Are you importing freight from Southeast Asia to Australia? Are you shipping from countries like Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, or Malaysia to Australia? A freight forwarder provides the confidence your business needs to ship goods seamlessly. Whether you’re importing or exporting, an international freight forwarder should understand your business and take the challenge out of shipping. BCR organises efficient transport of less than a container load (LCL) and full container loads (FCL) of sea freight and air freight shipments. In addition, BCR offers freight consolidation services for cost-effective shipping of numerous small shipments.
Southeast Asia to Australia trade
Global manufacturing is drawn to the region due to low-cost labour in Myanmar, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. This shift will make the region the world’s factory – overtaking China.
The shift in manufacturing to Southeast Asia is a benefit for Australian business because its close proximity makes it an ideal region to source low-cost products quickly.
Common goods manufactured in Southeast Asia
There is a diverse range of product manufactured in the region that is suitable for the Australian market. Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines have become hubs for electronic equipment. With clothing and apparel manufacturing growing in Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.
The region’s developing automotive, medical product and agricultural produce industries further add to the appeal of the region for Australian business wanting to source multiple product from the one region.
Major ports in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia has large ports and logistics network that connect manufacturing cities in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar and the Philippines.
The region is home to one of the world’s busiest ports – Singapore. Other major Southeast Asian ports include:
- Port Klang
- Tanj Pelepas
- Tanjung Priok
- Laem Chabang
- Ho Chi Minh City
Southeast Asian ports frequently load and unload ships destined for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. This makes the region a reliable source of product for Australian import and export businesses.
Freight forwarding from Southeast Asia to Australia with BCR
BCR’s freight forwarding services between Southeast Asia and Australia:
- Air freight forwarding Southeast Asia-Australia
- Sea freight forwarding Southeast Asia-Australia
Overcoming complicated regulations and unexpected delays, the freight experts at BCR get your cargo moving from Southeast Asia to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide or other cities in Australia.
No matter if LCL or FCL shipments, BCR offers consolidation and multiple carrier options to ensure cargo is received when it’s needed.
Additional BCR services:
When it comes to getting your cargo here, you want to have confidence that you are working with a freight forwarding and 3PL logistics partner that has experience. You don’t want to be the guinea pig in terms of their experience with an origin or commodity. Medium sized freight forwarding companies have the scope to deliver the services that will be required and are small enough to provide personalised service and customised solutions.
Importing from Southeast Asia can be complicated. But the rewards in terms of cost savings can improve your company’s bottom line. Follow these tips and do your research and you too can benefit from importing from Southeast Asia.
For more than a century, BCR has continued to help small, medium and large businesses achieve an optimum logistics solution with warehousing and transportation, including air freight and sea freight services to and from the major ports including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Fremantle (Perth).