Victoria forward.

International freight solutions for Australian commercial shippers.


Global networks,
local service

Experience the advantage of working with a Melbourne freight forwarding team that truly understands the Victorian market and how to connect it to the world.  Speak to one our local experts today.

With deep knowledge of the opportunities and challenges unique to Melbourne, we provide tailored freight forwarding solutions that ensure your business thrives.

Victoria’s economy is forecast to grow by 3.25 per cent in 2022-23.

$31.1 Bil

Worth of goods were exported from Victoria in 2018-19.

23% of GDP

is produced by Victoria despite only accounting for 3 per cent of Australia's land mass.


Our Services

Digital Freight Forwarding

At our conveniently located Melbourne office, we bring the world closer to you. We cover the sea freight movement of your products, customs clearance and tariff classifications, up to coordinating pick-up and delivery.

Sea Freight

We do 20ft, 40ft, 40ft HC, Reefer, Flat Rack, Open Top, RORO, Breakbulk .

Air Freight

Over 48 integrated carriers, to  ensure your goods get delivered to their destination on-time.

Rail & Road Freight

Our teams manage last-mile delivery in Australia and overseas.

Customs Clearance

We ensure you have everything you need to clear goods through customs agencies worldwide.


Sector-specific forwarding

We service commercial, high-volume shippers from a wide range of verticals.
Food & Drink

Meet the dream team

Our team of experienced freight brokers in Melbourne is here to streamline your logistics operations. By harnessing our extensive knowledge of the local market, we offer a competitive edge that propels your success.
Raimondo Guerra
Business Development Manager
Isaac Genco
Freight Operations Manager
Kryshia Sicura
Customer Success Manager
Kelly Philby
Freight Operations Manager


Reviews that speak volumes

Don't just take our word for it. Hear how we've helped Australian businesses reach new heights with our supply chain expertise.

Fantastic communication! Karen and Hannah worked their magic and made a Christmas miracle happen.

Tina T
Head of customer success & Experience

Beyond amazing! Karen goes above and beyond to help with our ever changing freight needs. We love having her assist us, couldn’t ask for a better experience.

Angela W
Sales Rep

Was very happy. Smooth transaction. The online portal is great, gives me updates when ever I need them.

Philip H
Merchandise and logistics director

Explorate has been an integral part of Merry People’s success for the past 3 years. Their tech-forward approach to freight forwarding has allowed us to seamlessly manage our shipments.

Tim White
Head of Operations


Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about our Explorate Melbourne Office.
What is Explorate? 
Explorate is both a freight forwarding service and technology platform. We help you move freight, track and trace, clear customs and manage your orders with a combination of the right people, partnerships and platform.
Do you have freight brokers in Melbourne?
Yes, we have a team of freight brokers in Melbourne who manage global forwarding services.

We understand the importance of working with local talent when shipping globally. That’s why we have 4 offices to ensure we have a freight service near you.
Do you have customs clearance agents in Melbourne?
We have dedicated customs clearance agents in Brisbane who service our customers Australia-wide, ensuring smooth and efficient customs processing for your shipments. Talk to the team today.
Who do you service?
Our goal is to help you optimise your supply chain. That's why we'll only provide quotes if we know we're the best freight partner for the job. While in logistics there's an exception to every rule, here's where we do our best work: Commercial freight quotes, multiple annual shipments, Australian companies. 
I’m need a freight forwarder to ship China to Melbourne.
Our team specialises in providing freight forwarding services for shipping goods from China to Melbourne, making it one of our most popular trade lanes. Don't hesitate to contact our team to discuss your specific requirements or to request a quote for our services.
How much does a freight forwarder cost?
The cost of a freight forwarder varies depending on the specific requirements of your shipment. Reach out to our team to get an accurate and tailored quote.

We value your time as much as you do.  So whether you require air cargo or sea freight services in Melbourne, our team will work swiftly on a response to your request. 

Ready to take the stress out of your supply chain?