Platinum® Freight Management boss Peter McRae was last week named one of the top Customs Brokers for 2015 at the Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards when he was shortlisted for this important industry accolade.

Amongst a delegation of more than 500 industry peers who attended the awards night at Darling Harbour’s Dockside Pavilion, McRae listed among the country’s top brokers.

Platinum® Freight entered the award with a premium record of Customs and quarantine compliance, a commitment to outstanding customer service, leadership and business growth and strong commitment to industry and education.

“I am honoured to have been shortlisted for this award and I am thrilled to represent independent businesses making their mark among the big brands. It is a testament to my belief that a great deal of hard work, motivation and an honest desire to provide a better service to clients is really paying off.”

Platinum® Freight Management launched in 2000 and at the time operated independently from a small Sydney office. 22 years on, the business spans all major metropolitan cities as well as Auckland and Hong Kong.

Platinum® Freight offers points of difference for clients including:

  • a Mandarin language division to better serve the significant Chinese business population in Australia;
  • a special program to reward importers of green goods;
  • a social responsibility program to promote and assist young entrepreneurs and start-ups;
  • and charitable programs to support disadvantaged Australians and New Zealanders.

CEO Peter McRae is a passionate advocate for education and knowledge sharing within his industry. He teaches Customs Brokering at NSW TAFE St George Campus in Sydney as well as in various industry-related education roles.

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