Container Shipping to Australia from USA
Our main goal is to ship your container to Australia efficiently. We can accommodate the logistics needs of your company when it comes to shipping containers of your goods. We can promise this because we have more than 25 years of experience in the industry, thanks to our shipping lines departing from all major ports. We can ship just about any goods you may have, including foods, feeds and beverages, consumer and capital goods, industrial supplies and materials, and automotive cars and parts.
Here's how it works:
An authorization from your credit card lets us know that funds are available and may be charged later. At this time, we would need detailed information from you regarding the type of goods you’re planning to ship, where our truck driver can pick up the goods, and which size container you need. We can get this information from the quote form you submit online. This helps in determining overall cost for container shipment to Australia from the USA. When we know the funds are indeed there, we can dispatch our truck driver to your location for filling of the container. Our truck driver will then bring your container to the assigned port for shipment to Australia. Make sure you mail an original Bill of Sale, that has been notarized, to our offices for a smooth clearance check for Customs. One copy of this goes to the truck driver upon pickup of your goods, as well as the dock receipt that we procure. You can then pay for the transaction in a variety of ways: check, credit card, or bank transfer.
We take the guesswork out of shipping containers to Australia, allowing you to relax in regards to this aspect of your business. In this way, we help you strengthen your business operations by improving the flow of your container shipping processes. In addition to securing all necessary export compliance documents, we also offer your company accurate cost estimates and tracking information to keep you apprised of logistics.
Information For USA Based Companies -
Companies who must send a container of goods to Australia from the United States have an obligation to procure the necessary licenses for certain exported goods. This is where we come in where we use the information you provide us on your quote form to determine if a license is needed. Another aspect you should know about is import duties, which are payable by the receiver at port in Australia.
Commodity licensing requirements, directed to the agency in charge, are sometimes needed in the case of exporting controlled goods, such as prescription drugs exported by a US pharmaceutical company. In this example, it would require a license issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Even though the United States Department of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the agency responsible for enforcing laws and regulations for all goods exiting the USA, they often delegate authority on other government agencies where certain commodities or goods are concerned.
Find agency information, phone numbers, and basic commodities calling for export licenses at the websites of the U.S. Department of Commerce; Bureau of Industry and Security; Department of State; Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Drug Enforcement Administration; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Office of Foreign Assets Control; or the Bureau of the Census. Export control responsibilities possessed by government agencies are also found here. Peruse the following link if you want more information on the basics of international trade importing/exporting containers: US Customs & Border Protection - Basic Importing and Exporting. If for any reason somebody in the US need to know about import duties or the Australia United States Free Trade Agreement Embassy of Australia in Washington, DC.
If shipping containers to Australia, click the green "Get Rates" button to start the process and learn more about cost and licensing.
Information for Australian Based Companies -
Australia-based businesses who need to import goods also may need a license in regards to controlled goods or substances. If the right license is not obtained, this could result in a criminal charge, so this must be handled carefully. We strongly urge any Australian business to read about general imports from the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. You want to avoid any possible barriers to entry in Australia, who also has to pay import duties upon container pickup.
Shipping Container Measurements - 20ft, 40ft, 40ft HC
Three shipping container sizes are available for your convenience: 20ft, 40ft, and 40ft HC (High Container). Many companies aren’t sure which type they need. If you’re one of these companies, try browsing our container dimensions here. In addition, you’ll learn from the photo at right what the height difference is between the 40ft container and the 40ft HC. It may help you to know that the most common container sizes are the 20ft container and the 40ft HC, but each company is unique in terms of the sizes it needs for various goods. In order for us to provide pricing, we need to know which size you require on the quote form.Marine Insurance - Protecting Your Product
Insuring your goods may help you avert possible damages later on for damaged or lost goods. As outlined in COGSA (Carriage of Goods by Sea Act), the person or company listed on the Bill of Lading is legally entitled to $500 if the shipment is lost or damaged. Here is an example: A container filled with equipment valued at a $75,000 (USD) that gets damaged on the way to Australia would receive a $500 entitlement; not the ideal situation for any company. So, you can do two things: opt for the marine insurance and safely pack all products in the container to avoid breakage en route.
Use marine insurance and safe packing practices to protect your container shipments to Australia
Why choose us over the competition?
We have a solid track record and are an Accredited Company registered with the Better Business Bureau. Click the BBB image to the left to validate our A+ Accreditation. When shipping a container to Australia, both the sender and receiver should only work with a BBB Accredited business.
We are registered with the FMC (Federal Maritime Commission). Click the image to the left and Select "Organization Name" and type in "Ship Overseas". Here is proof of our FMC Certification (also known as a NVOCC License). Never use an international car shipping company who cannot prove they are certified with the Federal Government.
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