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International Shipping
As at August 2017 We are teaming up with the global shipping company ANL and an international freight forwarder to offer a door to door shipping service to the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Brisbane for 40’ HC containers from a number of ports around the world. More detailed information will be provided closer to the shipping period but the information below should provide an indication of costs and procedures required.

Container Transport

ANL are able to offer container shipping services from many parts of the world but listed below are some options & indicative prices (please contact Kevin at logistics@2018etchellsworld.org for other options or logistics enquiries). Please note that international shipping rates are very fluid, are subject to global and domestic forces and prices for mid 2018 may be different (up or down) than those indicated below. These rates will be updated closer to the shipping period.

Shipping and origin costs per 40’ HC container (excludes origin trucking*)

Load Port to Brisbane Port, Australia

Long Beach/Oakland USD 3200
New York/Savannah USD 2600
Houston USD 3400
Miami USD 3700
Hong Kong USD 2500
Felixstowe EUR 2600
Auckland USD 1100
Australian import charges     AUD 1600 (including customs clearance, port charges, container trucking) May be subject to Customs and Quarantine inspection fees. *this will be dependent on where the container is packed.

Shipping and destination costs per 40’ HC container

(excludes destination trucking*)

Australian export charges: AUD 1500  (including customs clearance, port charges, container trucking)

Brisbane Port, Australia to destination Port

Long Beach/Oakland USD 4000
Philadelphia/Savannah USD 4300
Houston USD 6000
Miami USD 5000
Hong Kong USD 1200
Felixstowe USD TBA
Auckland USD 1300
*this will be dependent on where the container is unpacked.


As imports into Australia will attract 10% goods and services tax and potentially customs duty it is suggested that all Etchells move using an ATA Carnet. These are generally available from your local Chamber of Commerce. This will also facilitate the entry of your boat back into your country of origin. Those requiring a temporary entry but not using a carnet will be required to deposit an amount equivalent to the applicable taxes to the Australian Government upon arrival and make a subsequent refund claim once the boat has been exported (this can be time consuming and expensive). Anyone intending to permanently leave their boat in Australia will be to have a formal import clearance undertaken and make payment of any applicable taxes at the time of importation.


http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/arrival Australia has very strict quarantine requirements and all competitors containers will be subject to an inspection by the Department of Quarantine. This means that all containers & contents must be free of any quarantine risk material. The below table highlights the risks that Quarantine focus on.
Item Examples
Live animals – vertebrates frogs, geckos, birds, rodents, reptiles
Animal material hair, fur, skin, faeces, shell, blood, and fluids, feathers, honey, flesh, bone, horn
Animal material – evidence feathers, fur, faeces
Plants – live plants, weeds, sprouted seeds, propagatable material
Plant material – reproductive pollen, spores, flowers, fruit, vegetables
Plant material – seeds seeds, pods
Plant material – fresh fresh leaves, gum, stems, pods, roots, flowers
Plant material – dry dried leaves, branches, roots, straw, wood
Plant material – bark bark
Invertebrates – timber pests borers, wasps, termites, ants, larvae, eggs, beetles
Invertebrates – flying pests flies, moths, bees, wasps
Invertebrates – fresh produce pests beetles, thrips, larvae, mites, flies, caterpillars
Invertebrates – stored product pests beetles, larvae, eggs, casings
Other invertebrates of concern – terrestrial flatworms, nematodes, earthworms
Other invertebrates of concern – aquatic sponges, jellyfish, starfish, barnacles, algae
Invertebrates seeking refuge – hitch-hikers ants, bees, wasps, moths, spiders, grasshoppers, butterflies
Invertebrates – evidence wasps nests, mud nests, wings, shells, casing, frass
Snails and slugs snails, slugs
Snails and slugs – evidence shells, eggs, trail marks
Plant pathogens fungi, lichen, bacteria, viruses, moulds, protozoa, phytoplasmas
Soil dirt, mud, clay, sand
Water pools of water, water in receptacles, articles used with water
Water – evidence water marks

Particular risks for Etchells & trailers.

  • Packing a wet boat or in a wet environment
  • Plant material (leaves etc.) within the hull and trailer boxes
  • Excess grease on the trailer that could trap seeds etc.
  • Spiders, webs and other insects within trailer frames
  • Mud within tyre treads
  • Water sitting in the hull/trailer
  • Existing container residue – ensure container is swept clean prior to loading
  • Dirt/soil on trailer and in container – suggest loading container from a sealed/dry surface and sweep after loading
  • Non ISPM timber: Timber packing/supports/dunnage – all timber used within the container must be ISMP compliant (ISPM stamp visible on each piece) unless you fumigate the container prior to shipping in which case evidence of fumigation from an approved fumigator is required. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/goods/timber-packaging/ispm-15
Each competitor must go over their boat and trailer at the time of packing to eliminate all quarantine risks. Remedial treatment and associated activity in Australia is very expensive and time consuming.
Information on insurance is coming soon. In the interim, please feel free to contact our logistics team by email at logistics@2018etchellsworlds.org
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