Container Shipping to New Zealand from USA
We offer you a commitment backed by more than 25 years of dedicated experience of streamlining your container shipping to New Zealand from the United States. You can trust us to coordinate the details of your container shipping needs, from Industrial Supplies & Materials to Automotive Vehicles (Cars, Parts, and Engines). We’ll even coordinate the shipping of your Consumer Goods, Capital Goods, or Foods Feeds & Beverages.
Here's how it works:
With unparalleled qualifications of ensuring the smooth shipment of your goods to New Zealand, we can offer you an accurate, affordable price quote based on just a few pieces of information. What we need from you in regards to your order include: what you’re shipping, the container size you’ll need, and the location of the goods for pickup. First we’ll ensure proper funds are available on your credit card by requesting authorization, although we won’t actually charge the card. What happens next is, we dispatch our truck driver to your location carrying an empty container of your choice, where you will fill and seal it for transport to the pertinent departure port. Your container will then be loaded onto a ship bound for New Zealand. Our customers should first mail a notarized, original Bill of Sale to our office for a necessary Customs check, plus provide a copy of this for the driver and a dock receipt, which we will give.
We use our expertise at preparing and providing export compliance documents, including licenses and permits, to handle all your container shipping needs so you get to focus more on your business operations and less on figuring out how best to get your container delivered to New Zealand. We do this via accurate cost estimates and shipment tracking, leading to more efficient, streamlined shipping operations.
Information For USA Based Companies -
If you’ve got a shipping container destined for New Zealand, don’t forget the importance of securing the proper license first. In the event you’re exporting certain types of commodities or goods, a license may be required by law. We can notify you if this is the case, based upon the information you provide on your quote form. As the exporter, you do not have to pay import duties, which are instead paid by the importer (receiver) once the product arrives to New Zealand.
The agency in charge of making sure all export laws and regulations are followed for goods leaving the United States – the United States Department of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) – may in some cases delegate authority onto other government agencies. The CBP does this for controlled goods. To further illustrate this point, a pharmaceutical company shipping a container of prescription drugs out of the US to New Zealand would require a license issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Depending what goods are being shipped, here is a list of US agencies that may require a license: U.S. Department of Commerce (the most common); Bureau of Industry and Security; Department of State; Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Drug Enforcement Administration; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Office of Foreign Assets Control; and the Bureau of the Census websites. These are great places to brush up on export control responsibilities of various government agencies. To re-acquaint yourself with international trade importing/exporting containers, click here: US Customs & Border Protection - Basic Importing and Exporting. If for any reason a USA based company needs to know import duties for their customers, contact the New Zealand Embassy in Washington DC.
The cost of shipping a container to New Zealand is dependent on a few components, such as size of the desired container. To learn more, click the green “Get Rates” button to start a quote form.
Information for New Zealand Based Companies -
Businesses based in New Zealand could require a license to import goods – specifically, controlled goods. Therefore, this step should not be overlooked. We strongly urge any New Zealand based company to contact the New Zealand Customs Department regarding importing goods and import duties. Companies receiving goods in New Zealand at container pickup should be well-prepared in terms of knowing local import duties and/or permits to avert any problems at unloading. If you’re unsure who pays import duty, remember, it’s the receiver who pays this at the port in New Zealand.
Shipping Container Measurements - 20ft, 40ft, 40ft HC
The types of goods you’re sending to New Zealand, as well as the quantity, will determine the size container you’ll choose. Unsure as to which size container to pick out? Go over our container dimensions here, where you’ll be better able to see the differences in height and width between our 20ft, 40ft, and 40ft HC (High Container) containers. Please put the size on your quote form for us to better determine your cost. Also, it may be helpful to see the size difference between our 40ft container and a 40ft HC. In general, most of our customers go with the 20ft container and the 40ft HC.Marine Insurance - Protecting Your Product
When it comes to protecting your products, you’re best off getting the marine insurance, which is optional. Shipping a container to New Zealand can be a tricky affair, as the ship will rock while at sea. Accidents can and do happen, although it’s rare, and you don’t want receive a $500 entitlement if the shipment is damaged or lost. This can happen according to COGSA (Carriage of Goods by Sea Act). Under the law, the person or company on the Bill of Lading is entitled to $500 in the event of loss or damage. In other words, a container with goods valued at $50,000 (USD) would only get a $500 without the marine insurance. How much you pay for marine insurance depends entirely on the stated value of the goods in question. Another way to protect your investment is to securely pack your goods within the container in such a way that they will not easily move and suffer damage.
Marine insurance lets you rest easy when it comes to knowing your container shipment is fully protected.
Why choose us over the competition?
We have a solid track record and are an Accredited Company registered with the Better Business Bureau. Click the BBB image to the left to validate our A+ Accreditation. When shipping a container to New Zealand, both the sender and receiver should only work with a BBB Accredited business.
We are registered with the FMC (Federal Maritime Commission). Click the image to the left and Select "Organization Name" and type in "Ship Overseas". Here is proof of our FMC Certification (also known as a NVOCC License). Never use an international car shipping company who cannot prove they are certified with the Federal Government.
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