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Your guide to compliance

Shipping documentation

JTM Cargo Management strives for the upmost efficiency in service. To do this, we must ensure the highest level of compliance when importing or arranging the import of goods into Australia. With a major focus on international trade modernisation and attention to border reform strategies, JTM Cargo takes pride in regulatory adherence, uniformity, data integrity and ultimately protecting your best interests. To ensure we maintain an extraordinary level of compliance from the word go, we pay particular attention to detail upon initial setup of each importer profile and their commodities database.

As part of the implementation process, we ask for your understanding and patience during the early stages as we familiarise ourselves with your product. By establishing such practices, combined with our advanced methods of recordkeeping you can trust in the integrity of declarations on behalf of your clients. All communication is retained in our database for future reference to avoid repeat requests, saving your staff valuable time.

When utilising our services for the first time, it also helps if you can provide copies of previous import declarations for each importer. Not only does this assist in our regulatory assessment process but ensures uniformity during the transition, upholding your customers’ expectations. Should we note any compliance issues, we shall inform you of the relevant details, and provide you with the option to pursue the matter at your discretion.

To facilitate this process, JTM Cargo is dedicated to providing our clients with easy-to-use and easy-to-manage documents. Please find below some of these documents.

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Conversion and cubic sizes

To calculate the volume of these items you must multiply the length by the width by the height, in metres:

Air Freight

Example of an air freight parcel

1 cubic metre is equal to 167kg.
Above example has an actual weight of 15kg.

  • 0.40m x 0.20m x 0.30m = 0.024cbm
  • 0.024cbm x 167kg = 4.008kg
  • Cubic weight = 4.008kg
  • Actual weight = 15kg


Chargeable weight = 15kg

Sea Freight

Example of a sea freight parcel

1 cubic metre is equal to 167kg.
Above example has an actual weight of 15kg.

  • 1.40m x 1.20m x 1.30m = 2.184cbm
  • 2.184cbm x 1000kg = 2184kg
  • Cubic weight = 2184kg
  • Actual weight = 950kg


Chargeable weight = 2184kg

Incoterms reference

Incoterms are international pre-defined commercial terms published by the international Chamber of Commerce. They are a globally recognised shorthand which defines all responsibilities and costs involved in an order. Specifying these terms on your order is mandatory, and will help to reduce the risk of misunderstandings for all parties involved in the shipment.