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Container Shipping Schedules & Transit Times to Australia

At 1st Move International we offer container shipping services from the UK to Australia and here we publish regular, up-to-date shipping schedules so that you can clearly see the next available sailing from the UK to the main container ports in Australia, as well as the expected transit times for these vessels.

Are you in need of container shipping services to Australia? Whether shipping just a few items or the entire contents of your home, we've got you covered. Request a free quote here today or continue reading to see our regularly updated container shipping schedules.

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UK to Australia Container Shipping Schedule

Destination Vessel Name Last Moving Date to Meet Vessel Sailing Date Port to Port Transit Time
Adelaide HMM Oslo 24/07/2024 07/08/2024 48
HMM St Petersburg 31/07/2024 14/08/2024 48
HMM Copenhagen 07/08/2024 21/08/2024 48
HMM Rotterdam 14/08/2024 28/08/2024 48
Brisbane HMM Oslo 24/07/2024 07/08/2024 57
HMM St Petersburg 31/07/2024 14/08/2024 57
HMM Copenhagen 07/08/2024 21/08/2024 57
HMM Rotterdam 14/08/2024 28/08/2024 57
Fremantle HMM Oslo 24/07/2024 07/08/2024 47
HMM St Petersburg 31/07/2024 14/08/2024 47
HMM Copenhagen 07/08/2024 21/08/2024 47
HMM Rotterdam 14/08/2024 28/08/2024 47
Melbourne HMM Oslo 24/07/2024 07/08/2024 45
HMM St Petersburg 31/07/2024 14/08/2024 45
HMM Copenhagen 07/08/2024 21/08/2024 45
HMM Rotterdam 14/08/2024 28/08/2024 45
Sydney HMM Oslo 24/07/2024 07/08/2024 50
HMM St Petersburg 31/07/2024 14/08/2024 50
HMM Copenhagen 07/08/2024 21/08/2024 50
HMM Rotterdam 14/08/2024 28/08/2024 50
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FAQ: Your Questions Answered

It takes an average of 6 to 8 weeks to ship a container from the UK to Australia (45 to 57 days). Exact transit times will depend on your destination port in Australia.

Here are expected transit times to the main container shipping ports in Australia:

UK to Australia Container Shipping Transit Times
Port Transit Time
Sydney 50 days
Melbourne 45 days
Brisbane 57 days
Adelaide 48 days
Fremantle 47 days

Our faster shipping means we can get your belongings onto the ship faster, potentially saving you weeks or even months of waiting when using a typical mover who often has to fill a container with other customers' goods before they can ship it. Fast track your move with 1st Move International!

Yes, you can track your shipment on its journey from the UK to Australia.

Once booked, you will be provided with the vessel name and a container number, both of which can be used to track your shipment using various free tracking tools that are available online, including our own container tracking tool found here.

Our container shipping schedules provide a few key details to help you plan and track your shipments efficiently. Here's the information included:

  • Destination: These are the main container shipping ports in Australia that we ship to. If your destination is not listed, fear not. We cover the whole of Australia and can provide a full door-to-door service to any town or city within Australia.
  • Vessel Name: Every vessel has a unique name which can be used to track its journey to Australia.
  • Last Moving Date to Meet Vessel: This is the last available moving date if you want to meet a particular vessel in time for its departure. Remember, these schedules are updated monthly and whatever your move date, there will be a vessel available for you. These dates are simply here for your information and to help with planning.
  • Sailing Date: The date on which the vessel is scheduled to depart.
  • Port to Port Transit Time: The estimated time, in days, it takes for the vessel to travel from the port of origin to the destination port.

We provide a wealth of information on customs regulations, prohibited/restricted items and paperwork when shipping to Australia. When you book with 1st Move International, our dedicated move managers will be on hand at every step to ensure compliance with these rules and answer any questions you may have. Please see our guides below for more information:

You can track the environmental impact of your shipment using the CO2 calculator tool provided by Sinay. This tool allows you to calculate the carbon footprint per TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit) of any given sea freight shipment.

To estimate the impact of your specific shipment, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the CO2 Calculator: Go to the Sinay CO2 calculator here.
  2. Enter Departure/Arrival Details: Input the departure and destination for your shipment/vessel.
  3. Calculate Emissions: The tool will calculate the CO2 emissions per TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit).
  4. How to Estimate for a Shared Container: For shared container shipments, use the volume of your packed belongings in cubic metres (m3) to estimate your share. We provide our customers with the exact volumne of their shipment in cubic metres. Divide the emission figure given by the calculator by the total volume of a TEU (33.2 m3) and then multiply by the volume of your shipment. This will give you an accurate figure for the share of emissions generated by your move.
  5. How to Estimate for a Full Container: For full container shipments, simply multiply the emission figure per TEU given by the calculator by the number of containers that you are shipping, which in most cases will be 1. If you are using a 40ft container multply this figure by 2 instead.

Once you have your estimated emissions you can explore carbon offsetting options to mitigate your environmental impact. Common methods include participating in tree planting initiatives, investing in renewable energy projects, or purchasing carbon credits.

Still have a question? Let us know! Chat to our team live, give us a call or simply request a quote to learn more.

Trust Us with Your Move to Australia

At 1st Move International, we have over two decades of experience in the removals industry, offering unrivalled expertise and exceptional services tailored to your needs.

We're proud to offer faster shipping and safer packing and we meticulously handle every item, ensuring your belongings arrive safely at your new home in Australia. As members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) and the British Association of Removers (BAR), we adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and care in every move.

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