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Shipping to Port of Melbourne
Looking to ship from China to the Port of Melbourne in Australia? China-based freight forwarder CNXtrans can help you consolidate and ship your goods from China to the Port of Melbourne by sea freight. Air freight is also available to an airport in or close to Melbourne. Alternatively, instead of just shipping to the Port of Melbourne, CNXtrans also offers full door to door shipping all the way to your address in Melbourne or anywhere in Australia.
About Shipping to Port of Melbourne
How best to ship by sea freight from China to the Port of Melbourne?
One way which CNXtrans can help you ship by sea freight from China to the Port of Melbourne is on a FCL (Full Container Load) or LCL (Less Container Load) basis. If we ship this way, you will need to hire your own customs broker in Melbourne to help you with customs clearance. FCL and LCL shipping do not come inclusive of any customs duties in Australia and destination port charges. Both customs duties and destination port charges will be payable once the shipment has arrived in Melbourne. You can either pick up the goods at the Port of Melbourne or arrange to have your agent to collect the goods from the Port of Melbourne and deliver all the way to your address.
Alternatively, CNXtrans can also ship by sea freight to your address in Melbourne or anywhere in Australia on a door to door basis. With door to door sea freight shipments from China to Melbourne or anywhere in Australia, CNXtrans will be able to include customs clearance service, destination port charges and delivery all the way to your address in Australia. Any applicable customs duties in Australia will be payable to customs in Australia once the shipment has arrived in Australia. This will save your the hassle of having to hire your own customs broker in Australia or worrying about destination port charges in Australia without knowing how much they will cost. With door to door sea freight shipping from China to Australia via CNXtrans, all the these costs (except customs duties) are included upfront in the shipping fee that you pay to CNXtrans, giving you a peace of mind and all you have to do is wait for the shipment to be delivered to your door.
One more alternative that CNXtrans offers for customers looking to ship from China to Melbourne is to simply ship from China to a partner warehouse located in Melbourne close to the Port of Melbourne. This type of shipments will also be done on a door-to door basis meaning that the shipment will also include customs clearance, destination port fees and delivery to the partner warehouse in Melbourne. You will not need to hire your own customs broker or pay any destination port fees in Australia. Once the shipment has arrived at the port warehouse in Melbourne, you will then need to make arrangements to have the goods collected from there.
Port of Melbourne
The Port of Melbourne is the largest port for containerised and general cargo in Australia. It is located in Melbourne, Victoria, and covers an area at the mouth of the Yarra River, downstream of Bolte Bridge, which is at the head of Port Phillip, as well as several piers on the bay itself. Since 1 July 2003, the Port of Melbourne has been managed by the Port of Melbourne Corporation, a statutory corporation created by the State of Victoria.
Most of the port is in the suburb of West Melbourne and should not be confused with the Melbourne suburb of Port Melbourne although Webb Dock and Station Pier, parts of the Port of Melbourne, are in Port Melbourne.Port Melbourne (or Sandridge as it was known until 1884) was a busy port early in the history of Melbourne, but declined as a cargo port with the development of the Port of Melbourne in the late 19th century. It retains Melbourne's passenger terminal however, with cruise ships and ferries using Station Pier. Infrastructure Victoria estimate that the Port of Melbourne will reach its capacity in 2055.
Port of Melbourne is Australasia’s largest maritime hub for containerised, automotive and general cargo. It is a key economic asset for businesses and people across Victoria and south-eastern Australia. Port of Melbourne is Australia’s largest capital city container and general cargo port, handling more than one-third of the nation’s container trade. The Port of Melbourne operates as a landlord port and are responsible for planning, operating and maintaining port land and shipping channels. Melbourne Port ensures the port has the capacity and capability needed to handle cargo, and that facilities and infrastructure are developed and maintained as needed.
Located in the heart of Melbourne, among growing communities, vital industrial precincts and transport corridors, Melbourne Port is the cornerstone of Victoria’s port freight transport network, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Melbourne has continued to develop and evolve closely around the port, supporting the prosperity of thousands of businesses and the daily lives of many people across south-eastern Australia.
With the necessary port facilities and transport connections to handle each of the major trades, the Port of Melbourne serves as a vital freight hub for Australia, including southern New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania.
• Largest container port in Australasia
• Over 3.23 million TEU handled annually
• Over 8,850 containers (TEU) and 900 new motor vehicles per day on average
• Total trade of over 107 million revenue tonnes
• Total trade value around $118 billion
The Port of Melbourne handles all cargo types including dry bulk, liquid bulk and breakbulk:
• a variety of non-containerised pack types including farm equipment and machinery
• breakbulk commodities such as timber, paper, iron and steel
• dry cargo including cement, sugar, grain and gypsum
• bulk liquids from petrochemicals to crude oil and molasses
Over 30 commercial berths
• International container terminals at Swanson Dock, Webb Dock East
• World class automotive terminal at Webb Dock West, handling hundreds of motor vehicles each day
• Shipping and navigation
• Around 3000 ship visits annually
• First port in Australia to operate as a VTS authority under Commonwealth accreditation
• Professional hydrographic survey
Consolidate & Ship Internationally from China via CNXtrans and Enjoy Free Warehousing Services at the CNXtrans Warehouse in China
Free Unlimited Storage
CNXtrans does not charge you for storage of goods at our warehouse. Hence you can take your time to make all the orders from various suppliers that you need to make - we'll store all your goods (which have already arrived) at our warehouse until everything has arrived and you're ready to ship internationally
Free Labelling of Packages
CNXtrans does not charge you for labeling of packages at our warehouse. Whether you need us to label your packages with Amazon FBA stickers for purposes of shipping to Amazon FBA warehouses or you need us to stick on your company on your company logo, simply send the stickers to us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) we'll stick them on for you at no charge.
Free Repackaging Service
CNXtrans does not charge you for repackaging of goods at our warehouse. Once all your packages have arrived we'll access them for international shipping and decide how to pack them in the most efficient way as to minimize your volumetric weight and thereby minimize your international shipping costs. This may involve using a smaller package for certain items or simply combining all the items from different packages into one big package - we'll do whatever it takes to minimize your volumetric weight.
Free Consolidation of Packages
CNXtrans does not charge you for consolidating your packages into a single shipment. This is ideal if you're buying from multiple suppliers/factories/Alibaba manufacturers but wish to have all your goods shipped together as a single international shipment in order to minimize your shipping costs. Consolidation is sometimes confused with repacking but in actual fact consolidation can come both with or without repacking. Consolidation simply refers to the act of shipping multiple packages concurrently as a single shipment - they do not all have to be combined into one big package - as long as they are shipped together (concurrently) it is considered one consolidated shipment. There is a base shipping charge (which can be thought of as a minimum shipping charge) for each shipment that you make and shipping multiple packages concurrently (which constitutes a consolidated shipment) ensures that you only have to pay this base charge once instead of paying it for every single package that is shipped separately.
Even without repacking them into a single package, shipping multiple packages concurrently helps you save because you are only charged the base shipping weight once. This helps reduce your international shipping costs. Naturally, if deemed appropriate for your shipment, consolidation can come with repackaging too - after assessing your shipment if we deem that combining all the items into one single large package or into fewer packages can help reduce your volumetric weight, we will do so for you at no charge.