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What Happens When Cargo Arrives At The Port of Discharge


Step by Step Guide by Australian Trade & Shipping

Once goods arrive at our bond store at Port of Loading, We phone you the next day, sometime around 3 to 5pm advising total amount of Personal Effects.

You can then post cheque or go to our bank branch and place funds into our account and receive receipt from bank.

On arrival at the Port of Discharge, you will receive an arrival notice from our agents advising ships E.T.A (estimated time of arrival) and name of the bond store where goods will be made available.

There will 2 amounts of money for you to pay to our agents at the port of discharge:

1/ The Terminal Handling charge.
2/ The Shipping / Customs Delivery order.

On payment of these charges, the Delivery Order will be sent to the address nominated as the Notify Party to Clear Cargo at Customs & Quarantine.

The first priority is the local Government Customs Department.
You take the Delivery Order, Packing List, Your Passport and go to your nearest Customs Office
You will need to fill in the Unaccompanied Baggage Statement or Import Declaration of the Country.

The Government department may stamp off your Delivery Order there and then,
Or they may want to make appointment for inspection at the Bond Store.

Either way once the Delivery Order is stamped off by Customs, you must then go to Quarantine Department (sometimes called Agriculture, Forestry, Farming), with the stamped off Delivery Order from Customs and fill out the Quarantine Permit.

Now you can go to the Bond Store nominated on the Delivery Order, present the Delivery Order to the Delivery Clerk for delivery or pick up.

If you have not picked up cargo within 3 days of cargoes availability then TAKE cash because you will be required to pay the Bond Store BONDING CHARGES, Bond Storage and Redelivery charges

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I wish a safe and prosperous journey for you and your loved ones.