Shipping Terms

Beginner’s Guide to Shipping Terms

Shipping terms are one of the first things to learn when you’re looking to start importing or exporting. Unlike Payment Terms, which is an agreement on when you or the other party actually have to pay for goods (eg: 30% upfront, 70% on completion of order etc.), shipping terms set out the supplier’s and buyer’s…

INCOTERMS

INCOTERMS 2020

INCOTERMS® are a standard of shipping terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce which provide specific guidance to individuals participating in the import and export trade.  Effective from 01/01/2020, the 9th Iteration of INCOTERMS  are INCOTERMS 2020. These rules define the responsibilities of buyers and sellers operating in international trade and determine which party…

transshipment

Transshipment Vs. Direct

Transshipment “Transshipments” occur when goods or containers are offloaded at an intermediate point or points between their origin and destination. They are then loaded onto a different ship or air plane to continue their journey. For example, imagine you purchase an airplane ticket to fly from Brisbane to London via Singapore. You board the flight…

sea freight

Road Transport – FCL

There are a variety of different types of trucks available to transport import sea-freight containers each with different capabilities and functions. Which type to choose will depend on the gross (loaded) weight of your container, space available on site, equipment available on site and budget. In this article we’ll go through the different types of…

export

Road Transport – Air / LCL

There are a large variety of vehicles available in Australia and around the world for transporting cargo via road. Some vehicles may contain equipment such as cranes or lifts to assist with loading/unloading cargo, whilst others might require equipment such as forklifts and loading docks to be available in the places of loading/unloading to perform…

Shipping Containers

Sea Freight Container Sizes

Sea-freight shipping containers come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, with special features to suit different types of cargo. The most common container sizes for international shipping are 20ft and 40ft containers and common types include General Purpose, High Cubes, Refrigerated, Open Tops, Flat Racks and Tank Containers. Note: sea-freight container dimensions do…

air cargo

Air Freight Container Sizes

Air Freight Containers, otherwise known as Unit Load Devices (ULD) are robust aluminium pallets or containers used to transport air cargo. There are 21 different ULD’s used to ship over 188,000 million tonnes of air freight annually across a variety of different aircraft of all shapes & sizes. These standardised ULDs make it possible to…