Freight handling & the break bulk process


XL Express is Australia’s only seamless break–bulk transport and logistics company.


The break–bulk process is ideally suited to major clients who centrally warehouse and distribute nationally. The freight is consigned on securely wrapped pallets, consolidated on a State by State basis, from the client’s premises. It is then transhipped to the receiving State’s redistribution centre and deconsolidated just prior to delivery.


Under this process:

 

  • Clients retain greater control of their products
  • Clients make substantial cost savings
  • External sorting errors are minimised
  • With less handling, there is less risk of damage and loss
  • We offer a range of electronic services including online order and pickup service, e-invoices and electronic Proof of Delivery advice.

The break–bulk methodology has many benefits in comparison to the more traditional freight distribution methods. Not only is cost compression a key factor for consideration, but so is integrity of freight from the perspective of reduced damage resulting from a reduction in the number of times the freight is sorted, consolidated and deconsolidated. In this way, our operations are significantly different from those of more traditional carriers.


A natural outcome of the break–bulk method of distribution is a higher percentage of deliveries completed in full and intact. These benefits are delivered through a process which maximises the amount of freight that is moved from the client’s despatch to the receiving State intact and on the original pallet.

XL Express is Australia’s only seamless break–bulk transport and logistics company.