If you’re hoping to export freight from the Port of Devonport in Tasmania, you’re part of something big – this island state has a significant export volume, with its export around twice its imports most years. TSL is a Devonport shipping agent with the best connections in the industry, both in Australia and worldwide. We’re a Port of Devonport freight forwarder you can trust – we’ll organise sea freight from Tasmania with utmost precision and for the best price possible. We offer Port of Devonportcustoms broker services as well as provisions in all other matters related to freight forwarding.
The town of Devonport is on the north coast of Tasmania, an island state around 240km south of the Australian mainland. Devonport is located on two sides of the Mersey River, about halfway along in the north of the island. The port is divided into two areas, one on the west of the river (Devonport West) and the other on the east (Devonport East). Despite being one of Tasmania’s smaller ports, it still manages to handle bulk freight and welcomes interstate passenger ferries. Exports represent around 65% of freight trade in Tasmania, with all the major seaports accommodating sea freight to and from the island.
In August 2018 it was announced that a development worth $50-$60 million would be made at the Port of Devonport, to extend berthing facilities for passengers, cargo and freight.
Exports from Australia to overseas destinations made through Devonport Port include wheat, grain, cement and containerised goods. Cement, arriving by rail from Cement Australia’s plant in Railton, constitutes over a third of Devonport’s throughput.
Imports into Australia that are made through Devonport include fertilisers and other types of bulk cargo, as well as fuels and consumable goods.
Container freight at Devonport is handled at Devonport East, where over 200,000 TEUs are processed annually. A TEU is a Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit, the capacity of a standard shipping container.
Shipping containers can be used to transport any goods that fit inside them. If you want to export general goods through Devonport, hiring all or part of a shipping container is often the best method. Hiring private, full container loads (FCLs) means your cargo will be subjected to fewer delays than if it shares less than container loads (LCLs) with other businesses or individuals. Your Port of Devonport freight forwarder will organise your shipping container hire on your behalf.Shipping containers are usually 8ft X 8.5ft X 20ft/40ft. Extra-tall shipping containers are 9.5ft high. Typically, they’re made of steel.
Bulk cargo at Devonport is handled at Devonport West. Bulk cargo refers to items that are shipped unpackaged in large quantities such as petroleum or crude oil, coal, grain or gravel. This type of cargo is usually dropped (dry bulk) or poured (liquid bulk) into a merchant ship or tanker truck.
TSL is an expert Devonport shipping agent with well-established connections with the best industry suppliers of services in sea freight from Devonport. If you’re looking for a Port of Devonport customs broker or a local transporter for your Tasmania imports or exports, please get in touch to discuss your requirements. We’ll100% sure we can deliver your cargo on time, every time, and look forward to working with you. Our end-to-end logistics service covers all aspects of sea freight to Devonport.