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    Anna V
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    Hi folks,

    I just wanted to get the opinion of members here who have experience with Australian Port Charges. I’m a beginner and don’t have much knowledge.

    I am importing 2.5 CBM of cargo from the USA and my shipment will be arriving in Brisbane.

    I asked for a quote from a customs broker to clear the shipment and as part of the quote was the following charge:


    When I asked about this charge the reply was:

    “Port/Terminal/depot/unpack etc charges from the co-loader are based on CBM @ $195.00/cbm.”

    Does this sound about right for a 2.5 CBM LCL shipment from the USA arriving to Brisbane?

    I sincerely appreciate any assistance or advice.

    Thank you,

    Paul – FS Concierge
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    Hi Anna,

    Hopefully some helpful members will be along soon with some advice to point you in the right direction.


    Dash Freight
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    Hi Anna

    The charges are probably correct and reasonable. You are lucky you did not get slugged for more. My advice to all importers is;

    1. Ask the supplier to quote the goods on the basis of FOB or EXW. These are the incoterms. In your case they quoted DAT. I urge you not to get DAT unless you are an experienced importer. there is not much upside for the buyer!
    2.get a quote from an Australian Freight agent/broker/forwarder, based on FOB or EXW

    I hope that answers your question

    Rob Dash E: rob@dashfreight.com.au M: 61 423 136 053 Quotes: https://tinyurl.com/yae7tbj6 S: live:rd2221
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