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Car Shipping Services to New Zealand

International car shipping to New Zealand

The New Zealand government recommends anyone wishing to import a vehicle to the country to discuss it with an “entry certifier” who will review your options depending on the year, make and model of the vehicle in question. The same entry certifier can also give consultation for those importing a motorcycle to NZ.

Schumacher Cargo, along with our expert overseas agents in New Zealand can successfully help you as we have been shipping cars to both the north and south parts of the country for over 30 years. We can offer you consolidation service from east and west coasts in the US and domestic pickup from any state across America.

Weekly Consolidated Container services via Auckland to;

  1. Auckland
  2. Tauranga
  3. Dunedin
  4. Christchurch
  5. Wellington
  6. New Plymouth

Roll On - Roll Off

The market for us includes a lot of oversized cargo. Some of these large trucks and boats being shipped to New Zealand will not fit inside a 40’ container. For this service we use roll on roll off service or flat rack container service. This allows for larger vehicles to be driven on from the port terminal.

The main RO/RO port into New Zealand is Tauranga. From port Tauranga, cargo is then road or rail transported to final destinations. Ask one our sales representatives for further information and upon receiving the dimensions of your cargo we can give you a customized quotation.

Auto Shipping to New Zealand Information:

Our shipping experts can help you along the way if you are considering importing a vehicle to New Zealand. There are primarily 4 steps:

  1. Step 1: Identifying the requirements for your vehicle
  2. Step 2: Proving your vehicle meets the requirements
  3. Step 3: Preparing to import
  4. Step 4: Importing your vehicle

4 Items Regarding the Shipment of Motor Vehicles to New Zealand

  1. Proof of ownership change or a USA certificate of origin
  2. You will need a commercial invoice or bill of sale
  3. Fuel consumption certificate is required
  4. No FMVSS compliance plate;
    • it is more than 20 years old
    • it is a 'special interest' vehicle
    • you're emigrating or returning to New Zealand and seeking to take your vehicle with you.

See New Zealand’s government page regarding vehicle importation.

Written by Damien Shields

For further information on any of above service options, please call and discuss your shipping needs with one of our Car Shipping Specialists at: US Tel: 800 599-0190 // 562 408-6677

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