Shipping to Australia from the UK
We specialise in international commercial shipments to and from Australia. We undertake vehicle transportation, RO RO, international removals and personal effects. We ship full container loads (FCL) and less than container loads (LCL).
We have weekly container and LCL services to ports, Adelaide, Brisbane, Fremantle, Melbourne and Sydney. Our Agent will arrange on carriage to your final destination once Customs have been cleared, if required.
RO RO sailings to Australia for cars, 4 x 4’s, trucks, vans, plant and machinery and boats are 2/3 times a month and call at Ports Brisbane, Fremantle, Melbourne and Port Kembla (Sydney).
If you only have a few belongings to ship to Australia then your goods would be shipped LCL, less than container load, which is a consolidated “groupage” service. Smaller shipments are consolidated into a shared container. The rate you pay for a LCL shipment is based on the volume of the packed items and your destination Port. The minimum chargeable by sea is for 1 cbm with further volume charged pro rata. You can calculate the cbm of each packed box/piece by multiplying the length x width x height in cms which will then give you the cbm for that piece. For example a box 60 x 40 x 40 cms is 0.1 of a cbm. So if you had 10 boxes that size you would have 1 cbm. You can use any size of box but try to limit the size to approx. 60 x 40 x 40cms so they are more manageable. Heavy items such as books should be distributed over several boxes if possible. We can collect or you can deliver into one of our receiving depots located all over the UK.
A full house move is likely to require a full container (FCL) – either 20ft or 40ft. The container is delivered to your loading point and then once loaded and sealed taken to the Port for shipping to Australia. Several factors determine the rate chargeable. Haulage costs to deliver the container for loading, the size of the container and is it required to be on site for a couple of days or a “live” load i.e. loaded in the 3 free hours included in the rate.
Transit times to Australia for LCL and FCL shipments range from 33 days to 44 days depending on the vessel routing.
Please contact us on 01773 770050 or complete the contact form and we will be very happy to provide you with a rate for your shipment. We prefer to put our quotes in writing with details of what is included and what is excluded.