Sea Freight Services Malaysia

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If you are looking to export to Malaysia via the ocean, TSL is here to help. We can transport your goods in a vessel and by road to any location in Malaysia. TSL Australia provides an excellent service in low-cost sea freight to Malaysia, taking in all aspects of freight forwarding. As well as sea freight services Malaysia and beyond, we can organise packing, distribution, inland travel, customs clearance and warehousing. We can also help with first-time customer care, DDU & DDP delivery, and third-party logistics (3PL). Yes, ours is a comprehensive service – and we’re always looking for ways to improve it even further.

Why Export To Malaysia?

Malaysia is a burgeoning economy, with a growing population of around 32 million people. In recent years, there have been huge developments in construction and infrastructure, meaning doors are being opened for Australians seeking to do business there. Hundreds of businesses are making use of sea freight services Malaysia-Australia to perform their imports and exports, relying on companies such as TSL to organise the operation from start to finish.

What’s more, the Free Trade Agreement between Australia has made it easier to export goods to Malaysia, reducing tariffs on produce on arrival. The Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA) means that many items have no duty on them at all. Malaysia has undertaken to eliminate or reduce import tariffs on 99% of its tariff lines by 2020, so it’s one to keep an eye on.


To benefit from the MAFTA, exports from Australia into Malaysia need to be accompanied by a DOO (Declaration of Origin). Of course, TSL can organise this for you – we do provide a comprehensive service, after all.

Not sure if the goods you wish to export to Malaysia comes under the Free Trade Agreement? Click here to search your item on the Australian Government’s Free Trade Agreement Portal.

Sea Freight Services Malaysia

Major export to Malaysia from Australia includes metal, cereals, coffee, fruits, pepper, vegetables, tubers, metalliferous ores, metal scrap and processed foods. Many of these items enter Malaysia on the ocean, with importers benefitting from the services of freight forwarders such as TSL. We can provide excellent low-cost sea freight to Malaysia (or, indeed, anywhere in the world). Why not export to Malaysia with TSL’s 100% proven service?

How Long Will Shipping To Malaysia Take?

Sea freight between Australia and Malaysia takes between 12 and 25 days. The transit time depends on the following factors:

  • Ports of departure/arrival: Shipping from Melbourne or other southern Australian ports will take longer than if your consignment leaves from Darwin, simply because there is more sea to cover. Malaysia has a variety of ports dotted along its coastlines.
  • Container type: Cargo in a private container will arrive more quickly. Hiring full container loads (FCLs) will mean your cargo is subject to fewer delays than if you send your goods in less than container loads (LCLs).
  • Cargo type: Certain items will be subject to stricter and lengthier customs checks on arrival in Malaysia.
  • Weather conditions: These may affect the vessel’s departure from Australia, its arrival into Malaysia and its progression at sea.

For further information about low-cost sea freight to Malaysia, please get in touch with TSL today. We’ll be happy to discuss your requirements with you.