Sea Freight Forwarding
United Kingdom to Australia
Sea freight LCL Shipping
Are you looking to ship your commercial goods from the United Kingdom to Australia? If so, you may need to consider sea freight forwarding as a way of transporting your goods safely and efficiently.
Sea freight forwarding is the process of arranging the transportation of your goods from the United Kingdom to Australia, and involves coordinating with your supplier, carrier, customs authorities (both in the U.K and in Australia), and other parties throughout the supply chain and across international borders.
Platinum® understands these key aspects of sea freight forwarding and offers sea freight Less than a Container Load (LCL) shipping from the United Kingdom to Australia.
Choose Platinum® As Your Freight Forwarder
The first step in organising the movement of your goods from the U.K to Australia is to select a reliable freight forwarder. It’s important that you choose a company like Platinum® that has experience in international sea shipping and who is familiar with all of the Regulations and requirements for moving sea freight LCL cargo between the two countries.
Platinum® Pre-departure and Platinum® Pre-arrival
When you ship goods from the U.K, there is a myriad of procedures that need to be followed to allow the goods to depart the U.K. Before the goods arrive into Australia, the goods also need to processed through both the Australian Border Force [ABF] and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry [DAFF]. As Platinum® is shipping your goods to Australia, we will be preparing the Australian customs and quarantine pre-clearance before your goods arrive. Platinum® is familiar with all of the necessary paperwork required for customs clearance in both countries.
United Kingdom cargo to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Fremantle and Adelaide:
Australia – United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement
The Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (A-UKFTA) is not in force at the time of writing but once the A-UKFTA is in force it has already been hailed as a “game-changer” by many industry experts, as it will eliminate nearly all tariffs on goods traded between both countries. This means that businesses both in Australia and in the U.K will no longer have to pay import duty on imports from each others country. Additionally, the A-UKFTA will provide Australian and British companies with access to each other’s economies that they did not possess previously—opening up new markets and opportunities for expansion.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to ship goods from the United Kingdom to Australia?
On average, shipping by sea from the United Kingdom to Australia can range from say 34-50 days. You will also need to add extra time for the container to be packed in the United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom to Australia?
Australia and the United Kingdom will soon share a Free Trade Agreement [FTA]. The Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (A-UKFTA) is not in force at the time of writing but once the A-UKFTA is in force it will allows most goods manufactured in the United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom to Australia?
The Regulations and rules surrounding imports from the United Kingdom 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 British goods.