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: firstname.lastname@example.org.