Full Container Load (FCL) Ocean Shipping

World Class FCL Shipping to and from over 220 countries

Working with all the major Wholesalers, Ocean Shipping lines and Major Ocean wholesalers that provide FCL Sea freight services which allows Couriers and Freight to offer our customers an independent comprehensive International FCL Solution. Quote Book and Manage all your FCL Sea freight shipments easily with Couriers and Freight Digital Freight Management.

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Freight types we move via road freight:

  • FMCG
  • Steel products
  • Packaging
  • Food, Food Products
  • Dangerous Goods
  • Carton and Satchel Freight
  • E-Commerce products
  • Pet Supplies
  • Wholesale Supplies
  • Medical, Hospitality, Cleaning and PPE
  • IT Products and Equipment
  • Liquids and Gas
  • Bulk Commodities
  • Vehicles and Parts
  • Machinery and Equipment
  • Personal Effects
  • Palletised Freight
  • Health, Beauty and Fitness
  • Furniture, Gym Equipment and Bulky Goods
  • Building and Construction products
  • Beverages
  • And More

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FCL Ocean Freight Shipping

Understanding how to move freight internationally efficiently, fast, and cost-effectively is important in a global economy. Through the use of Sea freight Wholesalers, Ocean Shipping lines, Shipping companies Couriers and Freight has built a premium global FCL freight network. To see how we can help you manage your FCL sea freight movements speak to a Ocean freight Expert today.

Ship FCL freight to and from the following countries:

Afghanistan Georgia Pakistan
Albania Germany Palau
Algeria Ghana Palestine
American Samoa Gibraltar Panama
Andorra Greece Papua New Guinea
Angola Greenland Paraguay
Anguilla Grenada Peru
Antigua Guadeloupe Philippines
Argentina Guam Poland
Armenia Guatemala Portugal
Aruba Guinea Puerto Rico
Australia Guinea Bissau† Qatar
Austria Guyana Réunion Island
Azerbaijan Haiti Romania
Bahamas Honduras Russia
Bahrain Hong Kong SAR China Rwanda
Bangladesh Hungary Saba
Barbados Iceland Saipan
Barbados Iceland Saipan
Barbuda India Samoa
Belarus Indonesia San Marino
Belarus Indonesia San Marino
Belgium Iraq Saudi Arabia
Belize Ireland, Northern (U.K.) Scotland (U.K.)
Benin Ireland, Republic Of Senegal
Bermuda Israel Serbia
Bhutan Italy Seychelles
Bolivia Ivory Coast Sierra Leone
Bonaire Jamaica Singapore†
Bosnia and Herzegovina Japan Slovak Republic
Botswana Jordan Slovenia
Brazil Kazakhstan South Africa
British Virgin Islands Kenya South Korea
Brunei Kuwait Spain
Bulgaria Kyrgyzstan Sri Lanka
Burkina Faso Laos St. Barthélemy
Burundi Latvia St. Croix
Cambodia Lebanon St. Eustatius
Cameroon Lesotho St. John
Cape Verde Liberia St. Kitts & Nevis
Cayman Islands Libya St. Lucia
Cayman Islands Libya St. Lucia
Central African Republic† Liechtenstein St. Martin / St. Maarten
Chad Lithuania St. Thomas
Channel Islands (U.K.) Luxembourg St. Vincent
Chile Macau SAR, China Suriname
China Macedonia Swaziland
Colombia Madagascar Sweden
Congo, Democratic Republic Of Malawi Switzerland
Congo, Republic Of Malaysia Taiwan, China
Cook Islands Maldives Republic Of Taiwan China
Costa Rica Mali Tanzania
Croatia Malta Thailand
Curaçao Marshall Islands Togo
Cyprus Martinique Tonga
Czech Republic Mauritania Trinidad & Tobago
Denmark Maritius Tunisia
Djibouti Mexico Turkey
Dominica Micronesia Turkmenistan†
Dominican Republic Moldova Turks & Caicos Islands
East Timor Monaco U.S. Virgin Islands
Ecuador Mongolia Uganda
Egypt Montenegro Ukraine
El Salvador Montserrat United Arab Emirates
England (U.K.) Morocco United Kingdom
Equatorial Guinea† Mozambique Uruguay
Eritrea Namibia Uzbekistan
Estonia Nepal Vanuatu
Ethiopia Netherlands (Holland) Vatican City
Faroe Islands New Caledonia Venezuela†
Fiji New Zealand Vietnam
Finland Nicaragua Wales (U.K.)
France Niger Wallis & Futuna
French Guiana Nigeria Yemen, Republic Of†
French Polynesia Norway Zambia
Gabon Oman Zimbabwe
Gambia    

How much does it cost for a 20’STD, 40’STD and 40’HC Shipping container?

1. The cost of shipping a full container will depend on:

     a. What country is the shipment going to and from?  

    b. Where the container is getting picked up from or delivered

    c. The shipping terms or intercoms

    d. The time of the year the freight is shipped.

    e.  Availability and space on the shipping vessel.

    f. Is the container picked up or delivered on a standard skel trailer or does a sideload required?

    g. Will my shipment fit on a plan or does it need to be driven.

2. Additional Services to get your goods collected or delivered. Such as:

    a. Side loader required at pick up or delivery.  

    b. Container pack or unload

    c. Contains Dangerous Good

    d. Contains lithium Batteries.

    e. Do you need a time slot for pick up or delivery?

    f.  Does it need to be delivered by a certain time?

What are intercoms terms in sea freight?

Intercoms 2020 published International Chamber of Commerce https://iccwbo.org/ are a globally accepted and adhered to way of determining the responsibilities of buyers and sellers for the delivery of goods under sales contracts for international trade. Here are a list of the most common used intercoms:

EXW (Ex Works)

  • This is where the Buyer agrees to organise the collection of the goods from the sellers location. In this instance the buyer bears all risks and costs. Starting when it picks up the products at the seller’s location or other named place until the products are delivered to its location. Seller has no obligation to load the goods or clear them for export.

DAP (Delivery at Place)

  • This is where the Sellers Clears the goods for Export and bears all the risk and costs the freight to the named location but not unloaded. The Buyer is responsible for all costs and risks associated with unloading the goods and clearing customs to import the goods

DDP (Delivery Duty paid)

  • This is where the seller bears all the risk and cost associated with delivering the freight to the buyers delivery location, clearance, duties and taxes.

DDU (Delivery Duties Unpaid)

  • This is where the seller bears all the risk and cost associated with delivering the freight to the buyer’s delivery location except for clearance, duties and taxes. They are the responsibility of the buyer.

FAS (Free Alongside Ship)

  • Seller clears the goods for export and delivers them alongside the vessel. The buyer then assumes all costs and risks from this point on. This is not a term that is commonly used unless the goods are difficult to load.

FOB (Free On Board)

  • Seller clears the goods export, delivers them to the vessel where they are loaded. From the time the goods are loaded on the vessel the buyer assumes all risks and costs from that point on.

What are HS Codes?

  • HS' stands for Harmonised System or, in its long form, the 'Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System'. Developed in 1988 by the World Customs Organisation (WCO), HS Codes are typically 6- to 10-digit figures that all goods require for international transport.
  • HS code or Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System was developed by the (WCO) World Customs Organisation and is a standardised numerical method of classifying traded products for global trade. HS codes are required for all international shipping and are usually 6 to 10 digit figures

What services are available with FCL Sea freight?

  • Door to Door
  • Door to Port
  • Port to Door
  • Port to Port

How long does it take for my freight to be picked up and delivered?

  • Transit times vary from Country to Country and are calculated from the day that arrive in the depot for exporting.  

Here are the importing transit times from the most common countries and ports:

Croatia

Zagreb

Zagreb Adelaide 54 Days
  Brisbane 56 Days
  Fremantle 42 Days
  Melbourne 47 Days
  Sydney 52 Days

Czech Republic

Prague

Prague Adelaide 54 Days
  Brisbane 56 Days
  Fremantle 42 Days
  Melbourne 47 Days
  Sydney 52 Days

Denmark

Aarhus

Aarhus Adelaide 53 Days
  Brisbane 55 Days
  Fremantle 41 Days
  Melbourne 46 Days
  Sydney 51 Days

Copenhagen

Copenhagen Adelaide 53 Days
  Brisbane 55 Days
  Fremantle 41 Days
  Melbourne 46 Days
  Sydney 51 Days

Estonia

Tallinn

Tallinn Adelaide 58 Days
  Brisbane 57 Days
  Fremantle 54 Days
  Melbourne 63 Days
  Sydney 60 Days

Finland

Helsinki

Helsinki Adelaide 56 Days
  Brisbane 58 Days
  Fremantle 44 Days
  Melbourne 49 Days
  Sydney 54 Days

France

Le Havre

Le Havre Adelaide 59 Days
  Brisbane 44 Days
  Fremantle 47 Days
  Melbourne 47 Days
  Sydney 47 Days

Lyon

Lyon Adelaide 59 Days
  Brisbane 44 Days
  Fremantle 47 Days
  Melbourne 47 Days
  Sydney 47 Days

Marseilles

Marseille Adelaide 59 Days
  Brisbane 44 Days
  Fremantle 47 Days
  Melbourne 47 Days
  Sydney 47 Days

Paris

Paris Adelaide 59 Days
  Brisbane 44 Days
  Fremantle 47 Days
  Melbourne 47 Days
  Sydney 47 Days

Germany

Bremen

Bremen Adelaide 47 Days
  Brisbane 49 Days
  Fremantle 35 Days
  Melbourne 40 Days
  Sydney 43 Days

Hamburg

Hamburg Adelaide 47 Days
  Brisbane 49 Days
  Fremantle 58 Days
  Melbourne 40 Days
  Sydney 43 Days

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Adelaide 23 Days
  Brisbane 17 Days
  Fremantle 18 Days
  Melbourne 17 Days
  Sydney 14 Days

Hungary

Budapest

Budapest Adelaide 54 Days
  Brisbane 56 Days
  Fremantle 42 Days
  Melbourne 47 Days
  Sydney 52 Days

Ireland

Dublin

Dublin Adelaide 59 Days
  Brisbane 47 Days
  Fremantle 50 Days
  Melbourne 50 Days
  Sydney 50 Days

Italy

Genoa

Genoa Adelaide 39 Days
  Brisbane 48 Days
  Fremantle 33 Days
  Melbourne 34 Days
  Sydney 32 Days

La Spezia

La Spezia Adelaide 39 Days
  Brisbane 48 Days
  Fremantle 33 Days
  Melbourne 34 Days
  Sydney 32 Days

Milan

Milan Adelaide 39 Days
  Brisbane 48 Days
  Fremantle 33 Days
  Melbourne 34 Days
  Sydney 32 Days

Latvia

Riga

Riga Adelaide 58 Days
  Brisbane 57 Days
  Fremantle 54 Days
  Melbourne 63 Days
  Sydney 60 Days

Lithuania

Vilnius

Vilnius Adelaide 58 Days
  Brisbane 57 Days
  Fremantle 54 Days
  Melbourne 63 Days
  Sydney 60 Days

Netherlands

Rotterdam

Rotterdam Adelaide 46 Days
  Brisbane 60 Days
  Fremantle 38 Days
  Melbourne 43 Days
  Sydney 46 Days

Norway

Oslo

Oslo Adelaide 66 Days
  Brisbane 58 Days
  Fremantle 54 Days
  Melbourne 59 Days
  Sydney 64 Days

Poland

Gdynia

Gydnia Adelaide 57 Days
  Brisbane 59 Days
  Fremantle 45 Days
  Melbourne 50 Days
  Sydney 55 Days

Krakow

Krakow Adelaide 57 Days
  Brisbane 59 Days
  Fremantle 45 Days
  Melbourne 50 Days
  Sydney 55 Days

Poznan

Poznan Adelaide 57 Days
  Brisbane 59 Days
  Fremantle 45 Days
  Melbourne 50 Days
  Sydney 55 Days

Warszawa

Warsaw Adelaide 57 Days
  Brisbane 59 Days
  Fremantle 45 Days
  Melbourne 50 Days
  Sydney 55 Days

Wroclaw

Wroclaw Adelaide 57 Days
  Brisbane 59 Days
  Fremantle 45 Days
  Melbourne 50 Days
  Sydney 55 Days

Portugal

Leixoes

Leixoes Adelaide 40 Days
  Brisbane 39 Days
  Fremantle 36 Days
  Melbourne 46 Days
  Sydney 49 Days

Lisbon

Lisbon Adelaide 40 Days
  Brisbane 39 Days
  Fremantle 36 Days
  Melbourne 46 Days
  Sydney 49 Days

Porto

Porto Adelaide 40 Days
  Brisbane 39 Days
  Fremantle 36 Days
  Melbourne 46 Days
  Sydney 49 Days

Slovakia

Bratislava

Bratislava Adelaide 49 Days
  Brisbane 50 Days
  Fremantle 40 Days
  Melbourne 46 Days
  Sydney 42 Days

Slovenia

Koper

Koper Adelaide 46 Days
  Brisbane 40 Days
  Fremantle 41 Days
  Melbourne 42 Days
  Sydney 45 Days

Spain

Barcelons

Barcelona Adelaide 45 Days
  Brisbane 43 Days
  Fremantle 41 Days
  Melbourne 44 Days
  Sydney 40 Days

Valencia

Hamburg Adelaide 44 Days
  Brisbane 42 Days
  Fremantle 40 Days
  Melbourne 45 Days
  Sydney 41 Days

Sweden

Gothenburg

Gothenberg Adelaide 55 Days
  Brisbane 52 Days
  Fremantle 46 Days
  Melbourne 51 Days
  Sydney 47 Days

Turkey

Ambarli

Ambarli Adelaide 44 Days
  Brisbane 43 Days
  Fremantle 48 Days
  Melbourne 42 Days
  Sydney 46 Days

Istanbul

Istanbul Adelaide 44 Days
  Brisbane 43 Days
  Fremantle 48 Days
  Melbourne 42 Days
  Sydney 46 Days

United Kingdom

London

London Adelaide 50 Days
  Brisbane 34 Days
  Fremantle 37 Days
  Melbourne 40 Days
  Sydney 39 Days

Manchester

Manchester Adelaide 50 Days
  Brisbane 34 Days
  Fremantle 37 Days
  Melbourne 40 Days
  Sydney 39 Days

Southampton

Southampton Adelaide 50 Days
  Brisbane 34 Days
  Fremantle 37 Days
  Melbourne 40 Days
  Sydney 39 Days

What about Duties and Taxes?

  • All freight going from one country to another are subject to customs. Each country has their own set of rules, duties and taxes.  
  • The price quoted is for the freight costs only. If your shipment is subject to Duties and taxes, then the receiver will be responsible for this as the goods are shipped under intercom terms of DDU or delivery duty unpaid.  
  • If you would like to pay for the duties taxes and clearance, then you can ship the goods as DDP Delivery duties paid. Again, keep in mind that fees and charges apply for this service.

What happens if the receiver refuses to pay for the duties and Taxes?

  • You can organise to pay these.
  • You can have the goods returned at your expense.
  • You can abandon the freight and it will be destroyed.

Are the certain countries you don’t not ship to:

Yes and here are a list of countries you cannot ship to with FedEx or TNT:

  • Central African Republic - CF
  • Comoros
  • Cuba
  • Equatorial Guinea - GQ
  • Falklands
  • Guinea Bissau - GW
  • Iran - IR
  • Johnston Island
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, North (North Korea)
  • Mayotte Island
  • Myanmar - MM
  • Nauru
  • Niue
  • Saint Pierre Et Miquelon
  • Sao Tome & Principe
  • Sierra Leone - SL
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia - SO
  • St. Helena (S. Atlantic)
  • Sudan - SD
  • Syria - SY
  • Tajikistan
  • Tokelau Islands
  • Turkmenistan, Republic Of -
  • TM
  • Tuvalu
  • Wake Islands

How should I pack my Freight?

  • Packing your freight correctly for Transport is important to ensure your goods get to where they need to be without be lost or damaged.
  • Your shipments is going to be consolidated in to Airline Consoles or pallets along with loads of other freight. This means you need to provide strong supportive protective packaging to stop your goods being, bent, squashed, broken etc whilst in transit.
  • For a full packaging guide please click here.

What are the Dimensions measurements and weights of a 20-foot shipping container?

The dimensions of a 20-foot container are:

  • Exterior Dimensions (in feet): 20’ long x 8’ wide x 8’ 6” high
  • Exterior Dimensions (in meters): 6.10m long x 2.44m wide x 2.59m high
  • Interior Dimensions (in feet): 19’ 4” long x 7’ 9” wide x 7’ 10” high
  • Internal Dimensions (in meters): 5.898m long x 2.352m wide x 2.393m high
  • Usable Capacity: 32.6m3
  • You can fit approximately 11 Euro pallets and 10 American pallets in a 20-foot container.
  • As a rough guide the maximum payload is 25000kgs.

What are the Dimensions measurements and weights of a 40-foot shipping container?

The dimensions of a 40-foot container are:

  • Exterior Dimensions (in feet):  40’ long x 8’ wide x 8’ 6” high
  • Exterior Dimensions (in meters): 12.19m long x 2.44m wide x 2.59m high
  • Interior Dimensions (in feet): 39’ 6” long x 7’ 9” wide x 7’ 10” high
  • Internal Dimensions (in meters): 12.025m long x 2.352m wide x 2.393m high
  • Usable Capacity: 67.7m3
  • You can fit approximately 25 Euro pallets and 21 American pallets in a 20-foot container.
  • As a rough guide the maximum payload is 27600kgs

What are the Dimensions measurements and weights of a 40-foot shipping container?

The dimensions of a 40-foot container are:

  • Exterior Dimensions (in feet):  40’ long x 8’ wide x 8’ 6” high
  • Exterior Dimensions (in meters): 12.19m long x 2.44m wide x 2.59m high
  • Interior Dimensions (in feet): 39’ 6” long x 7’ 9” wide x 7’ 10” high
  • Internal Dimensions (in meters): 12.025m long x 2.352m wide x 2.393m high
  • Usable Capacity: 67.7m3
  • You can fit approximately 25 Euro pallets and 21 American pallets in a 20-foot container.
  • As a rough guide the maximum payload is 27600kgs

Can I ship secondhand goods?

  • Some countries do not allow secondhand goods. Countries such as India. If you are sending secondhand items please call 1300 10 11 10 and we can discuss what you can send or recommend a different mode of shipping to send you freight.

What should I watch out for?

  • Be Accurate on your weights and dimensions. Do not underestimate your weights and dimensions. Firstly, it can be dangerous under-estimating your weights and dimensions.
  • Under Chain or responsibility as the shipper you are the first link in the chain. If you miss declare your goods and someone is injured or killed ultimately you could be prosecuted.

How much does it cost for an International Air Freight service?

1. Where the goods are collected from or delivered to impacts the price of shipment.  The general rule is the further they must travel the more the shipment will cost.

2. Weights dimensions and the quantity of freight you are shipping. Things like:

    a. Am I shipping a satchel, Carton, Pallet Skid,  

    b. Is my shipment fragile, irregular shape?

    c. What is the Length, Width, Height of my Freight?

    d. What is the dead weight of my freight?

    e.  The larger the item the more the service will cost.

    f. Is my freight over 20kgs dead weight?

    g. Will my shipment fit on a plan or does it need to be driven.

3. Additional Services to get your goods collected or delivered. Such as:

    a. Tail Lift at pick up or delivery.

    b. Hand Load or Unload

    c. Two Man Team Delivery

    d. Heavy Weight residential delivery or Pick up

    e. Contains Dangerous Goods

    f. Contains lithium Batteries.

    g. Do you need a time slot for pick up or delivery?

    h. Does it need to be delivered by a certain time?

How long does it take for my freight to be picked up and delivered?

  • Transit times vary from Country to Country and are calculated from the day that arrive in the depot for exporting.
  • On average nearby courtiers like New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore are 2 to 4 days depending on flights. As you move further out the transit time increase.
  • Keep in mind that when your non documented shipments arrive in Australia or in the country for delivery, they are subject to customs can increase the transit times.

What about Duties and Taxes?

  • All freight going from one country to another are subject to customs. Each country has their own set of rules, duties and taxes.
  • The price quoted is for the freight costs only. If your shipment is subject to Duties and taxes, then the receiver will be responsible for this as the goods are shipped under intercom terms of DDU or delivery duty unpaid.  
  • If you would like to pay for the duties taxes and clearance, then you can ship the goods as DDP Delivery duties paid. Again, keep in mind that fees and charges apply for this service.

What happens if the receiver refuses to pay for the duties and Taxes?

If your shipment is subject to Duties and Taxes and the receiver is unable or unwilling to pay for this then you have a couple of options:

  • You can organise to pay these.
  • You can have the goods returned at your expense.
  • You can abandon the freight and it will be destroyed.

What do I do if I don’t have a Local Number or email?

  • It is very important you have a local receiver name, email and email for international shipping for a few reasons.
  • When your goods arrive in that country if duties and taxes are liable the carrier will send an email requesting payment for this. If they do not get a response, they may call. But not always. If it is not paid then it will be shipped back or destroyed.
  • If the carrier needs to check an address or get some instructions the need a local number to reach out to. If not again your shipment may not get delivered.

Are the certain countries you don’t not ship to?

Yes and here are a list of countries you cannot ship to with FedEx or TNT.

  • Central African Republic - CF
  • Comoros
  • Cuba
  • Equatorial Guinea - GQ
  • Falklands
  • Guinea Bissau - GW
  • Iran - IR
  • Johnston Island
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, North (North Korea)
  • Mayotte Island
  • Myanmar - MM
  • Nauru
  • Niue
  • Saint Pierre Et Miquelon
  • Sao Tome & Principe
  • Sierra Leone - SL
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia - SO
  • St. Helena (S. Atlantic)
  • Sudan - SD
  • Syria - SY
  • Tajikistan
  • Tokelau Islands
  • Turkmenistan, Republic Of -
  • TM
  • Tuvalu
  • Wake Islands

Can I ship Lithium Batteries Internationally?

  • Lithium Batteries are classified as a Dangerous goods. However, some can be shipped via air without be classified as a Dangerous good.
  • The basic rule is if the goods are part of the equipment, then yes it can be shipped. If they are loose then they need to travel via Dangerous goods shipment.

Can I ship food or alcohol internationally?

  • Via Airfreight you can ship food, alcohol etc.

Can I ship perfumes and deodorant, aftershave internationally?

  • Perfumes and deodorant, aftershave, are all classified as Dangerous goods. You can ship them, but it will be shipped as a dangerous goods shipment. Fees and charges apply.

How should I pack my Freight?

  • Packing your freight correctly for Transport is important to ensure your goods get to where they need to be without be lost or damaged.
  • Your shipments is going to be consolidated in to Airline Consoles or pallets along with loads of other freight. This means you need to provide strong supportive protective packaging to stop your goods being, bent, squashed, broken etc whilst in transit.
  • For a full packaging guide please click here.

What is the maximum weights and dimensions for shipping internationally via Express Courier service?

Each carrier are slightly different but here is TNT max weights and dimensions.

Maximum Weight & Dimensions:

  Express Economy
Dimensions 120 x 120 x 150 240 x 120 x150
Piece weight (not palletised) 30 kg 70 kg
Piece weight (palletised) 500kg 1000kg
Consignment weight 500kg 1500kg
Consignment m3 3 m3/con 10 m3/con

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