Logistics major Gebrüder Weiss expands presence in Australia
Gebrüder Weiss, an international logistics company, has expanded its network in Australia by opening a new Air & Sea office in Brisbane. This is the third location of the company in Australia, with Sydney and Melbourne offices established in 2020. Brisbane’s container port, which has recorded a throughput of 1.56 million standard containers in 2022, is the most important transshipment hub that plays a significant role in international trade.
“Opening a location in Brisbane represents another key step in our efforts to increase our presence in Australia. The services offered here are tailored particularly to customers from the engineering, agriculture, and medical equipment sectors,” says Andrew Antonopoulos, Managing Director Australia and New Zealand at Gebrüder Weiss. “The services include air & sea transports, customs clearance, and a customized logistics mix for project orders.”
Gebrüder Weiss recently facilitated the transportation of a ground-breaking solar car from Switzerland to Australia and back for the ETH Zurich’s aCentauri Solar Racing Team. The Swiss team successfully traversed a distance of 3,000 km across the Australian outback, solely relying on the power of the sun.
Australia’s most important partners for its import-oriented economy are China, the USA, and other Asian countries such as South Korea and Japan, where Gebrüder Weiss also operates its own locations. “We offer efficient end-to end logistics solutions for connections with the rapidly growing amount of intra-Asian traffic,” says Michael Zankel, Regional Manager East Asia/Oceania at Gebrüder Weiss. Australia’s most important trading partner in Europe is Germany, with bilateral trade rising to a record high of around 17.9 billion euros in 2022, according to Germany Trade & Invest. Negotiations between the EU and Australia on a free trade agreement are at an advanced stage.
Gebrüder Weiss plans to expand its services in Australia by opening more locations in the north and west regions of the country. The aim is to provide comprehensive coverage to the entire continent. The company already has a presence in Australia, and its two locations in Auckland and Christchurch make it a prominent logistics provider in New Zealand as well.