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On this page you will find posts on a variety of topics to help you in understanding the processes involved in international freight, customs clearance, cargo specific regulations and country-specific rules.
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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…

Australian Biosecurity

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment- Australia has some of the richest and most diverse environmental landscapes in the world. While our geographical isolation has played a key role in protecting the nation from the world’s most severe pests and diseases, our isolation as an island nation is rapidly changing as the barriers of…

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…

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…

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 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…

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