Sea Freight Forwarding

U.S.A. to Australia

Sea freight LCL Shipping

Sea freight forwarding or the transportation of goods from one country to another, is an essential service for many businesses. One type of freight forwarding is sea freight Less than a Container Load [LCL] shipping—a process by which cargo is received from your U.S supplier and shipped through a consolidation depot before arriving in Australia. 

Platinum® can assist you with this process in having your commercial goods moved from the U.S.A to Australia. Let’s take a look at how we can help.

Platinum Cargo® Received From Your Supplier

Platinum® can either

1) collect your cargo from your suppliers warehouse or

2) your supplier can deliver your cargo to our consolidation depot.

Whether you need a pallet or a few pallets moved, Platinum® will work with your supplier to ensure that your goods are shipped promptly from the U.S to Australia. If the cargo needs to be insured; we will have organised the insurance before the cargo departs from your suppliers premise.

Platinum® Consolidation 

Once the cargo has been received from your U.S supplier, Platinum® will arrange to have your cargo consolidated with other cargo travelling to Australia.

Platinum® Shipping  

Once all of the cargo has been consolidated and packed for shipping, Platinum® will then be able to commence the Australian customs pre-clearance formalities. Platinum® will await the arrival of the cargo into Australia, then the container will come off the vessel, be transported to the deconsolidation depot and then Platinum® will be able to arrange delivery to your address.    

U.S Cargo To Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane:

  • Los Angeles
  • Atlanta
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Honolulu
  • Houston
  • New York 
  • Seattle
Pacific customs brokers

Australia – U.S.A Free Trade Agreement

Australia and the U.S.A share a Free Trade Agreement; the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA). This FTA entered into force in 2005. 

The AUSFTA essentially eliminates tariffs on goods traded between Australia and the U.S., with some exceptions. Australia’s trade with the United States has been growing steadily since the agreement came into effect; Australia has become one of America’s top 10 export markets. The AUSFTA is a cornerstone of Australia’s relationship with the U.S., providing an economically beneficial framework for both countries to engage in open trade relations.

Connect with Platinum®

Whether you have a single pallet or a few pallets that need to be shipped from the U.S. to Australia; working with Platinum® to move your sea freight LCL cargo will provide you with peace of mind knowing that your cargo will arrive safe and sound. 

Platinum® offers you a comprehensive service from

1) collecting your cargo,

2) consolidating your cargo,

3) shipping your cargo,

4) customs and quarantine clearance,

5) deconsolidating your cargo and then

6) delivering your cargo. You can rest assured that your shipment will reach its destination safely and quickly with a minimum of hassle 

With our expertise in sea freight LCL shipping and freight forwarding, choosing Platinum® as your freight forwarder will provide you with a smooth sailing.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to ship goods from the U.S.A to Australia?

On average, shipping by sea from the U.S.A to Australia can range from say 23-59 days. You will also need to add extra time for the container to be packed in the U.S.A and also allow time for the container to be unpacked in Australia.

What are the customs and import duties involved when freight forwarding from the U.S.A to Australia?

The Unites States of America and Australia share a Free Trade Agreement [FTA]; the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA). This FTA allows most goods manufactured in the U.S.A 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 the U.S.A to Australia?

The Regulations and rules surrounding imports from the U.S.A 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 American goods.