SEA FREIGHT TO
SHIPPING CONTAINERS FROM AUSTRALIA TO NEW ZEALAND
Freight services from Australia to New Zealand
Australia’s best Shipping container rates to New Zealand!
1300 767 136
Over 20 year’s experience shipping cars to New Zealand
“Are You Thinking of Moving to New Zealand from Australia, ask about Self-Pack your own shipping containers”
Welcome to CargoMaster, Australia’s renowned sea freight specialists to New Zealand
Our high performance team of sea freight service professionals offer many years’ experience delivering shipping containers to New Zealand
Cargomaster delivers self-pack containers all over the world.
CargoMaster: Your Reliable Shipping Partner for New Zealand!
Sea Freight Services, Consolidated and Full Container Loads, and More!
CargoMaster, with over 20 years of experience in shipping containers overseas, offers convenient and reliable weekly international shipping services from multiple cities in Australia to various destinations in New Zealand. Whether you choose consolidated sea freight or full container loads, CargoMaster ensures a smooth and efficient shipping process. To avail of Ourservices, call 1300 767 136.
When opting for consolidated sea freight (LCL) shipping to NZ, CargoMaster collects cargo from clients across Australia and transports it to a consolidation yard for packing into containers. The consolidated cargo is then shipped to major cities in New Zealand, such as Auckland, Wellington, Lyttelton, and more. CargoMaster also provides on-forwarding services to almost any location in NZ, along with customs clearance and door delivery options.
CargoMaster offers weekly sea freight shipping containers from all major Australian cities, including Darwin and Townsville, to destinations on both the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Whether you need a 20ft or 40ft container, high cube containers, open top containers, or flat racks, CargoMaster can arrange the delivery of an empty container for packing or provide packing services in one of their packing yards.
Apart from household goods, CargoMaster specialises in shipping various commodities to NZ, such as mining machinery, construction equipment, vehicles, and more. They offer door-to-port or door-to-door services, ensuring your cargo reaches its destination safely and efficiently. For those looking for cost-effective options, CargoMaster’s self-pack international shipping containers provide a low-cost alternative to expensive removalists. You can have the containers delivered to your home in Australia for packing and then shipped to NZ.
New Zealand, known as Aotearoa in Māori, is a beautiful island country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. With stunning landscapes, including the North and South Islands, as well as numerous smaller islands, New Zealand is a popular destination. Its rich history dates back to the settlement of Polynesians and the subsequent development of Māori culture. The country’s diverse topography, shaped by tectonic uplift and volcanic eruptions, features magnificent mountain ranges like the Southern Alps. Wellington serves as the capital city, while Auckland is the largest city in terms of population.
New Zealand is a developed country, ranking high in the Human Development Index. It has a multicultural society, with the majority of the population being of European descent. The Māori, Asians, and Pacific Islanders form significant minority groups, contributing to the country’s diverse culture. English, Māori, and New Zealand Sign Language are the official languages. New Zealand is known for its progressive policies, such as being the first country to introduce a minimum wage and grant women the right to vote. However, it still faces challenges like inequality and child poverty.
The New Zealand economy is advanced and ranks highly in economic freedom. It has transitioned from a protectionist to a liberalised free-trade economy, with the service sector leading the way. Agriculture, manufacturing, construction, and international tourism also play significant roles. New Zealand’s trade heavily relies on exporting agricultural products, making it vulnerable to global economic fluctuations. Dairy farming and wine production have become major contributors to the economy, while wool exports have declined. The country has fostered innovation and has a highly skilled workforce.
Understanding the essentials of moving overseas is crucial when planning a relocation from Australia. CargoMaster offers two options: self pack shipping containers or hiring international removalists. Self pack shipping containers provide flexibility and cost-effectiveness, allowing you to pack your belongings at your own pace. On the other hand, international removalists handle the entire process, from packing to transportation, ensuring a hassle-free experience. When using self-pack containers, it’s important to properly seal and secure items, place heavier items at the bottom, and protect fragile belongings
Partner with CargoMaster for your shipping needs to and from New Zealand.
Contact us today to experience seamless and efficient sea freight services that meet your requirements.
MOVING TO NEW ZEALAND?
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
SHIPPING CONTAINERS TO
SAILING WEEKLY FROM SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, BRISBANE, PERTH, ADELAIDE, TOWNSVILLE:
- LEWIS PASS
- MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS
CargoMaster offers weekly sea freight shipping of containers from all Australian capitals to New Zealand and surrounds. CargoMaster will organise the delivery of shipping containers to almost anywhere in Australia for stuffing (packing), or you can pack your container in one of CargoMaster’s packing yards (no hurry you get 12 days to pack your container!). All types of equipment available for sea transportation to New Zealand, including 20ft and 40ft containers, high cube containers and 20 and 40 ft flat racks.
CargoMaster moves a wide variety of cargo to by sea freight, for anyone lucky enough to be moving to New Zealand, ask CargoMaster about Self Pack International Shipping Containers, a low-cost alternative to expensive removalists! Self-Pack international moving containers can be delivered to your home in Australia for packing.
CargoMaster moves all types of commodities in shipping containers (and on flat racks) to NZ, including, mining machinery, construction equipment, cars, trucks, boats, household goods and personal effects, machinery of all shapes and sizes! CargoMaster offers a Door to Port or Door to Door service for shipping containers to New Zealand.
NEW ZEALAND BORDER CONTROL AND AGENCIES
Border agencies The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) along with New Zealand Customs Service and the Department of Immigration, have specific requirements for people moving personal effects/household possessions to New Zealand. The following guide is put together by MPI – please refer to New Zealand Customs and the Department of Immigration websites for further information in those areas. Clearance of goods An inspector will assess documentation presented to MPI for possible risk goods. If an inspection of your personal effects is required this must be at a transitional facility and you must notify MPI of the location. If the shipment is a full sea container load an inspection of the sea container is mandatory and will be carried out by an accredited person or a MPI inspector. For more information contact MPI, your moving company, freight forwarder or customs agent. Other conditions may also apply and MPI will advise you of these at time of application. Keys may be required for any locked trunks, suitcases or vehicles.
RESTRICTED AND PROHIBITED ITEMS
Do not pack these goods as they may be seized unless accompanied by official certification: • Any packets of food. • Honey, pollen, propolis, honeycombs and other bee products. • Plants, bulbs, cuttings, corms, rhizomes or tubers, commercially packed seeds and seeds for planting. • Packaging such as straw or used fresh food cartons. • Items restricted under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) such as coral, ivory, snakeskin or whale bone items, turtle shell and some sea shells.
PACKING YOUR PERSONAL EFFECTS
Strict biosecurity laws mean there are some items you cannot bring to New Zealand, and some other items will require inspection on arrival. Using a professional moving company, freight forwarder or import agent to help you move can be beneficial, as they can provide assistance with MPI requirements. Having an accurate and easily understood manifest of your belongings will help MPI to assess these quickly when they arrive in New Zealand. By not packing some items, or packing goods that may require inspection together, you may save costs and time. If belongings are arriving in a sea container then the container must meet the requirements of the Import Health Standard for Sea Containers
ITEMS THAT MUST BE DECLARED
The following items must be declared as they may require inspection and in some cases certification from the country of origin:
- Fresh or dried fruit, vegetables, mushrooms or fungi.
- Any meat, fish, shellfish or poultry.
- Ingredients used in cooking, all milk products, cheese, eggs or egg products, and milk based baby foods.
- Hunting trophies or stuffed animals.
- Traditional or herbal medicines or remedies, health supplements and homeopathic remedies that include animal or plant products.
- Dried flower arrangements or Christmas decorations made from plant material.
- Items made from wood.
- Items stuffed with seeds or straw.
- Items made of from bamboo, cane, coconut or straw.
- Items containing hair, fur, unprocessed wool, skin, feathers or bone
PERSONAL MOTOR VEHICLES
Personal vehicles and other machinery such as jet skis, lawn mowers or chainsaws are also subject to biosecurity requirements and are inspected on arrival. Before shipping, vehicles should be cleaned thoroughly inside and out, including underneath and around the wheels and wheel arches. If steam cleaning ensure the whole vehicle including the engine is cleaned. Contaminated vehicles will be directed for treatment and re-inspection (charges apply). For information on complying with vehicle safety regulations refer to the New Zealand Transport Agency website. For information on vehicle tax refer to New Zealand Customs Service.
BRINGING YOUR PETS TO NEW ZEALAND
The requirements for bringing pets into New Zealand depend on the type of animal, where it is from and if there is an existing import health standard for the animal. Disease concerns mean that not all types of pets are allowed into New Zealand.
Wood packaging such as crates or pallets is subject to biosecurity requirements and must be declared3 . Wood packaging must have been fumigated or heat treated before use and must be declared in the Quarantine Declaration (for full container loads) regarding container cleanliness.
TYPICAL QUESTIONS CALLERS ASK ABOUT SHIPPING TO NEW ZEALAND:
“How long does sea freight take to New Zealand.”
“Depending on the particular destination in NZ, transit times from Australia to NZ can be anywhere between 2-30 days. The transit time will depend on the origin of the cargo in Australia and the intended destination in NZ, the type of sea freight service you use will also be a factor when calculating transit times. Call CargoMaster for more exact information and the latest shipping schedules to NZ”
“How much more expensive is air freight than sea freight.”
“Air freight in most cases is a lot more expensive than sea freight. The advantage is obviously transit time is quicker with air freight.”
“How much does sea freight cost”
“The cost of sea freight to NZ will depend upon where you intend shipping too. The commodity you are shipping and the origin in Australia will also be a factor when calculating CONTAINER and other shipping costs to NZ”
“Why is ocean freight so high.”
“Shipping prices can be affected by a lot of outside influences. Most often the reason for higher shipping costs relates to the volumes of sea freight being moved to a particular destination, oi; prices at the time of shipping and the value of the United States dollar at the time of shipping”
“Is shipping by sea cheaper.”
“In general terms yes, shipping by sea freight is your cheapest option, the time of the year and the commodity you are shipping will also be factors that will affect the cost of sea freight.”
“How much does it cost for shipping containers to NZ.“
“Shipping container rates to NZ from Australia will vary according to where in Australia you intend to ship from. Call CargoMaster for Australia’s best shipping rates to NZ”
“How are sea freight charges calculated?“
“Charges for sea freight are calculated based on the weight and dimensions of the freight and the intended destination and origin. The method of shipping will also be relevant when trying to work out shipping costs.”
SEA FREIGHT TRANSIT TIMES TO NEW ZELAND
Sydney to NZ: 5-6 Days
Melbourne to NZ: 3-6 Days
Brisbane to NZ: 3-8 Days
Fremantle (Perth) to NZ: 6-15 Days
Adelaide to NZ: 5-7 Days
Hobart/Launceston to NZ: 4-8 Days
Townsville to NZ: 6-8 Days
Darwin to NZ: 9-16 Days
SHIPPING CONTAINER DIMENSIONS
20 ft Standard Dry (8’6″ x 8′ x 20′)
Max Gross Weight: 66,139lbs
Length: 19′ 5″
Width: 7′ 8-⅛”
Height: 7′ 9-⅝”
Width: 7’ 8-½”, Height: 7’ 5-¾”
40 ft Standard Dry (8’6″ x 8′ x 40′)
Max Gross Weight: 66,139lbs
Length: 39′ ⅜”
Width: 7′ 8-⅛”
Height: 7′ 9-⅝”
Door Opening: Width: 7’ 8-½”, Height: 7’ 5-¾”
40 ft High Cube (9’6″ x 8′ x 40′)
Weight: 8750 lbs
Max Gross Weight: 68,008lb
Length: 39′ 4”
Width: 7′ 7”
Height: 8′ 9″
Door Opening: Width: 7’ 8″‘, Height: 8’ 5”
OUT OF GUAGE AND
PROJECT SHIPPING NEW ZEALAND
CargoMaster offers weekly services for break bulk shipping and shipping large items overseas. These types of services vary greatly between shipment , this area of international shipping should be left to only a few true Australian heavy shipping specialists with many years’ experience (like CargoMaster with 35 years transportation experience) Once again, you need to be very careful when choosing a international freight forwarders to handle the shipping of heavy items overseas this is a specialised transportation mode .choosing the wrong freight forwarder could be devastating and cost you heaps of money (there are plenty of stories of freight forwarders failing when it comes to shipping heavy machinery overseas.! The bottom line is Call CargoMaster if you need to ship heavy equipment from Sydney!
Dimensions of 20ft Flat Rack Container
Internal length 5.94 m / 19.5 ft
Internal width 2.35 m / 7.7 ft
Internal height 2.35 m / 7.7 ft
Tare weight 2,360 kg / 5,203.8 lbs
Payload capacity: 30,140 kg / 66,458.7 lbs
Cubic capacity 32.7 m³ / 1,154.3 cu ft
Dimensions of 40ft Flat Rack Container
Internal length 12.13 m / 39.8 ft
Internal width 2.40 m / 7.9 ft
Internal height 2.14 m / 7 ft
Tare weight 5,000 kg / 11,025 lbs
Payload capacity: 40,000 kg / 88,200 lbs
Cubic capacity 62.2 m³ / 2,195.7 cu ft
At CargoMaster we strive to deliver cost effective sea freight services to business, government and private individuals.
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