Personal Effects Shipping 2019-04-29T05:46:08+00:00

Personal Effects Shipping

Shipping personal effects

At any one time, there are about one million Australians living and working overseas. Whatever the reason for moving overseas, being properly prepared for your new environment can help you to make the transition less stressful and allow you to adapt more easily to your new lifestyle. If you need to move your personal effects stress-free with utmost care then, contact Cargo Australia Pty.Ltd.

Personal effects are a reference to everyday items of personal use. It includes clothes, footwear, personal hygiene and grooming items, furniture, appliances, sporting equipment, and books.

 

Personal effects shipping by Sea

Our team at Cargo Australia has a purpose to make the experience of your move as relaxing as it can be. We are fully aware that moving your whole family abroad can be quite the dilemma which is why we have created many options for you to be able to do this. We have custom made solutions for your international move and you can count on us because we have over 15 years of experience as an international shipping and moving solutions provider.

We don’t have any hidden fees on our international moving services and this is a great way to budget the money you spend so that just because you are relocating internationally does not mean that you have to spend a fortune. There are many cheap shipping solutions for your international move.

For anyone moving overseas, shipping household goods and all of your furniture is a lot to think about, even before looking for international moving services. The first step is to determine how much you want to move. Cost mainly depends on that fact. Therefore, Take the time to plan out your international move because you don’t want to be one of those people that rush into things and in the end don’t feel like they have time to organize and plan out the moving budget before the date is set. This mistake can cost you a lot of money and take up all the valuable time you have to set up a budget.

International moving by sea is made up of two different basic versions of shipping articles: Full container load and less container load.

 

Self Pack Moving containers

When you have decided on all the items that you wish to transport, we can help you set up a budget that is going to be based on the volume of your move. Standard 20’container holds approx.. the equivalent of a 3-bedroom house.

If you need to move items from a 4 bedroom or above or ship a car with your personal effects then, you may need to use a 40’ container.

The cheapest container shipping option would be by using our self-pack moving container service.

 

Packing a shipping container for an Overseas Move

You can hire people to pack your container for you, but it is not necessary if you have a few tips up your sleeve. If you pack and load your own container you can save yourself a lot of money.

  • Small household items and clothes should be placed in sturdy boxes and labelled.
  • Bikes – wrap bikes in blankets or sheets to prevent scratches.
  • Books – place books into small boxes as they can get very heavy and the boxes can break under the weight or make them too heavy to easily move.
  • Crockery and fragile pieces – all breakable items need to be individually wrapped in newspaper or bubble wrap.
  • Flammable items cannot be shipped at all.
  • Paintings/frames – wrap them in bubble wrap and then cover them in cardboard; they should be stored standing and not lying flat.
  • Tables – if possible remove the legs and bubble wrap or cover the table in blankets.
  • TV/computer – Laptops should travel with you, but TVs and PCs if possible, should be placed in their original boxes and reinforced with Styrofoam boxes.
  • Valuables – jewellery, personal papers such as birth certificates and passports should not be packed into the container.

When you load the items into the container place the heavier boxed items on the floor and stack upwards. Pack boxes and items tightly together in order to prevent them from moving around inside. Contact us to discuss the best way you can utilise a container for shipping goods overseas

 

Less container load (LCL shipping)

This method of shipping is perfect if you wish to ship a smaller amount of items. If you to not have goods to fill a container you have the option of using our half a container Australia shipping service or if your shipment is less than 1m3 (approx. 9 tea chest size boxes) in volume.

We handle LCL shipments to New Zealand, USA (Including Hawaii and Alaska), Singapore, UAE and many destinations around the world from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and other major capital cities around the world.

Air freight shipping

Whether you are moving to NZ, UK, Philippines, Thailand, China, Canada, Costa Rica or any other destination around the world and you are preparing to start a new life and need to move your personal belongings by air freight for faster delivery then, Cargo Australia should be your number one choice.

We will offer you the cheapest and reliable shipping option available for any destination.

Although moving by air is quicker than moving by sea, it is also more expensive, and you should be ready to pay extra money for this service.

Shipping Vehicles overseas

Cargo Australia Pty.Ltd is one of the leading freight shipping companies of vehicle shipping. We handle cars, motorhomes, caravans, motorbikes, Quad bikes to many destinations around the world.

In some countries, you may need to obtain a permit to import a car, motorbike, caravan or a  motorhome. In certain countries, you may have to pay customs duty. Best, if you check with your relevant customs office before shipping.

But, if you are planning to take your car, caravan, motorhome or motorbike on a holiday then, it will give you the freedom to travel independently and have control over your travel plans then we recommend you to use a CPD (Carnet de Passages en Douane) also referred to as a passport for your vehicle. CPD is an asset of vouchers that are valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

 

Packing a container for an Overseas Move

 You can hire people to pack your container for you, but it is not necessary if you have a few tips up your sleeve. If you pack and load your own container you can save yourself a lot of money.

  • Small household items and clothes should be placed in sturdy boxes and labelled.
  • Bikes – wrap bikes in blankets or sheets to prevent scratches.
  • Books – place books into small boxes as they can get very heavy and the boxes can break under the weight or make them too heavy to easily move.
  • Crockery and fragile pieces – all breakable items need to be individually wrapped in newspaper or bubble wrap.
  • Flammable items cannot be shipped at all.
  • Paintings/frames – wrap them in bubble wrap and then cover them in cardboard; they should be stored standing and not lying flat.
  • Tables – if possible remove the legs and bubble wrap or cover the table in blankets.
  • TV/computer – Laptops should travel with you, but TVs and PCs if possible, should be placed in their original boxes and reinforced with Styrofoam boxes.
  • Valuables – jewellery, personal papers such as birth certificates and passports should not be packed into the container.

When you load the items into the container place the heavier boxed items on the floor and stack upwards. Pack boxes and items tightly together in order to prevent them from moving around inside. Contact to discuss the best way you can utilise a container for shipping goods overseas

Moving to Australia

In Australia, personally owned and used overseas by you for a specific length of time. Generally, this is 12 months prior to your departure. Motor vehicles, vehicle parts do not classify as personal effects and also Tobacco and tobacco products.

If you are planning to move to Australia, contact Cargo Australia Pty.Ltd first. We will arrange the customs and quarantine clearances from all major sea and airports and will arrange door delivery anywhere in Australia.

Frequently asked questions:

What is a shipping container

A shipping container is a large metal box used in storing and transporting cargo across the world. It has the strength to withstand use. All shipping containers are waterproof.

How many types of containers are there?

We use 20’ ( Length 5.90m x  Width 2.3m x Height 2.3m) and 40’ (Length 11.9m x Width 2.35m x Height 2.35m) containers for personal effects shipping.

 Who provides the container?

Ocean carrier provides the empty container

What is the transit period

Usually, it is between 10-50 days. For NZ it is approx.. 10 days and some parts of South America, countries such as Argentina, Brazil it is about 50 days.

 

 

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