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Shipping Your Stuff to Australia

Container shipping to Australia is the preferred way for immigrants to get their belongings “down under” on time and in one piece. There are many companies specializing in container shipping to Australia, but only a handful which are reliable and reputable. Considering the large distance of shipping to Australia, choosing an experienced company should be a top priority. A company that ships containers to Australia needs to be quick and efficient in order to offer a competitive price and keep customers happy.

Today, container shipping to Australia is the most popular choice. More than 90% of all non-bulk cargo shipped to Australia is done with stackable containers. These containers are stacked one on top of another on large transport ships. Since most containers today are built according to the ISO quality standard, even car shipping to Australia is done using them. With the standard sizes and shapes of ISO containers, one can tell if a car will fit properly or not, thereby reducing the costs and time spent shipping to Australia. The use of standard container sizes around the world has lessened a lot of problems. From transporting containers on railways to storage facilities, the logistics involved in the transportation of containers have been streamlined.Containers also offer the added value of security. Since one’s belongings are concealed within the steel walls of the container, they are not visible to potential thieves. And if the container doors are properly sealed with a stamp, tampering or theft is even more unlikely. Consequently, the “falling off the truck” syndrome has declined significantly. For those who don’t know, the “falling off the truck” syndrome would happen when, along the shipping route, workers would open up boxes and take whatever they liked. Once the shipment arrived at the residence, the movers would claim the shipment fell off the truck and the items that were broken, thrown away.

In addition, people who have a large front yard can have a container brought to their property and thereby load it at their leisure. Once the container is fully loaded all they have to do is call the shipping company to come and pick up the container. If the residence one is moving to also has a front yard, it is possible to ask that the shippers leave the container on your site until you are done unloading it. This can also save a lot of money on packaging.

Companies who specialize in container shipping to Australia should arrange everything, including collection, packing and shipping to Australia. Once at your new dwelling in Australia they should oversee all the unpacking and make sure all your belongings are in one piece. Quality is of the standard you demand and can expect when working with fully bonded container shipping companies.

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