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Air cargo to get our stuff to oz: Has anyone done it?

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    hello everyone! We will be arriving in December. We want to ship some of our basic stuff (books, small kitchen appliances, diving equipment, linens etc) by air cargo using emirates or singapore airlines since we do not need a container as not getting our furniture. But all the little things add up in cost so we thought we would take some stuff and then buy the bulky furniture new when we arrive.

     

    The companies that will fly this aircargo and release it from our airport know all info from the outbound airport but have no idea what happens on the other side in oz. I saw online in Australia customs website that everyone has the right as a PR to ship personal stuff and they call it UPEs and we have to fill in a declarartion form.

     

    But all logistics are not clear!

     

    Did anyone ship by air a few cartons? If so, Where do we collect the stuff??

     

    Did you pay anything for release and customs on australia side?

     

    Do we have to collect it immediately?( it reaches in three days not like the shipping containers).

     

    What companies did you use??

     

     

    Any info would be highly appreciated!!

    Thankyou very much

    Ingy

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    I'd look at companies like Seven Seas. They ship small amounts. By air will possibly cost a small fortune.

     

    We shipped one extra holdall bag as air freight with an excess baggage company and it was £175 or so. Simple to arrange though.

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    hello everyone! We will be arriving in December. We want to ship some of our basic stuff (books, small kitchen appliances, diving equipment, linens etc) by air cargo using emirates or singapore airlines since we do not need a container as not getting our furniture. But all the little things add up in cost so we thought we would take some stuff and then buy the bulky furniture new when we arrive.

     

    The companies that will fly this aircargo and release it from our airport know all info from the outbound airport but have no idea what happens on the other side in oz. I saw online in Australia customs website that everyone has the right as a PR to ship personal stuff and they call it UPEs and we have to fill in a declarartion form.

     

    But all logistics are not clear!

     

    Did anyone ship by air a few cartons? If so, Where do we collect the stuff??

     

    Did you pay anything for release and customs on australia side?

     

    Do we have to collect it immediately?( it reaches in three days not like the shipping containers).

     

    What companies did you use??

     

     

    Any info would be highly appreciated!!

    Thankyou very much

    Ingy

     

    When we came out 7 years ago we sent 14 boxes air freight with Excess baggage.Sent the day before we left and arrived day after we did.Cannot tell you how much as company paid.We also had a 20 foot container .

     

    It was delivered to us great service but as I said not able to tell you the cost.

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    Guest ingyfikry

    Thanks everyone.

    I just need to know if we pay something in Australia side and to whom ??????

    I do not want to get an expensive surprise. :))

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    Hi there

    We sent a LOT by Excess Baggage. It arrived before us, got delivered to our address, no extra charge. Would def recommend. In our case it was because we weren't organised enough but turned out to be the best option. You can get quotes per kg from the excess baggage companies at the airport prior to your trip.

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    The excess baggage companies quote for this side but said that we have to collect and pay at adelaide airport ourselves and they do not know how much and what we will have to pay. That is why I am hoping someone faced the same thing so I can know what and how much to pay .

    Thanks everyone. Hope someone can shed some light still.

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    I just used parcel monkey to courier some of our stuff, you can get a quote from their website. Stuff arrived from DHL, just be careful as you need to itemise contents and value, anything over $1,000 could attract duty in Aus. Advice from DHL was to list replacement cost used not new

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    Guest ingyfikry

    Thanks henley girl. We are arriving in december so will probably use the excess baggage companies. I will probably email daff and customs to get a full picyure before I send stuff. Thanks:))

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