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Transportation of products that forms up an integral part of your business is a crucial component of your operations plan. At times it can be challenging to get your business products from Point A to Point B, whether they are a few kilometres apart or situated on the other side of the globe. That is why you’re in need of freight management services, of which Transco Cargo is well-versed in.

With a full range of freight management services under our belt, Transco Cargo is a trusted freight forwarding service provider in Australia and Sri Lanka with over 20 years experience. From offering logistics services for your operations to customs clearance, as a service provider offering tailor-made freight management services to our customers and clients, we aim to enhance your supply chain’s performance.

Transco provides trucking services for commercial and residential customers, as well as freight services to and from any point within Australia. Get a quick quote now

Transco Cargo understands the importance of streamlined processes and procedures in order to meet the promise of quality service. Our policy on processes maps out of a well-integrated flow of activities, both internally and externally. These processes are stringently monitored and improved upon to provide a seamless service, with no gaps.

The following includes Transco Cargo’s array of freight management services.

SEA & AIR CARGO FORWARDING SERVICES

  • International & Domestic Logistics
  • LCL Consolidation & Deconsolidation
  • Destination Services
  • DGR & Reefer Cargo
  • Over Size Cargo Handling
  • Worldwide Network

EXPRESS DELIVERY SERVICES

  • Documents & Samples
  • Door to Door
  • Next Flight Out
  • Next Day AM Priority
  • Economy 3-7 Days

CUSTOMS BROKERAGE SERVICES

  • Customs Clearance & Delivery
  • Tariff Advise
  • AQIS Advice
  • Documentation Advise

DOMESTIC SERVICES

  • Warehousing & Storage
  • Air, Sea or Land Haulage
  • Next Day AM Priority
  • Economy Express

PERSONAL EFFECTS

  • Packing & Crating
  • Unpack and Delivery
  • Customs & AQIS Handling
  • Weekly Shipments Worldwide
  • Own Consolidation to India, Sri Lanka

With emphasis on providing cost-effective services with the utmost reliability, maintaining our position as one of the most competent, reliable freight forwarding and logistics service providers. At Transco Cargo, we have established transhipment hubs in Port Kelang, Singapore, Bangkok, Japan, Colombo, Chennai, Nhava Sheva and Taiwan, with weekly sailings offering both export and import as part of our freight management services. Whether you’re in need of personal effects or commercial cargo shipping, if you are in need of expert advice in freight management services in Australia, Transco Cargo can be of assistance with cost-effective rates and utmost reliability.

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When you’re in the business of importing goods into Australia, or plan on entering into the import and sale industry, there are several things you need to know with regards to customs clearance in Australia. Knowing and being on top of the various procedures that goes into ensuring that your import or even export consignments are cleared and the regulations by the Australian Customs and Quarantine authorities is always advised.  Transco Cargo offers services for reliable customs clearance in Australia for all your import consignments.

Importing and Customs Clearance in Australia with Transco Cargo Customs Brokerage Services

It’s important to know of the regulations set by the customs authorities in Australia before you decide to import, being made aware of restrictions as well as charges that may entail when clearing your goods. Preparation of the correct and accurately filled documentation and working through the procedures of importing your goods is crucial to avoid any penalties that could ultimately lead to delays which could cause you to incur more costs as well as time wasted clearing your goods. It’s good to be proactive but also know that there are professionals such as Transco Cargo who are reliable and efficient at offering services of customs clearance in Australia.

At Transco Cargo, we ensure that you are made aware of the regulations and restrictions set by the Australia Customs and Quarantine authority, as well as all the necessary documentation is filled out and the correct import procedures are followed. From the clearance duty rates, duty concessions, and more, our customs brokerage services ensures that from the moment you sign-up for our freight forwarding services, you can also make use of customs clearance and brokerage services too.

One thing that you should  be made aware of if you’re a first time importer, or you are signing up with a new overseas supplier is that you need not be an expert in importing as you will have a reliable expert in import and customs clearance in Australia with Transco Cargo. When you sign-up with Transco Cargo’s customs brokerage service you will be made aware of the classifications of your import goods, duty rates, sales tax rates, import restrictions and tariff concessions and/or quarantine information (in case such circumstances arise). Certain prior certifications may be necessary with concern to your classification such as with food, wooden items, and etcetera.

Make an appointment with one of our customs clearing agents at Transco Cargo by contacting us via the following methods.

 No 1/45, Adrian Rd, Campellfield
(03) 9357 7228

 

 

69, Overseas Drive,
Noble Park North
(03) 9703 2255

 

1300 1 TRANSCO
(1300 187 267)
TranscoInternational (Skype)
www.transcocargo.com.au

ADELAIDE: 08 8322 8825
BRISBANE: 07 3219 0203

 

 

PERTH: 08 9452 7707
SYDNEY: 02 9897 0004

 

 

 

 

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Transco Cargo offers services of cargo shipping to Sri Lanka from Australia and has been a trusted name in the freight forwarding industry. Offering freight forwarding services from Australia to the world with  integrated logistics solutions including air and ocean freight forwarding, packaging, warehousing services, removals and relocations to customs brokerage, international cargo shipping, supply chain and logistics management services, we not only service commercial cargo clientele but also personal effects shipping too. With shipments of cargo shipping to Sri Lanka happening every month, you are assured of our continued support from pickup, packing and customs clearance and delivery as part of our tailored logistics solutions offer.

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With cargo shipping to Sri Lanka, there are certain things you should be aware of.  These include regulations by Sri Lankan customs authority, restricted items and more. We will be offering you insights into these to ensure that you are making an informed decision when opting for cargo shipping to Sri Lanka. We believe in a transparent relationship and therefore will always ensure our service level pertain to that standard.

When cargo shipping to Sri Lanka, it is considered an “import” into the country. An import is defined as “a commodity, article or service brought in from abroad for sale”. Pertaining to import, there are import laws, tariffs and licenses that are required depending on the category that a certain product falls under such as Importation of Drugs, Vehicles, Chemicals, Telecommunications & Electrical Equipments, and Miscellaneous Items. More information on these Guidelines for Import Control Licensing Procedures can be found on the Department of Import and Export Control website.

In terms of Customs Ordinance and Regulation, whether it’s general, inwards regulations, entry of goods, port dues, warehousing of goods, and more, there are many things to consider which Transco Cargo is more than capable of handling as we are well versed in customs brokerage and clearance services. For further information customs tariffs, please visit the Sri Lanka Customs website.

When it comes to restricted items/commodities when cargo shipping to Sri Lanka, we aware of the country’s laws by being forthcoming with your Transco Cargo sales representative to ensure that no issues pop up or declare them in the Shipping Declaration Form or be wary of the following information.

Prohibited
• Narcotics
• Pornography
• Anti-religion materials
• Indian and Pakistani currency

Restricted
• Pets – import required obtainable from nearest Embassy or Mission
• Weaponry and ammunition – with permission only. Contact the nearest embassy for more details.
• Cultural artefacts
• Plants, animals any part thereof and foodstuff. For more details please contact nearest Embassy
• Medicines, for personal use only, in original packaging and accompanied by the prescription and doctor’s note.
• Currency – any local or foreign currency exceeding equivalent of US $15,000 needs to be declared, local currency (Sri Lanka Rupee) up to 5,000.

Information courtesy of VisaHQ

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It’s important to be aware of not only your country’s laws and regulations, but when undertaking shipping services, it’s also important to know the laws of that country too. That’s why we have put together some important things to know when using services for cargo shipping to India.

Regulations by Indian Customs

It’s important to be aware of the various regulations that pertain to cargo shipping to India by the customs authority, Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBIE). You will need to know that there are many procedures in place depending on the person sending them and being received (in terms of resident/tourist/crew) or whether the goods are in transit. Depending on these factors, there are many documents that may be needed such as Customs Declaration Forms, Airway Bills, Bill of Lading, and more. One such document is the Packing List Document is used for customs purposes and is mandatory for personal effects cargo shipping to India. Make sure you speak to a Transco Cargo Representative to find out more.

Transco Cargo Freight Services India Cargo Shipping to India

Restricted Items when Cargo Shipping to India

There are many categories that these items fall into apart from when cargo shipping to India such as with airport and port customs, postal customs and even airway transits. Nevertheless it’s crucial that you follow these regulations so that you avoid any issues when clearing them. If you require Customs Clearance services, Transco Cargo can be of assistance. Get in touch with us.

Shipment Dates to India

Stay up-to-date on the shipment dates for cargo shipping to India from Australia with Transco Cargo. With shipments to the India every month, stay on track by visiting our web page on Shipment Dates to India.

In the spirit of Christmas, this season Transco Cargo is offering our valued customers a special offer when sending personal effects cargo shipping to India at affordable rates. Contact us on the following to make use of this great discounted offer for cargo shipping to India.

Make sure to contact us for more information for all your cargo shipping to India.

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If you’re planning on moving overseas or you’re looking to ship some household goods (HHG) and personal effects to another country, you’ll need a reliable personal effect shipping services provider such as Transco Cargo. With monthly scheduled personal effects shipping to Sri Lanka, India, Fiji and the rest of the world, Transco Cargo is committed to aiding you in that process, by facilitating the procedures necessary to fulfil your need and have your personal effects shipped in a safe and efficient manner.

 

Whether you need to send your excess baggage that couldn’t fit in your suitcase when you were flying overseas or the heavy and bulky household items that just wouldn’t fit in your suitcase, you can have them sent out to your choice of location via Transco Cargo’s personal effects shipping service.

 

The Transco Cargo boxes and crates are designed to Australian freight forwarding standards, and are available across varying sizes and makes to suit your requirement. From gift boxes, tea chests, quarter CBM (Cubic Metres), half CBM, one CBM and one & half CBM crates, you’re able to assess and decide which box or crate is ideal for your personal effects shipping requirement.

 

 

Length

Width

Height

Gift Box

41CM

44CM

32CM

Tea Chest

42CM

44CM

63CM

Quarter CBM

83CM

50CM

52CM

Half CBM

121CM

81CM

60CM

One CBM

121CM

81CM

105CM

One & Half CBM

121CM

81CM

150CM

 

 

With the Christmas season approaching, Transco Cargo is offering a special seasonal offer for personal effects shipping to Sri Lanka and India, where when you buy 2 boxes, the 3rd box is free!

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For shipment dates to India, please visit Shipment Dates – India.

For shipment dates to Fiji, please visit Shipment Dates – Fiji.

 

If you’re looking for shipment dates and/or schedules for freight and personal effects shipping to the rest of the world, the cut-off dates for the following countries are as follows.

Transco Cargo Worldwide Shipping Dates

 

If you’re looking for commercial cargo and personal effects shipping dates for USA, Canada, and the Pacific Islands (excluding Fiji), please contact the Transco Cargo offices via the following contact details.

 

Campbellfield (Head) Office

1/45 Adrian Road
Campbellfield VIC 3061
Australia
Phone: +61 3 9357 7228
Fax: +61 3 9357 7229
Email: info@transcocargo.com.au 

 

Noble Park Office

69 Overseas Drive
Noble Park Nth VIC 3174
Australia
Phone: +61 3 9703 2255
Fax: +61 3 9790 0677
Email: info@transcocargo.com.au 

 

 

 

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Earlier this year, Ferrier Hodgson put together a document that highlighted many important factors that are crucial to the growth and sustainability of the Transport and Logistics sector in Australia. Having collated the data and information to provide you with insight into the Transport and Logistics Sector which Transco Cargo has been a leading player in the past three decades of operation based in Melbourne, Victoria being the Freight & Logistics Capital of the Nation, you can gather an understanding into this service sector that is instrumental in providing support and maintaining efficiencies in other sectors in the broader national economy.

Transco Cargo | Transport and Logistics Sector in Australia

According to Ferrier Hodgson (2014), the report states that the Transport and Logistics Sector in Australia brings in a 15% contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), with over 1.5 billion tonne-kilometres of goods moved daily, and employing 585,000 personnel, making it a crucial component to the nation’s broader economy. With various strategic plans in place for the growth and development of the industry, there are many opportunities that are opening up, from financiers capitalising on global economic condition rebounds, the strengthening of global ties, and as well as growing trends towards facilitating “integrated, seamless and border-less supply chains”. Backed by demographic trends, globalisation and population growth, it’s evident to market analysts that the transport and logistics sector in Australia is on the rise and growing rapidly, so much so that Freight Tasks is expected to double by 2030 and triple by 2050.

Furthermore, the study conducted by Ferrier Hodgson has also identified various opportunities and challenges in the Transport and Logistics Sector in Australia, in terms of potential markets to enter as well as what difficulties may lie with the structural changes that are taking effect in the industry.

With concern to opportunities in the Transport and Logistics sector in Australia, you can expect a rise in bulk food commodities and other specialised agricultural products transport and shipments with Australia being tipped to become Asia’s ‘Food Bowl’. Moreover, along with local deliveries growing with the impact of online retail sales increasing, as well as containerised freight movements within ports of inbound containerised freight having grown by 80% in the last decade with projections of doubling in the next decade. Air freight is also seen as a game-changer with the online shopping revolution opting for air freight over sea freight for the likes of overseas parcels for instant gratification in comparison to the types of freight, where analysts expect that air cargo freight will double in the next 2 decades.

As per the challenges of the Transport and Logistics sector in Australia, a concern to up and coming players should be brand and risk-focused customers looking towards a one-stop shop freight forwarding operators such as Transco Cargo (that that established themselves as tailor-made freight forwarding service provider) , online shopping causing a restructuring in the traditional supply chains, as well as containerised freight handling can increase the expenses of long distance road freight movements with long haul and line haul transporters being directly impacted.

Source: Ferrier Hodgson (2014)

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Victoria’s economy is highly diversified by service industries including financial and property services, health, education, wholesale, retail, hospitality and manufacturing. Whilst these industries take up the majority of the employment market, with the state’s natural geographic advantages being taken into consideration, it’s clear that Victoria plays a great role in Australia’s freight and logistics plan for the future.

Transco Cargo, Victoria, Australia | Freight and Logistics Service Providers

The state of Victoria is known as the Freight and Logistics Capital of Australia. Its home to the largest container and general cargo port, as well as two curfew-free international airports and further supported by an extensive rail and transport network that clearly puts Victoria as the preferred location when it comes to the nation’s distributional, warehousing and logistics businesses. Transco Cargo, being one of the leading freight and logistics players in the market, in operation for over two decades, we have made a mark on the how commercial cargo and to personal effects shipping has evolved, whether it’s shipping to or from Australia.

According to the State Government of Victoria, it was said that in the year 2011, “the Freight and Logistics sector contributed between $19 billion and $23 billion to Victoria’s Gross State Product (GSP) … representing up to eight per cent of the Victorian economy”. As this sector plays a crucial role in the operations and support of other industries, it’s efficiency is a a key driver in the state’s economy. Efficiencies in the freight and logistics sector drives direct costs of freight forwarding operators, as well as plays an influencing factor on the end-results of creating higher-value services and products in the business arena, driving down costs of inventory, consolidating warehousing facilities and more.

With the State of Victoria growing steadily, it’s expected that the economy’s Freight Tasks will triple in strengths by 2050. The State Government of Victoria states that “Containerised imports and exports are expected to more than quadruple over the next 40 years. The challenge facing Victoria is to sustainably accommodate this dramatic growth”.

With expansion of capacity investments and development projects under way at the Port of Melbourne, and Port of Hastings capacity development in planning, there is a steady rise in growth expected from the industry. With more strategies and plans in effect with the Coalition Government, Victoria will continue to be the forerunner as the nation’s Freight & Logistics Capital.

At Transco Cargo, we will continue to give emphasis to providing cost effective services with the utmost reliability, maintaining our position as one of the most competent and reliable freight forwarding and logistics service providers.

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When you deal with shipping commercial cargo as well as personal effects & goods over various forms of freight, be it air, sea and land, there are many factors that come into play. When it involves shipping container(s) via sea freight, there are things that need to be factored in to ensure that the good within are safe.

Transco Cargo Freight Solutions Over Land, Air and Sea to Sri Lanka, India, Fiji Worldwide | Transco International Australia

It is very important that the loading process be done diligently with various key factors up for consideration when loading a container. If a container has been improperly loaded, the cargo could be damaged, or if customs were to inspect your cargo, if an x-ray were to show cargo loaded unprofessionally (it could be a concern for concealed items), and thus cause unnecessary delays and expenses.

Factors which are important when carrying out shipping container loading comes down to the following;

Weight Distribution: As the name itself suggests, it’s all about how the weight of your cargo is distributed inside the shipping container. It is recommended that the cargo weight should be evenly distributed over the entire floor area of the shipping container. If the weight of the cargo to be loaded is of a denser concentration, take care to distribute it with bedding. It is crucial that you do not exceed the maximum allowed mass/weight capacity of a container, also known as Payload with the cargo you load into it. The Payload is calculated by subtracting the Tare (the mass or weight of an empty container) from the Rating (the maximum gross mass or weight of a container inclusive of its contents), i.e., Payload = Rating – Tare.

Space Utilisation: As the name itself suggests, this factor is to ensure that the whole space of the shipping container has been utilised, from wall to wall, whilst filling empty spaces with dunnage (such as loose wood, matting or any similar material that can be used to keep cargo in position in a ship’s load). With a shipping container that is packed tightly, even with the use of straps to secure the cargo, you can ensure that the cargo within will not move around during shipment or get damaged.

Cargo Variation & Compatibility: This is especially important as it pertains to the stowing of varying items in the shipping container. Whether it’s the weight, size, density and other properties such as whether the cargo within is solid or made of liquid, these are all factors to be considered when loading a shipping container. If the cargo is made of dense and hard to damage materials, they can at times be damaged due to improper loading. The following should be heeded when loading cargo into the shipping container.

  • Heavy Cargo Items should never be loaded above items of lesser weight due to the risk of being crushed under the weight of cargo above.
  • High Density Cargo Items placed or stowed close or next to Low Density Cargo items can also face the risk of being crushed/damaged.
  • Bedding/Cushioning Items placed between items along with Dunnage for any voids inside the shipping container is recommended. This is also to prevent damage, as well as chafing of the cargo during shipment.
  • Shipping Containers of Wet Cargo should not be placed over Dry Cargo. If they are placed alongside, dunnage should be used to lift the dry cargo off the ground to prevent damage in the case of leakage from the wet cargo.

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Are you moving to another city or maybe even moving overseas, and you are packing your personal effects and items. If you are planning on sending them off to their new destination via a road freight moving company or a shipping company that deals with personal effects shipping such as Transco Cargo Australia, then you’ll need to know how to pack your personal effects and we’re here to help! Let’s get started!

Transco Cargo Australia| Personal Effects Shipping Tips | Moving Boxes & Shipping Crates

1. Choose the Right Moving Box or Shipping Crate: When selecting your moving boxes and shipping crates, make sure to choose the right size and strength to comply with the contents within. At times, when the boxes/crates are not filled to utilise the space given, or filled to the brim with no room, there can be chances of either your boxes collapsing or bursting respectively. Make sure you choose the right boxes or crates to send your personal effects safely without hassle by reading up on the type, size and sturdiness required for your shipment of goods.

2. Assess the Goods You Are Going to Include in the Boxes/Crates: Each item you are packing requires special attention, depending on its build, sizing, and requirements for reinforcement to ensure against breakage during shipment. Therefore, keep in mind that you will require crates when shipping heavy items whereas you may use boxes for other items (and reinforce the seams with tape to ensure they don’t come loose). Include reinforcement and cushioning materials such as newspaper & bubble wrap, whether it’s to make sure your goods don’t move around during shipping as well as to safeguard it from breaking in transit.

3. Shipping Advice for Fragile and Spillable Items: You may pack all your items yourself, or you can elect Transco Cargo Austalia to pack the fragile personal effects with due care. In the case of liquid to semi-liquid items, it is recommended not to ship them in moving boxes or shipping crates due to their spillable nature. However, if it’s a must, take actions for due care and pack them inside leak-free containers packed with Styrofoam like material and sealed with a plastic bag/enclosure.

In the case of fragile items, make sure you pack the fragile goods in the centre of the moving box or shipping crate ensuring they don’t touch the sides of the box/crate, and with cushioning and fillers to ensure there are no voids to avoid movement.

These are some shipping tips brought to you courtesy of Transco Cargo Australia. Stay tuned to our Blog for more insight and tips for moving and shipping personal effects in Australia and to the world.

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Freight forwarding is an important factor in your supply chain especially if you deal with international suppliers and a fundamental link in your business model. Freight forwarding essentially is a service offered to businesses and companies that deal with imports and exports on an international, multi-national, global or transnational basis. What it actually involves is that the freight forwarding company, such as Transco Cargo Australia, will act as an intermediary between the client and various players in the transportation service industry to cater and fulfil your need for safe delivery of your cargo, as well as undertake the responsibility and duty of ensuring your requirement is met.

Transco Cargo | Freight Forwarding Services | Australia Shipping

One such example of using a freight forwarding service in Australia to ship your cargo from your current location to your destination of choice internationally (or otherwise) will involve a whole host of logistics and transport service providers, as well as being knowledgeable on the requirements and legalities involve in the import and export laws of each country’s ports.

A freight forwarding can either have and own their own carriers, or else utilise their partnerships and established business connections, from ocean freight service providers to shipping lines and more, to deliver the best service, the best price and the best course of action to ensure not only safe passage for your commercial freight, but also timely delivery within budget, with minimal burden to you. The pricing in fact, will depend on various factors from type of goods (hazardous, perishable, etcetera), origin and destination, special requirements, size & weight being some of the key factors.

One of the great things about utilising a reliable freight forwarding services company is that it will also take care of the ancillary services that are part and parcel of an international shipping industry. These will include liaising with insurance & customs documentation to clearance and more. Some of these documents include the likes of a Shippers Letter of Instruction, Shipping Declaration Form, Door Delivery Service Agreement, and a Packing List to name a few. Some freight forwarders also provide warehousing and storage facilities, air, sea & post clearances, tariff valuations & consultations, tariff concession applications, and tariff classification advice too.

For your freight forwarding requirements, contact Transco Cargo on 1300 1 TRANSCO (or +61 3 9357 7228) for a Free Quote.

What does it mean in terms of Import/Export Companies & Transactions?


  • International: Importers Exporters without investments outside of their home countries.
  • Multi-national: Importers and Exporters invested in other countries but adapted to offering products/services to individual local markets opposed to coordinated offerings for each country.
  • Global: Importers and Exporters with investments in many countries with coordinated image and brand in each country across all markets.
  • Transnational: Importers and Exporters with investments in foreign operations, with a central corporate facility however each local market office is involved in marketing, R&D and other operations.
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