Imports – Sea Freight

Cargo can be moved via 20′ or 40’containers as a full container load (FCL) or less than container load (LCL), groupage cargo consolidated  or break bulk services for large (out of the ordinary size) cargo.

Conference or non-conference lines and transhipment services can be used to best suit your needs of cost vs speed. The use of non-operating reefers from certain ports are a cost-effective option that may suit your needs.

Bullocks Freightmasters International is very well positioned to coordinate all of your import sea freight needs. Bullocks Freightmasters International’s experienced staff are in constant contact with the full range of ocean carriers and using their extensive industry knowledge, Bullocks  Freightmasters International can ensure that you obtain cost-effective shipment with prompt transits using either direct or transhipment services.

Bullocks Freightmasters International’s competitive import services can coordinate the full range of import and  export tasks including;

  • freight rate negotiation with the ocean carrier.
  • cargo booking.
  • inland transport from the point of origin to the port.
  • documentation
  • cargo tracking assistance
  • cargo arrival advice.
  • Customs & Quarantine clearance.
  • local transport

Australian Eastern States Representation

Bullocks Freightmasters International are represented in all Australian states which allows us to effectively cater to all of your import needs no matter what the Australian discharge port may be.

Containerised Cargo

FCL (full container loads):

Full containers of product can be shipped using the following container types;

  • general purpose containers
  • high cube general purpose containers
  • open top containers
  • flat rack containers
  • tank containers
  • flexitank container
  • refrigerated containers

For more information on the above please refer to containers.

Please note that general  purpose containers are usually held in good numbers in all  load ports. The other types however are only offered subject to availability but with early booking of the cargo the ocean carriers are better able to supply this specialised equipment when required.

LCL (consolidated, less than container loads):

Bullocks Freightmasters International are one of the premier shippers of consolidated LCL cargo into Western Australia and offer weekly or bi-weekly sea freight shipment  from overseas destinations directly to Fremantle or via the hub port of Singapore


Due to the physical dimensions of the items many oversized cargoes are not suited to containerised shipment. Accordingly Bullocks Freightmasters International are in regular contact with ocean carriers that are prepared to accept “breakbulk” cargo either as on deck or below deck cargo.

From a small range of overseas ports, Bullocks Freightmasters International can also offer shipment on a Roll-On-Roll Off shipping service. This service best suits shippers of wheeled/tracked vehicles

Hazardous Cargo

Bullocks Freightmasters International are well experienced in the movement of hazardous products in FCL (including tank containers) and as LCL consolidated consignments.


The use of specialised flexible vinyl tanks within general  purpose containers is becoming more accepted as an effective means of shipping bulk fluids. Bullocks Freightmasters International can assist in the obtaining, fitting of Flexitanks and their subsequent shipment.

Australian Coastal Cargo

With the relaxation of the rules on cabotage many shippers/consignees are now examining the viability of using sea freight to move cargo between the main Australian ports. Bullocks Freightmasters International is involved in this trade and would be pleased to quote on shipments moving ex Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to Fremantle.

Overseas Agents

The freight forwarding section of our business is growing at a prolific rate and we have wide representation for both sea and airfreight exports and imports. We are represented throughout South East Asia, China, India, Japan, U.S.A., Canada, Western Europe, Scandinavia and the U.K. We regularly travel to maintain contact with our overseas agents.

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