Karo gaming stools are manufactured by our parent company located in South Africa. There are 4 stages involved to transport the finished chairs from our factory to your gaming venue. Let’s have a look at these stages and the freight costs for our casino chairs in greater detail.
NOTE: The prices that we quote are always ‘landed’ prices that include all the road and sea freight costs incurred to deliver the chairs into our Sydney warehouse.
Stage 1 – Container loading at the factory
All our gaming stools are individually packed in boxes on pallets, typically 8-12 chairs per pallet. The pallets are stretch-wrapped with plastic before being loaded into a container. A 40′ container will hold 20 pallets which equates to 160-240 complete chairs.
Stage 2 – Sea freight
The packed containers are fumigated in accordance with AQIS and transported to Durban where they are loaded onto a ship. Because there are no direct shipping routes from South Africa to Australia, the containers are trans-shipped on-route, usually in Singapore or Mauritius. From here they are loaded onto a second ship destined for Sydney.
Stage 3 – Road freight to our Sydney warehouse in Castle Hill
On arrival in Sydney, the goods must be cleared through Australian Customs. Thereafter the containers are transported from Port Botany to our warehouse in Castle Hill for unloading.
The chairs are now classified as “landed” in Australia.
The prices that we quote for our casino chairs are always ‘landed’ prices that include all the road and sea freight costs incurred to deliver the chairs into our Castle Hill warehouse.
Stage 4 – Road freight from our warehouse to your gaming venue
The only additional freight cost that may apply is the final road freight charge from our Castle Hill warehouse to your gaming venue.
For local Sydney venues, the road freight is ‘free-of-charge’.
For all other locations, road freight is charged at cost.