Importing Freight from Australia
A large thinly populated continent with vast distances between resources and population centres, and with vast distances to most trading partners, Australia has long relied on having a strong logistics infrastructure. It ranks 19th on the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index.
It misses out on the top five trade routes, the Australia-Far East comes in 6th with nearly 3M TEU shipped (2013).
One of the top 25 global forwarders, Toll Group, had been an Australian company until Japan Post’s acquisition in 2015. Similarly TNT was once an Australian company.
For more information on importing from Australia refer to a real time, international freight index for prices and trends from the world’s largest freight rate database.
Top Australian Export Commodities
|Iron Ore||$60 billion|
|Coal Briquettes||$37.2 billion|
|Petroleum Gas||$16.3 billion|
|Crude Petroleum||$9.1 billion|
Australian Import Trends
Ocean Exports from the US to Australia
Ocean Exports from China to Australia
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List of Import/Export Ports in Australia
|Port||UN Port Code|
|Port of Adelaide||AU ADL|
|Port of Brisbane||AU BNE|
|Port of Darwin||AU DRW|
|Fremantle Port||AU FRE|
|Port of Geelong||AU GEX|
|Port of Gladstone||AU GLT|
|Port of Melbourne||AU MEL|
|Port of Newcastle||AU NTL|
|Port of Sydney||AU SYD|
Import Taxes From Australia
- Goods imported into Australia are classified under the Customs Tariff, and may be subject to customs duty.
- Customs import entry procedures are based on self-assessment by importers, including self-assessment of the correct classification of goods.
- For more information on Australia tax laws, please see here
- For assistance with freight shipping calculations, see our tool here