Australia Main Sea Port Introduction & Sea Freight Operation Procedure in Australia

Trade liberalization and economic reform has always been the core of Australian government policy. Now the focus of Australian trade has shifted to Asia. As one of Australia’s five largest trading partners, China’s import and export trade with Australia is bound to become increasingly prosperous. So what are the Australian ports and what role do they play? Now I will give you an introduction about the major ports in Australia.

SYDNEY, located in southeastern Australia and Jackson Bay, is the largest city, seaport, economy, transportation and trade center in Australia. There are regular sea and air course connecting Britain, the United States, New Zealand and other countries. It is deep and well equipped. The main port is 18 kilometers-long, mainly export wool, wheat, flour, meat, textiles, imported machinery, oil and so on. And the annual turn volume is over 25 million tons. Sydney is a major financial center in the Asia-Pacific region and the world’s seventh largest foreign exchange market. Its stock exchange is the second largest stock exchange in the Asia-Pacific region after Tokyo.

Melbourne, Australia’s the second largest city, is the capital of Victoria and the industrial capital of Australia. Melbourne Port is an important support facility for Melbourne industry and trade, the largest modern port in Australia and the export port of wool, meat, fruits and cereals to southeast Australia, as well as an important international trade port.

Brisbane is located in the southeastern part of Queensland on the east coast of Australia. (The full name is THE COMMONWEALTH OFAUSTRALIA) It is the largest seaport in Queensland and the third largest city in Australia. Now it is a commercial and cultural center and it has railways connected to the hinterland of highways. And the major industries include sugar making, wool spinning, meat processing, oil refining, machinery manufacturing, canned fruits, automobile assembly, wood processing, etc.

Adelaide is a port in southern Australia and the metropolis of South Australia. It is located in the coastal plain between the Lofty Mountains and St. Vincent Bay in the southeastern part of the state and borders Toronto River. The port is 12 kilometers away from the urban area in northwest and connected by railways. It is an export port for minerals and agricultural products in South Australia. It was founded in 1836 and is now a hub for economic, transportation, cultural and agro-food products in southeastern Australia. It has developed transportation and the industry is mainly engaged in agricultural machinery, metal processing, automobiles, electrical equipment, textiles and food processing.


Our company’s marine transportation time:

China’s ports of Foshan, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Ningbo, Shanghai, Wuhan, Qingdao, Tianjin and Dalian are transported by ship to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, etc.

Guangzhou, Shenzhen to Sydney, Melbourne, port to port is 11-15 days.

Guangzhou, Shenzhen to Fremont, Brisbane, Adelaide, port to port is 14-18 days.

Shanghai, Ningbo to Sydney, Melbourne, port to port is 14-20 days.

Shanghai, Ningbo to Fremont, Brisbane, Adelaide, port to port is 18-22 days.

Qingdao, Tianjin to Sydney, Melbourne, port to port is 20-25 days.

Qingdao, Tianjin to Fremont, Brisbane, Adelaide, port to port is 23-28 days.

Guangzhou to Fremont, Brisbane, Adelaide, port to port is 14-18 days.(和第一个重复了)

Main shipping company:APL、HPL、YML、COSCO、OOCL、MSK and so on.


Australian Maritime Operation Procedure:

Customers and businesses fill in booking, sign or affix company seals. Customers provide shipper’s information (personal ID card copy or photo, company’s business license), consignee’s information (personal passport copy or photo, company’s ABN tax number, etc.).

When the booking is completed, business provides warehouse receipt or warehouse number. Customers deliver the goods to the designated warehouse according to the warehouse receipt or warehouse address. Note: The log commodities or log packaging to Australia needs fumigation, wood packaging and must not carry bark, worms and mildew.

If the receipt is completed and the goods need to be repackaged, the business should be arranged for repackaging. When the packaging is finished, fumigation should be arranged in time.

Arrange the loading, when it completed, customers need to provide detailed information about the name of the goods, the number of pieces, the value of the goods and so on.

To arrange customs declaration, we are responsible for the whole process: filling in customs declaration documents to customs declaration to release and sailing.

Waiting for the arrival of the ship after sailing, we arrange customs clearance after arrival, and we are also responsible for the invoices for the boxes used for customs clearance in Australia. After the customs clearance is completed, we contact the consignee, make an appointment for the delivery time, then arrange the delivery to the door, after the consignee signed and received, the whole transportation ends.

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