Case Studies

Formula One and MotoGP
– Global Motorsport Logistics

Formula One is the biggest annual event to visit Australia. It is promoted by the Australian Grand Prix Corporation – as is the second biggest, MotoGP. Gibson Freight is the provider of all logistics related services to each of these events and has been since Australia was included in their global touring calendar in 1985 and 1989 respectively.

747F and 777F charter flights for each event are handled by Gibson Freight through Linfox owned Avalon Airport.

Gibson Freight has a long history of providing global logistics services to Formula One Management and DORNA Worldwide, owners of MotoGP and World SuperBikes, amongst other global motorsport promotions.

– Fashion Logistics from Fiji

It is not widely known that Fiji has a flourishing garment industry with markets ranging from high fashion to school uniforms, work wear and sponsor emblazoned football jerseys – all forwarded through Gibson Freight. Fast fashion is a world wide phenomenon no better executed than the partnership between Kookai and Gibson Freight.

Fabric and accessories are shipped or airfreighted to Fiji by Gibson Freight Australia and Gibson Cargo Services China. Garments are manufactured in the Suva factory, hang tagged, bar coded and packed to individual store orders ready for airfreighting to Australia and New Zealand.

A weeks production from Kookai Suva is trucked to Nadi Airport each Saturday, flown to Australia and New Zealand each Sunday for Monday distribution to Kookai stores by dedicated Gibson Freight truck runs.

Fashion garments manufactured in Suva between Monday and Friday of any given week are available to Kookai in store customers throughout Australia and New Zealand the following Monday.

Fashion doesn’t get any faster than that!!

Magi Enterprises (Kookai) have been working with Gibson Freight for around 20+ years. They have become an integral part of our business with fast and friendly service.

Our freight from Fiji and SL lands on the weekend. This is split and delivered every week to our stores all around Australia with the great service Gibson provide door to door.

Friendly, helpful and experienced staff – from office to drivers – always willing to go that little extra when needed.

— Dave Turner
Mfg. Operations & Distribution Manager

Bee Dee Bags
– Retail Logistics from China

The market leader for the supply and distribution of shopping carry bags is based in Wagga Wagga NSW. Bee Dee Bags are manufactured at locations throughout Southern and Northern China and shipped to Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

Gibson Cargo Services, a joint venture with Cargo Services Far East Ltd, loads FCL’s at factories or consolidates product from various factories for shipment as FCL’s. Upon arrival in Australia, FCL’s are Customs cleared and then trucked by Gibson Freight line haul trucks to Wagga Wagga ex wharf upon availability – or staged at Gibson Freight container parks for prioritisation.

From Dalian, Shenzhen or anywhere else in China to Wagga Wagga or anywhere else in Australia, New Zealand and the USA, Gibson Cargo Services handles FCL, LCL and airfreight consignments as a single logistics service provider
– door to door.

Over 10 years ago I made the decision to move our freight and logistics to Gibson Freight.

At the time we were using three different parties to move our freight from China to Australia . The decision to break long term relationships and trust one company to take care of it all was a big decision. We have never looked back and having one team take care of all this allows us a stress free import process with a single point of call for all enquiries. Along with the buying power, global reach and a team full of experts, not only am I confident that our pricing is where we need it to be but Gibson ensure our freight gets to where in needs to be anywhere domestically and also around the world. As a business that is growing globally, being partnered with Gibson Freight takes away the stress of having to create networks around the world and worrying if our freight will turn up. I can focus on growing the business knowing the goods will arrive. Gibson Freight now deliver to New Zealand and the US for us on a weekly basis and anywhere in the world our clients require our goods.

Consider me a reference you can reach out to if you ever have any questions regarding the service or experience that Gibson Freight offer us and could offer you.

— Cain Gawne
General Manager

Walkinshaw Group
- Automotive Logistics sourced from multiple Global locations

The Walkinshaw Group are Global leaders in the design, engineering, development and marketing of Performance vehicles including a significant motorsport interest in both Australia and the UK.
Whether you’re looking to purchase your dream high performance sports car, speciality vehicle, commercial vehicle or simply following their Australian Supercar WAU Race team, Walkinshaw Performance is the Industry leader in Automotive Logistics.

With a diverse global supply chain made up of multiple tiers of manufacturers, distributors and service providers, Gibson Freight are integral in bringing comprehensive and timely shipment management to the business from open order forecasts to final Door delivery – all via various shipment modes and styles with production demand and deadlines paramount.
Gibson Freight offer a reliable suite of Freight Forwarding ancillary services, Customs Clearance and Delivery alternatives from more than 20 countries for the Walkinshaw Group, with in-house team members and resources fully equipped to handle a vast array of international shipping procedures and outcomes.

A real team effort on multiple fronts!!