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Shipping to Australia. Any info?

Postby ozchick » Sat, 26 Feb 2011 11:15 pm

Aghhhh! Anyone up with shipping terminology, especially with regard to shipping to AustraliaI'm lost on all this. I've had lots of quotes to get my approx 2 cubic metres of personal effects home from De. One quote from local Cologne company said merely that it would cost 40 Euros to collect it then 235 Euros each cubic metre to send.The end. Clearly this is too easy. But I'm SO tempted! What will happen of I go down that path? What else do I need to do? (I've looked at the Australian Quarantine Website. It's as clear as mud....sigh.................)
Then I got this quote: OMG!
DELIVERY TO RESIDENCE Melbourne Victoria Australia
VOLUME: (2 cubic meters)
FOR THE SUM OF: £1,084.62 (1,271 Euros)
Inclusions
Our price includes:
• Full Export Wrapping and Packing based on the above mentioned volume
• Ocean freight to arrival port
• UK and destination terminal handling Charges.
• Standard Customs Clearance.
• Delivery to residence as mentioned above, assuming good access.
• Unpacking and removal of debris.
• Unpacking of items including glass and china to a work surface only.
Exclusions
Our price excludes:
• Shipment Protection (See next page).
• Special parking permits or dispensation.
• Supply of external lifts, hoists or specialist lifting equipment.
• Stair carry, long carry, elevator fees and poor access/shuttle service.
• Delivery above ground floor, unless otherwise stated
• Government Taxes and Duties, Customs examinations and Quarantine Charges/Agricultural Charges
• Unpacking of owner cartons
• Storage at destination
• Demurage or Quay rent in the U.K. or at destination.
• X-ray or examination fees.
CUSTOMS AND DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS FOR AUSTRALIA
Quarantine Clearances and Fees
Australia is free of many of the pests and animal or crop diseases which exist in some other countries. In order to ensure that this remains so, and to protect the livestock and agricultural industries, Australia has a
Government Quarantine Inspection Service. All shipments to Australia are subject to AQIS (Australian Quarantine Inspection Service).

Quarantine Inspection Service) clearance. Charges for AQIS clearance are approximately A$450.00 for a 20’
FCL, A$700.00 for a 40’ FCL.
Groupage consignments are charged at A$20.00 to A$30.00 per cubic metre with a minimum charge of
\approximately A$150.00. All fees for services rendered within Australia are subject to GST at 10%. This
Quarantine Clearance charge is not included in any invoice you pay here unless you make a specific
arrangement with us to prepay these
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Postby Mad Scientist » Sun, 27 Feb 2011 1:50 am

Ozchick

Let me break it down for you to understand

Shipping to anyway consist of two method

1. FCL : Full Cargo Load ; It is either on a 40 foot metal container or 20 feet container. There are other sizes too but usually come with these two

2. LCL: Loose Cargo Load : It is calculated by per metre cubic or M3 or minimum weight charge if less than One M3. You are in this category. This is one cost .
2. You need to transport from home to freight company or another cost
3. Packing. or shrink wrap , Skeletal box per palette is another cost
4. Fumigation as required by OZ custom another cost usually using bromide.another cost
5. Documentation in DE
6. Once it arrives in OZ, the appointed local agent will contact you and clear it for you from Bio security to your home. This involves cost too.
7. Lastly insurance, I suggest you get it from OZ if there is anything damage claim is easier. Do not get it from DE.

The above is the rough breakdown.

So look for Door to Door CIF; Carriage Insured and Freight freighter
The second one that you showed is I think is correct as they breakdown the price for you.

Do not be concern about the charges on 40 or 20 foot quarantine. Look at the groupage one
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Postby Vxx » Sun, 27 Feb 2011 4:43 am

You will also need insurance for your stuff, as it is self packed the options for insurance are reduced. You can usually get cover for 1.5-2.5% of replacement value. Your freight forwarder should be able to advise on companies.

To help with custom clearance it is worth doing a relatively detailed packing list to makemit clearnthatbitems are used, personal effects.

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Postby ozchick » Sun, 13 Mar 2011 1:39 am

Mad Scientist wrote:Ozchick


4. Fumigation as required by OZ custom another cost usually using bromide.another cost

6. Once it arrives in OZ, the appointed local agent will contact you and clear it for you from Bio security to your home. This involves cost too.
7. Lastly insurance, I suggest you get it from OZ if there is anything damage claim is easier. Do not get it from DE.



Thanks M.S. you seem to be in the know on all this stuff. But am I right in thinking that the 'extent' of quarantine inspection can differ from one shipment to another? The Oz customs website asks that we list the items that require quarantining. As if this will make their job easier and as if they trust us all to tell the truth....mm
And your insurance idea is a good one. Didn't think of getting insurance from Oz and will look at that option too.
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Postby ozchick » Sun, 13 Mar 2011 1:46 am

Vxx wrote:To help with custom clearance it is worth doing a relatively detailed packing list to makemit clearnthatbitems are used, personal effects.


Thanks "Vxx". Can't work out if it's good idea if things are used personal effects or not. Presume it's bad cos I may have walked my shoes through e.g. a farm.
I've looked at all the things that Oz customs would rather not have coming into the country. It seems to be just about everything! :-|
If I don't have any insurance at all, does this mean that they'll take less care of my stuff? I mean, there won't be anything of particularly great value among it all. In other words if the ship went down, I wouldn't be losing sleep over it except for the cost of the shipping and I can't insure the cost of the shipping can i?
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Postby k1w1 » Sun, 13 Mar 2011 3:55 am

I think they ask about whether things are used or not to work out if you need to be charged GST on the items.

Are you just shipping boxes or is it items of furniture? I sent a bunch of boxes via "Seven Seas" and they were excellent. Cheap, quick and easy. I'd definitely use them again.

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Postby ozchick » Wed, 16 Mar 2011 2:51 am

Thanks k1w1. I've found an English company that seems to have unusually good customer service and lots of information, at last! But yeah the idea of boxes only might be the safest bet. I actually sent a box home today with Deutsche Post. 30 kilos for 69 Euros. That's not bad at all!
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Postby ksl » Wed, 16 Mar 2011 2:59 am

Mad Scientist wrote:Ozchick

Let me break it down for you to understand

Shipping to anyway consist of two method

1. FCL : Full Cargo Load ; It is either on a 40 foot metal container or 20 feet container. There are other sizes too but usually come with these two

2. LCL: Loose Cargo Load : It is calculated by per metre cubic or M3 or minimum weight charge if less than One M3. You are in this category. This is one cost .
2. You need to transport from home to freight company or another cost
3. Packing. or shrink wrap , Skeletal box per palette is another cost
4. Fumigation as required by OZ custom another cost usually using bromide.another cost
5. Documentation in DE
6. Once it arrives in OZ, the appointed local agent will contact you and clear it for you from Bio security to your home. This involves cost too.
7. Lastly insurance, I suggest you get it from OZ if there is anything damage claim is easier. Do not get it from DE.

The above is the rough breakdown.

So look for Door to Door CIF; Carriage Insured and Freight freighter
The second one that you showed is I think is correct as they breakdown the price for you.

Do not be concern about the charges on 40 or 20 foot quarantine. Look at the groupage one


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CIF; Carriage Insured and Freight freighter
Small detail but important CIF is Cost Insurance and Freight, not Carriage, I only know becuase I'm certified.


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