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Cost of Shipping a Container to New Zealand

Published by Chris Townsend

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

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 Movers can assist you in transporting your container to New Zealand. We are an international shipping 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 ocean 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.

Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To New Zealand

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

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 container load shipping service (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) 202-0036 to obtain it for free.

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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. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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