Air And Sea Freight Export: USA To Australia

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If you’re planning on organising shipping from USA to Australia, ­you’ll need to find a logistics firm you can trust 100%. TSL Australia offers a comprehensive freight forwarding service covering Australasia, the Americas, Asia and Europe. We coordinate top-quality sea and air freight exports from USA to Australia, drawing upon decades of experience serving clients all over the planet. No matter what you’re transporting – and whatever the size of your consignment – we’ll set up every link in the chain from pick-up right through to delivery.

Cost Of Shipping From USA To Australia

Thanks to the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA), which came into force in 2005, tariffs on many products being imported from the USA have been completely removed. The deal has vastly improved trade between the two countries, with two-way investment between them almost tripling since its introduction.

Bringing goods into Australia from overseas will make you liable for certain duties to the Australian Government, such as Goods and Services Tax (GST). This 10% levy is collected by the Department of Home Affairs. If you’re importing certain types of goods or working with particular manufacturers, you may be eligible for refunds. Contact TSL today or head to the Australian Border Force’s website for more information on costing estimates.

Air Freight Export: USA To Australia
Air freight export from USA to Australia
 is the quickest way to bring goods into the country. The distances involved are huge, with at least 11,500km to cover between the two countries, and probably more unless you’re shipping directly from coast to coast. It may take as little as 24 hours – and up to six days – to fly your goods from USA to Australian soil. TSL will work hard to reduce this time as much as possible, though it will depend on whether there are direct flights available. Bear in mind that sending cargo as air freight is usually more costly than sea freight export from USA to Australia.

Sea Freight Export: USA To Australia

Transporting produce from USA by boat is usually cheaper than by plane, but of course does take longer – usually between 26 and 36 days, depending on whether it’s coming from USA’s east or west coast. Cargo originating from East coast ports such as New York and Savannah needs to sail down to Central America and through the Panama Canal in order to reach the Pacific Ocean, increasing the distance significantly. For example, to bring a load from Boston, Massachusetts to Sydney, Australia the distance is more like 18,000km.

Adding to the time further is the fact that most container and RoRo ships will sail up to California’s Long Beach Port and make a stop there before continuing west towards Australasia. Thankfully, TSL has built up great relationships with some of USA’s top shipping companies, so we can quickly organise the fastest possible shipping from USA to Australia on your behalf.

Ocean Transit Times from USA To Australia
Below are the estimated journey times for shipping from the USA’s five busiest ports:
Port of Los Angeles (state of California, West coast)                26 days
Port of Long Beach (state of California, West coast)                 26 days
Port of New York & New Jersey (NY state, East coast)             32-35 days
Port of Savannah (state of Georgia, east coast)                        35 days       
Port of Seattle-Tacoma (state of Washington, West coast)       32 days       

Cargo will enter Australia through the seaport that makes most sense financially, logistically and geographically for your needs.

For more information, get in touch with our friendly staff today!