Car Shipping to New Zealand

car shipping to New Zealand

Car shipping to New Zealand

If you’re looking to ship your car to New Zealand , YFT Logistics can help. We specialise in moving all types of cars and vehicles from anywhere in the UK to all international destinations around the world. YFT Logistics are able to offer you all the information you need about transporting your vehicle from the UK to New Zealand and offer our services at the most competitive and affordable rates.

RORO Car Shipping to New Zealand:

Roll on Roll off (RORO) method of shipping offers a cost effective way of shipping  cars(saloon and 4×4’s), vans, minibuses, buses, trucks, tractors, agricultural machinery and plant as units are only charged for the space they take on the Vessel. We ship new and used vehicles and self propelled machinery to New Zealand from the UK. YFT offer both door to port and port to port service from the UK to New Zealand. Vehicles can either be driven to the port or transported on our door to port service. We have access to all the vessels departing from the New Zealand on a weekly basis.

Container Car Shipping to New Zealand:

Container shipping method offers a secure and safer way of shipping vehicles/cargo to New Zealand. Our warehouse load and secure vehicles/cargo in 20ft and 40ft containers before being shipped to New Zealand. YFT offer both door to port and port to port container shipping service to New Zealand. We also offer container loading and lashing service at our Southampton warehouse, alternatively the containers can be delivered to your address for loading. YFT ship containers to New Zealand on a weekly basis from the UK.

We can combine your household items along with your car inside your own container to New Zealand. Great care must be taken in securing your vehicle into the container. Cars must be secured to the flooring rings of the container by ratchet straps and the wheels must be locked into position by wooden chocks. When shipping a car with your household and personal effects a wooden bulkhead will be built across the shipping container to separate the car and effects.

To get a free quote for your car shipping to New Zealand either email us or complete our online quote form. We look forward to hearing from you. We have access to all the vessels departing from the UK to New Zealand  on a weekly basis.

Arriving in New Zealand

Shortly after departure from the UK we will provide you with copies of the shipping documentation covering shipment of your vehicle (the Bill of Lading), with the anticipated arrival date and contact details for our agents at your port of arrival. Our agents will contact you ahead of your vehicles arrival in New Zealand  to make arrangements for the arrival of your vehicle and to start making preparations for completing local import formalities.

Customs information for New Zealand

If you are an immigrant, or are returning to New Zealand after 21 months or more overseas, you are entitled to concessions on private motor vehicles, boats and aircraft that either accompany you or are sent separately. It is possible to import more than one motor vehicle, motorcycle, motor scooter, boat, or aircraft, duty free, if you are able to meet all the concessionary requirements for each vehicle, boat or aircraft.

Please see below details for registered entry certifiers who can assist you in understanding if your vehicle is suitable to be imported into New Zealand and how importation of your vehicle should be processed:

Preparing your car for Bio Security inspection before shipment

Before your vehicle is shipped it must be well cleaned. All vehicles arriving in New Zealand must be quarantine inspected before they can be released by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). Both the interior and exterior of the vehicle will be examined for the presence of quarantine matter such as soil, plant matter, insect or pests.

More detailed information on quarantine regulations and requirements can be obtained from the New Zealand Quarantine website here.

Automobile Association (AA) –
Tel. +64 9 966 8800. Fax +64 9 966 8893. email

Vehicle Inspection New Zealand (VINZ) –
Tel. +64 9 573 5070. Fax +64 9 573 3989. email

Vehicle Testing New Zealand (VTNZ) –
Tel. +64 4 495 2500. Fax +64 4 495 2530. email

Our company:

To get a free quote for your car shipping to New Zealand either email us or complete our online quote form. Our team look forward to hearing from you. YFT have access to all the vessels departing from the UK to Japan on a weekly to monthly basis depending on final destination. YFT take great pride in car shipping to New Zealand.

Our company is a Member of the BIFA (British International Freight Association) and trade under their terms and conditions.

Also Members of FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations).

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