Organising Transport of your goods in Australia
Welcome to the wonderful world of Transport, it is not as scary as it seems, and most of the arrangements can be made on your behalf.
If this is your first time you may need to outline a few things before transport can be arranged such as commodity, location of delivery.
We can help you with these arrangements.
Are you organising your transport, or is it part of your contract with your Freight Forwarder?
You may not need to organise your own transport if this is the case, they will already have a preferred transport provider and may be arranged on your behalf.
Are we your freight forwarder / customs agent?
We have contracts with a competitive local transport company who has offices around Australia.
And are happy to help you arrange delivery.
Mode of delivery for your container?
Containerized Sideloader Delivery - Container can be dropped on the ground and unpacked, transport company can return when empty to collect. Door direction usually specified as sideloaders only lift to one side.
Containerized Trailer Delivery - Container will arrive on a trailer, doors rear and can be unloaded, either via hand / equipment or backed up to a dock and unloaded (i.e distribution centre). These are usually wait for unloads as otherwise extra charges will be incurred.
Loose Delivery - (Unpacked out of the container) This usually occurs if an AQIS unpack / inspection is required or if your cargo is a small amount and part of a FCX load.
Palletized loose delivery - This is usually done in a tatuliner if a large delivery, max weight is 25 tonnes, max pallet spaces is usually 24 spaces.
- If you only have a few m3 or your cargo is awkward other arrangements can be made such as removalists for furniture or couriers for small amounts of cargo.
Location of delivery
Your container may need an AQIS Tailgate if it is going to a rural destination, has this been arranged for you? This is usually declared when the Customs Entry is prepared by your Customs Broker and the final destination is reported.
Is it local or interstate? There are companies that specialise in interstate transport, sometimes however it may be more beneficial to utilize other methods such as rail.
Documentation you will need:
New legislation introduced in 2008 requires that a CWD (Container Weight Declaration) is provided to the transport company for deliveries. More information and an example can be found in our links section.
Delivery Order from the shipping line, this is an official document, and contains the details of your Bill of Lading for release from the wharf to the transport company. Sometimes this can be issued electronically to your nominated party upon payment to the shipping line of all charges, other times, an original bill may need to be surrendered.
PODs - Proof of delivery - If you require a specific piece of paper to be signed to confirm delivery.