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C.T. Freight can handle all your perishable requirements, we offer a wide range of cold chain services. Our global network provides you with a complete worldwide cold chain transport and distribution solution. We have direct routings or deferred options for your temperature-controlled shipments.

C.T. Freight has dedicated Perishable Import and Perishable Export facilities in Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne with onsite expertise for both cold chain imports and cold chain exports. We can handle all your perishable requirements and offer a wide range of services. Our global network provides you with a complete worldwide and unbroken cold chain transport and distribution solution. We have direct routings or deferred options to get your frozen or child products on-time where you need them.

Our staff is fully conversant in the international movement of fresh produce, meat and dairy products, flowers, seafood, livestock and pharmaceuticals.

Perishable & Cold Chain Import Services

  • Pre-cooling of shipments prior to despatch
  • Thermo fresh (high humidity cooling capability)
  • Temperature checks
  • Pre-despatch quality inspections
  • Conversant with Halal requirements
  • Mixed commodity consolidations for Air and Ocean freight
  • Destination fumigation and clearance
  • Cool Chain Direct Distribution to end users

Specialised Customs Clearance Services

With our own in-house customs clearance team, we can ensure fast clearing of perishable goods. Our team has profound expertise in clearing perishable products. Our team works closely with both the Department of Agriculture and Australia Customs to allow for a swift and correct clearance of our customer’s goods. If you have any customs-related questions about your perishable imports, talk to one of our Customs specialists.


  • C.T. Freight’s No. 1 IATA ranking provides competitive advantages for peak season allocations and market-leading pricing
  • C.T. Freight has contractual agreements with major shipping lines to worldwide destinations.

Perishable & Cold Chain Accreditation

MSQA (2) Approved in all branches in Australia / Approved Arrangement with AQIS for Perishable / Cold Chain Exports

C.T. Freight is one of the few AQIS accredited forwarders in Australia. This accreditation enables C.T. Freight to receive, load and export Produce, Meat Products, Dairy and Seafood.

Perishable Products We Handle

Accommodating the needs of our clients a wide range of products can be handled which include, but are not limited to:

  • Fruits & Vegetable
  • Dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt etc.)
  • Seafood
  • Grains
  • Flowers and plants
  • Dry foods
  • Eggs
  • Livestock

Do you have a specific product that requires refrigerated shipping? Talk to one of our cold chain experts to discuss your needs.

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