Northline continue to operate largely as normal. Click here to see how we are managing the impacts of COVID-19.
Northline is an experienced Australian-based, global logistics business with an industry-leading national network and an international reach into more than more than 100 countries.
We were founded in 1983 to service remote communities in Northern Australia and these early challenges shaped Northline and helped establish our values, build trust and form valuable partnerships that still exist to this day.
Today, we provide a global, personalised service that connects our customers with their customers right across the world.
Our international network transports, stores, tracks and delivers freight, by road, rail, sea and air across the globe and seamlessly connects into our national network, and modern operating facilities.
We have 13 depots across Australia with the ability and flexibility to tailor solutions to meet our customers’ requirements and evolving market demands, including scaling up to add further capacity as needed.
Investments in new, market leading technologies mean that Northline customers can track their freight every step of the way, knowing that with us it’s in safe hands.
While we recognise the value of technology, we place the highest value on providing a personalised service.
Our customers are supported by an Australian-based Customer Service Centre, internal and external sales executives, key account managers and skilled teams of domestic and international logistics coordinators to ensure customers’ end to end service requirements are met.
From start-ups to blue-chip customers, the freight we’re transporting is helping to build the global economy in sectors ranging from renewable energy and medical technologies, to wine production, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), pharmaceuticals and retail.
Our customers freight can start or end in international cities, small towns or remote communities, but wherever the destination, you can rely on Northline to deliver.
That’s why, we are, Australia’s Global Logistics People.
A safe and healthy working environment is essential. It is one of our key management goals to provide expertise and resources that ensure our people and our contractors can work to their best ability to meet our customer’s needs.
This applies to all local and national policy development, with a key focus on the three key areas of Hazard Management, Emergency Procedure & Injury Management.
Our five core values are our behaviours and how as an organisation we expect to operate:
Since our first day of operation in 1983, we have always adopted a ‘people first’ philosophy.
That applies both to our dedicated team of employees, who challenge themselves every day to find the best freight solutions, through to our valuable customers who rely on us to ensure their valuable products reach their destination safely and efficiently.
We foster a strong team culture within our company while ensuring our employees are offered the best level of training to further their knowledge and skills, as well as keeping up to date with latest advancements in freight technology so we can pass that knowledge on to our customers.
Safety remains our number one priority and our employees adhere to the highest-standards of safety and environmental practice. It remains at the heart of what we do and has allowed us to help organisations operating in highly-regulated and specialist industries.
Northline is committed in our pursuit and attainment of excellence in health, safety and environmental performance. We work to achieve our goals of zero harm to people, a safe and secure workplace, and protection of the environment for the community.
Our safe work practices include priority focus on the safety hazards which have the critical risks to our work activities: pedestrians and vehicles; working at height; and loads at height.
Northline’s approach to health, safety and environmental management is a systematic one based on continuous improvement.
To this end, Northline prioritises these business matters and provides expertise and resources that ensure our employees and contractors embrace our approach, whilst at the same time complying with all local, territory, state and federal regulations.
Northline holds certification in the following:
Click here for a more detailed look at our Safety and Quality Policies.
The Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws recognise the responsibilities of others in the road transport chain, more than just the driver and operator.
The legislation introduces legal accountability throughout the whole transport chain, general liability to all involved in the transport chain and increased penalties.
The people and businesses that make up the heavy vehicle supply chain have specific legislative obligations.
Northline fully supports CoR and our compliance strategy applies to all employees, contractors and visitors within Northline’s businesses that have responsibility for or involvement in activities that fall within the scope of the road transport laws.
This includes, full time, part time and casual employees as well as contractors or subcontractors working for or on the behalf of Northline. It also extends to suppliers and visitors where appropriate.
Northline’s CoR compliance applies to all Northline workplaces and other workplaces or situations where employees, contractors or subcontractors may be working or representing Northline.
A key pillar of Northline’s values is to ensure that we continue to be good corporate citizens. Northline aims to be a good neighbour by giving back to the communities in which we do business. This is achieved by supporting children’s health, sport and arts programs and local businesses.
The partnership between Northline and Foodbank NT is remarkable. Northline is providing a transport service that is essential for Foodbank NT from Adelaide to Darwin. It now allows a regular delivery of 1500 meals per week to agency’s like St Vincent de Paul, Red Cross, Salvation Army to feed hungry family’s and individuals that are in need.” Find out more Foodbank NT.
For a number of years Northline has proudly supported The EJ Whitten Foundation through donations and freight support. The EJ Whitten Foundation promotes awareness of Prostate Cancer for men’s health. The foundation was formed in EJ’s honour after he lost his battle to prostate cancer, he was an inspirational person seen to many Australian’s as their hero. Please click here to read a letter for Northline’s support.
“Northline has been sponsoring the NT Minnow Association for many years. This exceptionally generous support exemplifies what Northline does best, safely transporting young NT sailors’ delicate yachts around Australia so that they may compete at a national level. This invaluable assistance promotes the ongoing development of a strong NT junior sailing fleet.”
Northline recognises our social and global obligation to minimise our impact on the environment while continually seeking to improve environmental standards. All business activities are performed with an overarching objective of a sustainable energy future.
Opening of Darwin depot
Opening of Adelaide depot
Opening of Alice Springs depot
Opening of Brisbane depot
Opening of Katherine depot
Opening of Tennant Creek depot
Northline acquired Victor Harbour Transport
Opening of Melbourne depot
Opening of Perth depot
Opening of Sydney depot
U Pack It moving service commenced
Graduate Program commenced
Northline acquired Melbourne Warehouse Company
Opening of Broome depot
Opening of Townsville depot
Northline celebrated 25 years
National Call Centre opened
International services commenced
Opening of Cairns depot
Sponsorship with NT Minnows
Northline acquired QAL Transport
Opening of Darwin’s purpose-built facility
Opening of Adelaide’s purpose-built facility
Northline celebrated 35 years
Opening of Perth’s purpose-built facility
Northline introduced ‘Australia’s Global Logistics People’ tagline