Kenter Logistics Information Blog

Introducing Kenter Logistics – Freight Logistics Specialists

Posted on July 25th, 2013

Kenter logistics Logistics is made up of Operational staff. 

All of the Logistics specialists have extensive experience in processing import and export documentation throughout the world, from the Tasman to the Conakry. Their attention to detail and understanding of exact requirements means there is minimum knowledge required as they have the answers to all the issues that each commodity will face entering an exiting various countries, saving you time and money.

Loading Vessels with diverse cargo range is one of our specialities. 

From Steel Vertical to Containers of new and used equipment.  We have extensive knowledge and have been planning vessels with 700 tonne crane lift capacity and with deadweight capacities of 30,000 deadweight to smaller barge loads. Centre of gravity, securing and lashing, stowage on appropriate decks and ensuring protection from weather elements, is of the utmost importance for the client and their precious high value cargo.  We contract to many different Shippers with a diverse range of commodities on a regular basis, loading more then one Shippers cargo and delicately planning stowage to ensure maximum load capability.

Quarantine is a major border protection issue for all incoming imports.

As we regularly move a large volume of Used Earth Moving Equipment we understand the costs that can mount in relation to these processes if not managed properly from the start.  We have been working very closely with various port operators worldwide at Exit ports throughout the UK, European, United States and the Oceanic region to ensure the costs you pay offshore does have a direct effect of minimising the Labour costs to complete the task on arrival into Australia.  With Labour costs being less overseas it make s sense to invest as much time offshore as possible.  The impact on the Agricultural commodities in Australian Export markets depend on great attention to this issue, as we also contract to Grain, Cotton and various Bulk products we know the direct impact of bringing in disease to this country.

Service running 24 hours a day. 

With the international community being so small in this current climate it is important to pre-empt as many unforeseen Logistical issues that can and do arise.  Through our experience,  Kenter Logistics is poised to ensure these risks and associated costs are mitigated on your behalf, enabling you to hit your sensitive time delivery and budgeting targets.


Heavy Lift Imports And Exports

Posted on July 10th, 2013

The international freighting of heavy lift machinery requires premium standard transportation solutions. If your next international project includes the shipping of heavy machinery to another country, Kenter can help. We analyse all aspects of your cargo and arrange cost-effective solutions for the delivery of your heavy lift machinery. Kenter offers assistance with the full process including:

  • Preparation of machinery for Shipment
  • Disassembly of heavy lift machinery
  • Onsite unpack and assembly of machinery and parts

Disassembly made simple

Often disassembly is required for the containerised shipping of heavy machinery. If this poses concerns for you in the delivery of your project, Kenter can provide and coordinate all aspects of your knock down. We can dismantle your heavy lift machinery and package it with the utmost care, under a developed system of reporting all parts and systems in the equipment to be shipped.

Rebuilds And Unpacking Of Your Heavy Machinery Cargo

For those requiring the fast tracking service of a rebuild on your heavy lift machinery once it reaches location, we also offer solutions for the unpacking of your cargo as well. Offering a compete service of freighting by both airfreight and sea freight of your goods, you can rely on Kenter to ensure your equipment reaches its destination, and is rebuilt according to your exact instructions. You can rely on Kenter for:

  • Freight Itinerary within country of destination
  • All aspects of customs clearance
  • Direct dealings with your cargo

Kenter can ship your heavy lift machinery to some of the most remote locations in the world. With an emphasis on safe and organised schedules, our reputation for maintaining deadlines for our clients is a recognised aspect of the quality service we provide. With a commitment to shipping your goods when, where and how you request them, your satisfaction is our greatest priority. We stick with your goods from beginning to end, without involving a second party to do so.

Making sure your cargo meets the Australian Quarantine Laws

If you’re unsure about any aspect of Australia’s strict quarantine laws, it is important to clarify any concerns or doubts. Kenter is aligned with all aspects of imports and export laws in Australia and we can assist you in all areas of permit applications, machine washing and arranging Daff Biosecurity inspections should you need them.

Need more information? Call Kenter today.

If you require the assistance of a freight and logistics service that won’t let you down, Kenter your answer. As specialists in the field, we have over 25 years of experience in the industry of freighting heavy lift machinery, so you can be certain that your cargo will be delivered on time and safely without additional or unexpected costs. Call our customer solutions team for more information about the services we offer for heavy lift machinery shipment today.


Laws Governing Importing Into Australia

Posted on July 7th, 2013

The Australian Government draws the line on what imports can be bought into Australia. The controls that delineate what is and what is not allowed to be bought into the country are determined by two main guidelines:

  • Absolute prohibition, which is a blanket ban on certain goods under all circumstances
  • Restricted prohibitions, where special permission must be sought and given in order to import those goods.

Where the reasons for disallowing certain goods entry into our country vary greatly, the consensus is that in some way these goods do pose considerable threat to the welfare of the country.  To ignore those restrictions demonstrates a significant lack of understanding and respect for the protection of our environment and population.

Know the Rules

So how can you be certain that the goods you import won’t breach the standards and expectations of the Australian government guidelines for importing into Australia?

The Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science Research and Tertiary Education outlines the necessary rules for importers to use. Other controlling elements of what can be imported into the country can include but are not limited to customs and duty, import permits, quarantine permits and pre-entry treatments which need to accompany imported goods.

Biosecurity in Australia determines that there are a range of prerequisites which also affect importing cargo for biological products, chemical fertilisers, vehicles, food, live animal and reproductive material, machinery, grains and horticulture, timber.

The introduction of non-native animal life into the Australian environment has laid potentially devastating foundations for the fragile ecosystem of our country. The introduction of plants and species from overseas country has both compromised and all but obliterated our native wildlife and ecosystems. Though many of these introductions may have been proven to be harmless, the devastating effects of the introduction of animals like rabbits, foxes and cane toads are a reminder to us all regarding Australian Biosecurity.

Fines for breeching the laws set in pace to deter foreign species introduction are heavy, and may impose up to 10 years imprisonment and up to $66,000 in penalties if prosecuted.

Goods must be cleaned according to specified governmental standard, which means the thorough cleaning of all machinery in particular due to the likelihood of transferring existing organic materials on that machinery or in the periphery of it.

Inspections that pass imports into Australia will most likely include a thorough inspection to ensure that all used machinery is free of draining water remaining from the cleaning process, and of course that the machinery is cleaned of any organic matter.

Common Pitfalls Importing into Australia

  • Fresh water sporting equipment must be completely dried, while garden furniture and land-working tools and footwear must be cleaned of any existing organic matter and debris.
  • Animal bedding must be thoroughly cleaned with antibacterial product, with no remaining pet hair. Bins, brooms, mops and dustpans must be inspected for organic matter; vacuum cleaners must be ready for transport without trace of any waste.
  • It’s extremely important to recognise the signs of infested furniture, such as a softening of treated and non-treated timber products. It is always safer to leave an item behind if in any doubt.
  • Check kitchen goods for any insects or pests, which may be present before shipment, for example weevils or moths that could pose a biological threat to the country of import.

Labelling Imports

Authorities require numbering of all boxes and an inventory of the contents of those boxes according to number. A list of items will be checked and each box is subject to checking by authorities for products of interest, which are visible to both the naked eye and x-ray scanning devices.  The clearer you are able to be with the numbering and contents list in the boxes submitted for import, the less time the importing of those goods will be spent.

Personal Goods and Effects also pose a risk as unaccompanied items transported into Australia. If your freight needs are based around an overseas transition to Australia, you need to be certain that you freight check in with all regulations to avoid breeching the law.

Under these circumstances, the Department of Fishery and Forestry will not allow you to import any of the following, even as personal effects:

  • Items infested with disease
  • Unprocessed plant or animal goods
  • Some herbal medications
  • Live animals
  • Unidentified seeds
  • Live plants

Its important to realise that the best way to avoid unnecessary waiting times and unnecessary quarantine costs is to ensure that all the advice on the Australian government website according to importing laws in Australia are well comprehended.

If items you wish to import are not of special significance to you and it is possible that they may require treatment, reconsider importing that item into Australia.

Be as transparent as possible and clearly number, label and list the contents and boxes you import according to guidelines provided by authorities.

You compliance with Australian Importing Standards and Laws supports the greater good of our environment, it’s important to get it right. For more information on what is classified as a prohibited or restricted import in Australia, more information can be found on the Australian Government DAFF website.


Kenter – Machinery Movers You Can Trust

Posted on July 1st, 2013

As specialists in the moving of machinery both great and small, Kenter is able to provide comprehensive solutions for all your freighting needs. We ship machinery all around the globe and throughout the country, so by choosing Kenter as your freighting go-to, you’re choosing experience and professionalism with the know how that gets seamless and hassle –free results for our clientele all around the world.

45 years experience in Machinery Moving

With over 45 years of experience in the field of freighting, Kenter provides roll on-roll off shipping to complete project management for all your freighting requirements. With a community of premium service contractors and long term freighting partnerships to draw from, Kenter is able to expertly assess your machinery shipment needs and form a tailored package that addresses the unique requirements of your shipping load.

We know that moving heavy machinery can be a big job, and our client testimonials will reassure even the most nervous of clients. With the expertise and knowledge of the Kenter crew at your disposal, your machinery is in the best of hands. 

Laws that apply to Moving Machinery

The transportation of heavy machinery requires structured adherence to Australian standards and laws to gain approval for import. In order to lighten the load of preparing machinery for moving, Kenter has prepared a list of tips to assist you in successfully moving your machinery in a seam-free and smooth moving experience.

Importers Requirements

The very first port of call for any one considering the importing of machinery in any form whether it is agricultural machinery or other is to ensure full adherence to the Australian Government Quarantine requirements.

With one of the most stringent importing policies in the world, Australia has a good deal of assets to protect, and when the importing of machinery in our country can compromise the balance of our country, it is imperative that all Quarantine standards are thoughtfully addressed according to set guidelines for your machinery type.

If your machinery is being transported to another country, it is equally important to ensure all guidelines regarding the importing of machinery into that country are carefully considered and provided for. In most cases, the cleaning of machinery and thorough washing to remove organic materials, which pose a threat to the clearing of your machinery for shipment, will be addressed in assessment.

Machines made to move.

In an import situation where machinery needs to be brought into Australia, the laws and guidelines can seem overwhelming. At this point, Kenter is able to step in and offer you advice and resolution for your concerns.  There is a broad range of situations in which we can ship machinery and our staffs is trained specially to provide assistance in getting your machinery to where it needs to be.

What will happen if my machinery is deemed under quarantine standard?

Here is where it is really important to ensure the equipment is up to scratch before you attempt to ship it. AQUIS, or the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, has the power to re-export machinery that poses a threat to the country at your expense- a costly and unnecessary outcome for you.

 A stitch in time…

If your machine can be dismantled for cleaning, it is recommended that you do so, as the stringent laws require precise inspection to take place. Organic matter poses a serious threat to the country and it is a mistake to take the opinion of near enough being good enough. Authorities are also known to check the painting of machinery to ensure organic material has not been painted over either intentionally or by mistake before shipment.

Air-conditioned machinery can incur extra expense.

Many machines with air conditioning will be required to be de-gassed before shipment. If your machine is placed in a category, which required the de-commissioning of the air-conditioning feature, and failure to apply the requirement before shipment occurs, then the machinery may be decommissioned at your expense before freighting. In order to avoid further costs, it makes sense to check and see where you machine stands in this category.

Marine Insurance

Marine Insurance is certainly worth considering, and is not covered by initial quotes unless specified. Kenter is able to provide quotes for marine insurance and a thorough assessment that gives you much needed reassurance when it comes to shipping heavy machinery.

Call us for a quote today.

Kenter Logistics is able to provide you with a seamless expertise in the industry when it comes to processing the freight of machinery into and out of the country. In a world of heavy rules and regulations regarding the shipment of machinery, Kenter is proud of our reputation as a business well known for making the transport of machinery easy for our clients. If you have any questions or concerns you’d like to discuss, please call our friendly customer solutions team to further identify how we can help you in your machinery move.