Main Areas We Cover

Cartage / Freight

Project Logistics

Our extensive fleet allows us to handle any cargo, from small packages to oversized equipment. We develop custom logistics solutions that meet specific client needs, including route planning, scheduling, and tracking.

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Goods Caretaking

Biosecurity Services

We offer a full range of quarantine & fumigation services. We have Biosecurity officers regularly onsite to perform all your required quarantine inspections efficiently.

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Goods Handling

Warehousing & Delivery

Our warehouse team is experienced in unloading almost any kind of freight, no matter how big or small. We deliver loose goods right to your door or they can be collected from our depot.

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Port Logistics

From Wharf To Anywhere

Experience Exceptional Service with Norman Carriers: Leading with State-of-the-Art Technology and Equipment. At the heart of our operations lies an unwavering commitment to service excellence.

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Specialised Services

Norman Carriers are highly experienced and well-equipped to provide service that ensures your consumer goods are delivered on time and in perfect condition, helping to keep customers happy and coming back for more.. 

Our transport capabilities include:

handling of a wide variety of goods, from fragile items to heavy equipment

the ability to transport them to destinations both locally and interstate.

Our freight handling services are designed to:

ensure that goods are loaded and unloaded safely and efficiently,

And, that they are properly protected throughout the transportation process.

Our logistics capabilities allow us to provide a range of value-added services, such as:

inventory management, order fulfillment, and supply chain management,

which can help to:

streamline the entire supply chain and improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

How We’re DIfferent

Industry Leading Technology

Fleet & GPS Tracking

Ensuring our team has constant updates and your freight is tracking the most efficient route possible.

Paperless Carrier Systems

Means freight data is accessible anywhere, anytime and can be integrated with your business.

Warehouse Automation

Increased efficiency, accuracy, and cost savings to customers through faster inventory management.

Live Customer Portal

Real-time information on your inventory, location, and status, help you make more informed and efficient decisions about your supply.

Driver Safety

Our technology aims to elevate driver safety. We believe that our team is our single most important resource as a business, and our greatest asset.

Trouble Free Data Entry

Streamline your logistics with technology-based solutions that provide effortless and accurate information management.

Our History

About The Company

Norman Carriers is a third generation family owned and operated Australian Company established by Norman Hearnden in 1949, specializing in wharf cartage from the Melbourne waterfront and local delivery of general freight to metropolitan Melbourne. 

The natural progression was expansion into containerization and in 1976 Norman Carriers was incorporated under the leadership of the founder’s son Grahame Hearnden. Grahame would lead the business through a period of 40 years of success prior to handing the business over to his son Gareth in 2016. Under Gareth’s stewardship Norman Carriers have undergone substantial growth particularly in the warehousing sector while upholding the prior strengths of our transport division.

Now with in excess of 73 years of experience in the transport, general freight and wharf cartage sectors Norman Carriers remain as a professional, efficient and customer service orientated western suburbs logistics Company.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We use high-quality and well-maintained transportation equipment, have experienced and trained drivers, and employ strict safety protocols and procedures.

Yes, we offer a wide range of warehousing solutions to fit the specific needs of our customers. We have experience in handling and storing a variety of goods, and can provide services such as inventory management, order fulfillment, and more. Our facilities are equipped with advanced security systems and monitoring to ensure the safety of your goods while in our possession.

Yes, our warehouses are equipped to handle oversized and heavy items and we have experience in handling and storing such items.

Our team consists of highly skilled and knowledgeable professionals who have been trained in the regulations and procedures for handling and transporting hazardous materials. All of our drivers hold a dangerous goods certification.

Yes, we have experience in handling and transporting oversized loads and have the necessary permits and equipment to do so safely and legally.

  • Norman Carriers operate under an approved arrangement with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, under registration code V3290

We are approved as a Class 1.3, allowing us to deconsolidate sea and air cargo, including personal and household effects and then storage and inspect the goods. This includes sealed intact inspections of containers.

We also hold accreditation for classes 4.3 and 4.6. These arrangements allow for the onsite cleaning of goods and containers under biosecurity control as well as for fumigation to be undertaken at our premises.

We offer a full range of quarantine & fumigation services. We have Biosecurity officers regularly onsite to perform all your required quarantine inspections efficiently.

Certainly, our team has multiple consignments that necessitate us to perform deliveries across different states. We possess a diversity of equipment to fulfill the requirements of all our clients.

Our Values & Ambitions

Delivering Quality Service

Active Clients
Long Term Relationships

We’re building long term sustained relationships with our clients and assisting them in growing their business.

Deliveries Made Annually
Providing Added Value

We’re providing “added value” through technology, superior service and tight operating controls.

Pallet Racking Spaces
Business Growth Solution

Enjoy ample storage solutions with Norman Carriers’ massive inventory capacity of 25,000 pallet racking spaces.

Years Trusted Service
Community Aware

Experience the reliability and expertise of over 73 years service in the transport and logistics industry with Norman Carriers.

Our Blog

Latest Insights

Business Success Stories Breakfast

Thanks to Matthews Steer Accountants and Advisors for hosting us at their Business Success Stories Breakfast. Our Managing Director, Gareth Hearnden, discussed his journey from growing up in the family…
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Google: Better Together Event

We were fortunate to be invited to visit Google Melbourne to take part in their Better Together event hosted by our technology partners Geeks on Tap. The event focused on…
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Wharf Infrastructure Surcharges

Wharf Infrastructure SurchargesAs of 1 January 2019 DP World increased their Wharf Infrastructure Surcharge by over 70%. As expected now both VICT and Patrick have followed suit and the increased…
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New GPS driver Tracking

New GPS driver TrackingOur new driver GPS Tracking system allows us to better manage our growing fleet, and use them to the best of their abilities. It has a numerous…
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