Are you running an international business in Queensland and looking to export or import goods through the Port of Brisbane? TSL is a Brisbane Port shipping agent who’s here to make your life easy with our great-value logistics service. We have the know-how and contacts to organise top-quality freight forwarding services, including Port of Brisbane customs brokers, warehousing facilities, packing and distribution.
Brisbane is located in the south-east of the Australian state of Queensland, and is the state capital. Brisbane Portis positioned on Fisherman Island, at the mouth of the Brisbane River. It’s directly opposite Brisbane airport, towards the north-east of the city. The Port of Brisbane started out as a river port, with its first exports being boatloads of timber from nearby cedar and pine forests. These were made in the early days of European settlement. By the 1970s, the port had expanded onto Fisherman Island following its growth in trade to include bulk and containerised cargo.
Over the past 40 years, the port has expanded from a river port to a thriving deep-water facility. Today, the port is a keystone of Queensland’s economy. It’s also the state’s largest multi-cargo port and one of Australia’s fastest-growing container ports. The main bulk commodities imports are crude oil, refined oil and cement, while the main bulk commodities exports are thermal coal, refined oil and grains.
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TSL is a Port of Brisbane shipping agent benefitting from first-rate connections with leading industry suppliers of services in sea freight from Port of Brisbane. If you’re in need of aPort of Brisbane customs broker, freight forwarder or local transporter for your imports and exports, put your trust in us – we’re 100% confident we’ll be able to deliver your cargo on time, every time. Our end-to-end logistics service covers every aspect of sea freight to Port of Brisbane.
Shipping containers can be used to transport just about anything – as long as it fits inside. They’re useful for individuals or families moving countries, and for businesses who need to import or export stock. Your Port of Brisbane freight forwarder will organise your shipping container hire on your behalf, making the exporting or importing process straightforward and pain-free for you.
How big is a shipping container? The standard size is 8ft X 8.5ft X 20ft/40ft. Extra tall shipping containers are 9.5ft high.
What are shipping containers made of? Usually steel.
Bulk cargo is items that are shipped in big quantities without packing, rather than in packages or containers. Bulk cargo is either in granular or liquid form and includes petroleum, crude oil, coal, grain and gravel. It is usually dropped (dry bulk) or poured (wet bulk) into a tanker truck or merchant ship.
Dry bulk is commodities like grain, coal and iron ore.
Wet bulk(also called liquid bulk) refers to crude oil, fuel oil, petrol, plant oil and wine.
For more information about TSL’s Port of Brisbane freight forwarder services, including bulk cargo, please fill out the Free Freight Review on our website. We’ll always get back to you within 24 hours.