Shipping Cars to New Zealand

Sailing to Auckland, Lyttelton & Wellington

Are you relocating to New Zealand or just looking to ship a car to Auckland, Wellington or Lyttelton? If so, then we can help with any of any of your vehicle shipping requirements. We regularly ship saloon cars, 4 x 4s and motor homes on our roll on roll off services, our Ro/Ro shipping services sail from the port of Southampton every 10 days with a transit time of approximately 40-55 days to either Auckland, Lyttelton or Wellington. This service is transhipped via Melbourne and is more expensive than our direct sailing from Southampton that sails only once per month. Our direct sailing to Auckland only takes approximately 37-39 days.

What is the legal requirement in New Zealand?

Before shipping any vehicle to New Zealand your vehicle must first meet the New Zealand legal requirements. All new and used vehicles, including motorcycles, imported in to New Zealand must be certified by Land Transport New Zealand (Land transport NZ) - approved certifiers as complying with New Zealand legal requirements, before they can be registered for use on public roads The purpose of this certification is to establish that a vehicle was manufactured to comply with relevant approved vehicle standards, and is still within safe tolerance of those standards. The certification process also consists of a physical inspection of a vehicle to ensure that: 1. The vehicle has not been modified, 2. Replaceable components are original, or replacements comply with approved standards and 3. The vehicle and its components and systems are still within safe tolerance of their state when manufactured.

Container Shipping to New Zealand

If you have a high valued vehicle it is advisable to ship it in either a 20ft or a 40ft container, a full condition report can be arranged and digital photographs taken before the container is sealed with a tamper proof seal. Your vehicle will be completely secured with wheel chocks and straps and once your container is sealed it will be craned on to the vessel ready for the next weekly shipment. The container vessels mostly sail from the port of Southampton although we can ship from alternative ports: please ask for details.

Our International container ports in New Zealand are as follows; Auckland, Lyttelton, Napier, Port Chalmers, Tauranga and Wellington. We offer weekly shipments to and from New Zealand so whatever you are looking for then we can help.

Documentation required to Book your shipment

When shipping vehicles to New Zealand from the UK, we would require copies of the following documentation:

As well as shipping your car to the major ports in New Zealand, we can also get your vehicle delivered to anywhere in New Zealand including the major cities of: Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Napier, Palmerston North, Porirua, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Wellington, Nelson, Christ Church, Dunedin and Invercargill.

Daily UK car collections by Trade Plate Driver or by transporter services; We regularly have drivers in and around London, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Wales and many more cities and surrounding areas. Great rates on all UK vehicle collections/deliveries.

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