Pentarch Logistics

Pentarch Logistics overview

Pentarch Logistics, formerly known as Australian Marshalling Services was established in 1996 to provide portside storage, quality control, measurement and logistics solutions for the export of log and allied wood products within Australia.

We have operated in every Australian state and territory.

Since inception, we have marshalled in excess of 5 million tonnes of hardwood and softwood products.

The majority of this volume has been shipped in bulk vessels, however, container loading and handling has also become a significant aspect of our business.

We recently expanded operations to include the provision of toll woodchipping services. We own and operate a woodchip facility in Burnie (Tasmania).

Pentarch Logistics Key Services

Pentarch Logistics is an integrated service provider. Our key specialities are toll woodchipping, log marshalling and transport logistics services for both break bulk and container exports.

Our services comprise:

  • Unloading log trucks
  • Quality control – ensuring logs received meet grade specifications
  • Measuring (scaling) of logs and database recording
  • Storing product to meet customer requirements and shipping schedules
  • Transporting product to port stockpile or shipside for loading by stevedores
  • Ensuring cargo complies with the regulations and standards imposed by the Australian and importing country authorities
  • Ensuring that accurate records are maintained to facilitate chain of custody requirements
  • Liaising with customer and their service providers to ensure shiploading is carried out in the most cost-effective manner possible while complying with regulations
Facilities and Equipment

Pentarch Logistics has facilities in Burnie and Bellbay (Tasmania), Eden (New South Wales), Bunbury (Western Australia) and Portland and Melbourne (Victoria). All these sites are registered export facilities which comply with all federal and state OHS legislation.

We have developed a fleet of specialist wood-handling equipment to meet the requirements of our customers. Our equipment includes:

  • Wheeled loaders with grabs or buckets
  • High stacking loaders
  • Purpose built pick and carry machines
  • Prime movers and log trailers
  • Reinforced log excavators for log handling and shiploading
  • Fully equipped maintenance workshops
  • A fleet of chip cartage trucks and bins
  • We use a customised, state-of-the-art log management system which enables users to track product by parcel or by individual item through the entire supply chain.

Pentarch Stevedoring

Pentarch Stevedoring overview

Pentarch Stevedoring formely know as AMS Stevedoring was established in 2004 to provide stevedoring services for log exports from the Eden region of New South Wales.

Since 2004, there has been an increased demand for stevedoring services at the Port of Eden and we now provide stevedoring services for the loading or unloading of a range of bulk cargoes, using specially trained staff.

Our commitment is to deliver an efficient and cost-effective stevedoring service to meet customer needs.

Pentarch stevedoring Key Services

Pentarch Stevedoring has a highly skilled, committed and flexible workforce who are focused on productivity and ensuring maximum loading and discharge rates are achieved.

We provide stevedoring services support for the:

  • Forestry industry in Eden and Bombala
  • Mining industry in New South Wales (explosives and components)
  • Offshore oil industry in Bass Strait
  • Discharge of wind energy components
Facilities and Equipment

We operate from a multi-purpose berth in East Boyd Bay in Twofold Bay, Eden (New South Wales). The wharf is 200 metres long and 30 metres wide and is used principally for logs, containers, general cargo and naval operations.

The wharf has a draft of 10.5 m and is licensed to handle Class 1 Dangerous Goods (explosives) up to a quantity of 30 mt NEQ. It is capable of holding 38,000 dwt per vessel with a maximum length alongside (LOA) of 185 metres. A hard stand storage yard of 8 hectares is located nearby.