Ocean Freight Transportation to Australia
Far from being a real problem, the recent recession contributed to boost the negotiation of many free trade agreements, especially with Asian countries. Ocean freight transportation to Australia is therefore a priority alternative for anybody willing to diversify their business in a consolidated market which is constantly developing.
Full Container Load (FCL) or Less than a Container Load (LCL)-Groupage
FCL is for exporters whose cargo volume is 10 or 21 standard American pallets (each standard American pallet measures 39.37 in. wide and 47.24 in. long). Using a 20 or a 40-foot standard container will allow you to transport 10 or 21 American pallets respectively when sending an FCL shipping to Australia which is especially cost-effective. Besides, if for any reason you don't want your goods to be exposed to the products belonging to other traders, FCL is your right choice. Also, consider that FCL shipping is a profitable solution when you are able to fill more than half of a container.
Maritime routes to Australia
- Port of Sydney The Port of Sydney is considered one of the most beautiful commercial ports in the world, and combines its cargo port services with 2 passenger terminals.
- Port of Melbourne The Port of Melbourne is, undoubtedly, the most important maritime hub in Australia, handling 2.5 million containers per year and representing 36% of all the commercial trade of Australia. Its quay length is 7000 meters and has 34 berths; each day 10,000 cars and other cargo are loaded and unloaded in its facilities. In the last decade, the port received an investment on infrastructure valued at 1000 million dollars.
A wide range of cargo is handled in its many berths in Glebe Island and White Bay, including dry and liquid bulk, as well as general cargo, with many storage silos. These two areas cover 39.7 hectares and have a favorable location for cargo transportation into the city area.
It also has the Gore Bay terminal of the petroleum company Shell, focused on the handling of petroleum products.
Air freight transportation to Australia
If your shipping is urgent or you have a very tight schedule, we suggest you quote an air freight shipment << notice that your cargo complies with the limitations on air freight concerning volume and weight>> by using the calculator provided by iContainers.