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Freight Forwarding

Drawing on our local infrastructure and expertise, backed by Toll’s multimodal global logistics network, we provide customers operating in China with comprehensive freight transport services.

As one of Asia-Pacific’s largest freight transport providers, we have the expertise, the infrastructure and the global networks to move your cargo wherever you need it to go, via road, rail, sea or air.

In China, we have an extensive network of specialist freight forwarding teams and facilities stretching from Beijing, Dalian and Tianjin in the north, to Chengdu, Shanghai and south to Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Our freight forwarding offices in mainland China are supported by our global freight forwarding headquarters in Singapore.

From bulk cargo to a single package, from perishable goods to fragile freight, heavy outsized cargo and dangerous goods, we have the capability and the logistical experience to move almost any type of freight, wherever you need it to go.

Whether you’re shipping domestically or internationally, Toll has the industry expertise, the network and the global reach to provide a freight solution that works for you.

Our freight forwarding services in China

Air freight

Our extensive air fleet, global network and strong relationships with major commercial airlines enable us to deliver flexible and reliable air freight services to our customers operating in China.

Our air freight services in China include:

  • a full range of frequent services with various airline options
  • daily/weekly consolidation to major gateways all over the world
  • strong relationship and capacity agreements
  • accelerated services for time-critical or time-sensitive shipments
  • hand carry services for highly time-sensitive cargo
  • door-to-door, door-to-airport or airport-to-airport services
  • specialised charters for out of gauge and overweight items
  • first available flight services
  • customised packages to meet your timeline and rate requirements
  • experienced gateway operations team
  • dangerous goods expertise
  • own-built ULDs, bulk, valuable cargo and Garment on Hanger (GOH) cargo
  • break bulk delivery
  • cross trade services
  • customs clearance, inbound and outbound
  • value added services

Freight types we move by air

In additional to general cargo, we move a wide range of specialised freight by air including:

  • perishable and temperature-controlled goods
  • garment on hanger (GOH)
  • valuable cargo
  • dangerous goods
  • oversized cargo
  • fragile and sensitive goods
  • artworks and antiques
Ocean freight

Toll’s diverse fleet and experience operating along the world’s major shipping lanes enables us to deliver regular, secure and economical ocean freight services to and from all global ports.

Ocean freight services we offer in China include:

  • 20, 40 and 45 foot general purpose and high cube full container loads (FCL)
  • weekly less than container load (LCL) to and from major ports, including Tianjin, Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Guangzhou and Shenzhen
  • door-to-door or door-to-port services
  • buyer’s consolidation
  • cross trade (third country transports)
  • operating and non-operating reefer containers
  • special container equipment including flat rack, open top, active reefer and Garment on Hanger (GOH) containers
  • handling of dangerous goods (IMO)
  • break bulk cargo/non-containerised loads
  • export documentation
  • customs clearance and bonded handling
  • slip-sheet handling
  • value-added services including trade licenses and ATA carnets
  • cargo and marine insurance

Freight types we move by sea

In additional to general cargo, we move a wide range of specialised freight by sea including:

  • dangerous goods
  • bulk commodities and non-containerised goods
  • oversized cargo
  • Garment on Hanger (GOH) – full container load (FCL) and less than container load (LCL)
  • perishable and temperature controlled goods
Sea-air services

We can combine transport modes across our network to deliver flexible, cost effective freight transport solutions for our customers. Our sea-air solutions combine the strengths of air and sea freight to save both time and cost.

So if speed is not your primary concern, sea-air can be a cost-effective option. Talk to any of our freight forwarding teams located in China – they’ll work with you to assess the best solution for you in order to streamline your supply chain requirements.

  • weekly sea-air scheduled departures from major Chinese ports to Europe and the United States
  • ability to ship containers from all major Chinese ports to Europe, Africa, North and South America via Dubai where the goods are transferred within a few hours onto airfreight pallets
  • own consolidation service from 35 origins
  • door-to-door service, if required
  • customs clearance and bonded handling

We also offer rail freight as part of our multimodal solutions between China and Europe.

Rail freight

We offer efficient and cost-effective rail freight solutions that connect our customers in China to major economic regions in Europe. With faster transit times than ocean freight at a fraction of the cost of air freight, our flexible rail freight services can be a highly effective solution.

We operate from a network of rail stations in China including Shilong, Changsha, Shenyang, Yiwu, Zhenzhou, Wuhan, Chongqing, Chengdu and Suzhou, delivering to our freight hubs in Hamburg and Duisburg in Germany, and Lodz and Warsaw in Poland. From these hubs, our freight forwarding teams in Europe can get your goods to wherever in Europe they need to go – whether by road or rail.

Our rail services in China include:

  • weekly rail services between major railway terminals in China and Europe, using freight hubs in Germany and Poland for the on-carriage to other countries in Europe
  • services for both full container loads (FCL) and less than container load (LCL)
  • door-to-door solutions
  • customs clearance and brokerage
Road freight

We offer time-efficient and cost-effective cross border road freight services between China and Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia and Singapore.                               

Our cross-border trucking services in China include:

  • full container loads (FCL)
  • less than container loads (LCL)
  • consolidated truck loads
  • customs clearance, inbound and outbound
  • specialised transport modes including:
    • temperature controlled
    • dangerous goods
    • bonded trucks

Our cross-border trucking services are complemented by our comprehensive domestic transportation and distribution services within China.

Project cargo

Our specialist teams in China provide customised solutions for project cargo, heavy lift cargo and traditional break bulk cargo.

Our project cargo services in China include:

  • consulting, planning and preparation capabilities
  • route surveys
  • export packing, transportation and warehousing
  • customs clearance and brokerage
  • arranging marine surveys and insurance
  • part and full charters
  • stevedoring, lashing and securing
  • personal supervision at port of lading, port of discharge or sites
Customs clearance and brokerage

We’re experts in moving freight seamlessly throughout our global network, helping our customers’ international shipments clear customs and quarantine as efficiently as possible. We arrange export and import customs clearance across our global network including border control formalities.

As part of our freight services, we manage all the cross-border documentation and clearance procedures required to make sure your goods get to their destination as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Our customer clearance and brokerage services in China include:

  • tariff classification and duty file maintenance
  • import and export clearance
  • duty drawback application
  • pre-shipment authorisation and pre-clearance
  • export document preparation
  • transhipment permit processing
  • electronic connection to customs/electronic filing
  • consulting services and advice
  • immediate visibility of your shipments through our track and trace system
  • bonded handling and warehousing

Our freight forwarding services are complemented by our cross border trucking and domestic transportation services via a nationwide distribution network that stretches across China.