Sea Freight Forwarding
Malaysia to Australia
Sea freight LCL Shipping
Are you looking for a freight forwarding service that can help you move your commercial and business goods between Malaysia and Australia?
At Platinum®, we specialise in sea freight forwarding, a service that is essential for many businesses. Our experienced team can assist you with your sea freight LCL shipping and moving your commercial and business cargo from Malaysia to Australia. Let’s take a closer look at how we can help make this process easier for you.
Platinum® Can Help With Your Sea Freight LCL Shipping
Our experienced team will assess your needs before arranging the shipment of your cargo. We understand that each shipment is unique, so Platinum® works closely with both your Malaysian supplier and yourself to ensure that your needs are met at every step of the way. Once we have assessed your requirements, our team will provide you with detailed advice on the best plan for your shipment and all of the associated costs.
We also offer a full range of services to simplify the entire shipping process, including document preparation, customs clearance, consolidation, deconsolidation and marine cargo insurance. We are committed to providing you with an efficient and reliable sea freight service, which means that your shipments are always monitored to arrive on time and within budget.
We understand that when it comes to freight forwarding, security is paramount. That’s why we use the latest technology to ensure that your shipments are monitored throughout their journey. Our tracking systems enable us to monitor the progress of the cargo moving through the supply chain at all times, so you can rest assured that your goods are being transported safely from Malaysia to Australia.
Malaysian cargo to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Fremantle and Adelaide:
- Port Klang
- Pasir Gudang
- Tanjung Pelapas
Australia – Malaysia Free Trade Agreement
There are three Free Trade Agreements [FTA] between Australia and Malaysia; 1) the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), 2) the Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA) and 3) the Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA).
For Australian importers, MAFTA has a number of significant advantages. For example, the FTA eliminates tariffs on almost all exports from Malaysia to Australia. This means that Malaysian goods can now arrive into Australia with significantly lower costs than before. Tariffs on 99% of Australian exports to Malaysia were eliminated when the agreement came into effect in 2014.
For Australian exporters, MAFTA also provides similar opportunities; under MAFTA tariffs on almost all exports from Australia to Malaysia have been eliminated – making it easier and cheaper to export Australian goods to a rapidly growing market with over 30 million people.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to ship goods from Malaysia to Australia?
On average, shipping by sea from Malaysia to Australia can range from say 10-26 days. You will also need to add extra time for the container to be packed in Malaysia and also allow time for the container to be unpacked in Australia.
What are the customs and import duties involved when freight forwarding from Malaysia to Australia?
At the moment Australia and Malaysia have three  Free Trade Agreements. These FTA’s allow most goods manufactured in Malaysia 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 Malaysia to Australia?
The Regulations and rules surrounding imports from Malaysia 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 Malaysian goods.