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Specialised Project and Logistics Services news section. Relating to you any current news or changes or opinions with regard to shipping and transportation of any heavy equipment or machinery to and from Australia. Or newsworthy items with regards to shipping rates, haulage rates, changes in required documentation or government regulations. Tariffs and tax changes. Shipping, freight and haulage rate changes. Shipping line policy changes. And government news particularly in relation to the mining, agricultural and industrial sectors.

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Self Pack Containers – Do you need Insurance if you are relocating overseas.

It is always recommended that you insure your shipment, but the reality is that you need to consider the value of the goods, the cost of insurance, the risk involved, and any excess charges or restrictions that might apply.
For household […]

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Moving Overseas? Self Pack Container Shipping – Buying your own container

If relocating overseas – you may wish to buy your own container.
In some cases this may be a viable option. Hopefully you have accommodation waiting for you at the other end, but sometimes this is not the case.
Normally we would […]

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How to export charity items to Fiji

Interestingly enough, Australians are apparently the greatest contributors to charities set up for natural disasters in the world.
This is all very generous, but often the sentiment can be in conflict with the rules and regulations of the countries that suffer […]

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Exporting to New Caledonia

New Caledonia is known for its huge nickel deposits, which is its major export. Exports to New Caledonia revolve around foodstuffs, building, construction and mining.  
New Caledonia is governed by France, and is therefore considered as part of Europe.  As […]

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An introduction to the Freight Forwarding industry

Very simply, a freight forwarder can arrange the transport of freight from one point to another.
This can be from door to door, or any points in between ( commonly called the supply chain).
Freight forwarding can apply to both international and […]

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Do you want a freight rate? For an accurate sea or air freight rate – think about the following questions…

For ‘what’ do you want a freight rate?
You would think that this is common sense, but the number of times I get someone asking something like “can you please give me a rate from China to Australia” or something similar… […]

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How to relocate internationally from Australia affordably | Self Pack Containers For Your Household Goods

If you are relocating internationally from Australia, the cost of packing up your house and taking all of your personal and family possessions may not be as expensive as you think.
But you do need to think outside the box and […]

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LCL Export of Craft Beer

If you are wanting to export your craft beer outside of Australia, then below are some pointers to keep in mind when organising your cargo for shipment.
Craft beer usually travels in temperature controlled containers (called reefers).
Unfortunately the only export trade […]

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Different Container Types and Their Uses

Size and types of containers, and what they are used for.
This is by no means all encompassing.
Size of containers – these days the smallest size is a 20′ (or 6meter) container – commonly referred to as a TEU (twenty equivalent […]

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How To Ship Export Wine From Australia

Wine is exported from Australia in three different ways:
Bulk – in ISO tanks.
ISO tanks come with a variety of litre capacities. The most common used for export from Australia is 21000L because of the road weight restrictions. These tanks are […]

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