Shipping to Australia

Shipping to Australia2018-11-13T13:13:57+00:00

Shipping to Australia

If you are shipping to Australia from the UK please contact Transatlantic Shipping for rates. We are very experienced in international commercial shipments to Australia, vehicle transportation, RO RO, international removals , container shipping and personal effects for shipments to and from Australia.

If you are shipping containers to Australia from the UK whether a full house move requiring a full container or a commercial shipment we have weekly services from the UK with good transit times.

We ship full container loads (FCL) to Australia and less than container loads (LCL) to Australia. We can offer you sea and air options.

If you are shipping from Australia to UK, whether Importing commercial goods, vehicles or personal effects we have a network of agents from all the major Ports. Call us today or email [email protected] for advice, rates and availability.

We have weekly container and LCL services to ports, Adelaide, Brisbane, Fremantle, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. Our Agent can 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 are shipping personal effects to Australia from UK and have only a small quantity 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. Heavy items such as books should be distributed over several boxes if possible. If not try and use boxes about 60 x 40 x 40 cms so they are manageable.

If you are moving home to Australia from UK and taking furniture as well as personal effects then you may 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.

We have weekly services to Australia with transit times for LCL and FCL shipments ranging from 33 days to 44 days depending on the vessel routing.

Please contact us on 0800 999 2100 or complete the contact form and we will be very happy to provide you with a rate for your shipping to Australia. We prefer to put our quotes in writing with details of what is included and what is excluded so you are aware of exactly what you are paying for. We can assure you that we do not consider the shipment complete until you have the goods in your possession at the final destination.

Call us today for advice and great rates on 0800 999 2100. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Personal Effects

We can ship anything from a single carton, less than container load (LCL) or a full container load (FCL), to all destinations worldwide. We can offer door to door or door to port cargo shipping. Contact us for more information and quotes

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Ro/Ro & Vehicle Shipping

We offer roll on / roll off (RO/RO) for the shipment of wheeled and tracked vehicles and break bulk / conventional for out of gauge or large pieces of cargo. We also offer 20/40/40ft HC containers for shippers who prefer to containerise their vehicles or there isn’t a RO/RO service available.

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Import & Customs Clearance

We have extensive knowledge of import entry procedures and can advise and guide you through the clearance process. We can advise first time importers regarding EORI registration. Contact us for more information

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Commercial Shipping

We can offer rates for exports and imports to and from worldwide destinations. As independent freight forwarders we negotiate with shipping companies to obtain the very best rates and options for moving your full container load (FCL) and less than container load (LCL) shipments worldwide for both imports and exports.

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Worldwide Shipping

We ship worldwide full container loads, less than container loads, vehicles, plant and machinery in fact anything, anywhere, anytime.

Transatlantic Shipping is an independent freight forwarding company providing sea and air shipping worldwide.

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We can offer Full Marine Insurance with any of our shipments at very competitive rates.

Costs depend entirely on what you are sending, your chosen method of shipping and the destination.

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Get in Touch

We’d love to hear from you, whether you need rates, advice about shipping or the next available vessel we are here to support and advise you.

You can call us on 0800 999 2100 or click through to our contact page and either email us or fill out our contact form.

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I recently had four plastic storage boxes shipped from England to Saskatoon, Canada. They arrived in perfect condition 5 weeks to the day from when they were picked up at my former home in Pickering. All I had to do was go to Customs and have them cleared from bond here in Saskatoon. Glyn Windsor provided outstanding service in arranging pickup and shipment, advising me what could and could not be shipped overseas, and being all around helpful. Time taken for delivery to the city of my choice was as good as any other company offered, and none of them could deliver closer than 400 miles away, necessitating an extra delivery charge. All this was done at a cost better than any other company I contacted was able to offer. Absolutely superb.

Michael Thompson

Hi. They were absolutely wonderful, Glyn helped us through a very stressful time throughout our long removal process. All inquiries were answered promptly in a most friendly yet professional manner. We were extremely satisfied with all aspects of our move with Transatlantic Line (UK) Ltd and would recommend your company to others, in fact have done so already. Thanks again,


Glyn has helped me with all the process of the shipping my items to Libya. She is great, she managed to bring a truck to my place to pick up all of my items. I recommend you to have Transatlantic Line (UK) to ship your items.

Munir Elgajiji