International maritime cargo is crucial for the existence of global businesses, especially those in the export business, whether it’s of materials or finished goods! If you are looking at international maritime cargo to help with your business’s P&L figures, then it’s crucial that you know how it works and what the processes are so that you can avoid hassles, unforeseen fees and delays. By knowing these processes as well as knowing the regulations and restrictions of the countries you are planning to export to, you can definitely make great headway in your business when exporting from Australia.
Exporting International Maritime Cargo via Full Container Loading (FCL) Shipping
The process of exporting goods internationally using FCL includes the following;
- Pickup of Cargo: We will dispatch a container (20ft or 40ft container) to your warehouse location/factory/offices to pick-up the cargo to ship internationally.
- Transportation or Relocation of Cargo: The cargo is then moved from your location to our bonded warehouse until embarkation or to the container yard (CY) of the port of embarkation.
- Customs Clearance: Export declaration form needs to be filled for each container, which will then be processed by Australian customs.
- Customs Approval: If no issues are found with the Exports Declaration, the cargo will be cleared through customs for export. However, if a discrepancy is found, a customs inspection may be requested, where either a sampling or a complete inspection will be carried out.
- Loading and Departure of Cargo: For the containers that have been approved and cleared through customs, they will be loaded on the respective cargo ships at the CY and depart for their destination port.
Exporting International Maritime Cargo via Less than Container Loading (LCL) Shipping
The process of exporting goods internationally using LCL shipping basis include the following;
- Drop off or Pickup of Cargo: You can either opt to drop off your cargo or have it picked up, depending on your convenience/preference. Once they reach our warehouse or the container freight station, it is unloaded upon confirmation of the quantity and condition of the goods.
- Transportation or Relocation of Cargo: The cargo will first be weighed, measured and the external conditions will be double-checked against information provided. The cargo will then be moved to our bonded warehouse.
- Customs Clearance: The export declaration will be processed by the Australian customs
- Customs Approval: If the export declaration poses no issues, customs approval for export is granted. If a discrepancy is found, sampling or a full inspection will be carried out.
- Vanning: Another term for loading up a container, the cargo will be loaded in the container and then moved to the CY.
- Loading and Departure of Cargo: The container will then be loaded onto the main ship at the CY, where it will then depart.
Our shipping schedules are posted up on our website at Transco Cargo Shipping Dates!