Hapag-Lloyd is a leading container shipping agent headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. It has 394 offices in 127 countries, serving 600 ports and employing 12,000 people. The main cargo shipped by this company is foodstuffs & beverages, followed by plastics & rubber, chemicals and paper & forest products.
Shipping containers can be used to transport just about anything – as long as it fits inside. They’re used by businesses who need to arrange international shipping from Australia or into Australia from overseas. They are strong and sturdy enough to accommodate heavy machinery but can equally be used for clothing or foodstuffs. TSL is a Melbourne-based agent who is here to organise shipping container transport on your behalf.
Shipping containers are usually made of steel. The standard size for a container is 8ft X 8.5ft X 20ft/40ft. Extra-tall shipping containers are 9.5ft high. Depending on your needs, you may not need to rent out a full container, although hiring full private containers for your load will usually mean your consignment arrives at its destination more quickly. Hiring private, full container loads (FCLs) means your cargo will be subject to fewer delays than if it shares less than container loads (LCLs) with other businesses or individuals.
Need to organise shipping for items such as farming vehicles or mining equipment? While some pieces of machinery are best sent as breakbulk or RoRo cargo, others are shipped more efficiently in shipping containers. Some items may need to be disassembled in order to fit inside these steel boxes, and flat-rack, high-cube and open-top containers may also be used to accommodate large items. Shipping container transport rather can be cheaper than RoRo and breakbulk, but this depends on certain factors such as handling costs at the port of departure and arrival. TSL will choose the best shipping method according to your individual requirements, timeframe and budget.
Hapag-Lloyd has a huge fleet of 222 ships with capacities ranging from 2,300 to over 10,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units). It has a container stock of over 2.5 million TEUs and it transports 9.8 million TEUs annually.
Hapag-Lloyd can ship your goods from the ports of Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to destinations in Asia, Northern Europe, North America, the Mediterranean and Latin America. 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 service, including warehousing, distribution and inland travel.