When you import goods into Germany from Australia, your items will need to be shifted around 13,500 km – that’s about a third of the world’s circumference. The main mode of transport will be either boat or plane. TSL is here to help you decide which of these two methods is best suited to your consignment. We’ll base this decision on:
- Your budget – air freight services to Germany are generally more costly than sea freight
- Your timeframe – sea freight services to Germany take at least five times longer than air travel
- Buyer’s preference – your European contact may prefer one transportation method over the other
- Type of goods – bulky, heavy and oversize items are better suited to sea freight than transportation by plane
Our team will research the options and talk through the various factors with you to come up with the most logical and cost-effective way to export your consignment to Germany – this is all part of our comprehensive logistics service.
Sea Freight Services To Germany
If you choose to import to Germany by sea, you’re looking at a transit time of around 42 days. Your goods will leave Australia at the port that makes most sense financially, logistically and geographically. Cargo will likely enter Germany at the Port of Hamburg – the largest port in the country and third-largest in Europe – with the Ports of Bremen, Bremerhaven, and Emden other options.
Air Freight Services To Germany
With export by air from Australia to Germany, consignments will arrive at their destination much more quickly than by boat. Journey times can be as little as one day – and up to six days – depending on the availability of direct flights. When you export by air from Australia to Germany, your load can often be dropped more closely to its final destination, reducing the journey time even further.
Heavy Haulage For Inland Travel
When calculating estimated journey times for air and sea freight services to Germany, we’ll often need to consider any inland travel times, too. If your goods need to be picked up from western Queensland and dropped off on the German-Austrian border, you’ll need to add extra days on either end. Inland travel may be carried out by rail or road, depending on a number of factors. Whether you import to Germany by sea or by plane, your cargo will be forwarded to its end destination inside our expert heavy haulage vehicles and handled using specialized equipment such as cranes and industry-specific trailers.