International Shipping of Furniture

Furniture Shipping | Freight Furniture Overseas

Reliable and streamlined furniture shipping and import services, guaranteeing safe, compliant, and smooth delivery of your furnishings globally.
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Our clients stay with us for an average of 12 years and several have been with us for over 30 years
We aim to respond to all general domestic and international quote requests within one hour.
For shipments arriving in Australia, we can arrange for our staff to be present at the arrival port or airport to ensure any potential issues are resolved swiftly

Our Client Testimonials

We’re proud to build long-lasting relationships
Phil Brown
Phil Brown
6 November 2023
We have been using Powerhouse now for over 20 years and the service we get is remarkable. Duncan and his team are the best in the business, I would highly recommend them.
Bill McAuley
Bill McAuley
2 November 2023
Always happy to help. Friendly & knowledgable service . *****
Jono Wishart
Jono Wishart
2 November 2023
We have been using Duncan & the Power House team for nearly 20 years now, they have provided a service 2nd to none! They have handled everything from containers, to cars, to personal imports, masts & rigging pieces from all over the world. Once in their hands you can be assured that your goods will be exported & imported with care & ease. I highly recommend the Power House team and look forward to using their outstanding services again in the future. Jono Wishart Master SY ENCORE Worldwide Super Yacht
Ellen Flint
Ellen Flint
2 November 2023
Adele and all the staff at Powerhouse International Qld provide the most professional and seamless Customs brokerage and International logistics services in Brisbane. We can thoroughly recommend their services to any import or export related business.
Dan Manchester
Dan Manchester
2 November 2023
I've been utilising the services of Duncan and the team at Powerhouse for more than 15 years and they are the best out there. They take the stress out of importing and are always happy to provide advice and help whenever they can.
Leita Battersby
Leita Battersby
2 November 2023
Duncan and The Team at Powerhouse International have and continue to provide excellent global assistance to transport our variety of goods to our valued customers around the world. Professional - yes Value for money - yes Communication - yes No job is too difficult for this Team
Diana Mitchell
Diana Mitchell
31 October 2023
Having worked with Powerhouse International QLD for 20 years. I can honestly say - Powerhouse International QLD is more than just a freight forwarder. They are a partner that I can trust and rely on. They have a team of experts who are friendly and helpful. The Team will always go over and above for you. They have a network of agents and carriers who are reliable and experienced. They have a reputation of excellence and integrity in the industry. I highly recommend Powerhouse International QLD to anyone who is looking for a freight forwarder. They are the best in the business and they will make your shipping experience hassle-free and enjoyable. Powerhouse International QLD is the ultimate choice for your logistics solutions.
lina0781
lina0781
30 October 2023
It's been 15 wonderful years working alongside with Adele & Duncan. Our shipping agents at Powerhouse International QLD handle all our International & local Air & Sea shipments. I know I am in good hands with them, as they are familiar with our products and most importantly will achieve all our delivery targets with ease. I cannot fault their continuous professional & friendly service. Thank you to all the team that make the magic happen behind the scenes!
Michael D.
Michael D.
29 October 2023
I have used Powerhouse for logistics requirements both internationally and domestically over the last 15 years, including during Covid, and each time those shipments have been delivered on time, in excellent condition and at a very competitive rate. They are extremely good at what they do. I must pay particular tribute to Martin Surm at Powerhouse, who has demonstrated first class knowledge and expertise to assist with some very challenging jobs around the world and has gone above and beyond every time.

Furniture Shipping Overseas Made Easy

Looking for a hassle-free way to ship furniture abroad? Powerhouse International simplifies the process, handling everything from sofas and chairs to cabinets and appliances with cost-effective and secure solutions. Forget the endless search for the best shipping providers. With a legacy spanning over 30 years, we leverage an extensive global depot network.

Whether you're heading abroad for education, a new job, or a relaxing retirement, we ensure your furniture arrives safely. Our extensive experience and robust logistics network mean we can transport your items to a wide range of destinations, such as the USA, Australia, New Zealand, China, the UK, Hong Kong, and South Africa. Trust in our expertise for a worry-free relocation.

Steps to Packing Your Furniture

  1. Dismantle Furniture: If possible, disassemble your furniture into smaller units. This could include taking apart bed frames, tables, and other items that can be broken down. Dismantling furniture not only makes it easier to pack but also helps to prevent damage during transit.

  2. Categorize Items: Before packing, categorize your furniture based on factors such as weight, size, and fragility. This will help you determine the best packing method for each item and organize your packing process more efficiently.

  3. Use Quality Packing Materials: Invest in sturdy boxes, bubble wrap, packing paper, packing peanuts, and custom plastic for wrapping your furniture. These materials will provide cushioning and protect your furniture from scratches and other types of damage.

  4. Secure Packing: Wrap each piece of furniture carefully, ensuring that all surfaces are covered and protected. Use bubble wrap for padding and secure it with packing tape. For additional security, you can fill boxes with packing peanuts or paper to prevent items from shifting during transport.

  5. Seal and Tape: Use the 'H' taping method to securely close the top and bottom of boxes. Apply at least three strips of packing tape, ensuring that all seams and edges are sealed to prevent the box from opening while in transit.

Remember, these steps are critical for protecting your furniture throughout the rigors of international shipping. Proper preparation and packing can significantly reduce the risk of damage to your items during their journey.

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Customs Clearance For Furniture

Customs clearance for furniture is an essential process for anyone looking to import or export furniture across international borders. This process involves the submission of various documents and adherence to regulations set by the customs authorities of the importing country. The aim is to ensure that all imported furniture complies with the local laws and standards, and that the appropriate taxes and duties are paid.

Here's a simplified overview:

  1. Prepare Documents: You'll need a commercial invoice, packing list, bill of lading or air waybill, certificate of origin, and possibly a fumigation certificate and other compliance certificates.

  2. Pay Duties and Taxes: The amount will depend on the furniture's value, type, and origin country. Some trade agreements might reduce these costs.

  3. Undergo Inspection: Customs may inspect the furniture to ensure it complies with local standards and isn't restricted.

  4. Classify Goods: Use the Harmonized System (HS) code to classify the furniture for customs purposes.

  5. Clear Customs: After all paperwork is in order and fees are paid, the furniture is cleared by customs for entry into the country.

  6. Arrange Delivery: Once cleared, the furniture can be delivered to its final destination.

Using a customs broker or freight forwarder can simplify this process, ensuring all regulations are met and avoiding delays.

Customs Brokers Make Shipping Easy

Hiring a customs broker to ship furniture internationally offers several benefits:

  1. Expertise in Regulations: Customs brokers are knowledgeable about the complex regulations and requirements of different countries, ensuring compliance and avoiding legal issues.

  2. Efficient Processing: Brokers are experienced in handling paperwork and can expedite the customs clearance process, reducing the risk of delays.

  3. Cost Savings: They can help navigate tariffs and trade agreements to minimize duties and taxes where possible.

  4. Risk Reduction: Customs brokers can identify potential issues before they become problems, reducing the risk of fines or seizures.

  5. Convenience: Brokers handle the logistics of customs clearance, allowing you to focus on other things.

  6. Problem Resolution: If issues arise, brokers can liaise with customs officials to resolve them quickly.

  7. Peace of Mind: Knowing an expert is managing the process can provide reassurance that your furniture shipment is in good hands.

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What We've Been Able to Achieve

Case Studies

Complex Cargo

Requiring A Blend Of Services

The Challenge:

We were contacted by a client who made preparations to row a boat all the way from the USA to Australia. Their concern was that there was a very narrow weather window on when the row could be commenced and they could not afford the goods to be damaged in transit.

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Complex Cargo

Transporting A Commercial Aircraft by land and sea

The Challenge:

The Qantas Museum in Longreach purchased a large commercial aircraft (Lockheed Super Constellation) from the Philippines which had been residing in a grass paddock (beside the main airport runway) since 1986. This model of aircraft had been used extensively by Qantas on their long haul international flights and would be a vital component of the Qantas story at the museum. They contacted us initially as the plane was in no condition to fly and they required a specialist project logistics company to help them arrange the extraction, dismantling and transport to Australia.

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Complex Cargo

Transporting Inaccessible oversize Cargo

The Challenge:

The owner of a large Combined Harvester had successfully sold their machine to a sugar cane plantation in Fiji. Once this transaction had been completed they contacted a number of international forwarding specialists to get a quote on arranging all the transport requirements. Unfortunately, due to the challenges involved, they were unable to find anyone who was interested in assisting.

They contacted Powerhouse Queensland after a referral from one of the project carriers in our network. We began the process with an onsite meeting to view the goods and assess all possible transportation options. The first challenge was that the machine itself had been positioned at the rear of a large residential block for some years and due to property changes in the area had become inaccessible.

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Sea Freight

Strategizing For A Restricted Budget

The Challenge:

A cruise company in Airlie beach purchased 2 landing barges from Thailand which they planned to use for transporting tourists to remote coral cays and islands in the Whitsundays.
The transport costs they had received from other logistic companies exceeded their budget and they contacted Powerhouse Queensland to see if we could provide a more cost effective solution.

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    Why Choose Us?

    The Powerhouse Difference

    Streamline delivery to your destination with a fully integrated logistics service

    At Powerhouse International, we stand at the forefront of freight forwarding services in Brisbane and across the globe, with our expertise and dedication shining through in every aspect of our work. Boasting more than three decades of experience in international logistics and armed with cutting-edge IT technology, we deliver an unbeatable combination of competitive pricing and a wide array of transportation solutions.

    Allow our seasoned professionals to tailor the most economical and efficient transport strategies for your goods, whether you're shipping from Brisbane or to destinations far and wide.

    Shipping Furniture From UK to Australia

    Shipping Method Estimated Shipping Time Shipping Cost
    Air Freight 1-2 weeks Varies by weight and volume
    Sea Freight 6-10 weeks Varies by weight and volume

    Shipping Furniture From USA to Australia

    Shipping Method Estimated Shipping Time Shipping Cost
    Air Freight 1-2 weeks Varies by weight and volume
    Sea Freight 6-10 weeks Varies by weight and volume

    Shipping Furniture From Australia to NZ

    Shipping Method Estimated Shipping Time Shipping Cost
    Air Freight 1-2 weeks Varies by weight and volume
    Sea Freight 3-9 weeks Varies by weight and volume

    Shipping Furniture From China To Australia

    Shipping Method Estimated Shipping Time Shipping Cost
    Air Freight 1-2 weeks Varies by weight and volume
    Sea Freight 4-8 weeks Varies by weight and volume

    Shipping Furniture From Canada to Australia

    Shipping Method Estimated Shipping Time Shipping Cost
    Air Freight 1-2 weeks Varies by weight and volume
    Sea Freight 4-8 weeks Varies by weight and volume

    Shipping Furniture From Australia to Singapore

    Shipping Method Estimated Shipping Time Shipping Cost
    Air Freight 1-2 weeks Varies by weight and volume
    Sea Freight 4-8 weeks Varies by weight and volume

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    Unit 5/50 French St, Eagle Farm 4009 Brisbane, Australia