Anyone bringing in a container to Perth from the US?

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Offline booah

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Anyone bringing in a container to Perth from the US?
« on: December 22, 2019, 12:32:27 PM »
I have a heavy pallet that should be ready at the end of Jan to ship from San Francisco to Perth.

Anyone filling a container and want to share costs?

Pallet will be approx 2000 x 1200 x 600 and weigh about 250 kg.

Shipping costs are going through the roof it seams.

Offline SXTY8

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Re: Anyone bringing in a container to Perth from the US?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2019, 04:21:16 PM »
It seems to me that you're looking at the most expensive option in San Francisco to Perth.
I think you would have a better chance of success if you got it road freighted to LA, then shipped to Sydney or Melbourne and then freighted to Perth.
Last I checked a years or so ago, my shipping agent was charging $1K/cubic mt. for LA to Melbourne. Weight usually doesn't matter as 4 cars in a 40 footer doesn't come anywhere near it's load capacity.

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Re: Anyone bringing in a container to Perth from the US?
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2019, 05:15:15 PM »
I would ask quotes for different combinations of ports and see the best solution. I don't have the most recent prices, but I believe a 250kg pallet from San Francisco to Perth should cost around AU$1,000/1,500
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Re: Anyone bringing in a container to Perth from the US?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2019, 01:54:30 PM »
Try these guys (America West), their website seems to be down atm but they are on FB - https://www.facebook.com/americawest66/

They bought a car in for me a while ago, they also do parts etc (ex LA though I think)

cheers

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Re: Anyone bringing in a container to Perth from the US?
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2019, 10:49:43 AM »
Cheers for all the ideas, I'll do some more research after the holiday break.

 

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