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Ocean Freight Services

Transportation by ocean is by far the most popular way to move large quantities of goods internationally. The OTS (HK) Non Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVO’s) are the ‘behind-the-scenes’ neutral partners that work with top logistics companies in the world to deliver products to store shelves worldwide.

We specialise in the movement of Less than Container Load (LCL) and Full Container Load (FCL) cargo. We contract with virtually every major steamship line on behalf of our customers to provide the best selection of services and competitive rates in every trade lane.

For ocean freight, we are a valued information and service resource. Information is the true value of the service provided by our companies that specialise in ocean freight. For the movement of goods internationally, there are many scheduling, carrier, and routing options plus multiple vendors that handle the inland movement of cargo. Our ocean freight companies AFS, Brennan, Conterm, Export Freight Services and DCL simplify the shipping process by providing a centralised resource for your transportation buying and management.

Air Freight Services

Vanguard Logistics has been a market leader in providing solutions to Australian and New Zealand Importers and Exporters for their transportation needs. Airfreight continues to be a growing mode of transport being used by companies that do not want to tie up their funds in stock, and look to serve their customers using the "Just In Time" concept. Vanguard Logistics has recognised the importance for our Airfreight product to satisfy the customer's needs of Urgency, Efficiency, Control, Communication and Costs.

Through our Global Network of Air Freight Forwarders, who are among the leaders in their respective countries, Vanguard Logistics is able to satisfy virtually all our Customer's Transportation needs. With this network of committed and professional Freight Forwarders, we offer services to and from all corners of the globe. With our transportation abilities covering Ocean Freight as well as Airfreight, we are able to provide our customers a complete solution to their Transportation needs under one roof.

Vanguard Logistics also recognises the need to keep constantly reviewing and improving the products we offer our customers. These reviews cover our choice of Carrier, Communication as well as Customer Service. By setting high standards on ourselves as well as our partners across the world, we ensure our customers always receive the highest standards of service.

The services we offer are:

  • Airfreight Exports
  • Airfreight Imports
  • Third country Airfreight movements
  • Air-Sea service

Please contact us for more details of our services, and for transportation quotations.

Customs Brokerage

Vanguard Logistics Services, manages and runs Customs Clearance, which is the newest product of the OTS Logistics Group (HK). Customs Clearance, which is a key ingredient to Supply Chain Management Solutions, links all the other products of the company – Ocean Freight, Air Freight and Warehousing and Distribution.

Vanguard Logistics Services offers the following key Customs Clearance benefits to the Australian Industry:

Customs Clearance Australia Wide

Our In-House Brokers are able to provide Customs Clearance through our own offices Australia wide. Licensed by Australian Customs, our Brokers with comprehensive knowledge of Customs/Quarantine Law will prove an indispensable Trade Facilitator in ensuring clients obtain correct Duty & GST Rulings on their imports.

Speciality Customer Service

Our very personalized Customer Service Department, supported by highly sophisticated I.T. systems, caters to all information needs of our cliental.

Electronic Data Transfer

Our highly advanced I.T. Systems also give us the ability to offer fully automated transfer of documents to our cliental through ICS - Integrated Cargo System - and EDIFICE – Electronic DATA Interchange For Input of Customs Entries.

Landed Cost Reporting

Vanguard Logistics Services is able to provide detailed Landed Cost Reports per shipment, tailor made to the requirements of the Customer, allowing for a constant monitoring of unit costs.

Tariff History Reports

Our I.T. systems allow us to automatically store all classification and tariff data including Supplier Information, ACS Classification and Tariff Advice (TA) decisions, and provide reports, whenever needed.


Vanguard Logistics Services is able to provide Consultancy services to its customers on Tariff Classification, Product Valuation, Tariff Concession Orders, Tradex Schemes, Duty Drawbacks and Duty Refunds.

Cargo Management Re-engineering (CMR)

Vanguard Logistics Services is fully geared to comply with and to educate our Customers with the CMR Import and Export requirements.

Australian Quarantine And Inspection Services (AQIS)

Vanguard Logistics Services, through the Joint Entry Management System (JEMS), has the ability to electronically lodge AQIS entries and make EFT payments of initial and ensuing quarantine services fees.


Vanguard Logistics Services is able to provide professional cartage services, at very competitive rates, throughout Australia, for Air Freight, Sea Freight and Project Cargo.

Warehousing And Distribution

Vanguard Logistics Services is also able to utilize Customs Bonded Warehousing and Product Distribution Australia Wide.

Global Project Shipping

Global Project Shipping was incorporated as the Project Cargo Division of the OTS Group (HK). With our World Wide infrastructure, GPS is a multi-modal project forwarder, with experience and expertise in the entire logistics chain, to meet all our customer requirements.

GPS has been purposefully designed to facilitate international project cargo logistics for the OTS Group (HK). Currently GPS is involved in numerous projects. Currently GPS is involved in numerous Projects, Bulk Cargoes, Break Bulk Items, Heavy Lifts and Specialised Charter Vessels.

Combined with our In-House IATA registered international airfreight division and the added backing of Vanguard Logistics Services for warehousing and logistics with facilities in Europe, Asia, Australia and South America, we are able to provide a seamless integrated Logistics solution for your company.