Car shipping to New Zealand from the UK has now become even more affordable with one of our many options. Our quality and professional services will see your vehicle arrive in Auckland, Wellington or Lyttelton on purpose built ships. First Base Freight, a fully insured International vehicle shipping company has been shipping cars to New Zealand on fast & reliable vessels from Southampton, Newcastle or Dublin for over 10 years and we have extensive knowledge that can streamline the whole shipment process.
Our sailings are weekly to New Zealand from the port of Southampton and sail direct to Auckland, Lyttelton and Wellington. We offer a shared container or dedicated 20' or 40' option, each service being both reliable and very cost effective. The Cost of shipping cars to New Zealand in our shared container services start from £895.00 for a saloon or £950.00 for a 4 x 4. Our dedicated 20' container costs £1265.00 to Auckland. Price includes all UK fees up to arrival New Zealand.
Roll on/roll off vehicle shipping is one of the most favoured options to transport cars to New Zealand. The ease of unloading the vehicle at its destination makes this a cheaper option in Auckland, Lyttelton or Wellington. Vehicles are simply driven straight off the vessel and are secured in a holding area until it has been collected. Transit time takes on average 37 days to Auckland, with Lyttelton and Wellington taking longer as it is transhipped on to a feeder vessel. This can take anything from 5-7 days in addition to Auckland delivery dates.
The Cost of shipping cars to New Zealand will always remain competitive throughout 2015, our history with the major shipping lines ensures that we receive preferential rates by roll on/roll off or by container services. We strongly believe in passing our savings on to our customers and will even provide Free UK Customs clearance on all cars being shipped to New Zealand. The costs for roll on/roll off start from £975.00 for a standard size saloon car or £1275.00 for a standard 4 x 4.
Motor vehicles must have been owned and used for 12 consecutive months or more preceding your departure to New Zealand failing which duty and/ or GST may apply. You should obtain a Compliance Certificate from the vehicle manufacturer demonstrating that the vehicle complies with New Zealand standards. Motor vehicles are subject to a physical inspection by MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAF). It is essential that the vehicle is thoroughly cleaned and vacuumed prior to shipment, paying particular attention to the wheel arches, the underside and engine compartment and interior, passenger and boot compartments. For further information please refer to the New Zealand Customs Website.
When shipping vehicles to New Zealand, we would require copies of the following documentation: