Moving Freight in Western Australia

Freight Quote is a transport and logistics company operating in Western Australia. We provide courier services and bulky freight services within the state and beyond and can help you with all your transport needs. We organise the seamless movement of our consignments, from bulky goods, pallets and shipping containers to smaller items. We utilise a variety of transport modes and provide a customised freight solution for you. We pride ourselves on honesty and reliability and you can count on our courier services to deliver the goods.

Effective Network of Roads

The first roads in Western Australia were built early in the nineteenth century. In 1871 Road Boards were established in rural regions (actually local governments) whose main task was to develop and maintain a system of roads in their respective areas. It was important to connect farms to the railway network, and many short roads of under 30 kilometres were built to achieve this. Since the 1990s not many new roads have been created and today road transport in Western Australia effectively links all the major cities. The National Highway 1 goes all around Australia, connecting all the state capital cities on the mainland.



Thriving Economy in Western Australia

The Fremantle Port is the fourth largest container port in Australia and contributes more than $1.5 billion in value to the economy of Western Australia every year. More than 2000 people are directly employed, and economic activity at the port generates the equivalent of almost 4000 full time jobs indirectly in Western Australia. Approximately 2000 ships visit the Fremantle Port every year and the value of trade in the year 2016-17 was in excess of $26 billion and 35 million mass tonnes. The port handles a wide range of freight such as dry and liquid bulk, non-containerised cargo, vehicles and livestock.

Huge Export of Iron Ore

Iron ore is Australia’s top export, far ahead of the second highest which is coal. In 2016 iron ore exports accounted for over $10 million more than coal. Most of this is mined in Western Australia. Rio Tinto operates twelve iron ore mines, BHP Billiton seven, Fortescue two and these are all situated in the Pilbara region of north west Australia. Transporting the iron from the mines to the ports for export has always been a challenge.

Currently there are four separate railways that are used to move the iron ore in the Pilbara region. These railways have tested the boundaries of wheel-rail interface and led to a lot of research which has benefited railways across the globe. Several other iron ore lines have been proposed in recent years, one of which plans to be accessible to any iron ore mine that would like to use it.

Increasing demand for iron ore is forcing stake holders to look at transport solutions. Rio Tinto, for example announced plans in 2010 to increase its capacity to 230 million tonnes per year by developing the railway lines that link its iron ore mines to Dampier.

Need a quote for transport to, from or within Western Australia? Get in touch with us today for a competitive Freight Quote!


Locations We Service in Western Australia

Albany
Armadale
Ashburton
Augusta-Margaret River
Beverley
Boddington
Boyup Brook
Bridgetown-Greenbushes
Brookton
Broome
Broomehill-Tambellup
Bruce Rock
Bunbury
Busselton
Capel
Carnamah
Carnarvon
Chapman Valley
Chittering
Cockburn
Collie
Coolgardie
Coorow
Corrigin
Cranbrook
Cuballing
Cue
Cunderdin
Dalwallinu
Dandaragan

Dardanup
Denmark
Derby-West Kimberley
Donnybrook-Balingup
Dowerin
Dumbleyung
Dundas
East Pilbara
Esperance
Exmouth
Gingin
Gnowangerup
Goomalling
Gosnells
Greater Geraldton
Halls Creek
Harvey Irwin
Jerramungup
Kalamunda
Kalgoorlie/Boulder
Karratha
Katanning
Kellerberrin
Kent
Kojonup
Kondinin
Koorda
Kulin 
Kwinana
Lake Grace

Laverton
Leonora
Mandurah
Manjimup
Meekatharra
Menzies
Merredin
Mingenew
Moora
Morawa
Mount Magnet
Mount Marshall
Mukinbudin
Mundaring
Murchison
Murray
Nannup
Narembeen
Narrogin
Ngaanyatjarraku
Northam
Northampton
Nungarin
Perenjori
Perth
Pingelly
Plantagenet
Port Hedland
Quairading
Ravensthorpe

Rockingham
Sandstone
Serpentine-Jarrahdale
Shark Bay
Swan
Tammin
Three Springs
Toodyay
Trayning
Upper Gascoyne
Victoria Plains
Wagin
Wandering
Wanneroo
Waroona
West Arthur
Westonia
Wickepin
Williams
Wiluna
Wongan-Ballidu
Woodanilling
Wyalkatchem
Wyndham-East Kimberley
Yalgoo
Yilgarn
York

Locations We Service in WA


Albany
Armadale
Ashburton
Augusta-Margaret River
Beverley
Boddington
Boyup Brook
Bridgetown-Greenbushes
Brookton
Broome
Broomehill-Tambellup
Bruce Rock
Bunbury
Busselton
Capel
Carnamah
Carnarvon
Chapman Valley
Chittering
Cockburn
Collie
Coolgardie
Coorow
Corrigin
Cranbrook
Cuballing
Cue
Cunderdin
Dalwallinu
Dandaragan
Dardanup
Denmark
Derby-West Kimberley
Donnybrook-Balingup
Dowerin
Dumbleyung
Dundas
East Pilbara
Esperance
Exmouth
Gingin
Gnowangerup
Goomalling
Gosnells
Greater Geraldton
Halls Creek
Harvey Irwin
Jerramungup
Kalamunda
Kalgoorlie/Boulder
Karratha
Katanning
Kellerberrin
Kent
Kojonup
Kondinin
Koorda
Kulin 
Kwinana
Lake Grace
Laverton
Leonora
Mandurah
Manjimup
Meekatharra
Menzies
Merredin
Mingenew
Moora
Morawa
Mount Magnet
Mount Marshall
Mukinbudin
Mundaring
Murchison
Murray
Nannup
Narembeen
Narrogin
Ngaanyatjarraku
Northam
Northampton
Nungarin
Perenjori
Perth
Pingelly
Plantagenet
Port Hedland
Quairading
Ravensthorpe
Rockingham
Sandstone
Serpentine-Jarrahdale
Shark Bay
Swan
Tammin
Three Springs
Toodyay
Trayning
Upper Gascoyne
Victoria Plains
Wagin
Wandering
Wanneroo
Waroona
West Arthur
Westonia
Wickepin
Williams
Wiluna
Wongan-Ballidu
Woodanilling
Wyalkatchem
Wyndham-East Kimberley
Yalgoo
Yilgarn
York