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Ship a container to Australia

Container shipping services to Australia offering the most reliable Ocean freight with the cheapest shipping rates to Australia with a faster transit time to ship a 20ft container or a, 40ft container to the major ports in Australia.

Shipping a container to Australia has never been easier than with BR LOGISTICS COMPANY, which provides the most reliable container shipping service to Australia.

Ship a container to Australia

Ship a container to the major ports in Australia: Port of Fremantle, Port of Brisbane, Port of Sidney & Botany, Port of Melbourne

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How much does it cost to ship a container to Australia?

How much does it cost to ship a container to Australia, the average price to ship a container to Australia is from $850 to $4500 US Dollars. The shipping timeline to ship a full container to Australia ranges depending on the size of the container (20ft or 40ft), and the schedule route, please contact our quotation team to receive a detailed rate to ship your container to the port in Australia.

How much does it cost to ship a 20ft container to Australia, the average price to ship a 20ft container to Australia is from $850 to $1530. The shipping timeline to ship a 20 foot container to Australia ranges depending on the route.

How much does it cost to ship a 40ft container to Australia, the average price to ship a 40ft container to Australia is from $850 to $4500. The shipping timeline to ship a 40 foot container to Australia ranges depending on the route.

Historical ocean freight rates to ship a container to Australia:

Will ocean freight rates go down to ship to Australia in 2023?, Yes the rates slowly began falling in the first quarter of 2023 and are expected to continue to drop, little by little. You calculate the ocean freight rate based on oil prices (BAF), cargo dimensions, weight, port of export, port of destination, and season congestion. The following annual chart is showing the prices and costs for the year 2023 for average maritime freight to send containers to Australia.

These prices do not include additional or unforeseen costs that may be added during the course of your reservation or shipment itself. These are not the current or final price to ship your container, please request a rate for an updated price.

¿How long does it take to ship a container to Australia?

The average transit time to ship a container to Australia is from 4 weeks to 6 weeks.

Estimated transit time to ship a container to Australia:

The average transit times and sailing schedule to ship your container to Australia from the major ports in the world as from the United States ports, Europen ports, and Asian ports.

Continent of origin Country of origin Port of origin Port of destination Transit time (days) 20DV FCL
40HQ FCL
Europe Spain Barcelona Melbourne 35 2115€
Europe Spain Valencia Sidney 32 2115€
Europe Spain Algeciras Brisbane 35 2115€
Europe Netherlands Rotterdam Melbourne 40 1850€
North America United States New York Sidney 38 $3500
North America United States Miami Brisbane 35 $3850
North America United States Los Angeles Melbourne 15 $1500
North America United States Houston TX Sidney 52 $3650
Asia China Shanghai Brisbane 15 $1350

Shortest transit time to ship a container to Australia:

One of the fastest transit times to ship a container to Australia is the route from Valencia Spain to Australia with an average of 15 to 25 shipping days. The next fastest route to ship your ocean container to Australia is from New York USA to the port of Melbourne Australia, with an average transit time of 30 to 38 days.

Longest transit times to ship a container to Australia:

The longest or slowest transit time to ship a container to Australia is from the port of Houston Texas, with an estimated average transit time between 45 and 52 days. The next longest route is from the port of Barcelona Spain, with an average transit time of 38-42 days.

How much does it cost to ship a container from USA to Australia?

How much does it cost to ship a container from USA to Australia?, the average price to ship a container from the United States to Australia is from $850 to $4500 US Dollars.

Container shipping rates from USA to Australia

These are the average prices to ship a container from the United States to Australia with the cheapest rates for loading and shipping containers from the major ports in the United States to Australia for 20ft and 40ft containers (FCL) with all types of cargo such as: commercial cargo, vehicles, or personal effects for international shipments to Australia.

Container shipping service to Australia Type of container Ocean freight rates to Australia:
How much does it cost to ship a container from Boston to Australia. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from New York to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from New Jersey to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Norfolk to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Baltimore to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Charleston to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Savannah to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Brunswick to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Jacksonville to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Miami to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Houston Texas to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Galveston to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Freeport Texas to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from California to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Tacoma to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Washington to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Canadá to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT

How long does it take to ship a container from USA to Australia?

Estimated transit time to ship a container from the United States to Australia, the average transit time to ship a container from the USA to Australia is from 18 to 35 days.

How much does it cost to ship a container from Spain to Australia?

How much does it cost to ship a container from Spain to Australia?, the average price to ship a container from Spain to Australia is from 1150€ to 4550€ Euros.

Container shipping rates from Spain to Australia

These are the average prices to ship a container from Spain to Australia with the cheapest rates for loading and shipping containers from the major ports in Spain to Australia for 20ft and 40ft containers (FCL) with all types of cargo such as: commercial cargo, vehicles, or personal effects for international shipments to Australia.

Container shipping service to Australia Type of container Ocean freight rates to Australia:
How much does it cost to ship a container from Valencia to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: €1150 20FT
average price from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Barcelona a Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: €1150 20FT
average price from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Málaga to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: €1150 20FT
average price from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Vigo to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: €1150 20FT
average price from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Bilbao to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: €1150 20FT
average price from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Santander to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: €1150 20FT
average price from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Madrid to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: €1150 20FT
average price from: €4550 40FT

How long does it take to ship a container from Spain to Australia?

Estimated transit time to ship a container from Spain to Australia, the average transit time to ship a container from Spain to Australia is from 25 to 35 days.

How much does it cost to ship a container from Europe to Australia?

How much does it cost to ship a container from Europe to Australia?, the average price to ship a container from Europe to Australia is from 2500€ to 5500€ Euros.

Container shipping rates from Europe to Australia

These are the average prices to ship a container from Europe to Australia with the cheapest rates for loading and shipping containers from the major ports in Europe to Australia for 20ft and 40ft containers (FCL) with all types of cargo such as: commercial cargo, vehicles, or personal effects for international shipments to Australia.

Container shipping service to Australia Type of container Ocean freight rates to Australia:
How much does it cost to ship a container from Belgium to Australia. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €1150 20FT
average prices from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Germany to Australia. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €1150 20FT
average prices from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Spain to Australia. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €1150 20FT
average prices from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from France to Australia. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €1150 20FT
average prices from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Portugal to Australia. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €1150 20FT
average prices from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Italy to Australia. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €1150 20FT
average prices from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Switzerland to Australia. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €1150 20FT
average prices from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from United Kingdom to Australia. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €1150 20FT
average prices from: €4550 40FT

How long does it take to ship a container from Europe to Australia?

Estimated transit time to ship a container from Europe to Australia, the average transit time to ship a container from Europe to Australia is from 18 to 35 days.

How much does it cost to ship a container from China to Australia?

How much does it cost to ship a container from China to Australia?, the average price to ship a container from China to Australia is from $850 to $3500 US Dollars.

Container shipping rates from China to Australia

These are the average prices to ship a container from China to Australia with the cheapest rates for loading and shipping containers from the major ports in China to Australia for 20ft and 40ft containers (FCL) with all types of cargo such as: commercial cargo, vehicles, or personal effects for international shipments to Australia.

Container shipping service to Australia Type of container Ocean freight rates to Australia:
How much does it cost to ship a container from Shanghai to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: $850 20FT
average prices from: $1550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Qingdao to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: $850 20FT
average prices from: $1550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Shenzhen to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: $850 20FT
average prices from: $1550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Tianjin to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: $850 20FT
average prices from: $1550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Ningbo to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: $850 20FT
average prices from: $1550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Hong Kong to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: $850 20FT
average prices from: $1550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Guangzhou to Australia 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: $850 20FT
average prices from: $1550 40FT

How long does it take to ship a container from China to Australia?

Estimated transit time to ship a container from the China to Australia, the average transit time to ship a container from China to Australia is from 15 to 25 days.

Price factor to ship a container to Australia:

The cost of shipping to ship a container to Australia from abroad will vary depending on the type of sea container you chose to ship, the fuel price (BAF), the dimensions and weight of the cargo, the shipping company or steamship line you hire to send the container, the destination port in Australia, the location of your cargo in abroad from where you plan to export it to Australia, and what route you choose to ship your container, if it is a direct route or with transshipment.

Only once we have that information we will be able to more accurately estimate the costs to ship your container to Australia from any port in the world.

 

Online container shipping rate calculator to Australia from overseas:

With BR LOGISTICS COMPANY and our ocean freight calculator you can request a rate online, we made over 10000 rates per year to ship containers to Australia. Get the most updated container prices from many carriers using the get a quote request.

How to export a container to Australia?

Exporting goods in a sea container to Australia starts at an ocean freight cost of between $850 USD to $4550 USD for shipment from the port of export to the port of import in Australia, plus Australian customs import fees that are assessed. apply on the import of merchandise to be imported to Australia, which will be an average of 5% tariffs for general merchandise + 10% customs VAT (VAT), calculated on the cost, insurance and freight value (CIF), to pay import duties in australia. You are exempt from paying these tariffs or a lesser amount will be paid, when the importer accepts a trade agreement between Australia and the United States or between Australia and the European Union, when so established by any Australian regulations for tax-free importation to Australia. The other imports of luxury products such as tobacco, alcohol, vehicles have higher taxes from 10% to 30% for the import of vehicles, which must be effectively paid to Customs in Australia + other expenses not invoiced to carry out the clearance customs on the total value of the merchandise to import all kinds of general products to Australia.

Can i import cargo via container to Australia?

Can a container with commercial merchandise or moving goods be imported to Australia from Spain, Europe, China or the United States? The answer is Yes, I can import a container with merchandise, vehicles or moving home to Australia from the United States, Spain, Europe, or China if the cargo meets the import standards of Australian Customs, so that it can pass the procedure for import and nationalization of merchandise or vehicles in Australia.

What documents are needed for customs in Australia?

The requirements to export and then be able to import into Australia are to have an Australian import license, present the commercial invoice translated into English (Australian) and the detailed packing list, which must indicate the details of the quantity, the type of product and the location of the shipment, and then provide the following documents to Customs in Australia:

Imports must have the following documentation:

  • Bill of lading manifest, which is used for the import, release, and tax purposes.
  • Tax Identification Number in Australia
  • Location of the tariff subheading, and commodity
  • Registration as a importer in Australia
  • Australia Customs Value Declaration
  • Debt free in Australia
  • Australia Moving Inventory (original)
  • Have a trade or company patent in Australia that must indicate that you are dedicated to importing.
  • Phytosanitary Export Certificate from the country of origin (simple copy)
  • Demonstrate economic solvency in Australia
  • Establish the terms of the Incoterms agreement for importation.
  • Find a good customs broker in Australia
  • Shipping company’s original bill of lading, sea waybill or airwaybill
  • Packing list
  • Commercial invoice
  • Combined Certificate of Value and Origin (CCVO)
  • Power of attorney that authorizes your customs broker to clear de import for you with Australia Customs.

If you need more information  ship a container to Australia you can contact BR LOGISTICS USA o BR LOGISTICS EUROPE

www.brlogistics.net

Tel: +12012015020 USA
Tel: +34628279703 ESPANA
Email: info@brlogistics.net

Taxes and duties to import into Australia:

Taxes and tariffs to import general items to Australia manufactured abroad will be subject to tariffs, there are trade agreements with low taxes free trade agreement or carnet ata, from the United States or Europe you have to pay the import fees of Australian Customs that As a general rule of import, the ad valorem duty or tariff is paid, which is 5% to 10% on the FOB or CIF value of the container shipment, for luxury items such as tobacco, luxury cars, boats, and for general merchandise it will be from 20 to 30% or more if it is Alcohol you can pay even more tariffs. Additionally, you will have to pay the value added tax (VAT) that corresponds to 10% (VAT), the VAT will be applied to the total price of the import in Incoterm CIF + the Customs tax (tariff).

Import fees in Australia:

Most goods imported into Australia are subject to duty and Taxes, the rates vary, depending on the type of the product you want to import to Australia that are subject to the following rates:

Import rates in Australia are 5% tariffs + 10 VAT (VAT)

How to ship a container to Australia?

The first step to shipping a car or car to Australia is to follow the step-by-step guide to shipping a car to Australia from the European Union, Spain or China and provide your carrier or freight forwarder with the year, make, model and location. of your vehicle.

Step-by-step guide to shipping a container to Australia:

  1. Search for companies specializing in container transport and offering shipping services to Australia.
  2. Request a shipping fee to Australia for your container shipment.
  3. Choose the best shipping company to send your container. Depending on your needs, you can choose the following types of sea containers, 20ft or 40ft.
  4. Provide the documents to the shipping company to make the reservation (booking) to send your container to Australia.
  5. Load and deliver the container to the port of export for and then satisfy the customs export process to Australia.
  6. Make the payment for freight and port expenses to the transport company (freight forwarder or shipping company).
  7. Send your container release or bill of lading to your customs broker in Australia.

Major Ports in Australia for shipping and importing cargo in containers

The Below list of ports are the best ones for shipping and importing cargo in sea containers to Australia, these are the most important port terminals in Australia for the importation of containerized cargo internationally.

Melbourne Port

Address: GPO Box 261 Melbourne, Victoria 3001 Australia
Coordinates: 37° 49' 58" S 144° 55' 3" E

Sydney Port

Address:PO Box 25 Millers Point Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
Coordinates: 33° 51' 44" S 151° 11' 33" E

Port of Botany

Address: 207 Kent Street Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
Coordinates: 33° 58' 23" S 151° 12' 54" E

Port of Brisbane

Address: 1 Sandpiper Avenue Locked Bag 1818 Port of Brisbane, Queensland 4178 Australia
Coordinates: 27° 22' 57" S 153° 10' 10" E

Port of Fremantle

Address: PO Box 95 Fremantle, Western Australia 6959 Australia
Coordinates: 32° 2' 51" S 115° 44' 27" E

What are the advantages of shipping containers to export your cargo to Australia?

Advantages of container shipping service to Australia:

  • Ocean freight rates are competitive.
  • You can send all kinds of transportable cargo.
  • Containers have good storage capacity.
  • They do not have weather problems for shipments
  • More international reach thanks to container ports all over the world
  • Streamlined procedures for exports and imports in Australia
  • Trip frequency & Schedule options with transhipments.
  • Fast shipping speed if you choose a good sea shipping route to Australia
  • You can send more weight than air transport
  • The cargo is protected inside the maritime container

Top 10 best shipping routes to ship containers to Australia

In BR LOGISTICS company we offer many options of routes to ship containers to Australia from Spain, the United States, Europe, and China. The following are the 10 most popular busiest shipping routes to Australia used by exporters and importers around the world.

International origin port Destination port in Australia
Port of Antwerp Belgium Port of destination: Melbourne; Port Code: AUMEL
Port of Bremerhaven Germany Port of destination: Sydney; Port Code: AUSYD
Port of Rotterdam Netherlands Port of destination: Puerto Botany; Port Code: AUBTB
Port of Barcelona Spain Port of destination: Brisbane; Port Code: AUBNE
Port of Valencia Spain Port of destination: Fremantle; Port Code: AUFRE
Port of Savona Italy Port of destination: Sydney; Port Code: AUSYD
Port of New York United States Port of destination: Puerto Botany; Port Code: AUBTB
Port of Los Angeles California United States Port of destination: Brisbane; Port Code: AUBNEH
Port of Miami Florida United States Port of destination: Fremantle; Port Code: AUFRE
Port of Houston Texas United States Port of destination: Melbourne; Port Code: AUMEL

Best Shipping Companies to Ship Containers to Australia:

These are some of the top international shipping companies to send containers to Australia that strikes a delicate balance between fast and cheap international shipping services.

  1. Maersk line
  2. Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
  3. COSCO Group
  4. CMA CGM Group
  5. Hapag-Lloyd
  6. Ocean Network Express (ONE)
  7. Evergreen Marine
  8. Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation
  9. Orient Overseas Container (OOCL)
  10. Zim Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM)

How to ship hazardous dangerous goods in containers to Australia?

How to ship hazardous dangerous good internationally to Australia? To ship a container with IMO or Hazmat dangerous products to Australia a series of shipping requirements must be met, such as the MSDS of the cargo to be shipped, the DGD for the maritime transport of dangerous goods and hiring a specialized shipping carrier or forwarder for the transport of dangerous goods internationally.

One of the most important steps in shipping hazardous materials by sea freight containers are Packing and documentation. Packing dangerous goods (Hazmat) is different than normal shipments.

List of steps to follow to send a container with dangerous goods (IMO-Hazmat) to Australia:

  1. Inform the shipping company of the type of IMO and cargo that you want to ship to Australia.
  2. Comprobar que la mercancía IMO este en buenas condiciones para poder ser cargado en el barco. Check that the IMO cargo is in good conditions to be able to be loaded on the ship.
  3. The container must be labeled on all its faces with the corresponding IMO label.
  4. Check with the shipping company that the IMO container will be accepted in Australia.
  5.  Make a booking with the shipping company like IMO to send the container to Australia.
  6. The Shipper or exporter of the container has to provide the MSDS of the merchandise to validate the parameters of hazardous materials
  7. Finally, the consignor or importer has to inform Customs in Australia that he is going to import an IMO container.

What is an IMO shipment?

An IMO shipment is the transport of dangerous goods, both in a container, as by plane, or land transport, the name IMO is due to the acronym  International Maritime Organization and includes all those dangerous transportable products and materials that due to their characteristics represent a risk to the safety of ships, planes, or trucks, to the health of the environment and people.

IMO types, classification of dangerous goods:

  • Class 1. Explosives.
  • Class 2. Gases.
  • Class 3. Flammable liquids.
  • Class 4. Flammable solids.
  • Class 5. Oxidizers and organic peroxides.
  • Class 6. Toxic.
  • Class 7. Radioactive material.
  • Class 8. Corrosive.
  • Class 9. Miscellaneous dangerous objects