Grill’d Burger chain establishes restaurant in Bali with assistance from Clarke Global Logistics

The Grill’d Healthy Burgers are known for offering a wide range of nutritious burger options for all tastes and dietary requirements with fresh local ingredients, without any of the nasties like artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Open to new business prospects, Grill’d management recently took the opportunity to set up operations in Bali, considering the […]

Asbestos-laced goods: Importers to be aware of massive ABF penalties

The Australian Border Force (ABF) is urging all importers to ensure adequate due diligence is undertaken that goods do not contain asbestos particularly when sourced from countries that have asbestos producing industries.  Some goods may even be labelled “asbestos free” but actually still contain asbestos if they are below a certain acceptable level in that […]

Heavy furniture shipment from Bali

From time to time, the team at Clarke Global Logistics are asked to manage some unusual and challenging projects, a recent example being a new office set up for a highly awarded media agency in Melbourne and Sydney furnished with heavy furniture specially ordered and manufactured in Bali. Clarke Global coordinated the customs clearance and […]

Landcruiser sails home after completing World Motor Challenge

After the trip of a lifetime driving to destinations most people can only read about, such as the untouched rugged coastline of Newfoundland (setting of The Shipping News), the ancient trading route known as the Silk Road and the surreal landscapes of remote Middle East, this treasured 1991 Toyota Landcruiser has successfully returned to Australia […]

Shipping a classic car – a case study

Vintage and classic cars are more than functional vehicles for their owners.  They are collectors’ or sentimental items that may have taken years to obtain and involve specialised care to transport, as the following case study demonstrates. After two years of negotiation with a European owner and at great personal expense, a classic car enthusiast […]

Challenges faced by break bulk and roll on / roll off shipments

Freight items that don’t fit into standard 20 or 40 foot sea containers can be shipped as individual units referred to as break bulk (BB) cargo.  If possible, they can also be rolled on and off (RORO) special vessels that are not only designed to carry ‘static’ cargo but mobile or wheeled cargo, a solution which is […]

How to import a caravan into Australia

The team at Clarke Global are often asked to facilitate the import of caravans to Australia to individuals or to a distributor/seller.  Their customs clearance and import logistics experience in this area has provided them with a track record in hassle free shipping, avoiding unnecessary costs at the ports of exit and destination. One of […]

Journey for Brain Cancer Research

Clarke Global is proud to support the Heads In The Clouds, Wheels On The Ground cause to raise funds for research into a cure for brain cancer. We have donated our professional fees and freight costs to assist two young Australians who embarked on a 6 month motorbike journey from Alaska to Argentina in August […]