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Shipping to France from Australia

When shipping a 20FT or 40FT container (FCL) to France you are paying a fixed sea-freight rate (subject to USD/AUD exchange rate/s) and may fill up as little or as much of the sole-purpose container as you wish.

With this type of service, the container space is not shared with other cargoes and your goods are not handled from one container to another at several points during transit such as is the case with shared container services (LCL), rather, the goods stay in the same container they were packed at origin, until delivery at the final destination.

What size shipping container do I need for moving my personal effects to France?

  • 20FT shipping containers have inner dimensions as follows and a capacity of 33m3//1,158cubic feet:
    • 5.90m x 2.35m x 2.38m // 19.35 ft x 7.71 ft x 7.80 ft
  • 20FT containers are usually sufficient for an entire 2-3 bedroom house contents
  • 40FT shipping containers have inner dimensions as follows and have a capacity of 67m3//2,372cubic feet:
    • 12.01m x 2.35m x 2.38m // 39.39 ft x 7.71 ft x 7.80 ft
  • 40FT containers are usually sufficient for an entire 2-3 bedroom house contents and a motor vehicle, or, an entire 4-5 bedroom house contents.
  • 40FT (High Cube) shipping containers have inner dimensions as follows and have a capacity of 76m3//2,679cubic feet:
    • 12.01m x 2.35m x 2.69m // 39.39 ft x 7.71 ft x 8.82 ft
  • 40HC containers are 30cm//1foot higher than a standard 40FT container and are designed for when that little bit of extra space is needed for excess cargoes.

What if I wish to ship only a smaller volume of goods to France?

If you wish to send only boxes and/or minimal amounts of furniture, our shared container services (LCL) may be the best option for you.

The minimal charge in our shared container services is 1m3//cubic metre, equivalent to approximately 10 standard moving cartons (tea-chest size), these cartons are 43cm x 41cm x 60cm each. See our LCL page here for more information about this type of shipping service.

Are you planning on Moving to France?

We provide self pack options or professional packing services (should you require them) to move your household goods and/or motor vehicle/s in 20FT and 40FT shipping container/s from your door in Australia to your door in France.

If you have owned and used the goods for more than 6 months, and are planning to move to France after being outside of the country for more than 12 months, you may be eligible to import your goods tax/duty free in reasonable quantities and not for re-sale. Proof of living outside of France is required i.e. utility bills, bank statements, property purchase or rental receipts etc,

Required documents for duty free import:

  • Copy of the importers passport photo page
  • Bill of Lading (provided once cargo is shipped)
  • Comprehensive valued inventory list in French or English, signed and dated (Electrical goods should include make/model/serial number)
  • Proof of primary residency in France (lease/purchase contract)
  • Utility bills from origin (current and 12 months prior)
  • Attestation de non-cession declaration importer has resided outside of France for at least 12 months, goods have been owned and used for 6 months, and, goods will not be lent or sold within a 12 month period.
  • Certificate of change of residence obtained from the origin French consulate

Required documents for vehicle importation: Proof of purchase and receipt of payment, Certificate of title, Current/Previous registration, Passport, French insurance policy, Drivers licence.

Vehicle/s may be imported duty free if importer will have their primary residence in France for a significant period of time. The vehicle must have been owned and used for at least 6 months prior to import, and, owner has lived ouside of the EU for at least 12 months. Vehicle needs to be comply with European emission regulations. The motor vehicle needs to be listed on the container manifest inclusive of make/model/year/VIN, engine kilowatt power, and, registration plates identification if applicable.

If you are considering moving to France speak to one of our friendly professionals to assist you with all your shipping related questions, call us on +6129575-7614.