Do you rely on air-freight for your business? Here’s how Shipporter can help.

The outbreak of COVID-19 has prompted a number of airlines in Australia to restrict travel, which has put a temporary stop to trade sectors operating around the country.

If you rely on international freighting for your business, Shipporter is here to provide you with the latest updates on how COVID-19 is affecting global supply chains and how you can get around this hard-hitting hurdle.

Service updates: 

  • Governments around the world have halted long-distance flights to curb the spread of COVID-19.
  • Trip cancellations and country-specific restrictions have resulted in an increase in air-freight rates and capacity restrictions.
  • Freighter services and passenger flights are still operating out of some areas, however, space is limited and priority may be given to essential cargo.
  • International Sea Freight services are operating as normal for both Full Container Load (FCL) and Less than Container Load (LCL) shipments.
  • The Australian Government has imposed a 14-day quarantine on vessels departing China.

What steps can you take?

Whilst there is an unprecedented downturn in inbound air freight capacity, fortunately for our customers, Shipporter’s international sea-freight service is still fully operational.


We ship the widest range of wholesale products from the US, UK, China, and Europe straight to your address, leaving you without the added stress of complex shipping logistics. 


Our service enables you to forward plan in total confidence, estimate unit costs and provide quotes to your customers. Our quoted shipping rate is what we will charge – no hidden extras!


For your peace of mind, Shipporter has introduced additional safety measures, including social distancing and increased hygiene methods, to keep our staff and your purchases safe. 


How do we get your order to you?

Shipporter is easy to use:


  1. Your order is shipped to the Shipporter overseas warehouse using existing domestic shipping methods (1-5 days)
  2. We look after the ocean freight shipping (3-5 weeks to Australia)
  3. We arrange customs clearance and delivery right to your door (2-7 days)

You will find that the shipping process takes a little longer than by air freight but most customers are prepared to wait for their goods as long as they get to the door safely and at a reasonable cost. You can start tracking your shipment from the moment it arrives in our overseas warehouse.

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Australian online shoppers ship their orders through us because we save them money and ensure safe transport of their goods right to their doors.

Products purchases from overseas merchants can be shipped to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or elsewhere in Australia through Shipporter.

Check our FAQs for more information or contact us with any questions.

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