Sea Freight Forwarding

NEW ZEALAND to Australia

Sea freight LCL Shipping

Moving goods from one country to another can be a complicated process. That’s why Platinum® offers a LCL sea freight forwarding service to commercial importers. Sea freight forwarding is the process of moving shipments by sea from New Zealand to Australia.

What does Freight Forwarding Involve?

Freight forwarding requires experienced professionals to coordinate the collection of your shipment in New Zealand and to have it delivered to your address in Australia. 

The process will involve,

1) making sure that your goods are packed adequately for the voyage,

2) all of the export paperwork is correct, the goods are insured [if you have requested],

3) the goods arrive in the correct port in Australia,

4) the goods are customs and quarantine cleared to avoid storage and

5) the goods are delivered to your address without delay.

All in all, sea freight forwarding is an intricate and interrelated process that requires our constant attention throughout the entire chain of events.

Tasman Customs brokers

Platinum® can assist with your Sea freight LCL Shipping 

Platinum® has extensive experience working with suppliers in New Zealand and importers in Australia; the three of us work together to make the sea freight forwarding process as smooth as possible. 

We make certain that the cargo has 1) been processed for export through the New Zealand Customs Service [NZCS], 2) that the cargo has been delivered to the consolidation depot, 3) that the cargo has been packed inside the 20’ or 40” shipping container and 4) the cargo has departed New Zealand for Australia. 

In addition, we are able to offer services that include –

  • collecting the cargo from your New Zealand supplier
  • packing the cargo at the consolidation depot 
  • insuring the cargo during the transit 
  • shipping the goods to Australia 
  • customs and quarantine clearance in Australia
  • delivery to your premise

Australia – New Zealand Trade Agreements

Australia and New Zealand share five [5] Free Trade Agreements [FTA’s]. 1) The Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (ANZCERTA), 2) the Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA), 3) the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), 4) the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus) and 5) the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP). The purpose of the FTA’s are to continually improve access to goods and services for both countries.

New Zealand cargo to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Fremantle and Adelaide:

  • Auckland, 
  • Wellington, 
  • Christchurch (Lyttleton port)

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to ship goods from New Zealand to Australia?

On average, shipping by sea from New Zealand to Australia can range from say 5-24 days. You will also need to add extra time for the container to be packed in New Zealand and also allow time for the container to be unpacked in Australia.

What are the customs and import duties involved when freight forwarding from New Zealand to Australia?

Australia and New Zealand share five [5] Free Trade Agreements [FTA’s]. These FTA’s allows most goods manufactured in New Zealand 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 New Zealand to Australia?

The Regulations and rules surrounding imports from New Zealand 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 New Zealand goods

Rely upon Platinum® to move your goods from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch

For commercial importers seeking a reliable sea freight forwarding service between New Zealand and Australia, rely upon Platinum®.

Our team of experienced customs brokers and freight forwarders are ready to assist you with your next sea shipment; whether you are looking for a reliable service or you are looking to streamline your processes – we are here to help. 

Contact Platinum® today and allow us to start working with you on your next sea shipment.