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Welcome to Australian Trade & Shipping & New Zealand Shipping & Australia Trade Marine Insurance offering a comprehensive shipping, customs & marine insurance service for commercial and personal effects shippers to and from Cairns to World Wide destinations

Portsmith handles a barge service upto Thursday Island, Bamaga, Horn Island, there was/is a service from Cairns main wharf to the Freeport mine at Irian Jaya but we recommend if you are sending machinery or vehicles or tools of trade to the mine with the purposes of doing a job and then bringing them back to Australia don't get involved .. AQIS (Quarantine) cost one of our clients in excess of A$24,000.00 in transport unpacking, inspection, transport, unpacking, cleaning and re-inspection charges on 7 x shipping containers.


The port does not have any infrastructure to handle 20ft/40ft Cairns is basically a tourist town looking after dive boats going out to Green Island, Outer Reef and Michaelmas Cay.


There is no share a container service what so ever consequently all 20ft & 40ft full containers and share a container for small freight as well as a car ship (also known as drive on/off or roll on /off) for cars, 4WD's, utes, vans, campers, caravans, motor homes, tractors, earth moving equipment, prime movers, mobile cranes, boats on trailers are shipped out of Brisbane.


If you pack, wrap and label your goods you can bring your goods to our nominated transport companies depot in Marsh St, Woree for transport to our Brisbane bond store.

The Port of Brisbane (Fishermans Island) is located on the south side at the mouth of the Brisbane River.

+61 7 4222 1088

Brisbane Office
5 Bates St
Qld 4127

Mailing address

PO Box 732
Qld 4127

+61 7 3808 1200
+61 7 3808 3244
+61 7 3290 4488

Fax  +61 7 3290 2481

Email info(at)


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Hours Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5 pm

Shipping Timetables
Ex Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle 

Freight Inquiry
Pricing required for Share a container or Full container loads or Break Bulk Loads

Ro Ro Service (for vehicles)
Pricing and Details for our Roll on Roll off Service for Cars, Trucks, Motor homes, Buses, Trucks and boats on trailers.

Marine Insurance
Commodity codes, premium rates, On-line proposal form

Port Marks ( labelling ) Your Personal Goods for Shipping
The most important thing in Business is to mark your cargo 
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What Happens When Your Cargo Arrives at the Port of Discharge
From Arrival Notices to Delivery Orders to Customs Clearance, 
a very handy reference to Importing good

Delivery Instruction Form
On Line consignment note Fill-in and Print out, 
hand over to Transport company
then click Submit button so we can track your cargo

Shipping Documents
Export Customs Number and Export Receival Advice

History of New Zealand Shipping 

On-Line booking form

Shipping Price for Share a Container
Customers to Prime Ports World Wide

We go to these World Wide Destinations
Includes Transit Times For Share a Container Customers

Container Sizes & Container Sales 
20ft  /  40ft  Dry Vans / Open Tops / Flat Racks /  Refrigerated
Internal & external measurements shown

Shipping / Customs Agent Wanted World Wide
On-Line Register Form found Here

Container Transport Yards
In Queensland used by Australia Trade and Shipping

Conditions of Carriage
Terms & Conditions for  Shipping

Container Codes
Guide to Shipping Company container prefix

Australian Trade & Shipping can move your cargo from Home or Warehouse through the Port of Adelaide to New Zealand Pacific Is, USA, Canada, Asia, UK, Europe Mediterranean, Africa, Indian sub continent so whether you have Cars, Personal effects, Freight all kinds U can pack or We can pack Container, Share a container, Drive on / off Sea freight, Transport, Documentation Insurance, Customs Clearance, Storage Export Agents - Consultations - Showroom Yes ... we even sell Shipping Containers phone Australian Trade & Shipping Today  in Brisbane.

Please feel free to contact us at Australia Trade & Shipping.

Contact Us




+61 8 8463 1800
+61 7 3808 1200
+61 3 6441 0292
+61 2 6223 2799


+61 3 8804 1700
+61 8 6364 3888
+61 2 9086 9090

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