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Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: used2have1 on May 17, 2010, 01:25:22 PM
Port Service Charge: $957.06

Delivery Order: $60.00

Cargo Automation: $22.50

CMR Fee: $25.00

Postage & Petties: $5.00

Customs Clearance: $ 150.00

Quarantine Entry Fee: $ 35.00

Quarantine Inspection Fee: $ 139.00 (based on 1 x 15min inspection)

Depot Fee: at cost (estimated $120.00-$220.00)

Cleaning & Re-inspections: at cost

Freightnet Attendance fee: $ 75.00 (if required)

GST: TBA – This will be based on the cost of the vehicle in AUD, plus Duty (if applicable), plus freight, plus insurance.

Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: 68pony on May 17, 2010, 02:56:21 PM
This is a list of what i paid my broker not including gst on the purchase price of the car.
pick up from wharf and unpack from container-$400
destruction dunage based on shared cost 3 cars-$247.67
aqis inspection facility fee-$50
customs clearance-$170
aqis entry and attendance-$50
aqis fees-$139
decleration processing charges-$70
sea cargo automation-$25
deliver order-$50
that was it plus gst on purchase of car , paid on 14/05/2010 ,my car passed the aqis inspection and did not need cleaning , by the way there is no duty if car is over 30yrs old.
cheers chris
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: shane427 on May 17, 2010, 06:17:50 PM
Looks about the right. The numbers below are what i was quoted for my car arriving in a few weeks.

Port charges / unpack / transport   485
Booking fee   25
Fuel                   33
   
Delivery Order Fee   55
Quarantine Fee   199
Quarantine Attendance   99
Customs Clearance   395
CMR Recovery   55
Postage Petties   10.5
Cleaning if required   200
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: Rock65 on May 17, 2010, 10:04:25 PM
Darren ,i wrote a cheque for $5500 when my car arrived. That was all up........
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: used2have1 on May 18, 2010, 08:09:23 AM
thanks guys,just wanted to be sure.
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: mark678 on May 18, 2010, 08:23:34 AM
this is the trouble you get into with some folk...... they are charging you all the fees for the whole container...... what did you get charged for the freight? there are plenty of guys who only charge a one off fee usually around 3- 3.5k..... which is reasonable
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: 68pony on May 18, 2010, 11:56:44 AM
Quote
Originally posted by mark678
this is the trouble you get into with some folk...... they are charging you all the fees for the whole container...... what did you get charged for the freight? there are plenty of guys who only charge a one off fee usually around 3- 3.5k..... which is reasonable

Yes based on 4 cars in container and if you read the fine print it does not include aqis fees and in some case's does not include gst on freight.
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: Rock65 on May 18, 2010, 12:31:29 PM
Quote
Originally posted by mark678
this is the trouble you get into with some folk...... they are charging you all the fees for the whole container...... what did you get charged for the freight? there are plenty of guys who only charge a one off fee usually around 3- 3.5k..... which is reasonable
 Dont forget the more your car is the higher the GST bill will be,so the figure of 3-3.5k is variable. My cost of $5500 incl GST,shipping ,cleaning ,aqis fees ,etc,etc
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: cage on May 18, 2010, 01:44:41 PM
Quote
Originally posted by 68pony
This is a list of what i paid my broker not including gst on the purchase price of the car.
pick up from wharf and unpack from container-$400
destruction dunage based on shared cost 3 cars-$247.67
aqis inspection facility fee-$50
customs clearance-$170
aqis entry and attendance-$50
aqis fees-$139
decleration processing charges-$70
sea cargo automation-$25
deliver order-$50
that was it plus gst on purchase of car , paid on 14/05/2010 ,my car passed the aqis inspection and did not need cleaning , by the way there is no duty if car is over 30yrs old.
cheers chris


Hey Chris, who did you use as a broker if you don't mind me asking?
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: 68pony on May 18, 2010, 02:51:03 PM
Quote
Originally posted by cage
Quote
Originally posted by 68pony
This is a list of what i paid my broker not including gst on the purchase price of the car.
pick up from wharf and unpack from container-$400
destruction dunage based on shared cost 3 cars-$247.67
aqis inspection facility fee-$50
customs clearance-$170
aqis entry and attendance-$50
aqis fees-$139
decleration processing charges-$70
sea cargo automation-$25
deliver order-$50
that was it plus gst on purchase of car , paid on 14/05/2010 ,my car passed the aqis inspection and did not need cleaning , by the way there is no duty if car is over 30yrs old.
cheers chris


Hey Chris, who did you use as a broker if you don't mind me asking?

Don't mind at all mate,i used: Tony warr international Pty Ltd as my broker,
they are actually based in queensland and easy to deal with
here is there number ask for chris warr (07)38488088 , Just wan't to add that the unpack depot used in my case was 10 minutes from home that made it really easy to watch the unpack and pickup car.
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: used2have1 on May 20, 2010, 12:04:08 PM
Found out, that cause my car is in with other ""stuff"", not cars.... Its Cubied up and you pay on space....
Therefore will cost more.Sounds strange to me...
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: ponyride on May 20, 2010, 12:10:40 PM
The AUD has tanked against the green back too, so make sure you keep your calculations up to date if you haven't paid for everything already.
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: Nobby76 on December 05, 2011, 08:49:27 PM
Quote from: used2have1 link=topic=10569.msg109289#msg109289
Found out, that cause my car is in with other ""stuff"", not cars.... Its Cubied up and you pay on space....
Therefore will cost more.Sounds strange to me...


Did you get this resolved?? I've just received a quote from a company my shipping agent is using as my 2 cars are in with other goods. They are quoting per cube as well which is making it 3 times dearer than the original quote I received off another broker??

Thought it was simple until this happened!!
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: Frank70 on December 05, 2011, 10:59:17 PM
I didn't add up the original post total, but I think I paid more in the various fees , not counting GST.
I would advise not doing what I did and just pay. I have no paperwork of any description to prove what I paid vs. what was really charged. Only a spreadsheet from the broker with the costs and the total. I have been asking for docs without luck.

Example ... I got charged for a 2nd AQIS inspection as it failed the first. So $460 odd and when I went to get the get it had mud all underneath it. Was never Steam cleaned once here - let alone twice.

so I am pretty sure I got ripped off.

Cheers,
Frank.
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: Nobby76 on December 06, 2011, 11:53:59 AM
Quote from: Frank70 link=topic=10569.msg164847#msg164847
I didn't add up the original post total, but I think I paid more in the various fees , not counting GST.
I would advise not doing what I did and just pay. I have no paperwork of any description to prove what I paid vs. what was really charged. Only a spreadsheet from the broker with the costs and the total. I have been asking for docs without luck.

Example ... I got charged for a 2nd AQIS inspection as it failed the first. So $460 odd and when I went to get the get it had mud all underneath it. Was never Steam cleaned once here - let alone twice.

so I am pretty sure I got ripped off.

Cheers,
Frank.


Thanks, good advice.
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: Nobby76 on December 06, 2011, 07:20:14 PM
just got an email back, after asking why it was so much dearer they dropped the price. Still don't understand why they charge per cubic metre for unloading a whole car, but guess we don't have a choice, so they can charge what they want!!
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: Frank70 on December 06, 2011, 10:44:02 PM
Good job !

I know for next time to use someone who quotes shipping and brokerage.

Cheers,
Frank.
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: StephenSLR on April 30, 2012, 01:10:45 PM

This is what I got from Freightnet Sydney, it's who Schumacher have sent it to.

The size of a motor vehicle is approx 14cbm.
 
IMPORT SEAFREIGHT/MOTOR VEHICLE IMPORT
DESCRIPTION               CHARGES
Formal Clearance       AUD 135.00
Port Service Charge       AUD 65.00/cbm x 14 = $910.00
Terminal Handling Charge  AUD 20.00/cbm x 14 = $280.00
Quarantine entry        AUD 139.00/entry
Quarantine attendance  AUD 35.00
Quarantine inspection       AUD 75.00 per inspection
Security Surcharge   AUD 10.00
Delivery Order   AUD 65.00
Post & Pettis   AUD 5.00
Cargo Automation/CMR   AUD 40.00
Steam Clean         AUD 225.00 per vehicle / AUD 175.00 per motor cycle
 
NOTES   
1. Excludes any additional disbursements paid on  your behalf
2. All charges are COD
3. Excludes duties & GST payable to customs
4. All above charges exclude GST

All adds up to $1919.00, not sure if anything is optional, i.e. the steam clean, etc.
 
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Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: 68pony on April 30, 2012, 03:00:08 PM
Quote from: StephenSLR link=topic=10569.msg178085#msg178085

This is what I got from Freightnet Sydney, it's who Schumacher have sent it to.

The size of a motor vehicle is approx 14cbm.
 
IMPORT SEAFREIGHT/MOTOR VEHICLE IMPORT
DESCRIPTION               CHARGES
Formal Clearance       AUD 135.00
Port Service Charge       AUD 65.00/cbm x 14 = $910.00
Terminal Handling Charge  AUD 20.00/cbm x 14 = $280.00
Quarantine entry        AUD 139.00/entry
Quarantine attendance  AUD 35.00
Quarantine inspection       AUD 75.00 per inspection
Security Surcharge   AUD 10.00
Delivery Order   AUD 65.00
Post & Pettis   AUD 5.00
Cargo Automation/CMR   AUD 40.00
Steam Clean         AUD 225.00 per vehicle / AUD 175.00 per motor cycle
 
NOTES   
1. Excludes any additional disbursements paid on  your behalf
2. All charges are COD
3. Excludes duties & GST payable to customs
4. All above charges exclude GST

All adds up to $1919.00, not sure if anything is optional, i.e. the steam clean, etc.
 
s

Steve quarantine will determine if the car needs to be cleaned ,so the clean is a option, i have imported 2 cars one passed and did not need a clean the other did not pass and had to be cleaned, the only other extra will be the gst on the purchase price of the car which is payed to customs.
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: StephenSLR on April 30, 2012, 06:53:22 PM
Quote from: 68pony link=topic=10569.msg178089#msg178089

i have imported 2 cars one passed and did not need a clean the other did not pass and had to be cleaned, the only other extra will be the gst on the purchase price of the car which is paid to customs.


What I don't get is all the charges:

What's the difference between port charge and terminal charge?

Add to this a formal clearance - what's that?

3 x quarantine charges.

Delivery order?

It all sounds like different fancy named charges for the one service.

:(

s
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: MachAttack on April 30, 2012, 07:26:54 PM
Stephen, this is what I've been given from Freightnet in Melbourne (red writing is mine):

The 'known' charges at this stage are -
 
Customs Clearance               150.00     ( 1 supplier code)
Additional Suppliers              25.00      (per additional supplier)    
Delivery Order                      70.00
Cargo automation                   25.00
Courier                                  15.00 
CMR/Edi                                25.00 
AQIS compliance fee             55.00
 
The 'unknown' charges are - 
 
Port Service Charge     -    approx 65.00 per tonne or cbm, whichever greater     501.91 ft³ = 14.2125 m³ = $923.81
AQIS Attendance        -    approx 250.00  (charges invoiced as disbursed by AQIS) 
Steam Cleaning            -    approx 250.00 per vehicle ( paid by the client directly to steam cleaning premises )
Duty/GST                    -    as disbursed by Australian Customs  
Redline Fee                  -    30.00 if Customs send it 'redline' for scrutiny of the documents 
Inspection Fee             -    approx 75.00 per vehicle as unpack Depot staff need to accompany the AQIS Inspector  
Delivery                       -    we normally suggest you do your own collection
$1613.81 plus any steamcleaning and associated costs. Plus GST of course.

Not sure what an "additional supplier" is so figure includes one.
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: 68pony on April 30, 2012, 08:01:46 PM
Quote from: StephenSLR link=topic=10569.msg178101#msg178101
Quote from: 68pony link=topic=10569.msg178089#msg178089

i have imported 2 cars one passed and did not need a clean the other did not pass and had to be cleaned, the only other extra will be the gst on the purchase price of the car which is paid to customs.


What I don't get is all the charges:

What's the difference between port charge and terminal charge?

Add to this a formal clearance - what's that?

3 x quarantine charges.

Delivery order?

It all sounds like different fancy named charges for the one service.

:(

s

Steve id say the prices have gone up, this is a list of what i paid in may 2010 for our 55 olds it passed quarantine so no cleaning charge.
This is a list of what i paid my broker not including gst on the purchase price of the car.
pick up from wharf and unpack from container-$400
destruction dunage based on shared cost 3 cars-$247.67
aqis inspection facility fee-$50
customs clearance-$170
aqis entry and attendance-$50
aqis fees-$139
decleration processing charges-$70
sea cargo automation-$25
deliver order-$50
total $1201.67
my 53 oldsmobile which i picked up last week i paid $3,500 all up from california to sydney including unpacking and all other associated charges and cleaning, it would have been $500 less but the olds was to tall to fit a car on top.
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: StephenSLR on April 30, 2012, 08:11:45 PM
Quote from: 68pony link=topic=10569.msg178114#msg178114

my 53 oldsmobile which i picked up last week i paid $3,500 all up from california to sydney including unpacking and all other associated charges and cleaning, it would have been $500 less but the olds was to tall to fit a car on top.


That's pretty good considering it'd be $500 less.

On top of my charges listed above I have insurance ($765), A/C degas ($250) and an error on the cert. of title which has cost me $200 to correct.

It certainly all adds up but in the end I think it'll be worth it.

s
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: 68pony on April 30, 2012, 08:19:23 PM
Quote from: StephenSLR link=topic=10569.msg178118#msg178118
Quote from: 68pony link=topic=10569.msg178114#msg178114

my 53 oldsmobile which i picked up last week i paid $3,500 all up from california to sydney including unpacking and all other associated charges and cleaning, it would have been $500 less but the olds was to tall to fit a car on top.


That's pretty good considering it'd be $500 less.

On top of my charges listed above I have insurance ($765), A/C degas ($250) and an error on the cert. of title which has cost me $200 to correct.

It certainly all adds up but in the end I think it'll be worth it.

s

Yeh if it were a mustang it would have been $3000 all up plus what ever the gst is on the purchase price of car, yep i know about titles being wrong been there, pain in the ass
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: StephenSLR on May 01, 2012, 10:50:48 AM
Quote from: 68pony link=topic=10569.msg178119#msg178119
Yeh if it were a mustang it would have been $3000 all up plus what ever the gst is on the purchase price of car


Does that include insurance?

One guy tells me he had his 'vette shipped from LA to SYD last month all up $3,300 - including insurance.

I'm thinking maybe it wasn't insured but he tells me it was.

Even if the co. have insurance built in to their business they'd pass on the costs to the customer.

I can't see how it'd be that cheap unless the car wasn't insured or they somehow get around some of the above charges.

s
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: Mustangpaul on May 01, 2012, 11:20:35 AM
i just got quoted 2300 per car for 4 cars plus GST from Mainfreight. The condition is very important when waiting to get your car. The AQIS can clean as many times as they like which is why I'd like to inspect my self next time and make sure the car is nice and clean etc. If they don't like what they see they'll just keep cleaning and you'll have to wait longer and pay the bill for their cleaning. That was the first thing my mechanic told me when I was importing my last Mustang.
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: malscar on May 01, 2012, 06:37:03 PM
These are the costs I paid this year.

Shipped from Long Beach on 11 Feb, landed Melbourne on 24 March - off dock on 28 March and collected after inspection 1pm 29 March.

US side of things

$1,550 Cost Long Beach - Melb
     900 Insurance                          
     250 Degas                                

total $2700 usd

Aust side of things

$923.65 wharf to depot/unpack/remove rubbish/inspect and hold 3 days 10%=92.37
   70.00 Delivery Order Fee 10%=7.00
   15.00 Courier Charges 10%=1.50
   25.00 Destination Cargo Automation Fee 10%=2.50
   45.00 depot inspection fee 10%=4.50
 150.00 Customs Clearance / Agency Fees 10%=15.00
   55.00 AQIS Compliance 10%=5.50
   ......... Customs Duty/GST/Lodgement Fee Exempt Rated  
   25.00 CMR/Edi Fee 10%=2.50
   30.00  customs red line fee 10%=3.00
 139.00 Destination AQIS Fee Zero Rated

 
ADD GST 133.87
 
Total $1,611.52 AUD

so if you worked on a 1:1 conversion then total $4,311.52 plus the customs duty
 
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: StephenSLR on May 01, 2012, 06:44:40 PM
Quote from: malscar link=topic=10569.msg178209#msg178209
These are the costs I paid this year.


Who did you go with?

s
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: USAtoAUS on May 01, 2012, 11:57:24 PM
I can't believe how much you guys are paying for some of this stuff!

Schumacher and the like sure look cheap on the initial "shipping" price but you get screwed when the vehicle arrives. The car is here and you are in the hands of someone that can, within reason, charge whatever they like as you have to get the car off the dock.

You really should go with someone that does all the packing/shipping /clearance like some people have shown examples of here. In the end it should work out much cheaper.
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: StephenSLR on May 02, 2012, 08:45:28 AM
Quote from: USAtoAUS link=topic=10569.msg178271#msg178271
I can't believe how much you guys are paying for some of this stuff!


It would be good to hear how much you charge and what you think is the price.  This way we might have some bargaining power if we let them know what others are charging.

Schumacher do the shipping from L.A. but I think it's Freightnet in Sydney that we're having the issue with.

If we all think it's unreasonable then we can give Schumacher some feedback and possibly sway them hand it over to someone else to look after the Sydney side of things?

s
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: 68pony on May 02, 2012, 10:31:24 AM
Quote from: StephenSLR link=topic=10569.msg178290#msg178290
Quote from: USAtoAUS link=topic=10569.msg178271#msg178271
I can't believe how much you guys are paying for some of this stuff!


It would be good to hear how much you charge and what you think is the price.  This way we might have some bargaining power if we let them know what others are charging.

Schumacher do the shipping from L.A. but I think it's Freightnet in Sydney that we're having the issue with.

If we all think it's unreasonable then we can give Schumacher some feedback and possibly sway them hand it over to someone else to look after the Sydney side of things?

s

Steve i am using harrys classics, he is charging $2800 all up from long beach to sydney including all unloading etc etc the only extra on top is if it does not pass quarantine ($250) on top,thats it, i had to pay the extra $500 on the olds($3300) cause it was high and they could not put a car on top, that $3300 also includes trucks (f100 , chevy 3100 , etc)
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: StephenSLR on May 02, 2012, 10:38:01 AM
Quote from: 68pony link=topic=10569.msg178297#msg178297
he is charging $2800 all up from long beach to sydney including all unloading etc etc the only extra on top is if it does not pass quarantine ($250) on top,thats it


What about insurance, is your car covered in that fee or do you have to pay extra?

s
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: 68pony on May 02, 2012, 01:48:54 PM
Quote from: StephenSLR link=topic=10569.msg178298#msg178298
Quote from: 68pony link=topic=10569.msg178297#msg178297
he is charging $2800 all up from long beach to sydney including all unloading etc etc the only extra on top is if it does not pass quarantine ($250) on top,thats it


What about insurance, is your car covered in that fee or do you have to pay extra?

s

Cars are insured but for total loss only in that fee.
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: GLENN 70 on May 04, 2012, 10:09:04 PM
One car should cost 3000 dollars all up plus cleaning if it needs ,around 120 , plus ACT charge of 50 dollars ,from long beach to brisbane . But that does not insurance for your car . The only other cost is the GST on the car and customs will bump that up a little .
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: StephenSLR on May 07, 2012, 02:12:01 PM
Quote from: Mustangpaul1 link=topic=10569.msg178191#msg178191
i just got quoted 2300 per car for 4 cars plus GST from Mainfreight.


I've given Mainfreight a call and they'll have a quote to me soon.

Freightnet did say I can arrange for another broker.

s
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: 69candy on May 07, 2012, 08:01:54 PM
I paid $4500.00 all up.(+ GST on car) LA to Adelaide. They did everything. import approval, car handover.  They just rang me when it was here and what day to come and pick it up. I DID Nothing.
American Muscle Car Imports. Very easy to deal with.:thumb:
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: StephenSLR on May 08, 2012, 03:55:42 PM
I contacted Mainfreight for a quote, this is what I got:

All in including cartage, unpack, fuel levy and aqis inspection $995 + gst
Any AQIS destruction or washing would be extra.


Not sure if that's GST on cars value or on $995.

So then I asked

Does your quote include for all the following:

Formal Clearance
Port Service Charge
Terminal Handling Charge
Quarantine entry
Quarantine attendance
Quarantine inspection
Security Surcharge
Delivery Order
Post & Pettis
Cargo Automation/CMR

They replied:

Our quote includes none of that. Our quote is purely cartage ex wharf to yard, lift off/on, unpack, dehire empty.

If you would like all the other charges as well, we do have a freight forwarding and customs clearance part of the business we could arrange a quote from.


Seriously?!


(http://www.gmh-torana.com.au/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/banghead.gif)

Why on earth would I want a partial quote?

I want to turn up, be handed the keys and off I go.

Will have to wait to see how they quote the 'extras'.

s
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: StephenSLR on May 09, 2012, 03:22:46 PM
Quote from: Mustangpaul1 link=topic=10569.msg178191#msg178191
i just got quoted 2300 per car for 4 cars plus GST from Mainfreight.


I just spoke to them and yes, that is if you bring over 4 cars. To do it separately it's around $3,000 each - still pretty good.

Mainfreight aren't much help for me this late in the game. Since Schumacher don't have an office in Sydney and handballed me to Freightnet, both agents add fat to their costs and doing it this way I'm stung paying both their margins.

Some info from Mainfreight:

Mainfreight Automotive has an 8000m3 depot in LA, its sole purpose is exporting cars to NZ and Australia, and is run by an Aussie.   We currently ship 10 containers per month to Australia with sailings to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne departing every 2 weeks

s
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: coops-001 on May 12, 2012, 12:28:04 AM
Quote from: MachAttack link=topic=10569.msg178107#msg178107
Stephen, this is what I've been given from Freightnet in Melbourne (red writing is mine):

The 'known' charges at this stage are -
 
Customs Clearance               150.00     ( 1 supplier code)
Additional Suppliers              25.00      (per additional supplier)    
Delivery Order                      70.00
Cargo automation                   25.00
Courier                                  15.00 
CMR/Edi                                25.00 
AQIS compliance fee             55.00
 
The 'unknown' charges are - 
 
Port Service Charge     -    approx 65.00 per tonne or cbm, whichever greater     501.91 ft³ = 14.2125 m³ = $923.81
AQIS Attendance        -    approx 250.00  (charges invoiced as disbursed by AQIS) 
Steam Cleaning            -    approx 250.00 per vehicle ( paid by the client directly to steam cleaning premises )
Duty/GST                    -    as disbursed by Australian Customs  
Redline Fee                  -    30.00 if Customs send it 'redline' for scrutiny of the documents 
Inspection Fee             -    approx 75.00 per vehicle as unpack Depot staff need to accompany the AQIS Inspector  
Delivery                       -    we normally suggest you do your own collection:mad:
$1613.81 plus any steamcleaning and associated costs. Plus GST of course.

Not sure what an "additional supplier" is so figure includes one.
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: MachAttack on May 12, 2012, 06:58:09 AM
Coops, the above figures are just for clearing costs this end. Freight was a further $1550 plus insurance at 2% of insured value. Received my invoice from Freightnet yesterday and after taking out the GST on import value it came to around $1500 give or take. I will only have to pay more if AQIS order it to be cleaned.
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: GLENN 70 on May 12, 2012, 09:29:48 PM
Hi mate,did not realise you were in brisbane .Give this guy a call Laurie Nicholls at cargo clear ph 07 /36301244 ,his cost will be around 3000 all up ,plus GST on price of car,from LA to BRISBANE .Plus 50 dollars for import approval and at worse a cleaing fee if car needs around 120 dollars .It will be packed   by George at PTS ,perfered transport systems long beach,you can trust both these companys .Cheers GLENN 70 .
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: StephenSLR on May 14, 2012, 01:06:09 PM
I got the bill from customs.

To let you know, you pay GST on the CIF value that is 'Cost Insurance Freight.'

CIF is the cars value plus the shipping cost plus the insurance you paid for it.

Customs GST will be 10% of the sum of all three.

Though according to Incoterms 2000 CIF the seller is supposed to pay all up to 'carriage to port of import'.

Funny though, I paid Ex Works - all charges from point of purchase.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cost,_Insurance_and_Freight#Cost.2C_Insurance_and_Freight (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cost,_Insurance_and_Freight#Cost.2C_Insurance_and_Freight)

I guess 10% on CIF is better than 10% on EXW.

s
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: StephenSLR on May 18, 2012, 02:13:35 PM
Quote from: StephenSLR link=topic=10569.msg178085#msg178085

This is what I got from Freightnet Sydney, it's who Schumacher have sent it to.

The size of a motor vehicle is approx 14cbm.
 
IMPORT SEAFREIGHT/MOTOR VEHICLE IMPORT
DESCRIPTION               CHARGES
Formal Clearance       AUD 135.00
Port Service Charge       AUD 65.00/cbm x 14 = $910.00
Terminal Handling Charge  AUD 20.00/cbm x 14 = $280.00
Quarantine entry        AUD 139.00/entry
Quarantine attendance  AUD 35.00
Quarantine inspection       AUD 75.00 per inspection
Security Surcharge   AUD 10.00
Delivery Order   AUD 65.00
Post & Pettis   AUD 5.00
Cargo Automation/CMR   AUD 40.00
Steam Clean         AUD 225.00 per vehicle / AUD 175.00 per motor cycle
 
NOTES   
1. Excludes any additional disbursements paid on  your behalf
2. All charges are COD
3. Excludes duties & GST payable to customs
4. All above charges exclude GST

All adds up to $1919.00, not sure if anything is optional, i.e. the steam clean, etc.
 
s


I did a bit of haggling as was able to get them to come down a bit on the cbm rate.

This is how the final invoice looks:

Customs Clearance / Agency Fees  135.00
Destination Port Charges   781.55
Destination Terminal Handling Charges  213.15
Quarantine Entry Fee Zero Rated     129.00
Quarantine Attendance  35.00
Destination AQIS Inspection Fee Zero Rated 150.00
Destination Security Surcharge  10.00
Delivery Order Fee   65.00
Postages/Petties  5.00
Destination Cargo Automation Fee/CMR Fee 40.00
Steam Cleaning  200.00

Got hit for a steam clean, soil on underside of car.

s
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: Joshamigo on June 19, 2012, 10:25:56 PM
He guys so I finnaly found this nugget of info after a good 3 hours of organising transport...

Quote from: StephenSLR link=topic=10569.msg178190#msg178190
Quote from: 68pony link=topic=10569.msg178119#msg178119
Yeh if it were a mustang it would have been $3000 all up plus what ever the gst is on the purchase price of car


Does that include insurance?

One guy tells me he had his 'vette shipped from LA to SYD last month all up $3,300 - including insurance.

I'm thinking maybe it wasn't insured but he tells me it was.


At the moment I have been quoted $2859 from LA to Adelaide ('67 Mustang) not including steam clean, insurance, GST, and transport from Santa Barbara to LA (150km).

Also Freight net said charges don't include GST and by that I think they mean GST on the other charges, not import GST. Sneaky buggers.

How much is marine insurance typically?
2% would be $250 for me but others are saying ~$800, WTF :sick:

Also CBM is just of the car right?

Anyway I don't think my grandpa can afford $4500 all up including GST. Just wondering if theres anyway to import a car without paying close to %50 of the cars sale price...
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: StephenSLR on June 19, 2012, 10:51:51 PM
Quote from: Joshamigo link=topic=10569.msg182741#msg182741

Also Freightnet said charges don't include GST and by that I think they mean GST on the other charges, not import GST.


What they are talking about is their own company GST on their quoted prices. The same way a plumber will give you a price then add on GST.

There is also customs GST on CIF (Cost + Insurance + Freight) which is a separate GST.

Quote from: Joshamigo link=topic=10569.msg182741#msg182741
How much is marine insurance typically?


Shipping insurance can be between 2 and 2.5 % depending on how much excess you want to elect.  You can choose the insured value - typically market value here in Aus.

Quote from: Joshamigo link=topic=10569.msg182741#msg182741
Also CBM is just of the car right?


I suspect they divide the container volume by the no. of cars.

Quote from: Joshamigo link=topic=10569.msg182741#msg182741
Just wondering if theres anyway to import a car without paying close to %50 of the cars sale price...


Yes, import a more expensive car. :lol:

Try giving Mainfreight a call and get a quote, I spoke to Lee Amour in QLD he was very informative.

I also know someone who used these guys and he was very happy with them.

http://usmusclecars.com.au/Ads/CarDetail.aspx?id=1525 (http://usmusclecars.com.au/Ads/CarDetail.aspx?id=1525)

He bought his after mine, it arrived before mine he paid $3,300.  It includes insurance but I suspect it's only for total loss so check with them.  I've spoken to others who don't bother with any additional insurance but this is for you to decide depending on what you're importing.

s
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: MachAttack on June 19, 2012, 10:59:19 PM
The price quoted for freight sounds very reasonable if that includes all clearing costs this end. You should budget a few hundred for a clean and reinspection though. If the car is a project you may choose not to bother with insurance but $250 isn't a lot to add on anyway. Can't escape the GST unfortunately. Welcome and best of luck with your import.
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: Charlie on June 20, 2012, 12:09:02 AM
Hi guys, great information on the shipping to Sydney.

Just received my invoice and it is super expensive , in fact off the dial from what you guys are saying.  Bill is 50% higher with all the additional charges from the ports.  

The customs charge was one line item so have asked for a break down as container was shared, my car was a 65 the other was less than a year old.  Is it reasonable a broker provides a copy of the Customs breakdown?? Thought this would have been the normal thing to do when container is shared.

The Bunker Adjustment factor was just of $2K so 50% I copped.

Would love to chat to anyone who has just got a car in from LA to Sydney and the charges through a broker.  So need help to see if this is a pulling my leg job or legit pass through costs before I settle up the costs.
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: StephenSLR on June 20, 2012, 01:27:47 PM
Quote from: Charlie link=topic=10569.msg182762#msg182762
Would love to chat to anyone who has just got a car in from LA to Sydney and the charges through a broker.  So need help to see if this is a pulling my leg job or legit pass through costs before I settle up the costs.


The best way to do this is to itemise what you've been quoted and post it here as we've done above.

A broker can charge what they like and hopefully you've agreed to a set rate and the extras are with the shippers.

Chances are he may not have told you about all the costs associated with this side of the equation.

We could probably spot if he's added fat onto shipping, port costs, etc. if we can see the list and their prices.

s
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: Frank70 on June 20, 2012, 05:17:37 PM
I'm gonna use these guys next time :

Classic Custom Imports (http://www.classiccustomimports.com.au/Services.html)

I went down and had a chat to them. Nice guys and they confirmed I paid too much last time.

Cheers,
Frank.
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: A67PNY on June 21, 2012, 12:05:22 AM
I will be giving these guys a go soon.

http://www.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/ (http://www.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/)

Here is a quote I recieved from them on the 4 June 2012

From California
$2750 covers all costs ready for your car to be collected in Melbourne
except the cost of moving the car within the USA and the GST payable on the
purchase price. Once we know where the vehicle is located we can give a price on
moving it to our shipping facility. We charge whatever the transporter charges us.
We can organise pre-purchase inspections. Generally these are approx $165.00
We can organise safe and secure payment of the vehicle.
We offer a fixed, guaranteed price. There are no hidden costs.
The prices above include insurance of $13000.00. Should extra be needed this can be
arranged.
We have containers leaving California and New York each week.

Payment for the road transport is due when the vehicle is delivered to our USA
shipping facility. Remainder of the costs are due three days before the vessel arrives
at the Melbourne port..
All customs charges, aditional inspections by customs, unforseen storage fees that
rearly but can occur are paid for by us. There are no extra costs.

Cheers,
Vlado
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: Charlie on June 21, 2012, 12:33:45 AM
Here are the charges.  There were 2 cars in the container. Charged half plus the 10% duty on the vehicle.

Destination Port Charges 10%   $90         
Destination Security Surcharge - Terminal 10%  $89.95         
Destination Terminal Handling Charges 10%   $220         
Destination Documentation Fee 10%    $35         
Destination CMR/ICS Fee 10%    $3.30         
International Freight USD   $1694.8         
Carrier Security Surcharge   $5.06         
Destination Equipment Handover Charge (LoLo) 10%   $37.50         
Advance Manifest Fee   $25.30         
Destination AQIS Lodgement Fee Zero Rated   $110         
Destination Pick-up Cartage and Unpack Zero Rated   $437.50         
Destination Cargo Automation Fee 10%   $22.50         
Delivery Order Fee 10%   $37.50         
Bunker Adjustment Factor   $1006.78         
CFS Packing Charge   $493.27         
Origin Documentation Fee $25.30         
Origin Terminal Handling $118.89         
Export Document / Title Validation  $252.96         
Transportation of container to Wharf   $159.37         
Customs Clearance / Agency Fees 10%  $55         
Customs Duty $0         
Customs GST - $2431.12         
Customs AQIS Service Fee $69.50         
Customs AQIS Processing Charge $7.00         
Customs Declaration Processing Charge 25.00         
Customs AQIS Container Charges$6         
Destination CMR/ICS Fee 10% $3.00         
 Quarantine Unpack, Steam Clean, Container Lifts and Underbond Storage $720         
Import Charge for doing the work, approvals, etc $1000         
Towing from Wharf to local area $350         
         
Total - $9600

This was for a 1965 coupe with a recent replaced engine (fitted 302) new paint and interior.

Any help on this one would be great.         
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: Ash on June 21, 2012, 01:04:41 AM
$9600, wow!!

I paid $3300 for each of my Mustangs to be brought over. Everything was taken care of for that price including insurance. I just had to wait and be patient and pick up from Newcastle.

I handed over two cheques at each time I picked a car up, one for the $3300 for shipping, the other the the GST bullcrap.
For the GST and etc crap, my $5200 car cost me an extra $1100, and my $25000 car cost me roughly $3200 (from memory, could have been a hundred or so either side of that).

John made it all very easy. I still had to get my cars to his depot in LA but once they were there I didn't have to do a thing until he told me to come and get them.

http://www.classic-usa-cars.com/
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: StephenSLR on June 21, 2012, 09:44:30 AM
Quote from: Charlie link=topic=10569.msg182823#msg182823

Total - $9600


Yes it does sound a lot all added up like that.

You can't avoid customs GST and $1,000 broker charge for him arranging the import approval but it still looks a bit high.

You've also got a towing fee in there, you could probably get cheaper if you turned up to the docks with your own tow truck driver.

You may not need a steam clean and if you don't, hassle him not to charge you for it. He'll probably tell you you had to have one anyway.

Who is the shipping through?

You could get them to come down on their m3 (cubic metre) rate for bunker adjustment, call them out on it, they get charged by container and then make a bit from charging you by m3.

Gee, they're hitting you with all these 'rats and mice' that some will all bundle into one fixed fee.

i.e. Origin terminal handling fee was part of my shipping price and all up it was $1,550.

What you could do is print out our lists that we've itemised above with rates and ask him to go through it with you line by line - some of it looks like different descriptions for the same.

i.e. bunker adjustment = port service charge in my case.

Ask why you're getting hit with any extras and why it's so expensive but it may be the case that different shippers get charged themselves with different fees or charge you for what they think needs charging, i.e. little administration costs that others will bundle.

Ask if you have a choice of going through someone else (like Mainfreight) to handle it on this end.  Then give them a call to compare prices.

You may not save much as you're getting 2 companies to deal with it and the savings would've been if you let them handle it when the car was over there - one company = one set of overheads.

If you have our lists with you and question why you're getting hit so hard and what's with all the 'extras' you could get a discount, it's worth a shot.

s
Title: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: 68pony on June 21, 2012, 01:55:27 PM
Quote from: Charlie link=topic=10569.msg182823#msg182823
Here are the charges.  There were 2 cars in the container. Charged half plus the 10% duty on the vehicle.

Destination Port Charges 10%   $90         
Destination Security Surcharge - Terminal 10%  $89.95         
Destination Terminal Handling Charges 10%   $220         
Destination Documentation Fee 10%    $35         
Destination CMR/ICS Fee 10%    $3.30         
International Freight USD   $1694.8         
Carrier Security Surcharge   $5.06         
Destination Equipment Handover Charge (LoLo) 10%   $37.50         
Advance Manifest Fee   $25.30         
Destination AQIS Lodgement Fee Zero Rated   $110         
Destination Pick-up Cartage and Unpack Zero Rated   $437.50         
Destination Cargo Automation Fee 10%   $22.50         
Delivery Order Fee 10%   $37.50         
Bunker Adjustment Factor   $1006.78         
CFS Packing Charge   $493.27         
Origin Documentation Fee $25.30         
Origin Terminal Handling $118.89         
Export Document / Title Validation  $252.96         
Transportation of container to Wharf   $159.37         
Customs Clearance / Agency Fees 10%  $55         
Customs Duty $0         
Customs GST - $2431.12         
Customs AQIS Service Fee $69.50         
Customs AQIS Processing Charge $7.00         
Customs Declaration Processing Charge 25.00         
Customs AQIS Container Charges$6         
Destination CMR/ICS Fee 10% $3.00         
 Quarantine Unpack, Steam Clean, Container Lifts and Underbond Storage $720         
Import Charge for doing the work, approvals, etc $1000         
Towing from Wharf to local area $350         
         
Total - $9600

This was for a 1965 coupe with a recent replaced engine (fitted 302) new paint and interior.

Any help on this one would be great.         

Dude thats crazy, why don't people use someone that does importing from here in oz, i just recently paid $2800 to ship  a caddy, that was it the only thing on top was the gst on purchase price, that can vary on what the car costs so i havn't put that cost factor in, my caddy passed quarantine so there was no extra there but that would have added $250 to the cost of shipping ,so your customs gst was just over $2400.00 so i assume the car cost around $24,000 if you used harrys classics in this case as thats who i used you would have paid the $2800 plus $250 for clean plus your $2400 in gst total $5450 add your towing fees and just say a even $6000 a saving of $3600 your in melbourne so i'm not sure who you could have used but when you do it your way they can just charge what ever they wan't
Title: Re: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: Yorky on October 09, 2012, 05:54:07 PM
There is a lot of misconception and it is understandable as there are a lot of variables and factors involved. Not the least of which is the fact that the cars can be shipped by three methods.
1/ In its own container
2/ In a shared container
3/ On a Roll on Roll off vessel.
Each have different costs associated with it.

Method 1. A car shipped in its own container will obviously have a freight charge for the movement from say LA to Sydney. There will always be port charges/terminal handling of around 500-700 for a 20' container which is paid to the shipping line. The Customs Broker charges a fee to complete the customs clearance (and calculating duty and GST etc) and organising Quarantine (AQIS). Once the container is cleared Customs it MUST be moved to an AQIS approved facility where the container must be unpacked and inspected. You would expect somewhere in region of 700-1000 for this depending on the city in Australia (Perth very expensive, Adelaide and Bris cheap, Syd and Mel somewhere in the middle). AQIS charge 139 to complete an inspection. If they find any QRM (Quarantine related material) being bugs, soil, eggs, etc the vehicle must be cleaned. The cost of the steam clean often depends on the amount that has to be done and is charged usually on an hourly basis. You would expect to pay approx 200-400 for this. This is a fee charged by the depot where the container was unpacked. AQIS then reinspect the vehicle to ensure the QRM is removed. AQIS charge 90 for this service.

Method 2  A Vehicle shipped in a shared container will be much cheaper in the port to port freight department. It is shipped in a container often with other vehicles/boats/jetskis/motorcycles. It IS charged on a cubic metre basis. (ie smaller=cheaper) The shock that some importers receive is the cost of the local charges. This occurs because the company controlling the container has to pay the port charges and terminal handling as mentioned in method 1, along with the cost of the pick up and the unpack of the container. The weird thing is these charges can be as much as the freight !. And the Schumachers and Mainfreights of the world offer these very nice port to  port charges without mentioning what you will cop when it arrives in Australia. What you need to understand is that the US forwarder makes its money on the freight by sharing the container, and gives nothing to the Australian agent, so they provide the service but also seek to make money off the transaction as well. If you add it all up it is still cheaper than having its own Container. With this method of shipping the vehicle is still subject to the same AQIS inspection costs. Broker fees are the same

Method 3. Roll On Roll Off (RO/RO) is literally like a huge car park on the water. It is often misconstrued as being like a ferry, when the reality is that the vehicle isn't subject to the salt water/salt air as it is in a atmospshere controlled area on board a ship. The freight for the RO/RO somewhere between the Method 1 and method 2, with the advantage being that there are less costs associated at this end because the port charges are less and there isn't a container to unpack. The AQIS fees are the same and at most RORO wharves in Australia the inspection can be done on the wharf. An extra cost might be incurred if the vehicle has to be steam cleaned at a wharf where cleaning isnt available and therefore have to be moved to one. Broker fees are the same here also.

The quotes received by people do look like shoppadockets, but the fact of the matter is there are a lot of steps involved and every bugger has their hand out along the way and that is why there are so many cost items

DUTY; duty is calculated on the FOB value. That is the value of the vehicle plus any costs associated with getting it to the wharf and packed. There is no duty on vehicles over 30 years old. GST is calculated on the value of the FOB plus freight plus duty (yes a tax on a tax)

Recommendation; get a price for the complete transaction. Obviously there will be variables involved in the quotes with regard to possible steam clean and the duty and gst - but for all of the others get a written quote get several quotes) for the complete transaction and from there do your calculations on the total cost
Title: Re: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: KURZ68 on October 09, 2012, 07:42:31 PM
Some of the port charges are ridiculous, my favourite is the Special Attendance
Title: Re: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: SXTY8 on October 26, 2012, 07:41:42 PM
No that doesn't sound right to me.
The cheapest I could find was $3,200 all up LA to Melbourne, $1,000 insurance, $1,500 transport from New Hampshire to LA and $4,550 GST.
Grand total of $10,250 to add to the price of the car.
The only way you could get it cheaper as far as I know, is to go with roll on roll off or go with the slow boat where your container is off loaded in Singapore and sits on the dock for weeks until another ship is coming to Oz.
Title: Re: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: GLENN 70 on October 26, 2012, 10:51:33 PM
A 40 foot hi top container so you can fit 4 cars from LA to east coast australia inc packing and all charges expect gst on each car costs around 8,500 dollars, if you have the whole container yourself . So thats around 2175 per car ,but remember thats your container ,using someone else container sharing 1 spot they charge around 3 grand . Thats fair . Now 3 grand should  be all costs freight,packing unpacking and all the other bullshit that comes along . Some places charge more and they are greedy .
Title: Re: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: Barney on October 27, 2012, 03:12:21 AM
I just paid all my fees. Here it is copied directly from the Brokers:

GST Amount $3100.20
AQIS Service Payment Amount $139.00
AQIS Processing Charge $14.00
Declaration Processing Charge $50.00
AQIS Container Charges $6.00
= Total Customs Disbursement Charges Exempt Rated $3,309.20
+
Destination Port Charges and unpacking (From Schumachers $1,043.65 agent - Universal Customs) +GST $104.37
Customs Clearance / Agency Fees $180.00 + GST $18.00
Quarantine declaration and clearance $75.00 + GST $7.50
AQIS facility fee $75.00 + GST $7.50
= $4820.22
On top of all these was the car cost, Shermatt fee, Shermatt inspection costs, internal US freight, Sea Container ocean Freight, import approval and insurance!

Ash
Title: Re: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: KURZ68 on October 30, 2012, 08:11:39 PM
Its extortion to be honest. They can charge whatever they want once it lands knowing you will have to pay it.

My main issue was the cleaning and storage charges, when I collect ed my car it was rammed against some timber and dusty and dirty due to traffic at the wharehouse. They only washed it when i pressed them.
Title: Re: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: GLENN 70 on October 30, 2012, 08:27:07 PM
Cleaning charge is only when quarantine  deem it has to be cleaned weather a wash or vacuum .Storage charges can kill as it is a high daily charge . Some times its a problem and your container gets held up with your car still inside ,you pay after a short time and its around 200 plus per day .I have had to pay thousands because of some paper problem some were along the trail . The people that own the containers are the ones that charge big time . Thats life when you import .
Title: Re: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: Pedro on October 31, 2012, 11:28:01 PM
Here are the charges.  There were 2 cars in the container. Charged half plus the 10% duty on the vehicle.
         
Total - $9600

This was for a 1965 coupe with a recent replaced engine (fitted 302) new paint and interior.

Any help on this one would be great.


There's your answer mate. All the quotes you see advertised in magazines etc. are for four cars per container.
Title: Re: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: 68pony on November 01, 2012, 10:30:50 PM
I had this shipped from LA to sydney for $2800.00 all up plus the gst on the purchase price which was $1225 so total $4025 that included total loss insurance only, it passed aqis so didn't need a clean but add $250 if it did, harrys classics fixed price shipping no hidden costs.
(http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t200/68pony/66%20caddy%20deville/536235_362547993831017_1373061705_n.jpg)
(http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t200/68pony/66%20caddy%20deville/374436_362547847164365_1868437547_n.jpg)
(http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t200/68pony/66%20caddy%20deville/302498_362547897164360_1239922092_n.jpg)
(http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t200/68pony/66%20caddy%20deville/68452_362547827164367_1391202402_n.jpg)
Title: Re: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: Charlie on November 01, 2012, 10:46:37 PM
Pedro in my case the shipping was around $2K more expensive.

Had two quotes at the time - both were for two car containers - first quote was $4700 which was all shipping, towing, customs, quarantine, port charges and delivery to local area.

Second quote was for all inclusive which included shipping, towing, customs, quarantine, port charges, duty on the vehicle, delivery to local area, compliance, roadworthy and the agent handling fee.  So didn't see the breakdown of the shipping as it was a package.  Was advised at the time it would be around $1500 for shared container plus the customs, quarantine and port charges.  Was advised that the costs would be passed through and that it was half being a shared container.

Elected second option at the time as I had no idea of the requirements to get the vehicle to Aus from the paperwork side of things and also getting the vehicle to comply here and registered.

When the vehicle arrived it had to be registered in another state so it was transported prior to any works being done.  So essentially the original quote was less as the compliance component and registration which wasn't required at the time. 

When I requested the breakdown of the costs - customs breakdown (all fine), the agent fee (which was fine) and then the shipping. The shipping was the kicker, it was $2K more expensive.  Essentially, the shipping company had pasted on every single line item (around 20) they could find which added up to around $6700.  The broker was transparent with the charges from the shipping company and they just charged every fee possible.

So it was a good learning curb for next time to package up all the shipping and get a set price just on this shipping so there are no variables and additional costs.

Apart from the shipping all turned out well with a fantastic 65 Coupe in hand and loving it.
Title: Re: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: MachAttack on November 01, 2012, 11:39:30 PM
Awesome looking car Pony, looks like you got a real bargain.  :thumb:
Title: Re: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: 66 Hertz on November 02, 2012, 11:04:44 AM
sure looks like a BAD66....68PONY.........I rekon you got a bit of a bargain!
Title: Re: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: Frank70 on November 02, 2012, 12:46:57 PM
That 66 Caddy is awesome !

Great interior - I reckon if someone brought out a new car with a similar interior they would sell them like hotcakes.
Can't believe how dull and boring the average car is inside now.

Congrats on both cars - Charlie your 65 looks pretty sweet too !

Cheers,
Frank.

Title: Re: So why do guys ask $3000++ for shipping
Post by: 68pony on November 09, 2012, 11:01:04 PM
Awesome looking car Pony, looks like you got a real bargain.  :thumb:
sure looks like a BAD66....68PONY.........I rekon you got a bit of a bargain!
That 66 Caddy is awesome !

Great interior - I reckon if someone brought out a new car with a similar interior they would sell them like hotcakes.
Can't believe how dull and boring the average car is inside now.

Congrats on both cars - Charlie your 65 looks pretty sweet too !

Cheers,
Frank.

Thanks guys, i bought it from the pres of the cadillac kings in san diego, it had a 350 chev in it with all the bling but was a little tired so i bought a 383 stroker long motor and put all the bling bits on from the 350 so has plenty of grunt to haul its big ass apart from that its all done and gets lots of attention where ever it goes.
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