Air Freight to Fiji Information

Air Freight to Fiji Information

When moving freight to Fiji from Australia, you are required to follow the rules and regulations of the country’s port authority, just as you would have to in any other country in the world. In our March instalment of our Cargo to Fiji Blog, we focus on informing you on the pertinent information when sending air freight to Fiji. First off, let us look at the type of cargo that is permitted for air freight to Fiji. We are able to send cargo via air freight for any general type of cargo, including the likes of electronics and machinery. In terms of perishable such as fresh meat/seafood, fruit and vegetables, flowers and medicines, we can accommodate them with freight handlers who specialise in this type of air freight to Fiji. Perishable cargo is usually with freight handlers using freezer or cool-room facilities to ensure the consignments are adhered. If you are looking to send live animals via air freight to Fiji, we are able to assist you with finding the best freight handler to ensure that regulations are met to avoid issues. Dangerous goods is prohibited like in any country, and the list of items under special consideration include the following; chemicals, compressed gases, flammable liquids, poisons (packaging/labelling needs to comply with IATA). Cargo to Fiji, with our parent Australian based shipping company, we are able to get you the best air freight to Fiji rates and help you get everything from pickup and doorstep delivery sorted. Furthermore, we will also undertake customs clearance on your behalf. For your information, the Fiji Customs are located at the Suva and...

Packaging Musts for your Personal Shipping Needs

When you are looking for personal shipping solutions, packaging is an important factor and we have put together some “Packaging Musts” that need to be part of your personal shipping regime. Everything from choosing the right shipping box, the type of tape you use, your cushioning material and means of being more sustainable, growing trends are making an impact in the shipping and logistics world. So, how can you keep up? Keep reading! Getting the shipping box or chest solution to fit your need. Finding the right box or chest is as easy as looking up the dimensions and the make of the shipping solution. By knowing the dimensions and the build, you know the area that you have to pack your persona shipping goods and how much you should include in it. These include cardboard boxes and wooden chests. We recommend getting new cardboard boxes. The reason behind this is the fact that 50% of strength, stability, and sturdiness of a box wears away after one use. Therefore, if you are looking to ship some items such as textbooks in a used cardboard box, you should be wary that the box may suffer from wear and tear during delivery. Reinforce the seams with tape. We recommend an “H” seal for both top and bottom sides of the cardboard boxes. We recommend that you first seal the sides flaps and then use one long strip of tape to seal the both flaps in an “H” fashion. You should utilise a 3-inch poly adhesive tape to ensure that it stays well-sealed. When packing your goods into the shipping box or...
Frequently Asked Questions about Shipping Cargo to Fiji

Frequently Asked Questions about Shipping Cargo to Fiji

If you have not shipped with us (or any other shipping company in Australia) before, when it comes down to shipping within the nation or overseas, you may have questions or concerns that you would like answered, which we definitely encourage. However, to make your life a tad bit easier, we are sharing some of our frequently asked questions about shipping cargo to Fiji. What is Your Shipment Calendar to Fiji for the Year 2017? You may find out shipment calendar to send cargo to Fiji below. Where Can I Pick up a Shipping Box (or Crate) should I require them? We have a network of agents where you can pick up any of our shipping boxes from. Please get in touch with us to find out the nearest location. Can I arrange a Shipment Pick-up? We offer shipment pick-ups. You can call ahead and let us know you would like your cargo to be picked up. How much notice should I give the shipping company (Cargo to Fiji) to allow for a shipment pick-up? The amount of notice that should be given depends on the nature of your goods being shipped. Since you are looking for an international move (from Australia to Fiji), you should notify us of your shipment pick-up requirement two to three weeks ahead of time. These lead times will allow Cargo to Fiji to secure and confirm your shipment booking, and give you enough time to prepare your cargo beforehand.  However, a greater lead-time will be required during peak shipping months (November to January). How can I get a shipping quote to send cargo...
Packing Fragile Cargo

Packing Fragile Cargo

Looking to send some precious cargo to Fiji and you are looking for some tips for packing fragile cargo. You are in luck as we have put together some tips for packing fragile or breakable goods especially when it comes to sending via air or sea freight. Get Your Packing Materials Ahead of Time We advise against using second-hand shipping boxes or pre-used boxes as they may have lost their structural integrity. There are various options for when packing fragile goods, based on size, shape and their make (in terms of whether they are glass, porcelain, and so forth). You can choose between plied cardboard boxes or wooden crates based on the quantity of goods being shipped. If you’ve chosen to go ahead with cardboard shipping boxes, we advise you choose the smaller boxes for the heavy fragile goods (for structural integrity and ease of transport per box) and the larger cardboard shipping boxes for the lighter fragile goods. Understanding the Shipping from Australia to Fiji Process Choosing the right shipping boxes/crates and packing materials are extremely important as it will protect your fragile cargo from vibrations, bumps and any form of shocks during transport. It’s important to remember that when you are sending and packing fragile cargo to be sent from Australia to Fiji, that it moves through a variety of transport modes. It will be first transport via road before either loaded onto a cargo airplane or ocean cargo ship. What Not to Use when Packing Fragile Cargo Many individuals assume that using the likes of soft cloths will help with packing.  We often find that blankets,...
How to Pack your Parcel for Shipping

How to Pack your Parcel for Shipping

One of the most sought after services in the personal cargo industry would be to send parcels. Whether it is gifts, excess baggage or personal effects shipping to Fiji, the requirements stay the same; you’re looking to send a parcel overseas. Often, there are not enough guidelines on how to pack a parcel for shipping. Thus, we are here to help. Step 1: Choose the Right Shipping Box You have the option of purchasing a new shipping box and then pack your parcel for shipping, or you can opt to use a box you have at hand. It is important that you choose a box that is big enough to fit your contents with a bit of leeway too. We always recommend that you utilise a new shipping box, as second hand boxes may have a comprised structure and result in damage en-route. Cardboard shipping boxes are the standard choices when you choose parcel shipping, and they come in single and 2 ply varieties. If you are looking for a parcel for shipping contents that is greater than 5kg in weight, we recommend opting for 2-ply cardboard shipping boxes. In the event you are using second-hand box, and not one purchased through “Cargo to Fiji,” make sure to follow Step 4, which includes removing old shipping labels and address information. Step 2: Wrap Your Contents in Packing Material It is important to protect the contents of your parcel for shipping in packing material. Often, cellophane or bubble wrap are the best choices, the latter being ideal for delicate items that require some padding. Once your contents have been protected,...
Shipping Parcels to Fiji

Shipping Parcels to Fiji

Sending cargo overseas from Australia means making sure your goods go from Point A to Point B! When shipping parcels to Fiji, it is the same principle where you prepare your goods, ship them, and have them delivered to your destination of choice! When you plan on sending parcels to Fiji from Australia, you need to know a few things. In the following, we look at each step you should take and/or be aware of for a successful and hassle-free shipping experience. Know Your Destination Regulations It’s important to know what your destination’s regulations include. By understanding the Fiji import regulations, in terms what is included in Free Import, Prohibited, or Restricted Goods, you’ll be better able to understand what customs controls you will be up against. Of course, it’s best to follow a global shipping compliance policy of simply avoiding the prohibited and restricted goods all together to comply to international standards, as well as safety and security concerns. What You are Shipping When shipping parcels to Fiji, whether in document form or in boxes or shipping crates, you will need to be aware of the dimensions, weight and description of the goods packed. We always recommend keeping track with a packing list. Speed of Delivery Based on how fast you would want your parcel to reach Fiji, you can choose between air and sea cargo (either FCL or LCL based on the size of your shipment). Pickup or Drop-Off To make shipping parcels to Fiji easier, we also offer pickup of your goods in Melbourne or other states of Australia for an added fee. These factors will...