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Shipping Caravans and Motorhomes to Australia and New Zealand

Mercator has been handling the shipment of all types of vehicles since we were founded in 1991. More recently we have been seeing an increase in vehicles being shipped to Australia and New Zealand. In particular, the trade of caravans and motorhomes between the UK and Australia & New Zealand has significantly increased.

As such the Mercator Export Team has streamlined this particular shipping route and service for our customers including:

– Dedicated caravan specialists here in the UK to lash and load the van into a container;
– Delivery to the UK port;
– Weekly sailings from the UK to Australia and New Zealand via sea freight;
– Clearance through our trusted New Zealand and Australia partners at destination.

Some motorhomes will be too large to load into a container and for those vehicles we offer a RORO option whereby the vehicle is driven onto and off the vessel (as opposed to being loaded into a container). If you have a smaller vehicle, such as a VW campervan, to be shipped to Australia or New Zealand, then you have the option of containerisation or RORO. If you choose RORO then the vehicle does need to be in running order, some of our customers prefer the containerised option as they prefer the idea of a bit more security around the vehicle.

In order to ship a vehicle there are certain restrictions that need to be adhered to, such as a limited amount of fuel in the tank, and certain paperwork does need to be present. You can discuss these with our export team who will be able to give you advice on all matters when shipping to Australia or New Zealand.

We can arrange the shipment of caravans, campers and motorhomes either for personal use (for example, temporary exports for a holiday, or if you are moving to either Australia or New Zealand) or for those in the caravan trade (for example if you have sold a motorhome to a customer in Australia, or if you have a caravan dealer in New Zealand interested in purchasing one/several of your caravans).

Do give us a call to discuss your export caravan/motorhome to Australia/New Zealand, we will be happy to assist you +44 2392 756 575 or email sales@mercatorcargo.co.uk

 

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Freight Forwarding – Shipping Container to Australia from the UK

Are you looking for a price to send a shipping container to Australia from the UK?  You can complete our quote form here and one of our export team will contact you with costings.  In order for us to provide you with an accurate price for sending a shipping container to Australia, we will need to know the following information:

–          The pick-up point in the UK of your cargo;
–          Whether you require assistance to pack the shipping container;
–          The nature of the goods (so that we are able to advise on special requirements (if any) for example documents, fumigation, or whether the goods are restricted for import into Australia);
–          Whether you require us to arrange delivery of your shipping container ‘to door’ in Australia (and if so, the ZIP code for this);
–          Whether you are responsible for customs clearance of the goods;
–          Whether you are responsible for paying any import taxes in Australia;
–          Whether you require marine insurance on the goods;
–          And finally when your goods are ready, or a time limit you have to get the shipping container to Australia (transit time via sea freight from the UK to Australia is approximately 50 days – it’s a long way! – If your shipment is more urgent, we can look at air freight as a speedier alternative).

Don’t be put off by the long list of information we require, the more information we know and the better we understand your shipment, the more likely we are able to offer you a smooth transit of your shipping container from the UK to Australia.

If you are shopping around for a freight forwarder, be weary if these questions are not asked upon quotation (as there may be hidden charges).  When Mercator provides you with a price for your shipping container to Australia, generally it will be broken down so you know exactly what is and isn’t included in your quotation.

To discuss your shipping container to Australia, give the export team a call and they will be able to assist you – Tel. 02392 756 575. Email: sales@mercatorcargo.co.uk.

 

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Freight Forwarding – Shipping to Australia from the UK

The export market for goods to be shipped to Australia from the UK has grown recently.  As a result, Mercator has seen an increase in shipping activity to Australia from the UK, and as such we have become more experienced in handling shipments to Australia.

Our experience in shipping to Australia means that we have had the opportunity to build great working relationships with other agents in Australia.  This can be extremely helpful to you as a customer when you are shipping your goods to Australia, as we can arrange for our partner agents to complete your customs clearance and delivery to the door of your goods destination.

Australia has some strict customs rules to understand before you begin shipping to Australia from the UK.  Even if your product is safe to pass through customs without an issue, there is even the packaging to consider.  Any kind of wood will need to be treated for shipping to Australia from the UK.  This is a topic you can discuss with one of our freight forwarders if you think it might be an issue.

The typical sea freight shipping time to Australia from the UK is up to forty-five days, this depends on which port your goods are being shipped to.  This is something you can discuss with our export department in further detail.

Give us a call to discuss your shipping to Australia from the UK for further details and for a quotation – Tel. 02392 756 575. Email: sales@mercatorcargo.co.uk.

 

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Freight Forwarding Experience – Shipping to Australia

As an experienced freight forwarder, Mercator Cargo handles regular air and sea freight shipments to Australia.  Generally, sea freight shipping to Australia can take up to 50 days, depending upon which port the vessel calls at.  Some vessels will call by several ports, whilst others will just stop at one or two, for example Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane, to name a few.

Our local partner in Australia has handled many shipments in conjunction with Mercator Cargo.  The benefit of having a freight forwarding point of contact in Australia is their local knowledge and abilities to arrange a ‘to door’ shipment once arrived in Australia.

Shipping to Sydney, for example, can be arranged whereby your cargo is loaded onto a vessel which calls at Sydney, to reduce trucking time.  Once your container shipment has arrived in Sydney, arrangements to deliver the cargo to its final destination can be implemented.

Australia is a vast country, and whereas, for example, if you are shipping goods into the UK, there isn’t a great difference if the vessel calls at Southampton or Felixstowe, the difference between Perth and Brisbane is vast.  It is best to arrange for your shipping to Australia to arrive at the port nearest the cargo’s final destination.

We can also arrange air freight shipping to Australia, arriving in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, or Adelaide.  Air freight takes 24 hours from leaving London to arriving in Australia.  Obviously air freight comes at a premium, so unless the shipment for Australia is urgent, or much smaller than a pallet or container, then sea freight tends to be the method of transit most choose.

Upon your shipments arrival in the Australian port, the cargo will be checked, along with the documents, packing list, and cleared through customs.  Depending upon what has been agreed with your buyer, there may be GST and duty to pay to clear the shipment through customs.

If you’re looking for someone to handle your shipping to Australia, then give us a call and speak to our exports department, where someone will be able to assist you – Tel. 02392 756 575. Email: sales@mercatorcargo.co.uk.

 

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