Container shipping to Australia

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Australia from the UK

Container shipping to Australia

Container shipping to Australia from UK

·         Transit time: direct from 39 to 43 days

·         Network of convenient receiving depots, located Nationwide

·         Warehousing and storage facilities

·         Competitive Rates

Our global ocean freight services cover both import and export deep sea container consolidations (LCL) as well as full load (FCL) services. Unsworth provides weekly, direct sailing services to all main ports in Australia. We provide services to Sydney, Melbourne, Freemantle, Brisbane and Adelaide

Container shipping has revolutionised the sea freight industry over the last 40 years. We encounter goods that have been transported by sea in a container every day! It is a method that can be accessed by anyone, not just big companies or manufacturers.

Unsworth UK takes care of the entire process from warehouse to destination, providing customers with a hassle free shipping experience. With reliable and secure sailings, our customers benefit from offices and representatives throughout the world to monitor and control your freight. You will also have access to a network of convenient receiving depots located in Birmingham, Bristol, Felixstowe, Hull, Southampton, London and Manchester. We also hold full Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status.

Australia continues to provide opportunities for British companies looking to export into the country and further expand in the Asia-Pacific region. Travel between the countries is strong, with around 1.2 million Britons holding permanent residence in Australia, facilitating a large demand for British goods. Home to one of the world’s best performing advanced economies and 23 years of uninterrupted annual growth, Australia’s economic potential provides a relatively transparent and low-risk environment in which to do business.

Unsworth UK facilitates a weekly, direct sailing service to all main ports in Australia. We provide services to Sydney, Melbourne, Freemantle, Brisbane and Adelaide. Transit times vary according to destination but range from 39 days to 43 days, port to port.

Our experienced and dedicated staff can assist customers with destination charges and import licenses. We can also provide our customers with door delivery. Removal services for personal and household effects, and special project services are available.

Please note that customers wishing to export goods to Australia will need to ensure ISPM15 standards are adhered to. This is the internationally agreed standard for the treatment of all forms of packaging made from solid wood. 

Less than Container load (LCL)

Cargo that does not fill a full container will be combined with other parties’ cargo at the loading warehouse. Unsworth specialises in LCL shipments, allowing us to tailor our services to suit your requirements.

To qualify LCL cargo must be the following requirements:

  • Be in-gauge
  • Be non-hazardous
  • Be suitably packaged for shipment.

Full container load (FCL)

This describes larger cargo that fill up either 20 ft (28 cbm) or 40 ft (58 cbm) containers on their own with the doors being sealed upon loading. We have extensive FCL container services available including Dry, Reefer, Flat rack and Open top.

Our ocean freight service offers you several benefits:

  • The choice of multimodal containers: 20ft, 40ft, 40HC.
  • Transportation options for both transhipped and direct services
  • Accurate web-tracking upon request
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) capabilities
  • Roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) loading

We also provide customers with the option to ship Freight of All Kind (FAK). This includes the ability to ship a variety of motor vehicles, non-commercial cargo (personal effects) and commercial cargo (business to business). Unlike most companies we also ship food products, a number of hazardous goods and out of gauge cargo.

Getting your cargo to us

You are welcome to deliver your FCL cargo to the agreed port, where we can load it into a container for you. If you do not have access to a loading facility it’s not a problem! We offer door to port pickup via our trucking service, where your cargo will be loaded into the container at one of our warehouses and delivered to its port of origin.

Cargo insurance

Unfortunately your shipments are not insured automatically with full face value of your cargo unless you arrange separate Marine Insurance for each shipment. Here at Unsworth UK we highly recommend you protect your cargo in case of any damage during transit or handling, which is why we offer Marine Insurance to all our customers.

Click here for more information on our competitive cargo insurance rates.

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