International Freight Shipping to San Francisco USA


Freight services from Australia to San Francisco

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Our high performance team of sea freight service professionals offer many years’ experience delivering shipping containers to USA.

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San Francisco, officially known as the City and County of San Francisco, serves as a prominent hub for commerce, finance, and culture in Northern California. With a population of 808,437 residents as of 2022, it stands as the fourth most populous city in California. Encompassing an area of 46.9 square miles (121 square kilometers) at the tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, it ranks as the second most densely populated major city in the United States, trailing only New York City, and is the fifth most densely populated county in the country, surpassing all but four of New York City’s boroughs. Commonly referred to by nicknames like Frisco, San Fran, The City, and SF, San Francisco tops the list among 91 U.S. cities with over 250,000 residents in terms of per capita income and holds the sixth position in aggregate income as of 2021.

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San Francisco and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area represent a global epicenter for economic activities, as well as the arts and sciences. The region thrives due to the presence of leading universities and thriving sectors such as high-tech, healthcare, finance, insurance, real estate, and professional services. As of 2020, the metropolitan area, boasting a population of 6.7 million residents, ranked fifth in terms of GDP ($874 billion) and second in GDP per capita ($131,082) among OECD countries, surpassing prominent global cities like Paris, London, and Singapore. San Francisco anchors the 13th most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States, with 4.6 million residents and the fourth largest in terms of aggregate income and economic output, featuring a GDP of $669 billion in 2021. The broader San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland Combined Statistical Area is the fifth most populous with 9.5 million residents and the third largest in terms of economic output, with a GDP of $1.25 trillion in 2021. In the same year, San Francisco proper recorded a GDP of $236.4 billion, with a GDP per capita of $289,990. It ranked seventh globally and third in the United States on the Global Financial Centres Index as of March 2022.

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San Francisco experiences a warm-summer Mediterranean climate typical of California’s coastal areas, characterized by mild, moist winters and dry summers. The city’s weather is significantly influenced by the cool ocean currents from the Pacific on its western side and the waters of San Francisco Bay to the north and east. This maritime influence moderates temperature fluctuations and results in a remarkably mild year-round climate with minimal seasonal variations.

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San Francisco stands as a premier tourist destination in the United States, renowned for its distinctive steep hills, diverse architectural styles across various neighborhoods, cool summers, frequent fog, and iconic landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Alcatraz Island, Chinatown, and the Mission District. The city houses numerous educational and cultural institutions, including the University of California, San Francisco, the University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the de Young Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Ballet, the San Francisco Opera, the SFJAZZ Center, and the California Academy of Sciences. San Francisco is home to two professional sports teams, the MLB’s San Francisco Giants and the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, both of which play their home games within the city. The main international airport in San Francisco offers flights to over 125 destinations, while an extensive light rail and bus network, along with the BART and Caltrain systems, facilitate connectivity between different parts of the city and the wider region.

The economy of San Francisco is diversified, with employment opportunities spread across various professional services, including tourism, financial services, and an increasing focus on high technology. In 2016, approximately 27% of the workforce was engaged in professional business services, 14% in leisure and hospitality, 13% in government services, 12% in education and healthcare, 11% in trade, transportation, and utilities, and 8% in financial activities. In 2019, the GDP of the San Francisco metropolitan area, spanning five counties, grew by 3.8% in real terms, reaching $592 billion. Moreover, the San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland combined statistical area, encompassing 14 counties, boasted a GDP of $1.086 trillion, securing the third position among combined statistical areas and surpassing all but 16 countries. In 2019, San Francisco County stood as the seventh highest-income county in the United States out of 3,142, with a per capita personal income of $139,405. Marin County, located directly north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge, and San Mateo County, situated to the south on the Peninsula, ranked as the sixth and ninth highest-income counties, respectively.

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20 ft Standard Dry (8’6″ x 8′ x 20′)

20 ft Standard Container Measurements

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 Dry (8’6″ x 8′ x 40′)

40 ft Standard Container Measurements

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 (9’6″ x 8′ x 40′)

40 ft High Cube Container Measurements

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”


CargoMaster offers weekly services for break bulk shipping and shipping large items overseas. These types of services vary greatly between shipment , this area of international shipping should be left to only a few true Australian heavy shipping specialists with many years’ experience (like CargoMaster with 35 years transportation experience) Once again, you need to be very careful when choosing a international freight forwarders to handle the shipping of heavy items overseas this is a specialised transportation mode .choosing the wrong freight forwarder could be devastating and cost you heaps of money (there are plenty of stories of freight forwarders failing when it comes to shipping heavy machinery overseas.! The bottom line is Call CargoMaster if you need to ship heavy equipment from Sydney!

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

At CargoMaster we strive to deliver cost effective sea freight services to business, government and private individuals.

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