Sea freight

US Market

Import sea freight from the USA to Australia with JTM Cargo

The USA is over 15,000 kilometres away from Australia, but shipping sea freight containers to and from Australia over such great distances is easy when you engage an experienced freight forwarder like JTM Cargo. If you have Full Container Loads (FCLs), Less Than Container Loads (LCLs) or small packages to ship from the USA to Australia, our team can help. JTM Cargo offers streamlined freight forwarding solutions for all international shipping to Australia. We can handle all your worldwide sea freight forwarding requirements regardless of the type, size and volume of your cargo.

At JTM Cargo, we have nurtured professional relationships with a vast network of global partners over many years. Each assists us to negotiate the best shipping rates from the United States to Australia, and to and from locations all around the world. Transporting goods by sea is the most economical way to ship large quantities of cargo over long distances. Our freight specialists obtain the most competitive freight rates from shipping lines and carriers to provide flexible shipping solutions that suit your needs. If you are looking to ship your LCL to Australia from the United States, we offer flexible and affordable freight consolidation services to ensure that your goods arrive on time.

JTM Cargo are not your average international air freight and sea freight forwarders; we have years of industry experience in transporting goods to destinations on every continent. We have representatives in both the USA and Australia who have in-depth knowledge of shipping lines and shipping transit times to Australia. Upon arrival into Australia, our customs clearance in Sydney will work hard to minimise delays in the clearance of your goods and will apply duty minimisation strategies wherever legally possible. We offer FCL, LCL and a combination of sea-air transportation options to ensure that you obtain cost and time effective solutions. As an Australia-based company, JTM Cargo offers transparent sea freight services to Australia and no hidden costs. We strive to offer the best worldwide shipping and sea freight solutions available to clients across every industry.

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Contact our sea freight forwarding experts today to discuss your needs.

We’ll provide you with a free comprehensive sea freight quotation.

NZ Market

Transport sea freight to New Zealand with ease

JTM Cargo provides affordable international shipping to New Zealand with flexible solutions purposely designed to suit your business needs. Our sea freight forwarding services cover door to door shipping and are available for cargo of every type including business, household and personal goods. Even though New Zealand is geographically very close, some forwarders overcharge for the privilege of transporting goods over such a short distance. Don’t pay over the odds for inferior sea freight forwarding services that should be economical when JTM can offer you export sea freight delivery across to New Zealand at a competitive price.

We offer a comprehensive suite of tailored shipping services from Australia to New Zealand for all local and international clients. As experts in the industry, we offer the best container shipping rates to New Zealand for all consolidations, LCL and FCL consignments. Our freight forwarders in Australia oversee the entire logistics process to guarantee that your goods arrive safely and on-time. We take your budget, business and time-constraints into consideration when looking at the schedules and shipping transit times from Australia to New Zealand. Sea freight can be shipped to and from any port in New Zealand and goods cleared quickly for fast pick-up and delivery to the final destination.

Our network of partners across Australia and New Zealand enables us to secure space with major global shipping operators from AU to NZ. We all work collectively to ensure that shipping container costs to New Zealand are kept to a minimum without compromising on the quality of service. Based in Sydney, JTM Cargo are strategically positioned in one of the busiest trade hubs in Australia and are ready to help you with all your international container shipping needs from Australia to New Zealand. So, regardless of the quantity and type of cargo that you need to be shipped, we have the solutions and the skills to ensure that your goods are transported over the seas quickly and easily.

All about freight forwarding

Frequently asked questions

What is a freight forwarder?

A freight forwarder organises the transportation and import or export of cargo from the manufacturer to a designated delivery address. JTM Cargo liaises with the shipping carriers and logistics companies and facilitates the clearance of your goods at port to us to ensure that your freight is delivered in the most cost effective way and according to your time schedule.

What is an LCL shipment?

Less than Container Load (LCL) is a shipping term for an international sea freight service for quantities of boxed, crated or palletised cargo that does not fill an entire sea freight container.

What is an FCL shipment?

FCL is an abbreviation for “Full Container Load”. FCL is a shipping term for an international sea freight service in which the shipper has exclusive use of the multimodal freight container.

What are the different types and sizes of containers?

Standard Container Sizes

In the shipping world, there are three main type of general containers used. 10 foot, and 20 foot, and 40 foot high Cube sizes.

Containers are considered as having both an internal and external measurement. We list these below.

You should take note of the internal size to know how your contents will fit. Please take notice of the narrow opening of the container.

The external area needs to be carefully thought about as the space outside the container has more variables.


Shipping Container Dimensions

Inside Cubic Capacity14.5 m333.2 m367 m3
Max Gross Weight10,160 kg24,000 kg30,480 kg
Tare Weight1.500 kg2.360 kg3.980 kg
10′ External3.10 m (10′)2.44 m (8′)2.59 m (8′ 6″)
10′ Internal2.98 m2.35 m2.38 m
20′ External6.05 m (20′)2.44 m (8′)2.59 m (8′ 6″)
20′ Internal5.90 m2.35 m2.38 m
40′ External12.19 m (40′)2.44 m (8′)2.59 m (8′ 6′)
40′ Internal12.01 m2.35 m2.38 m


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