AMI – the world’s leading trade-only airfreight and express wholesaler – has opened two further offices in Australasia.

AMI Darwin, located in the capital of Australia’s Northern Territories, has been opened in response to current and planned major energy projects in the area, including the AUS$34-billion Ichthy’s LNG project being developed by Inpex. These projects are expected to drive significant growth and investment in the region, and will result in an expanded working population that will boost consumer demand.

The new AMI office will provide freight agents at Australia’s gateways with a local presence in Darwin, that will avoid the necessity to operate their own offices. It will also provide AMI’s global office and agent network with access to the Northern region of Australia, as its potential grows as a result of the new developments.

The AMI branch will provide scheduled import and export airfreight services, charter services, project forwarding, breakbulk, ocean services, clearance and local collection and delivery. It will also offer domestic services by air, road and rail.

In Christchurch, New Zealand, AMI has opened a new base as a satellite to its existing office in Auckland. AMI Christchurch will offer global export and import consolidations via major gateways including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Los Angeles, Chicago, London and key Asian hubs.

In addition to airfreight, the office will also provide seafreight connections to and from destinations throughout the South Pacific, along with domestic services, echoing AMI Auckland’s multi-modal capabilities.

Says AMI Regional VP South Pacific, Geoff Young: “The AMI trade-only pure wholesale solution is already well-established in key locations in this region. We are responding to what our customers want and need, and that is why we have chosen to extend our reach with these new offices.

“AMI enables its agent customers to enhance the services they provide to their customers, through value-added services, the reassurance of end-to-end control and visibility of shipments, and access to our greater buying power.”