Category: Australia

Why you Shouldn’t Pack Your Personal Items When Shipping Your Car Overseas

We all know that when you’re moving, it can be a highly stressful time, and you feel that you may need to take every shortcut possible to you such as packing items into as many different modes of transport as possible to lower the load within the moving van, and this statement goes double if … Continue reading Why you Shouldn’t Pack Your Personal Items When Shipping Your Car Overseas

5 Basic Steps to Shipping Your Car

When shipping your car overseas you can become overburdened with many things to do to get ready for the shipment, but you can help solve this by just following 5 easy steps through the process of getting your car prepared for its overseas journey. 1.  Make sure that the battery is fully charged Making sure … Continue reading 5 Basic Steps to Shipping Your Car

Container Shipping & Its advantages

Here at First Base Freight when we give our customers a quote for shipping there car we always try to give them every option possible. Many people that we have spoken to over the years didn’t know that you can actually ship your car in a container. Many people like the idea, but usually because … Continue reading Container Shipping & Its advantages

Can Your Car Be Shipped?

Here at First Base Freight we have noticed that whenever your shipping vehicles overseas to a new country there are a few things that you will have to check. Many countries throughout the world have many rules on what type of cars they allow to be shipped into their country. The usual ones are: Age … Continue reading Can Your Car Be Shipped?

New Online Sailing Schedule

Over the past 6 months we have noticed that more and more people were contacting us or emailing about schedules for ships from the UK. It wasn’t just our customers that were contacting us it was anyone who had an interest in a vessel that was leaving from the UK. So to help our customers … Continue reading New Online Sailing Schedule

Shipping a Car to Australia

We are currently shipping approximately 3 times a month to the ports of Brisbane, Fremantle, Melbourne & Sydney in Australia on our roll on/roll off vessels.  This services sails from the port of Southampton and takes approximately 39-43 days to reach its destination. The roll on/roll off vessels are purpose built to carry any rolling cargo such … Continue reading Shipping a Car to Australia

New Arrangements on Personally Imported Vehicles – Australia

The Personal Imports Scheme allows migrants settling in Australia, and expatriate Australian citizens returning permanently to Australia after a long period overseas, to bring their personal vehicles with them.  The scheme is outlined at regulation 13 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Regulations 1989.  The scheme was recently amended by the Motor Vehicle Standards Amendment Regulations … Continue reading New Arrangements on Personally Imported Vehicles – Australia

Cars entering Australia – Update

Vehicle shipping to Australia Update – News just in from Australia 29.07.10 We have just received further advice from the Department of Environment, The scenarios do not apply to personally imported vehicles.  Personally imported vehicles (That is a vehicle with an Import Approval under the personal import category) will not need degassing until further notice … Continue reading Cars entering Australia – Update

Car Shipping to Australia

Whether you’re looking for car shipping to Australia in a 20ft/40ft container or by the cheaper method of roll on/roll off you will need to obtain a ‘Vehicle Import Approval’. An application form must be completed for car shipping to Australia and usually costs approximately $50. This can take up to 6 weeks to arrive … Continue reading Car Shipping to Australia