Many clients of Clarke Global Logistics use our cross trade shipping services, also known as triangle shipping, to manage the distribution of products between countries without landing in Australia. For instance, if your business is located in Melbourne, your supplier in the U.K. and your end customers are in Japan, three countries are involved in this example of a cross trade transaction – the country of origin, the destination, and your business in Australia.
So, independent of where your business is physically located, whether it is in Melbourne or Hong Kong, as a seller, you can quickly grow your business in other countries through cross trade shipping, introducing your products from one country to another.
Reduce costs, accelerate your shipments globally.
The main benefit of cross trade is the ability to expand your business globally, without the expense of bringing the product into your local country and then on-selling it overseas. Imagine if your supplier was located in China and your end customer in Japan, and how much more costly it would be to ship from China to Australia and then on to Japan, instead of from China to Japan direct. A cross trade shipment would remove the supply chain costs associated with initially importing the product to Australia – such as freight costs, duty costs, taxes and storage. Production could be closer to the final destination, decentralising the whole supply chain and greatly reducing transit times. This can all be done through one contact, your local freight forwarder, in your own time zone, rather than trying to find an overseas forwarder to manage the cross trade process for you.