Sea Freight Forwarding
CHINA to Australia
Sea freight LCL Shipping
Freight forwarding is a critical service that many businesses rely on to transport their goods from one country to another. Platinum® specialises in sea freight LCL shipping between China and Australia; we can either 1) collect the cargo from your supplier or 2) your supplier can deliver your cargo to our depot for consolidating with other cargo destined for Australia.
Let’s take a look at how Platinum® can help you move your commercial and business goods from China to Australia.
Platinum® Cargo Collection From Your Supplier’s Premises
Platinum® liases with your Chinese supplier to arrange collection from their premise or your Chinese supplier can deliver the cargo to our depot. Whether you need a few pallets moved, Platinum® will work with your supplier to ensure that all of goods are packaged and ready for sailing on the next vessel.
Platinum® Assists With Your Freight Forwarding Needs
At Platinum®, we understand the importance of a reliable freight forwarding service. We specialise in working with businesses to move their cargo quickly and efficiently from China to Australia. Our team of experienced logistics professionals will work with you and your Chinese supplier to ensure that your cargo arrives safely and on time.
We rely upon reliable shipping carriers to move your goods from China to Australia; we aim to move your cargo in the most direct route to Australia. We are also committed to providing you with a competitive and firm price, so that you can have peace of mind and certainty.
Your Platinum® team is available throughout the entire process to answer any questions or address any concerns that you may have.
Platinum® Services Go Beyond Freight Forwarding
At Platinum®, we provide more than just a sea freight forwarding service; we offer a comprehensive logistics solution tailored specifically to your needs. We always request a Certificate of Origin from your Chinese supplier so that we may take advantage of the Free Trade Agreement [FTA] benefit that may be available for your cargo. Your Platinum® team have the expertise and resources necessary to have your cargo landed in Australia at the right costs.
We also provide a range of value-added services such as marine insurance quotes, tracking visibility, document retention for five  years and much more.
Chinese cargo to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Fremantle and Adelaide:
China – Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA)
The China–Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) is one of the most important Free Trade Agreements [FTA’s] that Australia has, considering that China is Australia’s largest trading partner for both exports and imports.
The FTA contains many different elements that have enabled businesses in both China and Australia to benefit from increased economic cooperation. The most important benefit is that the FTA allows Australian importers to enjoy reduced tariffs for goods imported from China.
Australian importers often compare different countries when seeking to have their goods produced; if the country that is selected 1) has a zero import tariff and 2) the quality of the finished product is of high standard and 3) if the supply is consistent, then it would make sense to choose one country over another country when having goods manufactured.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to ship goods from China to Australia?
On average, shipping by sea from China to Australia can range from say 12-30 days. You will also need to add extra time for the container to be packed in China and also allow time for the container to be unpacked in Australia.
What are the customs and import duties involved when freight forwarding from China to Australia?
Australia and China have a Free Trade Agreement; the China–Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).This FTA allows most goods manufactured in China to enter Australia duty free but the goods still need to be assessed for GST [if applicable], wine tax [if applicable] and excise tax [if applicable].
Are there any restrictions on the types of goods that can be shipped from China to Australia?
The Regulations and rules surrounding imports from China frequently change; for up to date information on the rules and Regulations when importing to Australia, this would need to be assessed prior to purchasing your Chinese goods.