Customs Brokerage

We offer a comprehensive Customs Clearance through the Australian Customs Service including seafreight and airfreight Customs Entries, parcels post, transshipments (warehouse and ex-warehousing), for both commercial shipments and personal effects. Our customs clearance procedures are extremely efficient, economical and based on the utilization of our own in-house purpose built computers systems.

International Freight Forwarding



We provide a full range of Import shipping services from all strategic International origin points to Main Ports in Australia, by LCL, FCL or conventional modes.

We specialise in the full co-ordination, monitoring and tracking of your Orders from your Suppliers door up to delivery to your Warehouse.

You may rest assured that we choose to work only with QUALITY service providers on your behalf, whether it is a 3 CBM shipment from Shanghai, a 40' High Cube container from Los Angeles, or an LCL to FCL consolidation in the U.K.

You will find that our fees and charges are always competitive according to market demands, and we will always strive to handle your shipments in the most cost effective manner possible, relative to your own requirements for frequency and transit times.

You will receive a detailed Status Report upon request, or at agreed regular intervals, depending on your needs. This Status Report will provide your with all the Shipping information about your current orders, from each Supplier, with ETD and ETA information, vessel name and voyage number, Bill of Lading number etc.

Also, if required, we can provide you with the full range of Customs Clearance and local delivery services for any shipments handled by us, or all your shipments, your choice.


We provide a full range of export services to most worldwide destinations for both LCL and FCL and conventional.

We specialise in the full coordination of exports from the manufacturer's door to the ultimate destination port. Whilst our major strength and principal focus has been to Asian destinations, both USA and Europe also figure strongly in our volume growth.

Where conference and non-conference services operate, comparative quotations for each can be provided and consolidation services are utilised for LCL movement where practical and cost effective. Either direct or transshipment services can be provided to meet our customers' needs of cost effectiveness relative to frequency of sailing and overall transit required.

In most locations our co-operating agent is the same as for seafreight imports. Each is a specialist in their local region and contribute strongly to the total efficiency of our service. The same detailed information on shipment status is provided as for imports regardless of destination. Computer generated Bills of Lading are also issued within 24 hours of vessel departure.

Freight collect shipments can be accepted for most destinations


Transport & Storage

Manton Air-Sea operates a full range of vehicles including table tops with gates, tautliners and 40' semi trailers. This allows flexibility and enables us to handle all but most specialized types of delivery with respect to LCL and FCL requirements. To ensure our service capabilities are of the highest possible level, we have formed a strategic alliance with Australian Container Freight Services (ACFS) to provide us with a sustainable competitive advantage.

Customs and Tariff Consulting

In addition to customs clearance, we have the ability and expertise to provide a comprehensive range of consulting services:

  • Tariff concession applications
  • Policy by laws
  • Tariff advice applications
  • Anti dumping & countervailing
  • Valuation advice
  • AAT appeals


We are committed to continuous improvement and our focus is on further developing our e-commerce solutions. Currently we provide our customers with access through our website to make direct inquiries to our operating database regarding shipment status and job tracking. This enables our clients to make informed decisions that benefit their business.

Document Management System

A complete document archival system has been developed to provide our customers with on-line access to shipment related commercial documents and related service invoices. We envisage the need to provide our customers with access to proof of deliveries (POD) and further develop.

Quarantine Compliance

We are fully accredited by Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) to handle the implementation of Australia's stringent quarantine laws in respect of such matters as packing declarations for straw, timber and bark; timber treatment certificates; shipping container cleanliness declarations etc. Our three offices are strategically located to enable efficient attention to any quarantine impediments that may affect the flow of cargo under our control.