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If you’re looking to expand your network and sell products in Asia, why not import to India by sea or air with TSL? This South Asian country has a youthful market of 1.3 billion people – and an aspirational middle class. With a young population, a diversified economy and strong growth trajectory, it has many factors increasing its suitability for trade with Australian businesses. Areas with opportunities for trade include tourism, education, energy, healthcare, sport, agriculture and infrastructure.

Exporting To India
When you export goods to India from Australia, your items will need to travel at least 5,500 km (and probably a lot more, unless you happen to be sending them from Kanyakumari, India’s southernmost tip, to Port Hedland in Western Australia!). Your goods will be carried over the ocean either by boat or plane. TSL is here to help you decide whether it makes more sense for you to export by air from Australia to India or to use ocean freight services. We’ll base this decision on:

  1. Your budget – air freight services to India are generally more costly than sea freight
  2. Your timeframe – sea freight services to India take at least five times longer than air travel
  3. Buyer’s preference – your Asian contact may prefer one transportation method over the other
  4. Type of goods – bulky, heavy and oversize items are usually better sent as sea freight

Our team will research the options on your behalf then talk you through the various factors. Together we’ll come up with the most logical and cost-effective way to export your consignment to India.

Sea Freight Services To India

If you choose to import to India by sea, you’re looking at a transit time of between 24 and 32 days, depending on your start and end points in each of the countries. Your goods will leave Australia at the port that makes most sense financially, logistically and geographically. Cargo will likely enter India at one of the country’s 12 main ports, which include:

  • Mumbai Port in the western state of Maharashtra
  • Kandla Port in the north-western state of Gujarat
  • Visakhapatnam Port in the south-eastern state of Andhra Pradesh
  • Chennai Port in the southern state of Tamil Nadu
  • Kolkata Port in the north-eastern state of West Bengal

Air Freight Services To India

With exports by air from Australia to India, consignments will unsurprisingly 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 India, your load can often be dropped more closely to its final destination, reducing the journey time even further.

Expert Heavy Haulage For Inland Travel
When calculating estimated journey times for air and sea freight services to India, 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 in the northern mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh, you’ll need to add extra days on either end. Whether you import to India by sea or by plane, your cargo will always be forwarded to its end destination inside our expert heavy haulage vehicles or freight trains and handled using specialised equipment such as cranes and industry-specific trailers.