Cost of Shipping a Container to New Zealand

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Container To New Zealand?

New Zealand Container Shipping Cost
New Zealand Container Shipping Cost

The cost of transporting a container to New Zealand is determined by a number of factors. As a result, shipping rates might vary greatly, which can be a concern at times. You don’t have to worry, though, because Three Men And A Truck can assist you in transporting your container to New Zealand. We are a seasoned and professional moving company with more than twenty years of expertise. We’re well-known for making it simple for you to transport your belongings across borders.

There are a few things to consider if you’re thinking about shipping a container to New Zealand, and we’re here to help.

Factors That Affect the Costs of Shipping

In New Zealand, goods are delivered in one of four ways: by road, rail, air, or water. As a result, the cost of shipping to New Zealand is influenced by the following factors:

The Weight/Volume of the Goods

International shipping is based on the principle that the more items you have, the more you pay. As a result, the size of your cargo will have an impact on the cost of transportation.

Mode of Transportation

When compared to sea freight, air freight in New Zealand is more expensive. As a result, if you choose air freight, you will pay more, whereas if you choose sea freight, you will pay less. It also has an impact on the freight delivery time. If you’re on a tight schedule, flying is the greatest option because it’s five times faster than sailing. If time is not a problem, you may want to travel by sea because it is less expensive.

The Distance of the Journey

The mode of transportation you choose is influenced by your location. The further your cargo is from its original location, the more you will pay for it.

The Destination Port

The cost of customs duties and services in New Zealand is determined by the type of goods, the country in which it was manufactured, applicable customs concessions, and the tariff rate – as specified in the New Zealand Working Tariff Document.

New Zealand does not collect any duty, fees, or GST unless the value of your item/shipment is over NZ$1000 (This doesn’t apply to alcohol or tobacco). If your goods are worth more than that, you will be charged a 15% Goods and Services Tax (GST).

The Time of the Year

It’s crucial to remember that there are times when shipping services are in high demand. Peak seasons, as they are termed, have an impact on shipping costs.

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Average Container Shipping Rates Estimates

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

FCL shipping is best for transporting lots of boxes, pallets and anything which will require a full container shipping to New Zealand of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$940
40 ft Container$1160

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL shipping is more affordable way to transport less than container load shipments to New Zealand.

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$58/CBM
Personal Effects$460
Household Goods$575
International House Moving Costs

International house moving to New Zealand services – quick, easy and cheap.

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$445
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1460
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2060
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$2850

Container Car Shipping

International auto transport services to New Zealand via RoRo and container ships. Ship cars, trucks, suvs, atv’s, boats, RV’s, heavy equipment and more.

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$1160
SUV (Container)$1285
Sedan via RORO$795
SUV via RORO$895

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

Most likely, your items will be transported in a 20-foot or 40-foot container. A 20-foot container can usually hold the contents of a three-bedroom home, whereas a 40-foot container can hold twice as much. 40-foot containers are rarely twice as expensive as 20-foot containers, even if they are twice the size.

The Difference Between FCL and LCL

The full cargo load (FCL) option allows you to use the container for the transportation of your personal goods. This also allows you to store your stuff in a more secure and convenient manner. If you are unsure about your ability to pay for a full cargo load, however, you can select a less than a container load (LCL) option, which allows you to split the cost and container with other customers.

Additional Shipping Costs

Some additional shipping costs you may usually encounter include:

  • Customs duties
  • Container inspection fees
  • General Rate Increase
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Insurance
  • Quarantine fees

What’s Next?

To ship your business or personal items to New Zealand, the first thing you need is a quote. Simply fill out our web form or contact us at (888) 908-6496 to obtain it for free.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to New Zealand?

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) requires that exporters’ declarations include a statement that any wooden or plywood packing case, crates, wooden containers, or cargo pallets destined for New Zealand have been inspected before shipment. These goods must be free from bark and visible signs of insect and fungal infestation. This declaration must accompany all bills of lading and other shipping documents.

What Types of Goods Am I NOT Allowed to Ship to New Zealand?

There are several items that you may not be allowed to ship to New Zealand:

● Ammunition and Weapon
● Bleaches and Poison
● Batteries and Corrosives
● Combustion Engines
● Compressed Gas
● Dangerous Items
● Explosives and Fireworks
● Flammable Gas, Solid & Liquid
● Fragile Items
● IATA Listed Items
● Illegal Items
● Matches and Lighters
● Other Prohibited Items
● Perishable Items
● Valuables

What Kind of Taxes, Duties, and/or Fees Do I Have to Pay When Shipping to New Zealand?

When importing a container to New Zealand, be aware of the duty and GST that may apply.

● Import Duty. Import duties apply to the value of your items. This usually is the price you paid or will pay. This rule also covers secondhand goods.
● Goods and Services Tax (GST). GST of 15% applies to all imported items, including anything you bought online or using a mail-order catalog. Overseas suppliers may charge GST on items sent to New Zealand consumers valued at NZ$1000 or less.
● Fees. You can find the current price by referring to the Schedule of Goods Clearance Fees.
● Concessions and Allowances
● Purchases over NZ$100

How Long Does It Take to Clear Customs in New Zealand?

Do you expect your parcel to be at Customs? Usually, it is not. In most cases, Customs does not even get to see the boxes. Your package arrives at Schiphol Airport by plane. Upon arrival, it is distributed by Schiphol Airport personnel to the warehouses of the various postal or courier services, along with all the other parcels.

All courier services that deliver parcels in the Netherlands use Customs software. If necessary, they will contact us on your behalf. If the courier service has any questions about your property, it will notify you. Until the problem is solved, the parcel will remain in the courier’s warehouse.

In most cases, your parcel is sent directly from the aircraft to you via the courier service. Customs do not enter the process.

What’s The Difference Between A Freight Forwarder, a Broker, And An NVOCC?

When shipping your goods to New Zealand, ensure that the moving company you are working with is the right fit to support your shipping needs. That’s why Three Men And A Truck is here to guide you as you tap into the distinctive elements between two kinds of partner companies, such as Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) and Freight Forwarders.

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) categorizes Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs as Ocean Transportation Intermediaries. They are often viewed as one during transportation procedures because of their similar FMC nature, but there are particular distinctions between the two.

A freight broker is a person that serves as the bridge between the shipping client and a freight transportation provider.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

● Waterproof. All new and used containers will be waterproof and come with a product guarantee. However, containers sold in “AS-IS” condition may have holes or crooked impairment, such as damaged corner posts. They are priced accordingly but are not guaranteed to be wind and watertight.

● Ventilation. Vents on the upper part of the side walls are created for shipping containers. These might make containers placed inside a wet or cold surrounding prone to moisture and eventually become rusty, so it would be wiser to have your ventilation checked now and then.

Can I Track My Container While in Transit?

It can easily make us anxious when we have no constant updates over the container we just shipped, but Three Men And A Truck got your back. You may track your container while it is in transit, and you can use one or all of these ways to do so:

● Personal, up-close monitoring
● GPS asset tracking
● Live Satellite Imagery
● Container Tracking Services
● Automatic Identification System Tracking

To learn more about these tracking ways, click here.

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

Some service rendering companies also experience emergencies, and transport companies fall into that trap as well. The number of containers lost at sea is surprising! That’s why we need insurance policies.

To prevent paying for additional costs, ensure that you have your Bill of Lading with you to protect the cargo against inevitable losses. In the event of failure, a cargo insurance policy indemnifies the cargo interest. Most cargo insurance policies are underwritten on an “all-risk basis.”


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

Three Men And A Truck can help you ship a container from anywhere in the world to New Zealand:

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Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at Chris@threemenandatruck.net

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