager for your shipping project, which means a single channel of communication for every step of the shipping process. Communication is simple, easy and direct, from the moment you get in touch with us.

Having an exclusive point of contact also comes with outstanding customer service. ICE works with all stakeholders to ensure both timelines and expectations are met. With bespoke, tailored shipping options, we build the service around your requirements.

  • Efficient communication
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Flexibility as plans change
  • 100% tailored shipping operations

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FAQ Section

Freight Forwarding & Logistics FAQ

What is the process for initiating a project shipment?

Simply give us a call and ask to speak to one of our team in project shipping. From here we will initiate a consultation with you to understand the full scope of your project. You will be asked to provide us with information regarding the size and weight of your cargo and any requirements at origin or destination. We may also request pictures or diagrams of your cargo if necessary. Following the consultation process, we will provide you with a full quote based on the scope of work stipulated and an overview of our project plan.

You can connect with Marcus, one of ICE’s project freight forwarding consultants here or call him directly on +61 (3) 8374 8208.

What sets ICE apart from other forwarders?

Flexibility and customer service. Our experienced operators/consultants get to know your business so you receive a truly bespoke service when working with ICE.

As independent forwarders, we have the flexibility of choosing the best shipping option for your cargo through our vetted network of overseas agents. We build the operation around your requirements to the smallest detail.

We offer premium service and flexibility, combined.

How are rates calculated?

It is critical to understand the full scope of the program when developing any costs. Stakeholder consultation is an important aspect of the process. Factors such as cranage, storage, transport, surveying services, sea or air faring legs and local handling requirements will influence the final rate.

Once a scope is clear, costs are usually calculated based on revenue tonnes.

Are there any extra costs associated with oversized cargo?

Whilst there are more charges associated with project shipping, working with an experienced freight forwarder will allow you to have visibility of these costs in advance of booking.

Is it easy to book a service for OOG into Australia?

There is substantial demand for out of gauge shipping into Australia. However, our extensive network of agents, local carriers and our experienced project team, will allow for a smooth booking process.

What are the key considerations for road transport?

Unpacking out-of-gauge cargo can require crane lifts and specialised trailers. We can arrange special equipment hire to load and unload your cargo, both at the port and on-site.

The Australian Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) sets out the maximum height and weights allowed on our roads which differ in each state.

As a general rule, the maximum weight allowed on Australian roads is 42.5 tonnes in a common 6 axel semi-trailer delivery. The maximum height is 4.6 metres on approved roads. At all times, the loads must be made secure and be distributed evenly across the trailer so weight is evenly spread across truck axels.

Our professional forwarding project manager can plan and coordinate all your transport requirements.

Who will project manage my cargo?

ICE has experienced in-house Project Managers who will coordinate your project cargo end to end. If required, you can meet your Manager prior to shipping to discuss any of your concerns.

You can connect with Marcus, one of ICE’s project freight forwarding consultants here or call him directly on +61 (3) 8374 8208.

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We Consult. We Plan. We Deliver.

  • CONSULT – We discuss your specific needs.
  • PLAN – We develop a bespoke tailored plan that is cost-effective & efficient.
  • DELIVER – We manage your shipment and keep you updated from beginning to end.