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Make your Freight Forwarding to Australia Easy

It is very important to consider various forwarding options for your business if you are importing into or exporting out of Australia. Some of the factors you should consider should include the volume and type of products you intend to transport, the location for pick-up and delivery and finally the most preferred means of transport. So, with all this, you should make your decisions having in mind the specialties of the available freight forwarders in Australia and the kind of service you require.

Another factor you should think about is you need a freight broker with a good reputation and years of experience of the freight forwarder you decide to choose. You need to consider the experience of the company and their reputation in offering quality service. A good freight forwarding company should have worked well with professionals in the forwarding business both in Australia and other parts of the world. They should understand the requirements and regulations of the Australian Customs and are also able to prepare proper logistics to save you from spending more money on your import and export activities.

For over 25 years now, we at Zon Customs Brokers have been at the top of our game in the freight forwarding business. We are Australia’s number one freight forwarding company with our years in the industry graced with the satisfaction of our clients and customers. Our dedication to offering the best freight forwarding service, our knowledge and professionalism are unequalled by our many competitors. We ensure that your goods are safely transported and transferred to your chosen destination. Our services include air freight forwarding and sea freight forwarding, and also handle the delivery of parcels. Whether your cargo is small or big, we treat it with the utmost care and ensure its safety.

Zon Freight can arrange a door to door Australian freight forwarder experience and and include a professional Customs Clearance services when your goods arive at the Australian Border by air freight or sea freight. We provide a one on one , all in one professional service. This saves you time and and extra costs as you do not have outsource a Customs Broker when your shipment arrives in Australia. Our Customs brokers are trained and licenced in freight forwarding to Australia and are Required to maintain CPD (Continuing Professional Development) accreditation every year to ensure they are up to date with the new changes and existing laws that concern international freight. Phone us or send us an email today, and one of our Customs Brokers or Freight forwarding specialists will help you navigate through your global Importing journey. We offer Streamlined Services and we are ready to assist your Customs Broker requirements and International LCL Sea freight, FCL Sea freight, or International Air freight forwarding services delivered to anywhere in Australia at the best competitive pricing with delivery times to suit your business needs because we know the ins and outs of Importing into Australia.

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FREIGHT FORWARDING TO AUSTRALIA

Here at Zon Customs Brokers we can help you with your International importing or Exporting and Australian customs clearances. Zon International Freight Forwarders and Customs Broker all in one. We help new Importers and experienced Corporate clients from all different backgrounds to help them become and stay successful freight forwarding to Australia. Before your goods arrive, we will process all paperwork needed and pre-clear your shipment before it arrives in you chosen port destination here in Australia. We have a reputation of being fast, trustworthy, and understanding making us a great choice for Sea and Air freight to Australia. We know how to save you time and money by helping you with your choices concerning International Freight forwarding of your goods around the world.

5 REASONS TO CONSIDER OUR QUALITY SERVICES

  • We have over 25 years experience in the freight forwarding business and our solid relationship with airline movers  and sea freight carriers worldwide. 
  • We offer a streamlined one on one service and provide you with an assured  quote so when you goods arrive in Australia there are no hidden fees for airfreight and sea freight forwarding to Australia from anywhere around the world.
  • From the time you contact any of our Freight Forwarding office’s, to the day your goods arrive we will keep you informed all along the way.
  • Our freight forwarding experts are available 7 days a week.
  • We believe that each customer’s vision and expectation is unique so we take the time to get to know you.

TRUST, EXPERT, RELIABLE AUSTRALIAN GLOBAL FREIGHT SERVICE

Freight Forwarding Australia

Here at Zon Freight Management your cargo movement is taken care of at every stage of your Freight Forwarding process. Our Australian reputation and Global presence of over the last 25 years has serviced elite importing companies and individuals around the world. Zon Global Freight Forwarders is trustworthy Freight Forwarding solution specialist for every business needing professional help Importing into Australia. Our services give more bang for your buck over our competitors because we stand by what we quote for all our customs clearance and freight forwarding services. Our results dominate and suit our customer needs by the savings of time and money. Therefore, we are many steps ahead of our competitors by offering an elite personal service and to suit every type of cargo situation. As a premium freight forwarding company, we ensure a timely and safe delivery of your goods and maintain and strive to keep our global reputation. Feel free to Contact us on 1300 742 357 and our friendly staff will be on hand to assist regarding your International freight forwarding.

Here at Zon Customs Brokers we can help you with your International importing or Exporting and Australian customs clearances. Zon is an International Freight Forwarder and Customs Broker all in one. We help new Importers and experienced Corporate clients from all different backgrounds to help them become and stay successful. Before your goods arrive, we will process all paperwork needed and pre-clear your shipment before it arrives in you chosen port destination here in Australia. We have a reputation of being fast, trustworthy, and understanding making us a great choice for Sea and Air freight to Australia. We know how to save you time and money by helping you with your choices concerning International Freight forwarding of your goods around the world.

Choosing the right International moving company will no doubt be one of the first and most important decisions you make in your Importing process. Here at Zon Customs Brokers, sea freight and air freight as we move thousands of Internationals shipments around the world every year helping our customers become successful. There are restrictions on what you can bring into the country and in some cases, permits may be required. To be safe, it is best to check with Australian Customs before deciding what to Import into Australia or simply contact us for a consultation. Potential costly delays and charges can be avoided by talking with one of our staff that has expertise and training in the Freight Forwarding Process. Zon gives all our customers a total dedicated and stress-free services every step of the way as we have over 180 strategically placed trusted Global partners that we are continually working with every day. Saving you time and giving you savings for your hard-earned money!

OUR WORLDWIDE NETWORK AND YOU

Importing into Australia can be a very daunting process. Here at Zon Freight Management your cargo movement is taken care of at every stage of your Freight Forwarding process. We provide our satisfied customers with , air freight, sea freight, and parcel post freight services. If you need your goods collected from your international suppliers, we can organise this pick-up and arrange your goods to be transported to Australia. We can usually electronically pre-clear your freight with the Australian Border Force (ABF), before it arrives to an airport or shipping port . We organise delivery to all major cities across Australia and Zon gives all our customers a total dedicated and stress-free services every step of the way as we have over 180 strategically placed trusted Global partners that we are continually working with every day. 

ZON AUSTRALIAN FREIGHT SERVICES 

Zon Freight services are globally recognised, focusing on high-value services, and developing customer intimacy. We have partners in the United States, United Arab Emirates, India, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Ireland, Canada, South Africa, Singapore, and the United Kingdom to name a few. Our proven and trustworthy processes make importing to Australia a simple and straight forward process and we always offer outstanding value for money. If you require any information or questions answered, Zon takes great pride in our customer service, and our well-qualified Freight Forwarding agents will ensure and uncompromised satisfaction and peace of mind  Importing to Australia with our global supply chain.    

THE TWO MAJOR KINDS OF FREIGHT FORWARDING

What you should know about the two most common types of freight what will suit your business best

Sea Freight Forwarding

There are peculiar advantages for various freight forwarding modes and deciding the perfect one will help you and your business a lot. Things you consider while choosing the mode of freight forwarding is the geographical nature of your destination, the distance, the nature of the goods you are transporting, the distance to be covered, time and schedule that must be kept to and then, of course, your budget. Sea freight forwarding of goods might seem a bit backwards technologically, but it presents a more economical option for your business. It is also an easier less complex means and also very reliable than other means.

Therefore, if your goods are oversized, heavy or of large quantity per shipment and delivery time is of less importance, then sea freight forwarding should be your best pick. When freight shipping by sea you put into consideration the sailing frequency, transit times and the rotation of vessel ports for delivery. You should also put into consideration how your goods will fare in the humidity and temperature during the sea voyage – if it will affect your cargo, then consider another mode.

Sea freight shipping is the most economical and safe mode to transport your goods between countries among other modes of importing or exporting. There is a movement of large volume and quantity of cargo through the use of containers for packing goods with improvement in the safety and speed of transporting and delivering the goods.

Air Freight Forwarding

If your shipment or goods are meant to be delivered at a particular time or according to a particular schedule, then air freight forwarding is your best bet. Considering time-sensitivity of your cargo or business nature and options, air freight forwarding is recommended for you. However, this mode of freight forwarding incurs more cost that the sea freight forwarding. It is also restricted to available airports near the locations of arrival and departure.

Also, the cost of shipment through air freight is determined firstly by the weight of the cargo and then by how quickly the cargo is to be delivered. Therefore, if you have heavy cargo which is also time-sensitive, it implies more cost for you. But on the brighter side, you will have a lesser warehousing cost and insurance rates.

Why importing by air freight to Australia is better

Here are some reasons why retailers and importers choose this mode of importation

Reliability

The use of air freight forwarding assures you of getting your goods on time. Flights can indeed be delayed due to one reason or another, but airlines are conscious of this fact and work towards staying ahead of their schedule. Your goods can be shipped on the next available flight to avoid any significant delays as flights move between cities.

Speed

Shipment through the air is considered the fasted means of transit for your cargo. If you deal on consumable goods then like other retailers and importers, embracing air freight forwarding into Australia can help you deliver your products on time.

Safety

Yes! Airfreight is the safest means or shipping cargo especially if they are valuables or fragile goods. In this case, there is little or no chance of incurring any damages to your goods. This safety is ensured by the strict adherence measures imposed by the airline carriers.

Frequently Asked Questions on Freight Forwarding to Australia

Why are the rates for air freight rates volatile?

There are a lot of reasons that make airfreight rates vary. But mainly they may be due to space needed, the value of the currency, price of fuel and the airline route used.

Are there any available payment terms?

Yes, there are but it is only available to ABN holders.

Who handles the insurance?

We offer you insurance, which is included in your invoice, but it is optional. You can estimate the cost using the formula: Product value (in AUD) * .006

How long it takes for my cargo to arrive its destination?

In general, and most cases, your cargo is meant to take a day to go through customs at origin and destinations (making it two days in total). Depending on your origin and location transit will be between 2 – 6 days for air freight and up to a month or more for sea freight.

What important documents are needed to move my cargo?

Importing to Australia requires your airway bill and commercial invoice. If the product is timber-related or packaged with timber, then a certificate of treatment will probably be required too.

Proof of payment might be requested by the Australian Customs to check if the cost is in line with the commercial value estimated.

Which locations are cargos frequently transported?

We can import air and sea freight to Australia through the following locations: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Cairns, Gold Coast, among others.

We can also move your cargo to other locations through land transportation.

How can my cargo be delivered?

There are two options for this: doorstep delivery and arranged collection or pick up at our depots. The later will save you money depending, however, on the size of the consignment.

Can dangerous goods be moved?

Yes, they can be moved, although, there is a significant difference in the price for different kinds of products. What we need to make this happen is the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) from your manufacturer or supplier.

How much will tax, duties, and quarantine fees cost me?

Specific formulas are required to compute these figures. Reach out to us for more assistance on this.

How should my items be packed?

Not much advice to give you on this, but, just make sure that your products can travel safely. You can do this with cardboard, paper or bubble raps depending on the fragility of the items.

Is it expensive to import air freight to Australia?

It is not exactly! If your cargo weighs 50kg and below it is more cost economical to use air freight forwarding. More advice on this and other alternative means will be provided to you by our manager assigned to you.

Sea freight or air freight, which do you recommend?

If it is fragile, urgent, and less than 100kg or much guarantee is needed, then I recommend air freight, but price-wise sea freight is less expensive. You can read up our article on air and sea freight to make up your mind on the perfect means for shipping your cargo.

Can I import items from a supplier that does not ship to Australia?

Yes, you can if our experts confirm that the goods are permitted in the country. But import conditions may apply. Talk to us for more insight.

Can I ship if my company is not global?

Yes, you can. Anybody can import and export their products with the right advice. Talk to us and we will be more than happy to help you grow your business.

How the shipments are generally handled?

Handling of shipments is generally based on the terms of shipping. When you order from your supplier, our agent contacts them to make arrangements for collection and export – including clearance.

The highest costs in sea and air freight forwarding?

Costs for shipping vary a lot due to the circumstances surrounding the cargo. Generally, overall charges are determined by the freight elements at the ports or airports. They are dependent on the size of cargo, volume, and weight – space for cargo is also considered together with any other special requests.

When should I pay for shipping? 

I would advise you to pay for your shipping upfront. This is because the forwarder has to pay the airline or shipping line almost at the same timeframe to make the process smoother and faster.

Reach out to us today via email at info@zoncustomsbrokers.com.au or you can reach us through a call with 1300 742 357 and we will get in touch with you. You can also find us on our social media outlets on YouTube and Facebook for more information.

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