Warehousing and Distribution
Federal Clearing & Forwarding

Warehousing is a requirement for most businesses that manufacture, import, export or transport goods. You might see it as an unnecessary expense but it can save you money and boost your productivity. Storing your products in a warehouse provides a centralized location for your goods, making it easier to track and manage your inventory.

Dedicated warehouses provide the equipment and supplies you need to store and handle goods from international imports or exports such as forklifts, pallet racks, loading docks and packing materials (shrink wrapping and strapping). Services such as off-loading and packing of containers for shipping, labelling, and re-packing are also offered. 

Storage of perishable products requires a warehouse equipped with refrigerators, freezers, and optimal temperature control. Plants, artwork, candles, medications, food, and food flavourings are just a few examples of goods that may require cold storage. Storing your goods at the right temperature prevents spoilage and helps extend the product’s shelf life, which ultimately ensures customer satisfaction.

Storage of dangerous goods or storage of hazardous materials such as lithium batteries, chemicals, plastics, perfume, soaps, detergents, cosmetics, dyes, and paint require a DG warehouse to comply with legal requirements, and safety rules for handling. A dedicated warehouse will have the knowledge and expertise to manage dangerous goods in a safe and cost-effective way.

Storage of high value stock can be placed in a bond store or bonded warehouse which is a secured area in which dutiable goods may be stored, manipulated, or undergo manufacturing operations without payment of duty to customs. Upon entry of goods into the bonded warehouse, the importer and warehouse proprietor incur liability under a bond. This liability is generally cancelled when the goods are:

  • exported; or deemed exported.
  • withdrawn for supplies to a vessel or aircraft in international traffic.
  • destroyed under Customs supervision; or
  • withdrawn for consumption domestically after payment of duty.

Products stored in warehouses are typically insured. This means that you have higher chances to receive compensation from your insurance company in case of damage, fire, or theft.

Distribution on the other hand is the process of making the goods available for consumption by business users and final consumers. 

If your business requires parts to be stored in a warehouse for manufacturing purposes, you can monitor stock levels through an online portal with your unique barcode or item numbers.

This ability to keep track of stock levels in real-time will prevent the possibility of your production line coming to a standstill. 

The demand for goods and services varies from month to month and year to year, depending on customers' income, government policies, employment rates and economic conditions. Storing your goods in a warehouse allows you to access them quickly and easily at a later date when demand is high. Online customers expect to know the estimated or preferably guaranteed delivery time. Most customers would pay more for faster delivery. In fact, delivery speed is one of the first things buyers take into consideration when choosing a particular product to purchase. Our warehouse will ensure correct picking, packing, and posting of your products, which will speed up delivery time. 

eCommerce fulfillment is made easy by ensuring price stabilization, faster delivery to your customer and reduces revenue losses, as you’ll see your daily costs and volumes on your dashboard so there will be no nasty surprises or unexpected fees.