Freight and Logistics

The Freight and Logistics sector is critical to our country’s economy.

It includes road, rail, sea, air transportation and supporting services such as warehousing, storage, freight forwarding and customs brokerage for both domestic and international trade.

The industry contributes 8.6% to Australia's GDP and it's estimated that a 1% increase in productivity would add $2 billion. Our aim is to improve the efficiency, security and visibility of stakeholders' supply chains in this industry, and we do this through helping stakeholders implement the GS1 system - here and overseas. 

Working with industry, we've developed resources for Freight and Logistics.


Details how to encode the essential data required to facilitate the freight transport process into a 2D barcode on the Freight Label (e.g. ship-to address, transport requirements).

This label is typically used by Logistic Service Providers/Transport companies to move the freight.

Details how to encode information about the products that are contained within the logistics unit into the barcodes on the standard GS1 Logistic Label.
This label is typically used by the major retailers to scan received stock.

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)


Provide guideline feedback


Digital and accurate location data

Store and share attribute information about physical pickup and delivery locations.

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GS1 transports standards in action

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Toll Case Study video - GS1 standards delivering visibility and traceability in a multi-leg supply chain

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