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CargoMaster: Your Trusted Partner for International Shipping

International FreightAt CargoMaster, we go beyond logistics. We provide peace of mind and expert advice for all your international sea freight and air cargo needs. Our commitment to excellence ensures that your cargo is handled with care and precision.

Comprehensive International Freight Solutions:

  • Economic and Competitive Shipping: Offering the best international freight costs.
  • Expert Advice: Consult our experienced team for shipping heavy equipment.
  • Customer-Focused Team: Highly trained, friendly, and dedicated to your needs.
  • Global Reach: Containers available for shipping worldwide from Australia.
  • Established Network: Access to a reliable network of international freight forwarders.
  • Advanced Technology: HI-TECH solutions with track and trace options.
  • Insurance Protection: Comprehensive door-to-door freight insurance.
  • 24/7 Support: Call 1300 767 136 for assistance across Australia.

When it comes to international cargo, CargoMaster stands out

  • International FreightAir or Sea: Whether you need international air freight or sea freight forwarding, we tailor our services to meet your specific requirements.
  • 35+ Years of Experience: With over 35 years of experience, we’ve mastered the art of seamless transportation.
  • Global Connectivity: We work with businesses across Australia, moving all types of international cargo. From Sydney to Singapore, Melbourne to Mumbai, we’ve got the world covered.
  • Cost-Effective Solutions: Our services include relocations and container shipping. Our cost-effectivesolutions make international moves hassle-free.
  • Australian Expertise: As an Australian-based independent freight specialist, we understand the intricacies of global shipping.

Our Services:

  • International Air Freight: Fast and reliable air cargo services worldwide.
  • International Sea Freight: Cost-effective sea cargo solutions, including self-pack shipping containers.
  • Relocations: Easy and affordable international moving services.
  • Comprehensive Network: Access to a vast network of international freight forwarders for smooth and secure shipping.

Why Choose CargoMaster?

International FreightWith a sophisticated understanding of operational procedures, CargoMaster ensures your goods are handled with the utmost care and professionalism. Trust CargoMaster to meet the demands of any international freight project with their extensive range of air and sea freight services.

Choose CargoMaster for reliable, efficient, and innovative international freight solutions. Let us take your cargo to new heights!

Global Air Freight Solutions:

For air freight to the USA or the UK, contact CargoMaster. We also offer cost-effective international air freight consolidation services to all Australian capital cities. Additionally, CargoMaster provides comprehensive Australia-wide domestic air freight services, including same day and overnight options to and from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, Cairns, Mackay, Townsville, Rockhampton, Port Hedland, Karratha, and Broome.

Delivering Excellence

Specialized Mine Site Deliveries:

CargoMaster is renowned for mine site delivery expertise. Whether you need pick-up or delivery services in regional or remote Australian locations, CargoMaster has you covered.

Comprehensive Sea Freight Services:

CargoMaster offers LCL sea freight consolidation options to over 150 worldwide destinations. For your Pacific Islands freight requirements, we provide both air and sea freight consolidation services.

Affordable Relocation Solutions:

Relocating overseas? CargoMaster’s self-pack containers offer a low-cost relocation option with vessels sailing weekly to all corners of the world. Save money with CargoMaster’s self-pack moving containers.

Contact Us:

For more information or to get a quote, contact the CargoMaster team today.

International Cargo to and from Australia

Africa, New Zealand, USA, United Kingdom,

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much does it cost to ship freight internationally?
Costs depend on the size, weight, mode (air or sea), origin, and destination. Contact CargoMaster for a quote.

What are the types of freight?
Freight can be transported by air or sea, with various commodities and modes available.

What is international air freight?
Air cargo transported into or out of Australia.

How much does a 40’ shipping container cost?
Prices vary by origin and destination. Call CargoMaster for a quick quote.

How much does it cost to ship a 20’ container?
Similar to the 40’ container, costs depend on shipping routes. Call CargoMaster for details.

How much does sea freight cost?
Costs are based on shipment size and shipping locations. Contact CargoMaster for the best rates.

Addition Information (Click the +/- plus/minus symbols to expand/collapse)

City Country Airport code
Albany US ALB
Albuquerque US ABQ
Anguilla Anguilla AXA
Antigua Antigua and Barbuda ANU
Antofagasta Chile ANF
Arica Chile ARI
Aruba Aruba AUA
Asuncion Paraguay ASU
Atlanta US ATL
Austin US AUS
Baltimore US BWI
Barcelona Venezuela BLA
Baton Rouge US BTR
Belize City Belize BZE
Belo Horizonte Brazil CNF
Birmingham US BHM
Bogota Colombia BOG
Bristol US TRI
Buenos Aires Argentina BUE/EZE
Buffalo US BUF
Burlington US BRL
Calgary Canada YYC
Cancun Mexico CUN
Cap Haitien Haiti CAP
Caracas Venezuela CCS
Cedar Rapids US CID
Charleston US CHS
Charlotte US CLT
Chicago US ORD
Cincinnati US CVG
Cleveland US CLE
Columbia US CAE
Columbus US CMH
Cordoba Argentina COR
Corpus Christi US CRP
Curacao Antilles CUR
Curitiba Brazil CWB
Dallas US DFW
Dayton US DAY
Denver US DEN
Des Moines US DSM
Detroit US DTW
Dominica Dominica DOM
El Paso US ELP
Fort Da France Martinique FDF
Freeport Bahamas FPO
Georgetown Guyana GEO
Grand Cayman Cayman Islands GCM
Greensboro US GSO
Greenville US GSP
Grenada Grenada GND
Guadalajara Mexico GDL
Guatemala City Guatemala GUA
Guayaquil Ecuador GYE
Harrisburg US MDT
Hartford US BDL
Houston US IAH
Huntsville US HSV
Indianapolis US IND
Iquique Chile IQQ
Jackson US JAN
Jacksonville US JAX
Kansas City US MCI
Knoxville US TYS
Lafayette US LFT
Laredo US LRD
Lima Peru LIM
Little Rock US LIT
Louisville US SDF
Manaus Brazil MAO
Maracaibo Venezuela MAR
Mcallen US MFE
Medellin Colombia MDE
Memphis US MEM
Mendoza Argentina MDZ
Merida Mexico MID
Mexico City Mexico MEX
Miami US MIA
Milwaukee US MKE
Minneapolis US MSP
Mobile US MOB
Moline US MLI
Monterrey Mexico MTY
Montevideo Uruguay MVD
Montreal Canada YUL
Nashville US BNA
Nassau Bahamas NAS
Nevis St Kitts and Nevis NEV
New Orleans US MSY
Newburgh US SWF
Norfolk US ORF
Oak Harbor US ODW
Oklahoma City US OKC
Omaha US OMA
Ottawa Canada YOW
Panama City Panama PTY
Pensacola US PNS
Philadelphia US PHL
Phoenix US PHX
Pittsburgh US PIT
Pointe-A-Pitre Guadaloupe PTP
Porlamar Venezuela PMV
Port Au Prince Haiti PAP
Port of Spain Trinidad POS
Portland US PDX
Porto Alegre Brazil POA
Providenciales Turks & Caicos PLS
Puerto Plata Dominican Republic POP
Punta Arenas Chile PUQ
Quito Ecuador UIO
Raleigh Durham US RDU
Richmond US RIC
Rio De Janairo Brazil RIO
Rochester US ROC
Sacramento US SMF
Salt Lake City US SLC
San Antonio US SAT
San Diego US SAN
San Jose Costa Rica SJO
San Juan Puerto Rico SJU
San Luis Potosi Mexico SLP
San Pedro Sula Honduras SAP
San Salvador El Salvador SAL
Santiago Chile SCL
Santiago Dominican Republic STI
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic SDQ
Sao Paulo Brazil GRU
Seattle US SEA
St Croix US Virgin Islands STX
St Kitts St Kitts SKB
St Louis US STL
St Lucia St Lucia UVF
St Maarten St Maarten SXM
St Thomas Virgin Islands STT
St Vincent St Vincent SVD
Syracuse US SYR
Tampa US TPA
Tegucigalpa Honduras TGU
Tobago Tobago TAB
Toledo US TOL
Toronto Canada YYZ
Tortola Virgin Islands EIS
Tucson US TUS
Tulsa US TUL
Valencia Venezuela VLN
Vancouver Canada YVR
Viracopos Brazil VCP
Vitoria Brazil VIX
Wilmington US ILM
Adelaide Australia ADL
Ahmedabad India AMD
Auckland New Zealand AKL
Bagram Afghanistan OAI
Bangalore India BLR
Bangkok Thailand BKK
Beijing China PEK
Brisbane Australia BNE
Cairns Australia CNS
Canberra Australia CBR
Changchun China CGQ
Changsha China CSX
Chengdu China CTU
Chennai India MAA
Chongquing China CKG
Christchurch New Zealand CHC
Colombo Sri Lanka CMB
Dalian China DLC
Dhaka Bangladesh DAC
Dongguan China DGM
Fuzhou China FOC
Gold Coast Australia OOL
Guangzhou China CAN
Guilin China KWL
Hangzhou China HGH
Harbin China HRB
Hefei China HFE
City Country Aiport code
Aberdeen UK ABZ
Abu Dhabi UAE AUH
Addis Ababa Ethiopia ADD
Alicante Spain ALC
Almaty Kazakhstan ALA
Almeria Spain LEI
Amman Jordan AMM
Amsterdam Netherlands AMS
Antalya Turkey AYT
Antwerp Belgium ANR
Arrecife/Lanzarote Spain ACE
Baghdad Iraq BGW
Bahrain Bahrain BAH
Baku Azerbaijan BAK
Balad Iraq XQC
Barcelona Spain BCN
Basel Switzerland BSL
Beirut Lebanon BEY
Belfast UK BFS
Bergen Norway BGO
Berlin Germany BER
Billund Denmark BLL
Birmingham UK BHX
Bishkek Kyrgyzstan FRU
Bordeaux France BOD
Bournemouth UK BOH
Bratislava Slovakia BTS
Bremen Germany BRE
Bristol UK BRS
Brussels Belgium BRU
Bucharest Romania OTP
Budapest Hungary BUD
Cairo Egypt CAI
Cardiff UK CWL
Cologne Germany CGN
Copenhagen Denmark CPH
Cork Ireland ORK
Dalaman Turkey DLM
Damascus Syria DAM
Dammam Saudi Arabia DMM
Dar Es Salaam Tanzania DAR
Doha Qatar DOH
Dublin Ireland DUB
Durban South Africa DUR
Dusseldorf Germany DUS
East Midlands UK EMA
Edinburgh UK EDI
Entebbe Uganda EBB
Erbil Iraq EBL
Exeter UK EXT
Frankfurt Germany FRA
Fuerteventura Spain FUE
Geneva Switzerland GVA
Gibraltar Gibraltar GIB
Glasgow UK GLA
Gothenburg Sweden GOT
Guernsey Channel Islands GCI
Hamburg Germany HAM
Hanover Germany HAJ
Helsinki Finland HEL
Humberside UK HUY
Ibiza Spain IBZ
Inverness UK INV
Isle of Man UK IOM
Istanbul Turkey IST
Jeddah Saudi Arabia JED
Jersey Channel Islands JER
Juba Sudan JUB
Kigali Rwanda KGL
Kuwait Kuwait KWI
Larnaca Cyprus LCA
Las Palmas Spain LPA
Leeds Bradford UK LBA
Leipzig Germany LEJ
Lille France LIL
Liverpool UK LPL
Ljubljana Slovenia LJU
Luxembourg Luxembourg LUX
Lyons France LYS
Madrid Spain MAD
Malaga Spain AGP
Malmo Sweden MMA
Malta Malta MLA
Manchester UK MAN
Marseilles France MRS
Mauritius Republic of Mauritius MRU
Menorca Spain MAH
Milan Italy MIL
Mombasa Kenya MBA
Moscow Russia SVO/DME
Munich Germany MUC
Murcia Spain MJV
Muscat Oman MCT
Mwanza Tanzania MWZ
Nantes France NTE
Newcastle UK NCL
Norwich UK NWI
Nuremburg Germany NUE
Oslo Norway OSL
Ostend Belgium OST
Palma Mallorca Spain PMI
Paris France CDG
Port Elizabeth South Africa PLZ
Prague Czech Republic PRG
Prestwick UK PIK
Pristina Kosovo PRN
Reus Spain REU
Riyadh Saudi Arabia RUH
Rotterdam Netherlands RTM
Sana’a Yemen SAH
Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina SJJ
Seychelles Republic of Seychelles SEZ
Shannon Ireland SNN
Sharjah UAE SHJ
Skopje Macedonia SKP
Sofia Bulgaria SOF
Southampton UK SOU
St Petersburg Russia LED
Stavanger Norway SVG
Stockholm Sweden STO
Strasbourg France SXB
Stuttgart Germany STR
Tblisi Georgia TBS
Tehran Iran THR
Tenerife Spain TFS
Tirana Albania TIA
Toulouse France TLS
Turin Italy TRN
Valencia Spain VLC
Vienna Austria VIE
Vilnius Lithuania VNO
Vitoria Spain VIT
Warsaw Poland WAW
Yerevan Armenia EVN
Zurich Switzerland ZRH
Kandahar Afghanistan KDH
Karachi Pakistan KHI
Kolkata India CCU
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia KUL
Lahore Pakistan LHE
Male Maldives MLE
Manila Philippines MNL
Melbourne Australia MEL
Mumbai India BOM
Nagoya Japan NGO
Nanchang China KHN
Nanking China NKG
Ningbo China NGB
Osaka Japan KIX
Perth Australia PER
Peshawar Pakistan PEW
Phuket Thailand HKT
Qingdao China TAO
Shenyang China SHE
Shenzen China SZX
Singapore Singapore SIN
Suzhou China SZV
Taipei Taiwan TPE
Tanegashima Japan TNA
Tianjin China TSN
Urumqi China URC
Wenzhou China WNZ
Wuhan China WUH
Wuxi China WUX
Yantai China YNT
Zhengzhou China CGO
Zi an China SIA
Ziamen China XMN
Hobart Australia HBA
Huangpu China ZMY
Hyderabad India HYD
Islamabad Pakistan ISB
Jaipur India JAI
Jakarta Indonesia JKT
Kabul Afghanistan KBL
Kaimana Indonesia KMG

Hazard Labels for
Dangerous Goods (DG)

The international community has established a classification system for easy identification of dangerous goods. These goods fall into nine primary classes, and some classes are further divided to address specific risks. Each class/division has a corresponding label that accurately represents the nature of the hazard. These labels must be attached to the package during transport and remain intact throughout the journey. Take a look at the illustrated examples below to understand how these labels effectively communicate the potential dangers.

Under regulations, labels must be clearly visible on the outside of the package and must stay on the package while in transit.

You can often find labels printed on most inner packages such as:

  • aerosol cans
  • bottles of bleach
  • containers of thinners
  • tins of paint
  • many other products which are available at supermarkets and hardware stores.

Below are the 9 hazard labels for the 9 classes of dangerous goods.

Class 1 Explosives

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Class 1 explosives

This includes items such as:

  • explosive substances
  • pyrotechnic devices
  • ammunition
  • fireworks
  • detonators.

Class 2 Gases

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Class 2 gases

These can be transported as:

  • compressed
  • liquefied
  • refrigerated liquefied
  • gas in solution.

This includes aerosols. Class 2 has 3 divisions:

  • Division 2.1 – flammable gases such as:
    • butane
    • propane
  • Division 2.2 – non-flammable, non-toxic gases such as:
    • oxygen
    • liquid nitrogen
    • compressed air
  • Division 2.3 – toxic gases such as:
    • chlorine
    • hydrogen sulphide.

Class 3 Flammable liquids

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Class 3 flammable liquids

This includes liquids with a boiling point of 35⁰ C or less, or a flash point of 60⁰ C or less such as:

  • petrol
  • alcohol
  • perfumes
  • essential oils
  • hand sanitiser
  • paints.

Class 4 Flammable solids

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Class 4 flammable solids

These are substances that can spontaneously combust and substances, that when they come into contact with water or emit flammable gases. Class 4 has 3 divisions:

  • Division 4.1 – flammable solids such as:
    • hexamine solid fuel tablets for camping stoves
    • self-reactive substances
    • desensitised explosives
  • Division 4.2 – substances that can spontaneously combust under normal air transport conditions include:
    • camphor
    • sulphur
    • matches
  • Division 4.3 – substances that emit flammable gases when they come into contact with water include:
    • sodium
    • zinc particles
    • activated carbon.

Class 5 Oxidising substances and organic peroxides

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Class 5 oxidising substances organic peroxides

These substances are not necessarily combustible on their own but can react dangerously with other substances. Class 5 has 2 divisions:

  • Division 5.1 – oxidising substances that may not be necessarily combustible, but they may readily yield oxygen and cause other materials to combust, such as:
    • hydrogen peroxide
    • ammonium nitrate
    • potassium chlorate
    • sodium nitrate
  • Division 5.2 – organic peroxides are thermally unstable and can emit heat and give off harmful or flammable vapours. They can also be liable to explosive decomposition and react dangerously with other substances. Examples are:
    • acetyl acetone peroxide
    • benzoyl peroxide
    • peracetic acid.

Class 6 Toxic and infectious substances

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Class 6 toxic infectious substances

These substances can cause sickness, injury or death if consumed. Class 6 has 2 divisions:

  • Division 6.1 – toxic substances that can cause death, injury or to harm human health if swallowed, inhaled or by skin contact, such as:
    • chloroform
    • arsenics
    • cyanides
    • cytotoxic waste
    • barium compounds
    • pesticides
  • Division 6.2 – infectious substances that contain or are expected to contain pathogens that can cause disease in humans or animals, including:
    • medical or clinical waste
    • patient specimens
    • genetically modified organisms
    • infectious substances
    • infected animals.

Class 7 Radioactive materials

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Class 7 radioactive materials

These are substances that emit invisible ionising radiation that can be harmful to humans and animals. It can cause objects such as aircraft and equipment to become contaminated if not packaged and handled correctly, such as:

  • uranium
  • radioactive ores
  • isotypes
  • radium
  • cesium
  • x-ray equipment
  • medical equipment or parts.

Class 8 Corrosives

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Class 8 corrosives

These substances can cause irreversible damage if they come into contact with skin and could destroy other freight, or materially damage containers or aircraft. This includes:

  • acids
  • corrosive cleaners
  • battery fluid
  • formaldehyde
  • hydrofluoric acid.

Class 9 Miscellaneous

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Class 9 miscellaneous

These are substances and articles which, during air transport, present a danger not covered by other classes. There are 2 types of handling labels – 1 for lithium battery shipments, and another for all other miscellaneous dangerous goods. This class includes:

  • lithium batteries
  • battery powered vehicles
  • battery powered equipment
  • first aid kids
  • environmentally hazardous substances
  • dry ice
  • magnetised materials
  • asbestos.

Handling labels

In addition to hazard labels, trained staff must attach handling labels where needed. Staff must use these 4 handling labels with the appropriate hazard labels:

Cargo aircraft only

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This label is used to show that the load cannot be carried on a passenger aircraft.

Cyrogenics

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This label is used on liquefied gases, such as the ones in Class 2.

This way up

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This label ensures a load is placed the correct way up and can be used for non-dangerous goods.

Magnetised material

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This label ensures that the load is kept away from the aircraft compass detector unit while being loaded and unloaded.

INCOTERMS are standard trade terms most commonly used in international freight contracts for sale of goods. It is essential that you are aware of your terms of trade prior to shipment.

EXW – EX WORKS (… named place of delivery)
The Seller’s only responsibility is to make the goods available at the Seller’s premises. The Buyer bears full costs and risks of moving the goods from there to destination.

FCA – FREE CARRIER (… named place of delivery)
The Seller delivers the goods, cleared for export, to the carrier selected by the Buyer. The Seller loads the goods if the carrier pickup is at the Seller’s premises. From that point, the Buyer bears the costs and risks of moving the goods to destination.

CPT – CARRIAGE PAID TO (… named place of destination)
The Seller pays for moving the goods to destination. From the time the goods are transferred to the first carrier, the Buyer bears the risks of loss or damage.

CIP– CARRIAGE AND INSURANCE PAID TO (… named place of destination)
The Seller pays for moving the goods to destination. From the time the goods are transferred to the first carrier, the Buyer bears the risks of loss or damage. The Seller, however, purchases the cargo insurance.

DAT – DELIVERED AT TERMINAL (… named terminal at port or place of destination)
The Seller delivers when the goods, once unloaded from the arriving means of transport, are placed at the Buyer’s disposal at a named terminal at the named port or place of destination. “Terminal” includes any place, whether covered or not, such as a quay, warehouse, container yard or road, rail or air cargo terminal. The Seller bears all risks involved in bringing the goods to and unloading them at the terminal at the named port or place of destination.

DAP – DELIVERED AT PLACE (… named place of destination)
The Seller delivers when the goods are placed at the Buyer’s disposal on the arriving means of transport ready for unloading at the names place of destination. The Seller bears all risks involved in bringing the goods to the named place.

DDP – DELIVERED DUTY PAID (… named place)
The Seller delivers the goods -cleared for import – to the Buyer at destination. The Seller bears all costs and risks of moving the goods to destination, including the payment of Customs duties and taxes.

MARITIME TERMS

FAS – FREE ALONGSIDE SHIP (… named port of shipment)
The Seller delivers the goods to the origin port. From that point, the Buyer bears all costs and risks of loss or damage.

FOB– FREE ON BOARD (… named port of shipment)
The Seller delivers the goods on board the ship and clears the goods for export. From that point, the Buyer bears all costs and risks of loss or damage.

CFR– COST AND FREIGHT (… named port of destination)
The Seller clears the goods for export and pays the costs of moving the goods to destination. The Buyer bears all risks of loss or damage.

CIF – COST INSURANCE AND FREIGHT (… named port of destination)
The Seller clears the goods for export and pays the costs of moving the goods to the port of destination. The Buyer bears all risks of loss or damage. The Seller, however, purchases the cargo insurance.

ULDs are considered an aircraft part and are the only aircraft parts that can be removed from the aircraft and be returned after being handled by unregulated operators, ULD’s are considered to directly contribute to flight safety.

Types of Unit Load Devices Used in Australia

AKE Container

  • Type: AKE CONTAINERATA Code: LD3
  • Internal Volume: 152 cu. ft. 4.3 mc
  • Weight Limit: 1,588 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F, 777, Airbus

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  • Type: AAU CONTAINER
  • ATA Code: LD29
  • Internal Volume: 505 cu. ft. 14.3 mc
  • Weight Limit: 4,626 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F

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  • Type: ALF CONTAINER
  • ATA Code: LD6
  • Internal Volume: 310 cu. ft. 8.78 mc
  • Weight Limit: 3,175 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F,777, Airbus

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  • Type: AMA CONTAINER
  • ATA Code: M1
  • Internal Volume: 621 cu. ft. 17.58 mc
  • Weight Limit: 6,804 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747F

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  • Type: AMF CONTAINER
  • Internal Volume: 516 cu. ft. 14.6 mc
  • Weight Limit: 5,035 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747,747F, 777, Airbus

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P1P_PAG Pallet

  • Type: P1P, PAG PALLET
  • Size:
    • Base: 88″x 125″
    • Height: 64″, x 96″,118″
  • Weight Limit: 4,626kg
    (LD),6,033kg (MD)
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747,747F, 777, Airbus

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  • Type: PEB CONTAINER
  • Size:
    • Base: 53″ x 88″
    • Height: 84″
  • Weight Limit: 1,800kg
    (B-HIH -1,300 KG)
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747F

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  • Type: PLA PALLET
  • Size:
    • Base: 60.4″x 125″
    • Height: 64″
  • Weight Limit: 3,175kg
    Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F, 777, Airbus

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  • Type: PMC, PQP, P6P PALLET
  • Size: Base: 96″ x 125″
  • Weight Limit: 5,035 kg (LD), 6,804 kg (MD)
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F, 777, Airbus

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  • Type: RKN CONTAINER
  • ATA Code: LD3
  • Internal Volume: 125.41 cu. ft. 3.55 mc
  • Weight Limit: Weight: 1,588 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F, 777, Airbus

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  • Size: Fitted on PGA 20 ft. Pallet
  • Max Width for Lower Car: 81″/ 205 cm
  • Max Centre Height for Lower Car: 59″/ 150 cm
  • Max Wheel Base: 312 cm
  • Weight Limit: 2,500 kg(Upper Car)
    9,300 kg c(Max Gross Weight of Pallet)
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747F Upper Deck

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A wide variety of aircraft available for international air cargo.

AIRBUS A330-200
Utilised on domestic routes by Qantas
The A330-200, will uplift  approx 14 ton or 61 cubic meters
(subject to weather conditions)

AIRBUS A330-300
Utilised by Qantas on domestic air freight routes
The A330-300, will uplift approx 15 ton or 80 cubic meters
(subject to weather conditions)

AIRBUS A320
Utilised by Qantas on domestic routes
The A320 will uplift 1 ton or approx 3 cubic meters
(subject to weather conditions)

AIRBUS A321
The A321 will uplift 3 ton or 10 cubic meters.

AIRBUS A330-800
The A330-800 will uplift 20 ton or 68 cubic meters.

BAE 146-300 FREIGHTER (Quiet trader)
The BAE 146 (Quiet trader as it is known)
Will uplift approx 10 ton or 80 cubic meters.

Boeing B737-300 Freighter
The 737 freighter will uplift approx 17 ton or 130 cubic meters.

Boeing B737-800
The 737-800 will uplift approx 3.5 ton or 30 cubic meters.

Boeing B767-300 Freighter
The 767 freighter will uplift 56 ton and 320 cubic meters.

Boeing B787-9
The 787-9 will uplift  approx 18 ton or 96 cubic meters.

20 ft Standard Container Measurements

20 ft Standard Dry (8’6″ x 8′ x 20′)
Weight: 4500lbs
Max Gross Weight: 66,139lbs
Interior Dimensions:
Length: 19′ 5″
Width: 7′ 8-⅛”
Height: 7′ 9-⅝”
Door Opening:
Width: 7’ 8-½”, Height: 7’ 5-¾”

40 ft Standard Container Measurements

40 ft Standard Dry (8’6″ x 8′ x 40′)
Weight: 8500lbs
Max Gross Weight: 66,139lbs
Interior Dimensions:
Length: 39′ ⅜”
Width: 7′ 8-⅛”
Height: 7′ 9-⅝”
Door Opening:
Width: 7’ 8-½”, Height: 7’ 5-¾”

40 ft High Cube Container Measurements

40 ft High Cube (9’6″ x 8′ x 40′)
Weight: 8750 lbs
Max Gross Weight: 68,008lb
Interior Dimensions:
Length: 39′ 4”
Width: 7′ 7”
Height: 8′ 9″
Door Opening: Width:
7’ 8″‘, Height: 8’ 5”

 

Dimensions of 20ft Flat Rack Container
Internal length 5.94 m / 19.5 ft
Internal width 2.35 m / 7.7 ft
Internal height 2.35 m / 7.7 ft
Tare weight 2,360 kg / 5,203.8 lbs
Payload capacity: 30,140 kg / 66,458.7 lbs
Cubic capacity 32.7 m³ / 1,154.3 cu ft

Dimensions of 40ft Flat Rack Container
Internal length 12.13 m / 39.8 ft
Internal width 2.40 m / 7.9 ft
Internal height 2.14 m / 7 ft
Tare weight 5,000 kg / 11,025 lbs
Payload capacity: 40,000 kg / 88,200 lbs
Cubic capacity 62.2 m³ / 2,195.7 cu ft

View the latest flight information.

Airline Airline
Code
Customer
Service
 Sales Office Website
TL 1800 627 474 1800 627 474 http://www.airnorth.com.au/
 QQ 1300 780 970  1300 780 970 http://www.allianceairlines.com.au/
  JQ 13 15 38  +61 3 9645 5999 http://www.jetstar.com
QF 13 13 13 http://www.qantas.com.au
ZL 13 17 13 https://www.rex.com.au
VA 13 67 89 http://www.virginaustralia.com
Provider Website
Aerocare http://www.aerocare.com.au
Menzies Aviation http://www.menziesaviation.com.au
Patrick Air Services http://w.auww.patrick.com
Qantas Airways (passenger & ramp handling) http://www.qantas.com.au
Toll Dnata http://www.tolldnata.com

 

A2A Airport-to-airport
A2D Airport-to-door
ADV Advise, Advised, Advising

AEA
Association of European Airlines (see the page “Interest Organisations” of this website also)

Airline
Company operating aircraft between steady origin and destination airports
Airmail Mail travelling by air
Air Operator Company operating aircraft

Airport-to-airport
Transport from an airport of origin to an airport of destination

Allotment
Assigned volume on board of a flight / day

AOG
Aircraft On Ground; materials expedited for repair of a grounded aircraft
AP Airport
ARR Arrive, Arrived, Arrival
 ARR Also, a C2K milestone: ARR = cargo and documents arrived at airport of destination
ATA Air Transport Association (see the page “Interest Organisations” of this website also)
ATA Actual Time of Arrival
ATD Actual Time of Departure
Authorisation The commission to a certain person or body to act on behalf of another person or body; the person or body can be authorised e.g., to issue air waybills or to collect freight
AVI Live Animal(s)
AWB Air Waybill
Backlog Amount of goods still to be delivered or received and for which the planned or agreed date has expired
BAG Baggage
Belly Lower-deck cargo hold of an aircraft
BIG Outsized cargo
Blocked-space agreement A continuous reservation (allotment) for space at one or more flight / date combinations with an airline
Bonded Goods Goods on which the customs duty has not yet been paid, and which therefore, are under the control of customs; usually in a Bonded warehouse.
Bonded warehouse A depository for goods on which the customs duty has not been paid; the warehouse proprietor must provide a bond (often in the form of a bank warranty or a mortgage) to the customs authorities as a security for any duties which may not be paid by the customer
Booking Request for reservation of space on a flight/day, (to be) confirmed by the airline
Break Bulk Agent A forwarder breaking the bulk: taking care of the unpacking and sorting of goods after the flight
Breakdown List List of shipments carried in one consolidation (see also: Consolidation Manifest)
Broker Person who acts as an agent or intermediary in negotiating contracts; sometimes refers to a forwarder role
Bulk Cargo Loose cargo not loaded on an ULD
C2K Cargo 2000 (see the “Cargo 2000” page of this website)
Cargo Aircraft Aircraft built with the purpose of carrying nothing else than cargo
Cargo assembly The separate reception of parcels or packages and the holding of them for later dispatch as one consignment; consolidator role
Cargo Disassembly The separation of one or more of the parcels or packages that are part of a consignment for further distribution; break bulk role
Carriage Transport; the process of conveying cargo from one point to another
Carrier The party responsible for transport of goods from one point to another, this can be for example an airline or a forwarder (as a NVOCC)
CASS Cargo Accounts Settlement System
CAO Cargo Aircraft Only
CC Charges Collect; pay at moment of collection of the goods
CCS Cargo Community System; information system integrating the communication between air cargo parties at an airport
Certificate of Origin A certificate proving the country of original production of goods; used for customs declaration purposes
Charges collect Charges as stated on the air waybill to be collected from the consignee
Charges prepaid Charges as stated on the air waybill to be collected from the shipper
Claim A written complaint about the execution of a contract of transportation by a carrier, combined with a demand for financial compensation
Classifying Assigning the right import classification number to goods as part of the customs declaration process
CLR Clear
CNEE Consignee
COLL Collect, Collected, Collecting
COMAT Company Material (non-revenue cargo)
Combi Combi Aircraft, combining transport of passengers and cargo on the main-deck
Commodity Indication of the type of goods; commodities are coded according to the harmonised system.
Commodity code Code used in the Harmonised System for the classification of goods, which are most commonly produced and traded
Complaint An official statement from a customer to a carrier about his unhappiness with the service or operation of the service provider
Consignee The person or company that is physically and administratively responsible for accepting the goods at final delivery
Consolidation A collection of shipments belonging to different shippers travelling to one destination or area to be distributed to several consignees
Consolidation Manifest List of shipments carried in one consolidation
Consolidation Rates Rates as given by a consolidator / forwarder
Consolidator A forwarder consolidating shipments before a flight; these shipments belonging to different shippers and travelling to one destination or area in order to be distributed to several consignees after the flight
Courier Company that carries envelopes and parcels up to 75 kg from door to door; air transport is generally outsourced to airlines
Courier Rates Rates as given by a courier
CPTY Capacity
CRN Customs Release Note
Customs Agent/Broker (Certified) Party certified to handle the customs clearance on account of importers / exporters
Customs invoice (Pro forma) Invoice for import declaration (customs and statistics) purposes, stating the commercial price, added with the costs for freight, insurance and packing etc., terms of delivery and payment
Customs value Value of goods to be imported for import declaration (customs and statistics) purposes
D2A Door-to-airport
D2D Door-to-door
Dangerous Goods Goods that can be hazardous for health, flight-safety or materials
DAP A C2K key performance indicator: DAP = Delivered as Promised (NFD in full- and on-time statuses are achieved)
DEP A C2K milestone: DEP = cargo and documents departed at airport of origin
DEPT Department
DG Dangerous Goods
DGR Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA)
Dimensional Weight (Conversion) Concept adopted by the transportation industry worldwide as a uniform means of establishing a minimum charge for the cubic space a package occupies; the volume is converted into a (higher) weight / price class
DIMS Dimensions
DIP Diplomatic mail
DLV Deliver, Delivered, Delivering
DLV Also, a C2K milestone: DLV = cargo and documents delivered to customer (forwarder)
DOCS Document(s), Documentation
Domestic transport Transport within a country
Door-to-door Transport from an initial shipper’s house address to a final consignee’s house address
Duty Tax imposed on goods imported from another country
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
EDIFACT Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport; a specific EDI protocol
e-Freight Electronic freight documents project from IATA; e-Freight aims to take the paper out of the air cargo supply chain and -processes and replace it with cheaper, more accurate and more reliable electronic messaging; facilitated by IATA, the project is an industry-wide initiative involving carriers, freight forwarders, ground handlers, shippers and customs authorities
Electronic Data
Interchange
The interchange of electronic data, structured following an agreed protocol, between the automated information system of different parties
Embargo An embargo on a certain kind of goods means these goods will not be transported by the airline, often for flight-safety reasons
Equipment Materials needed to handle or transport goods
ESC European Shippers’ Council (see the page “Interest Organisations” of this website also)
ETA Estimated Time of Arrival
ETD Estimated Time of Departure
Expediting Forwarding goods (in less than the normal lead time)
Expeditor Forwarder
FAK Freight All Kinds
FAK-Rates Rates for Freight All Kinds
FAP A C2K key performance indicator: FAP = Flown as Planned (the complete shipment has flown at or before the last planned flight with a maximum 12-hour delay)
FCL Full Container Load
FDCA Found Cargo
FFM Freight Forwarding Message (electronic)
FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (see the page “Interest Organisations” of this website also)

FLT
Flight
Forwarder Company specialized in providing door-to-airport transport, arranging connecting air transport and/or airport-to-door transport for parcels and consolidations > 75 kg or up to anything that fits in an aircraft; the air transport is generally outsourced to airlines and sometimes aircraft operators or air charter companies
Forwarder network A network existing of different smaller to medium sized forwarding companies all over the world working together
Freighter Aircraft built with the purpose of carrying nothing else than cargo

FSU
Freight Status Update
Fuel Surcharge Surcharge added to the cargo rate to cover the additional costs of increasing fuel-prices; these will generally follow a certain index
Full charter Chartering the full available volume of an aircraft or flight/day
Full Container Load Container fully loaded, generally with goods belonging to one party
Full freighter Aircraft built with the purpose of carrying nothing else than cargo

FWB
Electronic air waybill message
FWB Also a C2K milestone: FWB = the shipment is booked at the airline, next an electronic air waybill is generated by agent (forwarder) ; this creates the so-called route map in C2K in which all the steps are followed

FYI
or Your Information
General Cargo Rates Rates for all different kinds of cargo, not falling into a specific handling and/or rate category

GSA
General Sales Agent
GSF Global Shippers Forum (see the page “Interest Organisations” of this website also)
Handling Agent Agent handling the ramp and/or warehouse cargo operation for an airline
Harmonised System A numeric multi-purpose system for the classification of goods with its six digits covering about 5000 descriptions of the products or groups of products most commonly produced and traded, designed for customs purposes, but can also be used for statistics, transport purposes, export, import and manufacturing; the international convention on the HS was established under auspices of the World Customs Organisation in 1983

Haulage
Inland transport of cargo
Haulier Road carrier
HEA Heavy Cargo
HAWB House Air Waybill
House Air Waybill The shipment contract between the end-customer and the forwarder (see the page “Forwarding Out” of this website for further purposes and explanation)
Hub Central point in a transport system or network

HUM
Human remains
HWB House Waybill
IATA International Air Transport Association (see the page “Interest Organisations” of this website also)

IATA-Agent
An IATA certified agent
ICAL Inbound Cargo Action List
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organisation (see the page “Interest Organisations” of this website also)
ICE Dry Ice Shipment
IN Inches
Inco terms Internationally agreed set of standard delivery terms
Integrator Carrier integrating different modes of transport to form a door-to-door transport or supply chain; this term mostly refers to the large international express companies whose core business is to carry envelopes and parcels up to 75 kg, often overnight or even same day
Intermodal Transport The movement of cargo in a supply chain by more than one mode of transport; for example, road/air or sea/air transport

INV
Invoice
ISA If Space Available
KG Kilos
L/C Letter of Credit
LCL Less than Container Load
Less than Container Load Container partly filled with goods from one party, or an amount of goods that is not sufficient to fill one container and will therefore likely be consolidated
LHO Living Human Organs / Blood
License, import/export Governmental permit to import / export certain goods under certain conditions
Line item Order line, each line on a packing list or invoice to be declared for customs
Load factor The extent to which the aircraft (weight-, volume-, ULD-) capacity is efficiently utilized (to generate profit)

LOC
Location
Loose cargo/shipments Cargo / shipments not loaded on an ULD
Lower Deck The (cargo) deck below the main deck or upper deck of an aircraft
LT Local Time
Main deck Upper deck; the (cargo) deck above the lower deck of an aircraft
Manifest, flight Document listing the air waybills and a specification of the related goods carried on a flight
Master Air Waybill The shipment contract between the forwarder and the airline (see the page “Forwarding Out” of this website for further purposes and explanation)
MAWB Master Air Waybill
MFST Manifest
Minimum Rate Rate to cover the basic costs of carrying a shipment
MSG Message(s)
Network Forwarder A large forwarding company with worldwide branches
NFD A C2K milestone: NFD = cargo and documents ready for pick-up at airline (handler), the customer (forwarder) is notified

NND
Notice of Non-Delivery
NON-IATA Airline or agent that is not a member of IATA
Nose loading Loading cargo through the cargo door in the nose of an aircraft
Notify address Address of a party other than the consignee to be notified of arrival of the goods
Notify party Party other than the consignee to be notified of arrival of the goods
NOTOC Notification To Captain; list for the captain of the aircraft with goods carried on board
N-Rates Rates for shipments with weights up to 45 kg
NVOCC Non-Vessel Operating/Owning Cargo Carrier; in case of Air Cargo a Carrier (e.g., a Forwarder or Consolidator) who issues Air Waybills for the carriage of cargo on aircraft which he does not operate or own

OAG
Official Airlines Guide
OB On Board
Oversized Cargo Cargo that exceeds the dimensions of an ULD

Package
Packed piece of cargo
Packing list A list for customs declaration and consignment purposes stating number and kinds of packages being shipped, totals of gross, legal, and net weights of the packages, marks and numbers on the packages, contents and part-/serial numbers
Pallet A (standardized) platform on which goods can be stacked for transport or warehouse handling purposes
Pallet, aircraft A (standardized) platform on which goods can be stacked for air transport purposes
Pallet net A net used to secure the cargo on the aircraft pallet
Parcel Package
Part charter Chartering of a part of the available volume on an aircraft or flight/day
Part shipment Part of a shipment that travels on a different flight and/or day than the rest of the shipment due to available capacity with the airline

PAX
Passenger(s)
Payload The (cargo) load that can be carried by an aircraft (to generate revenue)
PC Piece(s)
PER Perishable Cargo
PFI Pro Forma Invoice
POA Proof Of Acceptance; legal proof a shipment has been accepted by a party
POD Proof Of Delivery; legal proof a shipment has been delivered by a party
POD Place Of Delivery
PP Charges Prepaid
PPD Prepaid
Pre-alert Message stating the current and or expected status of the goods
Principal The customer ordering the transport or related services

PSH
Part Shipment
QNTY Quantity
Q-Rates Rates with a quantity discount
RCF A C2K milestone: RCF = cargo has arrived in the cargo bay at final destination; cargo and airwaybill are administratively received in the system

RCPT
Receipt, Reception
RCS A C2K milestone: RCS = cargo and documents are received ‘Ready for Carriage’ and accepted by airline (handler)
Ready For Carriage (By Air) The goods are correctly packed and labelled, and customs cleared, with the right documents attached
Ready For Transport (By Road) The goods are correctly packed and labelled, with the right documents attached
RFC Ready For Carriage
RFT Ready For Transport
Routing The path that is (to be) followed by the goods from shipper to consignee

RUSHR
Rush Reply
SASPO As Soon As Possible
SAWB Substitute Air Waybill
Security Surcharge Surcharge added to the cargo rate to cover the additional costs of the increasing number of security checks and related administration that are legally required by the authorities
Shipper The person or company that is physically and administratively responsible for shipping the goods; for an airline in most cases a forwarder will be the shipper, for a forwarder the shipper is a third party, for example a trading company, a manufacturer, etc.
Shipper’s Letter of Instruction Document issued by the shipper to instruct and authorize the forwarder to forward and declare goods on his behalf; contains all shipment details needed to facilitate these services

SHPMNT
Shipment
Side loading Loading cargo through a cargo door in the side of an aircraft
Skid Pallet
S/L Short Loaded
SLI Shipper’s Letter of Instruction
SSPD Short Shipped; stayed behind
TACT The Air Cargo Tariff; publication of official airline tariffs
TBA Time Before Arrival
TBD Time Before Departure
TEMP Temperature
TIACA The International Air Cargo Association (see the page “Interest Organisations” of this website also)
TILNA Tilting Not Allowed
TILTA Tilting Allowed
Time Slot The agreed time to collect or deliver goods
Tonne Kilometre One tonne (1000 kg or 2204.6 lb) metric flown one kilometre; productivity indicator
TRA Transit
Tracing Retrieving (information on) the status of goods and documents
Tracking Regular checking on the status of goods and documents
Track & Trace Automated regular retrieval of (information on) the status of goods and documents and checking these against the agreed norms
Transfer cargo Transfer of cargo from one flight to another
Transition / Transit cargo Transfer of cargo from one flight to another
TRM Transfer Manifest
TTL Total
ULD Unit Load Device
ULD, contoured Unit Load Device shaped to exactly fit in an aircraft
UNACC Unaccompanied
Unit Load Device Standardized air cargo loading equipment (pallet, container)
Upper deck Main deck; the (cargo) deck above the lower deck of an aircraft
VAL Valuable cargo
VAT Value Added Tax
VOL Volume
Volume charge Air transport charge based on the volume of goods instead of the actual weight (see “Dimensional Weight” and “Weight charge” also)
VUN Vulnerable cargo
Weight charge Air transport charge based on the actual weight of the goods (see “Dimensional Weight” and “Volume charge” also)
Weight & Balance Management of the weight and allocation of cargo, passengers and fuel for a flight

W/H
Warehouse
XPS Priority Small Package
XS In Excess
Yield management The process of maximising the contribution (revenue) of the (transport & handling) network, equipment, infrastructure and resources

Please Note: The below list does not describe all types of hazardous air cargo (it is not exhaustive and all encompassing). General items listed below may be found in baggage and possibly have hazards that are not immediately apparent. There are strict laws in relation to lodging of hazardous air cargo and compliance with hazardous air cargo regulations.

Typical examples of hazardous air cargo

Engines (contain fuel and that are not cleaned, purged and sealed)
Mining equipment
Magnets
Pressurised containers
Passenger baggage (containing flammable gas or liquid lighter refuel. camping stove cylinders
Photographic Supplies
Expeditionary equipment
Vaccines
Solvents, adhesives
Pesticides
Dental apparatus
Machinery parts
Frozen foods (packed in solid dry ice)
Dry Ice
Tool Boxes (compressed gases, aerosols)
Electrical equipment
Diving equipment
Pharmaceuticals
Switches in electrical equipment
Toys (made of cellulose)
Refrigerators (may contain gases or chemicals)
Swimming pool chemicals
Pressurised containers
Engines (contain fuel and that are not cleaned, purged and sealed)
Mining equipment
Diagnostic specimens
Thermometers (containing mercury)
Frozen Embryos
Ammunition
Swimming pool chemicals
Aerosols
Compressed non-flammable gas
Batteries
Breathing Apparatus
Frozen foods (packed in solid dry ice)
Motor Vehicle parts
Chemicals

An Overview of Bills of Lading: Ensuring Precision in Shipping

Why is it crucial to verify Bill of Lading details?
The Bill of Lading meticulously captures the smallest shipment details, providing an exact representation of your cargo. This document is pivotal for identifying your shipment and becomes invaluable in dispute scenarios, especially when handling liability claims for damaged, lost, or delayed shipments.

When is the Bill of Lading Issued?
As a specialist in international shipping and freight, CargoMaster places utmost importance on accuracy in shipping dates, marks, and cargo descriptions when issuing the Bill of Lading. Adhering to maritime regulations, CargoMaster ensures precise details, recognising the significance of the date on the Bill of Lading, marking the enforcement of the shipment contract.

How is the Bill of Lading Compiled?
The compilation of a Bill of Lading involves several checks within the export documentation flow. Freight Forwarders like CargoMaster play a crucial role, ensuring accurate details such as container and bolt seal numbers, vessel information, weights, pieces loaded, and voyage numbers. While Bills of Lading are typically issued after the vessel sails, special requests may lead to earlier issuances.

A Contract in Documentation: The Bill of Lading
Functioning as a contract between the International Shipping Company and the cargo shipper, the Bill of Lading mirrors other contractual agreements, like a residential tenancy agreement. To meet international standards, Bills of Lading must align with conventions such as The Hague Rule, Hague-Visby Rule, Hamburg Rule, and The Carriage of Goods by Sea Act Australia 1991.

Insight into the Documentation Timeline
Disputes regarding Bill of Lading issues primarily emerge in cargo exportation. The export documentation flow involves meticulous coordination, ensuring the timely gathering of information from various sources. CargoMaster, handling machinery and out-of-gauge cargo, faces additional documentation requirements for compliance with international regulations.

International Freight Certificates: Navigating Export Documentation

Certificate of Free Sale (CFS)
A crucial document confirming the approval to sell goods in Australia, essential for customs clearance and import processes in certain overseas markets.

When exporting to certain countries you will require a Certificate of Free Sale (CFS), also called an export certificate or certificate of export. An Export Certificate confirms in writing that you can sell your goods in the Australian market and that there are no restrictions. The Certificate of Free Sale certifies that you have the approval of relevant authorities to sell your goods in Australia.

The overseas purchaser of your products may have problems with customs clearance and registration process’s if you do not provide a CFS when required, your buyer may not be able to import your product into their country. You may need to present this certificate as part of the customs clearance or registration process.

A CFS is often requested for products such as:

  • food-based products
  • medical parts, devices and products
  • certain complementary, prescription, and over the counter medicines.

Not all countries require a CFS, the need for a Certificate of Free Sale will depend on your product and your export market. Speak with your buyer to find out if you need a CFS.

Where can I get a Certificate of Free Sale?

To find out more and apply for a Certificate of Free Sale (CFS) visit:

ATA Carnet (Admission Temporary Admission) 
Facilitates the temporary entry of goods into foreign countries, providing exemptions for import duties and taxes. Commonly used for high-value goods at exhibitions, trade shows, motorsports, and audiovisual production.

An ATA Carnet is an international document that permits temporary the temporary entry of commodities into overseas countries. Carnets are used for goods that are intended to be imported for a short period of time, then exported back to the country of origin. It provides exemptions for import duties and taxes. It is most often used for high-value goods imported for specific uses.

Typical goods that may be transported under a Carnet:

  • cars, bikes, boats, caravans or trailers for exhibitions and trade shows
  • es or cars and other vehicles used for motorsports
  • equipment, trucks, and machinery for mining or farming
  • cameras and other equipment used for filming and audiovisual production.

To apply for a Carnet contact The Australian Chamber Of Commerce and Industry

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry    www.australianchamber.com.au/international/certificates-of-origin   (ACCI).

Phytosanitary Certificate
Required for regulated commodities like plants and plant products, certifying compliance with quarantine regulations and the absence of pests.
Phytosanitary Certificates available from the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment.

Certificate of Origin (CoO)
Government-certified or authorised entity-issued document confirming the origin of commodities, essential for Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and customs clearance.

Note: Always check specific product and market requirements for accurate documentation needs.

Certificates of Origin are needed when Origin when

  • exporting to countries where Australia has a current Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  • it is requested by the importer for customs clearance
  • it is specified in a Documentary Letter of Credit.

Some agreements will allow for a self-certification, while others require a certificate from an authorised body. Self-certification carries a high level of risk and is not recommended for new exporters.

There are 2 types of Certificates of Origin

  1. Preferential certificates

A Preferential certificate will assist customs authorities to confirm your compliance with trade agreements made, tariffs and  and Rules of Origin. Rules of Origin (ROO) are an agreed set of rules between countries that share a preferential trade agreement, such as a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). ROO set out the criteria for which goods are eligible for free or preferential import tariffs. Typically, they require a product to be entirely produced in a one of the participating countries or have a minimum percentage of the value produced there. They can be complex to understand so speak with your customs broker or freight forwarder or visit the DFAT Free Trade Agreement Portal.

Note: If Australia has a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the country you are exporting to you can apply for a Preferential certificate

2. Non-preferential certificates 

Local governments of most countries issue non-preferential certificates to collect statistical data and ensure you are meeting:

  • government sanctions
  • anti-dumping rules
  • quotas
  • general tariffs.

Where can I get a Certificate of Origin?

To find out more and apply for a Certificate of Origin (COO) visit:

For information about the documents needed for specific products check out.

CargoMaster ensures a seamless freight experience, combining expertise, accuracy, and compliance for precise cargo transport. Call us at 1300 767 136 for tailored shipping solutions and competitive rates.

Sydney Airport – SYD

Melbourne Airport – MEL

Brisbane Airport – BNE

Perth Airport – PER

Adelaide Airport – ADL

Gold Coast Airport – OOL

Cairns Airport – CNS

Canberra Airport – CBR

Hobart Airport – HBA

Darwin Airport – DRW

Townsville Airport – TSW

Newcastle Airport – NTL

Sunshine Coast Airport – MCY

Mackay Airport – MKY

Avalon Airport – AVV

Alice Springs Airport – ASP

Rockhampton Airport – ROK

Ballina Airport – BNK

Ayers Rock Airport – AYQ

Karratha Airport – KTA

Hamilton Island Airport – HTI

Proserpine Airport – PPP

Broome Airport – BME

Coffs Harbour Airport – CFS

Port Hedland Airport – PHE

Newman Airport – ZNE

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport – KGI

Albury Airport – ABX

Gladstone Airport – GLT

Mildura Airport – MQL

Port Macquarie Airport – PQQ

Mount Isa Airport – ISA

Dubbo Airport – DBO

Airline Airline
Code
Customer
Service
 Sales Office Website
TL 1800 627 474 1800 627 474 http://www.airnorth.com.au/
 QQ 1300 780 970  1300 780 970 http://www.allianceairlines.com.au/
  JQ 13 15 38  +61 3 9645 5999 http://www.jetstar.com
QF 13 13 13 http://www.qantas.com.au
ZL 13 17 13 http://www.regionalexpress.com.au
VA 13 67 89 http://www.virginaustralia.com
Provider Website
Swissport Australia www.swissport.com
Air Menzies International (AMI) https://airmenzies.com/
Patrick Air Services http://w.auww.patrick.com
Qantas Airways (passenger & ramp handling) http://www.qantas.com.au
Toll Dnata http://www.tolldnata.com
Make/Model Max Payload
Tonnes
Max Loadable Volume
CBM3
Cargo Hold Dims
LxWxH cm
Cargo Door Size
WxH cm
Cessna 406 Titan 1.2 6.5 320 x 120 x 117 124 x 116
Fairchild Metroliner II 1.4 12 835 x 115 x 120 130 x 115
Fairchild Metroliner III 2.1 12 775 x 158 x 145 130 x 115
Fairchild Metroliner 23 2.3 18 775 x 158 x 145 127 x 115
Falcon 20 / 200 2.5 11 704 x 156 x 142 190 x 140
Shorts 360 3.5 40 815 x 190 x 190 142 x 168
Saab 340 3.8 40 1300 x 170 x 170 135 x 130
Aerospatiale ATR42 4.6 40 1080 x 225 x 143 125 x 153
Fokker 27 6.3 58 1336 x 210 x 190 228 x 175
Antonov AN-26 6.5 45 1110 x 220 x 160 230 x 171
Antonov AN-74 6.5 45 1000 x 215 x 220 226 x 220
British Aerospace ATP 8.2 78 1500 x 195 x 180 250 x 169
Lockheed L-188 Electra 15 135 2000 x 280 x 220 355 x 203
Boeing 737-300F 16 115 2100 x 310 x 220 340 x 215
Antonov AN-12 18 95 1380 x 300 x 250 300 x 250
Lockheed L-100 Hercules 21 140 1707 x 302 x 274 302 x 274
Boeing 727-200F 23.5 144 2712 x 351 x 218 340 x 218
Boeing 757F 39 187 3327 x 353 x 218 340 x 218
Airbus A300 B4F 40 280 3900 x 477 x 223 358 x 256
Douglas DC8-62 40 200 3400 x 317 x 203 355 x 215
Douglas DC8-54/55 41 180 3100 x 317 x 203 355 x 215
Ilyushin IL-76 45 180 1850 x 345 x 325 344 x 340
Antonov AN-22 50 650 2640 x 430 x 430 430 x 430
Lockheed L10-11 Tristar 55 420 3300 x 360 x 274 431 x 284
Boeing 767-300F 55 400 3000 x 400 x 250 340 x 254
Douglas DC10-30 65 400 3725 x 448 x 245 350 x 245
McDonnell Douglas MD11 85 500 4800 x 350 x 245 355 x 245
Boeing 747-100F 90 675 4800 x 488 x 300 340 x 300
Boeing 747-200F 100 675 4900 x 488 x 300 340 x 300
Boeing 777F 100 625 4400 x 488 x 300 372 x 305
Boeing 747-300/400F 110 675 5000 x 488 x 300 340 x 300
Antonov AN-124 120 800 3650 x 640 x 440 640 x 440
Antonov AN-225 250 1100 4300 x 640 x 440 640 x 440

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