Exporting From India

Home > Exporting From India

Exporting from India to Australia is big business, with incoming trade from this South Asian country worth a huge AU$ 4.9 billion per year (2018-19). Are you interested in enjoying a slice of the cake – and looking to organise low-cost sea freight from India to make even more of a profit? Or maybe air freight is your preferred method. Whatever your needs, and whatever type of cargo you’re thinking of exporting, TSL is here to help. We offer high-quality services in sea and air freight shipping from India. Our offerings cover all segments of the logistics process, including pick-up, packing, warehousing, heavy haulage, customs clearance and more.

Low-Cost Sea Freight From India

Arranging sea travel is typically cheaper than opting for air freight shipping from India, but of course does take longer – usually between 24 and 32 days depending on whether your consignment is arriving from the east or the west coast of India. The distances involved are significant, with at least 5,500km of sea to cover between the two continents. TSL has built up longstanding relationships with some of India’s top shipping companies who sail to the US, Australia and Europe. Thanks to our fantastic professional relationships with logistics providers all over the planet, we can easily organise low-cost sea freight from India on your behalf.

Low-Cost Air Freight From India

Sending items from India to Australia by plane is by far the quickest method of transportation. It may take as little as 24 hours to fly your goods from Indian to Australian soil. The maximum transit time for freight arriving into Australia by air is six days, and the total transportation time we’re able to offer you will depend on the availability of direct flights. One thing that’s also important to consider is that air freight shipping from India is more costly than ocean transportation.

Quick Tips For Doing Business In India

If you’re exporting from India, chances are you’ll need to interact with Indians. It’s worth bearing in mind that business culture in India is like that of Australia, but with a few differences. Here are some tips to get you started:

  • When greeting associates in India, the handshake is common although some Indians may instead use ‘Namaste’ accompanied by a pressing of the palms together and a gentle bow of the head
  • English is widely spoken in India, but remember it’s always courteous to check first
  • There is significant cultural diversity within India, and society is multi-ethnic and multi-lingual with huge differences between the north and the south – it’s good to be mindful of this when liaising with associates throughout the country
  • Indians use ‘Mr’ and ‘Mrs’ to address colleagues, and sometimes ‘Madam’ and ‘Sir’. The suffix ‘Ji’, which is an indicator of respect, may be added to the end of a name
  • It is more common for meetings to begin and end late and for disruptions to occur in India than in Western cultures

India Fact File (figures from 2018-19)
: 1.3 billion
Capital: New Delhi
Currency: Indian rupee
Location: South Asia (bordered with seven other countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar and Bangladesh)
Distance from Australia: 5,500km between closest shores (some routes will be double this)
Major Indian ports: Mumbai, Kandla, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Kolkata
India’s major exports worldwide: Refined petroleum, diamonds, machinery and medicines
India’s top 3 export destinations: United States, United Arab Emirates and China (27th Australia)
Top 3 Indian exports to Australia: Refined petroleum, railway vehicles, medicines (including veterinary)
Annual Indian goods exports to Australia: AU$ 4.9 billion

Free Trade Agreement with Australia? Find out here