If you plan to import produce from Germany, you’ll need to find a freight forwarding firm you can trust 100%. TSL Australia offers a comprehensive logistics service covering Australasia, Asia, the Americas and Europe. We can arrange top-quality sea and air freight exports from Germany to Australia drawing upon decades of experience serving clients all over the world. No matter what you’re transporting – and whatever the size of your consignment – we’ll set up every link in the chain from pick-up right through to delivery.
Germany Fact File (figures from 2018)
Population: 82.9 million
Location: Europe (bordered with nine other European countries)
Distance from Australia: 13,500km
Major exports: Machinery including computers, vehicles, pharmaceuticals and medical apparatus
Top 3 exports to Australia: Passenger motor vehicles, medicines and pharma products
Annual goods exports to Australia: AU$ 15 billion
Total annual goods trade between Australia and Germany: Almost AU$ 17.8 billion
Germany’s top 3 export destinations: The United States, France and China
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Major ports: Hamburg, Bremen, Bremerhaven and Emden
Cost Of Shipping From Germany To Australia
All goods entering Australia from overseas are liable for certain taxes and duties, such as Goods and Services Tax (GST). Certain refunds and concession schemes may apply for some manufacturers or types of goods. TSL can advise you on the likely fees and tariffs for your consignment.
You can read more about the cost of importing goods from overseas on the Australian Border Force website.
Sea Freight Export: Germany To Australia
Ocean travel is usually cheaper than air freight export from Germany to Australia, but of course does take longer – typically around 42 days. Over many years, TSL has built up great relationships with some of Germany’s top shipping companies, so we can quickly organise great-value shipping from Germany to Australia on your behalf. Some of the huge shipping liners carrying out include sea freight export from Germany to Australia included Hamburg Sud, Hapag Lloyd and BBC Chartering.
Air Freight Export: Germany To Australia
Sending items from Europe to Australia is by far the quickest method of transportation. After all, the distances involved are huge, with around 13,500km between the two continents. It may take as little as 24 hours and as long as six days to fly your goods from German to Australian soil. The time taken depends on the availability of direct flights. Lastly, you’ll need to bear in mind that air freight export from Germany to Australia is usually more costly than ocean transportation.