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International Heavy Machinery Shipping Service


OOCL (Orient Overseas Container Line) is a Hong Kong-based shipping line. It is one of the largest international shipping companies in the world.

International Shipping from Australia with OOCL

OOCL Australia covers eight service loops between Asia and Australia/New Zealand. The mainland ports of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Fremantle, Adelaide are serviced by this shipping line, as well as Devonport in Tasmania. If you need to organise international shipping from Australia, it makes sense to use a booking agent such as TSL who can manage the whole operation for you. We’ll take care of every aspect of the international shipping service, including customs clearance, warehousing, distribution and inland travel.

OOCL Vessels and Equipment

OOCL has over 60 vessels of various classes. The capacities of these ships vary from 2,992 to 21,413 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units). The company has over a million TEU containers available for hire, including general purpose, flat rack, high cube, open top, super racks, garmentainers (for clothing) and reefer.

Shipping Container Transport

Shipping containers can be used to transport anything that fits inside. They’re often used by businesses who need to organise international shipping from Australia or into Australia from overseas. They are strong and sturdy enough for heavy machinery shipping but can equally be used for clothing or foodstuffs.

More About Hiring Shipping Containers

Shipping containers, which are usually made from stainless steel, corrosion-resistant steel or aluminium, have a standard size of 8ft X 8.5ft X 20ft/40ft. Extra-tall containers are also often available 9.5ft high. Depending on the size of your load, it might not be necessary for you to rent out a full container. However, hiring full container loads (FCLs) will usually mean your consignment arrives at its destination more quickly. This is because your cargo will be subject to fewer delays than if it shares less than container loads (LCLs) with other businesses or individuals.

Heavy Machinery Shipping in Containers

Need to organise heavy machinery shipping for items such as farming vehicles or mining equipment? While some heavy machinery is best sent as breakbulk or RoRo cargo, it can be more cost-efficient to transport it in shipping containers. It may need to be disassembled so that it fits inside. Flat-rack, high-cube and open-top containers may also be used to accommodate large items.

For vehicles, containerising cargo rather than using RoRo or breakbulk vessels can be cheaper, but this will depend on certain factors such as handling costs at the port of departure and arrival. As an expert freight forwarder, TSL will choose the best shipping method according to your individual requirements, timeframe and budget.


TSL is a Melbourne shipping agent able to organise international shipping from Australia for your company. We work with OOCL as well as the other top global shipping lines. Our international freight forwarding services are efficient and great value for money, thanks to the excellent links we’ve formed with the best logistics providers in the business. If you would like us to organise shipping with OOCL on your behalf, please get in touch with us today.