How long do I have to collect my sea freight shipment?


Knowing how quickly you need to collect your sea freight shipment is an important question we are frequently asked at BCR.

Australian ports and freight depots in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth (Fremantle) will usually allow three free days of storage for your sea freight shipment from the first availability day. These free three days may include weekend days. Is it important to  clarify this with your freight forwarding company when they contact you about your sea freight shipment. If your sea freight shipment is not collected by the end of the free days, storage charges will apply at the wharf or depot. These charges are called Demurrage charges.

Your freight forwarder should notify you in advance of the sea freight shipment being available and assist you with the transportation of your sea freight shipment to its destination.

For more than 100 years, BCR has been delivering reliable and efficient freight forwarding services which include sea freight FCL and LCL and air freight ranging from small shipments to full air craft charters. To assist with the quick clearance of sea freight and air freight shipments, BCR also has a team of accredited Customs Brokers.


Do you need a quick air freight quote or sea freight quote? Contact BCR today.