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    We are due to land in Adelaide on 19th October and we have been told by our removal company that our container is due in the Port of Adelaide on 3rd December. We are booked into a furnished holiday rental till 14th December. I am wondering roughly how long does it take for the containers to get through customs clearance as we are hoping to have everything by xmas?? :unsure:

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    Guest andylynnchriskirst

    Hi there!

     

    Ours came in on the 7th of August, and we got it on the 21st of August, which is about average I think! It will also depend on what customs and quarantine have to look through! So it'll probably go through quicker if you bring less items that are likely to be inspected.'

    We also kept bothering them, and we hadn't heard for about a week on one occasion, so we rang them, and they 'coincidentally', were arranging pick up "as we speak". This doesn't mean you have to ring everyday though haha!

     

    Luckily you'll be in summer, whereas we had no furniture for about 3 weeks in the middle of winter, so was a bit chilly!

     

    And it obviously depends how much they have coming into port during the few weeks around that date.

     

    Hope this helps!

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    Our container arrived at the docs on the Friday, went through AQUIS on the following Wednesday and was delivered to us on the Friday, so just a week in total. You need to be aware though that the docking date given to you is the current scheduled date and this may change.

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    Guest Smurphy

    Hi, Ours also took a week in total. You can track your container online which is worthwhile as ours took an unexpected holiday in Singapore before eventually changing ships. Good luck.

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    I would think 2 weeks then hopefully it will be quicker, things can get clogged up before Christmas though.

     

    If you have the number of the container you can track it on-line as said by Smurphy.

     

    Although ours 'disappeared' in the middle of the ocean half way along and we couldn't track it again until it docked in Adelaide.

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    Guest onourway

    How do you track it? We've used Anglo Pacific and the tracking is only giving us the arrival date.

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    We had the number of the actual container and tracked it through a shipping website not the removal company one. They gave us the number of the container to do this. We didn't use Anglo though.

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    Guest onourway

    Thanks Rammygirl. We have the container number. What shipping website did you use to track it please? :smile:

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    Sorry cannot remember, try asking Anglo Pacific.

     

    Just googled 'track my shipping container' and loads of sites popped up i think they are generic try them.

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    Guest Smurphy

    Hi, Our removal company was PSS and the shipping company was MSC - Mediterranean Shipping. Their website is http://www.mscaustralia.com. I expect there are a number of different shipping companies, hope you manage to track your container soon. We watched on our laptop as the ship docked at Port Adelaide, how sad but we were so delighted to know our container had arrived!

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    We used PSS too - didn't bother tracking. Chess, the agents in Adelaide, kept us informed once they knew the arrival date. Took about 10 days to clear and be delivered (very near Christmas)

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    Hi, we used John Masons and they gave us a link to website to watch the container, and we did (how sad are we!) But when the container left the UK the dates we were given on arriving and departing at various ports were spot on. Once it got to Port in Adelaide it was through customs in two days and sat in Wridgeways holding depot for a day or two until we got the keys for our long term rental.

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