Delivery of goods by sea from the port of Melbourne
If you are a company that requires large volumes of transportation of goods on an ongoing basis, we can arrange for the shipment of products with a specialized forwarder without reference to the minimum order quantities.
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Have you ever wondered why you should choose international sea transportation? There are certainly several important factors by which you can determine the positive aspects of this issue. It is an inexpensive service for moving orders over long distances and is also suitable for the transport of dangerous goods. This, in turn, is the most economical carbon emissions solution compared to air and road transport. In this article, we’ll talk about what cargo delivery services from the port of Melbourne can be obtained and how cargo delivery from Africa and Oceania is processed.
International shipping for companies
The brokerage and logistics company is ready to provide pre-negotiated prices and support from a team of experts throughout the entire process.
As you probably guessed, delivery requires a lot of documents, and qualified specialists will help you in this matter.
The waybill is the main shipping document issued by the transport company and specifying the carrier, supplier (seller), recipient, product, volume and conditions. A bill of lading is required for entry from Oceania and Africa and must be handed over to the buyer within 2 weeks (starting from the date of payment).
In the reporting, the invoice indicates the value of the order, types of goods and the buyer. This document is used by the port officer for border clearance and the calculation of VAT and duties. A commercial invoice is required and must be handed over to the buyer within 14 days.
The waybill is mandatory – this is a requirement that defines the volume, different types of products and the number of pieces per product.
A certificate of origin is a certificate identifying the origin of raw materials or products. It is used for determining customs duties, but also for statistical observations and trade blockades. Different countries have different entry fees.
Licenses and certificates
Some products require additional documentation. In most countries, these are agricultural products, food, and cars. There is no global standard for this and it would take more pages to write about all the different licenses in Europe, USA and Australia. But you can give one example from real cases that will help you understand everything.
The customer bought two jet skis from an Australian supplier. Everything went fine until the order arrived at the point of arrival from Port Melbourne. Upon arrival, the local customs asked for a confirmation protocol for permission to use. Like many clients before him, he made a mistake and had nothing but regular invoices.
Customs refused to release the container and had to call the supplier. Surprisingly, the dealer knows absolutely nothing about vehicle regulations in Europe. In such situations, nothing helps. The only way not to increase costs is to destroy the goods at customs. Difficult decision when it costs more than $ 50,000.
Shipping logistics is associated with numerous costs and various fees. Added below are some costs to consider when importing from many countries:
– Transport to export port (included in FOB)
– Export Permit (FOB Included)
– Sea Freight Fee (Included in CIF)
– Insurance (included in the CIF)
– Port taxes (included in DAT)
– Customs clearance fees
– VAT (not very large)
– Transport from the port of arrival.
You’ve probably heard stories from customers who received containers full of bricks. While it is believed that payment fraud and reduced secrecy are more serious problems, in fact, this is also happening. The only way to avoid having your supplier send cow dung instead of quality furniture is to hire an agent to inspect the containers before leaving.
This check consists of two stages and begins with an inventory of the products to be loaded. Once this is done, another step takes place and the download is tracked until it is sealed.
The procedure for shipping:
1. Loading on a container ship.
2. Delivery to the port of arrival, the supplier (or freight agent) sends the waybill and invoice to the importer, the importer receives all the certificates and sends them to the responsible person at the port of arrival (they are indicated on the waybills).
3. Arrival of the goods and unloading.
The customer can now order additional services such as customs clearance or transportation to a specific address in the importer’s country of origin. In most cases, sales tax and border duties can also be paid through an agent, rather than contacting the authorities directly for information on sales taxes. The product is ready to be received on arrival and can be delivered anywhere in the country.