If you’re planning to import goods from Germany, you’ll need to find a logistic firm you can trust 100%. TSL Australia offers a comprehensive freight forwarding service covering Australasia, Asia, the Americas and Europe. You’ll be in great hands with us – we draw upon decades of experience working with clients all over the world. 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. You can count on us to help you import goods from Germany with ease and expertise.
Germany Fact File (figures from 2018)
Population: 82.9 million
Location: Europe (bordered with nine other European countries)
Distance from Australia: 13,500km
Major exports: Machinery including computers, vehicles, pharmaceuticals and medical apparatus
Top 3 exports to Australia: Passenger motor vehicles, medicines and pharmaceutical products
Annual goods exports to Australia: AU$ 15 billion
Total annual goods trade between Australia and Germany: Almost AU$ 17.8 billion
Germany’s top export destinations: The United States, France and China
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Major ports: Hamburg, Bremen, Bremerhaven and Emden
Air Freight Services From Germany
Sending items from Europe to Australia is by far the quickest transportation method. It may take as little as 24 hours to fly your goods from European to Australian soil. The total time taken depends on the availability of direct flights – it could take up to six days to complete air freight services from Germany. Transit by air is more costly to organise than ocean freight services from Germany.
Ocean Freight Services From Germany
Sea travel is usually cheaper than organising air freight services from Germany, but of course does take longer – typically around 42 days. After all, the distances involved are huge, with around 13,500km between the two continents. TSL has built up great relationships with the top shipping companies operating worldwide. Hamburg Sud, Hapag Lloyd and BBC Chartering are three German companies that are well known for their ocean freight services from Germany.
Heavy Haulage For Inland Travel
When calculating estimated journey times for your consignment, remember you’ll need to take into account inland travel. If your goods are being shipped by sea from the German-Austrian border and need to be delivered to a location in western Queensland, you’ll need to add extra days on either end. Inland travel may be carried out by rail or road, depending on various factors – which TSL Australia will of course discuss with you. Whether you’re importing to Germany by sea or by plane, your cargo will be forwarded to its end destination in our expert heavy haulage vehicles and handled using high-quality specialised equipment such as cranes and industry-approved trailers.