What are rural tailgates?
Only Full Container Loads (FCL) are subject to rural tailgate measures.
LCL (Loose Container Load) or air freight measures around inspection and container treatment at a tailgate level DO NOT apply.
If your delivery point is classed as part rural, your container Does Not require a rural tailgate inspection prior to delivery.
Rural or part rural areas DO require tailgate inspection.
Only the exterior of the containers are checked at the AQIS inspection location
Not only the exterior but also the interior of the container, the cargo and the packaging are inspected.
If plant material or pests are evident, the container has to go under:
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As inspections in certain rural areas are mandatory, they are free of cost for the importer.
Inspection charges can usually be quoted to you prior to shipping but treatment or washing costs are passed on once the shipment undergoes inspection.
The most cost-effective way to deliver the cargo from the port to the inspection area is:
Paying a penalty for free time will often be cheaper than paying for a container drop and return (a.k.a paying extra for the time the truck has to wait until your cargo is unloaded).
The average amount of free days you have to keep the container at the wharf before detention kicks in is:
Often shipping lines will give you 7 days from the first day of availability at the wharf to empty the container and return it to the port.
How much should you expect to budget in case your cargo presents biosecurity risks?
In addition to the treatment, always be mindful of the remote delivery costs.
Rural postcodes that DO NOT have a council land zoning classification that relates to farming, forestry or primary production:
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