An electronic Pre Receival Advice (PRA) is required for every container exported from an Australian port. The exporter must pre-advise the terminal of the export cargo details and the terminal must send an acceptance of the PRA before the container arrives at the terminal.
Pre-Receival Advice (PRA) is formed detailing a description of a container prepared by an Exporter, Forwarder, Packer or Trucking Company. PRA message is sent to Terminals when Containerised Cargo is bound for Export or Domestic movement. This message is sent to the Loading Port of departure, who will respond with a message indicating that the PRA was accepted or rejected.
You must have an accepted PRA before your container is allowed to enter the terminal.