Airfreight is quicker than seafreight. Airfreight can take 2-4 days to get to the country of destination, seafreight usually takes around 30-60days.
With airfreight you can usually clear your goods with customs in around 1-2 hours. With seafreight this can take all day, and some countries do not allow you to clear your goods yourself. You have to appoint a broker to clear your goods, at an additional cost.
When you are sending your personal belongings to your home country, you want them to go to your home, not just to the airport or seaport. So you should consider how much it will cost in local charges at the country of destination. – Airfreight is about A$50.00 to $70.00 depending on the destination country. – Seafreight is about A$250.00 to $300.00 It is important to remember these charges at the destination as it will affect the TOTAL cost of moving your goods to your home.
|Method of Transport||Transit Time||Destination Costs|
|Air Freight||2-3 Days||$50.00 – $70.00|
|Sea Freight||30-60Days||$250.00 – $300.00|
|* The above prices will vary from country to country and are intended as a guide only
|A.B.C. Freight Cost||$4.00 – $5.00/kg||$6.00 – $8.00/kg||$7.00 – $9.00/kg|
|Excess Baggage||$30.00 – $40.00/kg||$50.00 – $60.00/kg||$60.00 – $70.00/kg|
|* The above prices will vary depending upon the airline and the country of destination,
and are intended as a guide to the cost of moving goods to the port of destination.