Export To Indonesia By Sea

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Need to send a consignment of goods from Australia to Indonesia? Shipping cargo via the ocean is the best-value way of transporting goods to this huge southeast Asian country. If you’re a business wanting to invest in Indonesia imports of services and goods, you’ll need to find a freight forwarder whose service you trust. That is where TSL Australia comes in. We provide a fully comprehensive service covering both air and sea freight. You really can rely on us to get your goods the 3,500km-plus from Australia to Indonesia safely – and fast.

Indonesia: The Facts

Indonesia’s population is approaching 260 million, and it has a consuming class of about 45 million people. Its middle class is increasing in size, and more and more people are living in its urban zones all the time. This leads to huge opportunities for Australians wanting to conduct Indonesia imports of services and goods, what with the increased thirst for the things our country has to offer.

Indonesia Imports Of Services And Goods

Indonesia imports services to a value of around A$1.6 billion per year from Australia, with the major services imports relating to travel. For goods, Indonesia’s top trading partners are China, the US and Japan. Its yearly merchandise trade with Australia is A$11.1 billion (2016-17 figure) and its main imports from Australia are wheat, crude petroleum, live animals, sugar, molasses and honey.

Free Trade Agreement

Great news – Indonesia is part of the AANZFTA, the free trade agreement between Australia/New Zealand and the ASEAN countries. This means goods coming into Indonesia benefit from preferential import tariffs, which are sometimes as little as 0%.

Sea Freight Services Indonesia

With TSL, exporting to Indonesia by sea from Australia takes between 16 and 22 days. The transit time depends on the following factors:

  • Port of departure/arrival:

Shipping from Sydney or another southern Australian port will take longer than if your consignment leaves from a port in the north, simply because there is more ocean to cover.

  • Container type:

Cargo in a private container will arrive into Indonesia more quickly than shared container loads. This is because hiring private container loads, or full container loads (FCLs) will mean your cargo is subject to fewer delays than if you send your goods in less than container loads (LCLs).

  • Cargo type:

Certain items will be subject to stricter and lengthier customs checks on arrival into Indonesia.

  • Weather conditions:

These may affect the vessel’s departure from Australia, its progression out at sea and its arrival into Indonesia.

Sea Freight Services to Indonesia

TSL Australia can provide all aspects of your sea freight operation. Our services include everything associated with freight forwarding, including packing, inland travel, customs clearance, warehousing/storage and distribution both in Australia and Indonesia. If you need to export to Indonesia by sea and would like to know more about sea freight services to Indonesia with TSL, please get in touch on our website or by giving us a call.