The Australian transport industry is the link between the imports and exports that drive the Australian economy.

Mining and agriculture are key industries that rely on the transport of specialised equipment and goods to remote locations to allow for the production of exports that are then transported to Australian ports and to markets around the world. Increasing regulation, low commodity prices and a highly competitive industry mean challenging business conditions for those in the transport industry.

Pragma provides a full service on all commercial, corporate, insurance, employment, finance, operational and regulatory requirements of the transport industry.
Our team advises a range of stakeholders including transport operators, owners, freight forwarders and their insurers. We provide advice on claims issues, commercial drafting, debt recovery, regulatory advice, management of losses and emergency response services.

Our specialist areas include:

• Land Based Logistics and Project Cargos
• Freight Forwarding and Warehousing
• Port and Terminal Operators
• Insurance


The ports in WA are vital to Australia’s economy with the world’s largest bulk export port by volume located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The significant amount of oil and gas activity offshore as well as increasing cruise and fishing activity sustains a broad range of businesses with specialist needs in an often dangerous and isolated environment. VLOC’s, container vessels, specialist oil and gas vessels, fishing vessels, cruise ships as well as recreational vessels fill the waters of our coast.

Pragma provides specialist advice and support with commercial drafting, disputes, claims issues, debt recovery, legal advice, regulatory advice and emergency response in the following areas:

• Cargo Insurance
• Salvage and Towage
• Protection and Indemnity Insurance
• Dredging
• Marine Pollution
• Cruise and Tourism
• Offshore Services
• Fishing
• Recreational Vessels
• Marine Services


Aaron McDonald

Managing Director

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