Bertling Logistics and Clemenger International Freight are pleased to announce the formation of their new Joint Venture (JV) company Clemenger Bertling Projects Pty Ltd. The company commenced operations on 1 July 2023 with a presence in Perth (head office), Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane with a network of partners and suppliers throughout Australia.
The main purpose of Clemenger Bertling Projects Pty Ltd will be to jointly explore new and existing business opportunities in Australia covering the growing energy, mining, and construction sectors. In doing so, the JV will focus on offering responsible logistics solutions in line with local operating standards for health, safety, and the environment.
The JV will be headed by Chris Nicholson as General Manager. Chris has been working at Clemenger since 2015 and knows the global Bertling team very well from his previous assignment in Australia. Chris has more than 35 years of experience in global freight forwarding and project logistics.
Both JV partners have been in the industry for many years and have a long history of working together in Australia – Bertling and Clemenger have been agency partners since 2015. Bertling’s focus is on global project logistics and transport engineering solutions, Clemenger primarily specializes in general freight forwarding and in-house customs clearance services in Australia. In addition to this, Clemenger will contribute its varied local logistics expertise, partner network, and access to modern transport vehicles and equipment. Bertling will bring in its global office and supplier network, a modern IT infrastructure, and varied project expertise in Australia and neighboring ASPAC countries, such as Singapore, China, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
Of special value will be the in-house customs consultancy and clearance services of the JV, which will enable the company to offer door-to-door service, advice, and documentation services to their local and global client base.
We are proud to have in Bertling Logistics a loyal partner to add value and broaden our local service offering in Australia and to diversify our portfolio. We know their dedication, go-anywhere approach and high-quality transport engineering know-how very well from our long-term collaboration and look forward to consolidating our both companies’ competencies under one roof from now on.
Michael Clemenger, Managing Director of Clemenger
Australia has always been an important market for Bertling Logistics, and our global team is passionate about all the new business opportunities arising in the country. Clemenger’s skilled team, high-quality services and wide-spread local network are well-known within Australia. We are convinced that our new JV will obtain a leading position in the Australian logistics market and that we will be ideally positioned to adequately respond to and serve the logistics need arising from the ongoing energy transition.
Colin MacIsaac, CEO of Bertling Logistics