If you plan to import goods from USA, you’ll need to find a logistics firm you can trust 100%. TSL Australia offers a comprehensive freight forwarding service covering Australasia, Europe, the Americas and Asia. You’ll certainly be in great hands with us – we draw upon decades of experience working with clients from a variety of industries, all over the globe. No matter what items you’re bringing to Australia – and whatever the size and weight 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 USA with ease and expertise.
USA Fact File (figures from 2018-19)
Population: 328 million
Capital: Washington DC
Currency: US dollar
Location: North America
Bordering countries: Canada and Mexico
Distance from Australia: 11,500km at closest point
Major ports: Los Angeles, Long Beach, New York & New Jersey, Savannah
USA’s major exports worldwide: Food, beverage & feed; crude oil & fuel; civilian aircraft; aircraft engines
USA’s top 3 export destinations: Canada, Mexico and China (16th Australia)
Top 3 USA exports to Australia: Passenger motor vehicles; aircraft, spacecraft & parts and pharma products
Annual USA goods exports to Australia: AU$ 34 billion
Total annual goods trade between Australia and USA: AU$ 48.7 billion
Free Trade Agreement with Australia? Yes, the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA)
Air Freight Services From USA
Sending items from USA to Australia by freight plane is by far the quickest transportation method. It may take as little as 24 hours to fly your goods from Asian to Australian soil, although the total time taken depends on the availability of direct flights. You could be looking at up to six days’ transit time for air freight services from USA to Australia. Shipment by air is generally more costly to organise than ocean freight services from USA.
Ocean Freight Services From USA
Sea travel is usually cheaper than organising air freight services from USA, but of course does take longer – usually in the region of 26-36 days depending on whether your consignment is coming from USA’s East or West coast. After all, the distances involved are huge, with at least 11,500km of sea between the two continents.
Trajectory For Sea Freight From USA
Cargo originating from East coast ports – such as New York and Savannah – needs to travel down to Central America and through the Panama Canal in order to reach the Pacific Ocean, increasing the distance significantly. For example, to bring a load from Boston, Massachusetts to Sydney, Australia the distance is more like 18,000km. Since most container ships will sail up to California’s Long Beach Port and make a stop there before continuing west towards Australasia, the total journey time is likely to be around 36 days.
TSL has built up great relationships with the top shipping companies operating worldwide, so can easily arrange ocean freight services from USA for a fantastic price.
Heavy Haulage For Inland Travel
When calculating estimated journey times for your consignment, you’ll need to take into account inland travel. For example, if your goods are being shipped by sea from one of the USA’s 27 central landlocked states such as Utah or Iowa and needs to be delivered to a location in western Queensland, you’ll need to add extra days on either end for land transportation.
Inland travel may be carried out via the railway or road network, depending on various factors – which TSL Australia will discuss with you. Whether you’re importing to USA by sea or by plane, your cargo will be forwarded to its end destination aboard our expert heavy haulage vehicles and handled using high-quality specialised equipment such as cranes and industry-approved trailers.
Want to know more? Please contact our friendly team today so we can discuss your project with you – with no obligation.