Exporting from India by sea is the most cost-effective way to transport goods the 5,500+ kilometres between Asia and Australia. While ocean freight takes longer than air travel – between 24 and 32 days compared to as little as one day by air – it is a more versatile transportation method than sending via air freight. Why? Because of the wide variety of consignment types a seafaring vessel can accommodate. Whether your intended freight is container cargo, RoRo, breakbulk, bulk or project cargo, TSL is here to organise great-value sea freight from India to Australia on your behalf.
Exporting from India to Australia is big business, with annual incoming trade from this Asian country worth AU$ 4.9 billion per year (2018-19). Why not have a slice of the pie and import goods from India yourself? Renowned globally for its start-ups and innovation, India has plenty to offer the foreign customer.
Current Exports From India
The main product imported into Australia from India is refined petroleum. India is home to several well-known crude oil firms such as Indian Oil Corp, Bharat Petroleum Corp and Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Over the last few years, Australia has also imported a high number of Metro coaches from India. These vehicles came from a manufacturing facility in Andhra Pradesh, in the south-east of the country. Pharma products were the third largest Indian export coming into Australia at the time of writing, with India the main global supplier of generic drugs. It’s not all huge global companies though – India is a great country for doing businesses on a smaller scale, too.
India Fact File (figures taken from 2018-19)
Population: 1.3 billion
Capital: New Delhi
Currency: Indian rupee
Location: South Asia (bordered with Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar and Bangladesh)
Distance from Australia: 5,500km between closest shores (some routes are double this)
Major Indian ports: Mumbai, Kandla, Visakhapatnam, Chennai and 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 (Australia: 27th)
Top 3 Indian exports to Australia: Refined petroleum, railway vehicles and medicines (including veterinary)
Annual Indian goods exports to Australia: AU$ 4.9 billion
Free Trade Agreement with Australia? Find out here
TSL is here to guide you through the process of exporting goods into Australia. We offer high-quality services in sea freight from India, covering all sections of the logistics process, from warehousing and pick-up right through to inland travel, customs clearance and delivery. TSL can ship most types of cargo, from excavators to personal belongings and from motor cars to computer parts.
-We’ll find the most cost-efficient way for you to import goods from India
-We’ll work hard to strike deals with top sea carriers in order to trim down rates for your business
-We’ll specifically cater for your company’s requirements
All goods entering Australia from overseas are liable for certain levies and duties, such as Goods and Services Tax (GST). Certain refunds and concession schemes may apply for some manufacturers or types of goods. TSL can advise you on the tariffs you will likely have to pay for your consignment.
Bringing Restricted Items Into Australia
The import of certain products is controlled by the Australian government. These items are either restricted or completely prohibited. Restricted items such as antibiotics, cigarette lighters, pornography, pesticides, and certain cosmetics will require you to have written permission before importing them. Those in breach of the rules can be fined up to AU $525,000 and/or imprisoned for ten years. For more information, please click here.
Need further guidance about restrictions on air or sea freight from India? You can read more on the Australian Border Force website – or get in touch with TSL today to discuss your needs with one of our team.