Company Insight

TGI Defence: A Human-centric Approach to Specialized Defence Transportation

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TGI Defence, an Australian-based project freight forwarder established in 2007, stands as a beacon in the intricate landscape of transporting sensitive and oversized cargo for the defence industry. With over 30 years of industry experience, TGI Defence specializes in managing the transportation of delicate and complex goods, both domestically and internationally.

Led by CEO Peter Townley, a seasoned freight forwarder with extensive global experience, TGI Defence boasts a dedicated team of logistics professionals spread across Australia. The company prides itself on delivering comprehensive end-to-end solutions, utilising a personalised, hands-on approach to meet clients' diverse cargo needs while ensuring utmost efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and timely delivery within budget your constraints.

Core Competencies

TGI Defence's service model revolves around a human-centric approach, emphasizing direct engagement with clients, carriers, and suppliers. This approach enables meticulous planning, seamless execution, and management of transportation logistics, navigating complex global supply chains, customs regulations, and intricate transportation networks. Leveraging cutting-edge technology, including cargo GPS tracking, the company ensures constant communication and availability, remaining agile to adapt and find solutions on the fly as needed.

Global Reach, Local Expertise

Operating from key locations in Canberra, Brisbane, and Toowoomba, TGI Defence boasts a robust logistics network spanning sea, land, air, and rail, facilitating smooth transitions across international borders and multiple pick-up points worldwide. The company's expertise lies in handling cargo with extended length, over height, heavy lift, and oversized dimensional specifications, providing end-to-end freighting services tailored to clients' specific requirements.

Comprehensive Services

TGI Defence's service portfolio covers a wide spectrum, including:

Project Freight: From project scoping and technical service requirements to port supervision and advanced cargo GPS tracking, TGI Defence manages the complexities of oversized and time-sensitive cargo seamlessly.

General Freight: Handling small to large general cargo, domestically and internationally, with a range of multimodal transport options.

Documentation Handling: Ensuring compliance with Australian and international standards, customs, tariffs, certificates, and free trade agreements.

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TGI Defence has a robust Quality Management System covering all areas of operation, including WHS and Procedures Processes. We care about environmental impact and the health and well-being of our team, suppliers, and clients. Developed as an ISO Accreditation matrix and updated thereafter, we work to a high standard of professionalism in all areas of operation. Our certifications and accreditations include:

  • ISO 9001 Quality Management Accreditation
  • DAWE Accredited Clearance
  • ABF Border Protection Accredited Clearance
  • ITAR Compliant
  • DISP and DISO Approved Level 1 application to Level 2

Community Engagement

TGI Defence extends its support to the community by sponsoring Soldier On Australia, an organization aiding current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members and their families. Additionally, the company is an Official Partner of the Australian Cycling Academy, supporting men's and women's cycling development programs.

With a blend of experience, expertise, and a commitment to excellence, TGI Defence continues to be a trusted partner in the world of defence logistics and freight forwarding.

Contact information

TGI Cargo

Brisbane Office: 40 Prospect Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD 4006

Canberra Office: 2-4 Point Cook Road, RAAF Fairbairn, ACT 2600

Toowoomba Office: Unit 5, RTDC Wellcamp Airport, Wellcamp, QLD 4350

Mail: PO Box 43, Red Hill, ACT, 2603, Australia