|Destination Port||Shared Container
||3 Bed Home in a 20ft Container
||4 or 5 Bed Home in a 40ft Container
|Auckland, New Zealand||From £1,285||£4,900||£8,350|
|Wellington, New Zealand||From £1,322||£4,750||£8,050|
Choosing a sole use container to ship your household goods to New Zealand has several benefits:
Space: By using a sole-use container shipping service, you reserve the space of an entire 20ft or 40ft shipping container, allowing you to ship larger quantities of goods & belongings. Typically, a 20ft container can hold the contents of a three-bed house, and a 40ft container can hold the contents of a four or five-bed house.
Speed: As you are not sharing container space, you don't have to wait for your container to be full before shipping. Once loaded, your container is sent straight to the port and booked on the next available vessel to New Zealand.
Security: Containers are security sealed and tracked, giving you peace of mind and allowing you to see the journey that your container takes from the UK to New Zealand. On arrival, your shipment is cleared by customs and delivered straight to your door.
Shipping your household goods in a shared container, often referred to as a "groupage" service, also has a number of advantages:
Cost-effective: Sharing container space means sharing the cost. Rather than renting an entire container, you only pay for the space you need, making it a much more cost-effective solution if you don't require a full container.
Ideal for Smaller Moves: This is the perfect option for those who have smaller quanities of goods or personal effects that need shipping from the UK to New Zealand.
Secure Professional Packing: All shared container shipments that we handle undergo a rigorous packing & palletising procedure to provide unbeatable protection for your personal belongings, furniture and household goods in transit. This also helps maximise space within the container, and drastically reduces handling of individual items.
New Zealand is home to some of the busiest and most technologically advanced ports in the world, making it a major hub for global trade and shipping.
Port of Auckland - It is the largest container port in New Zealand, handling about 31% of the country's total container trade. In 2022, the port handled 818,238 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit). A unique aspect of the port is its proximity to the country's largest city, Auckland, facilitating quick and efficient distribution of goods.
Port of Tauranga - This is the busiest port in New Zealand in terms of cargo volume and the second busiest in terms of container throughput. It is situated in the Bay of Plenty region and is known for its advanced logistics solutions and world-class productivity rates. It handled 1.24 million TEU in 2022, with a record of handling 1369 ships in the fiscal year 2022.
Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) - The third-largest container port in New Zealand, the LPC is the South Island's major deep-water port. It provides a crucial connection between South Island businesses and global markets. In 2022, the port moved 502,210 TEUs.
Port of Napier - Also known as Napier Port, it is located on the east coast of the North Island and is a crucial gateway for goods flowing in and out of Central New Zealand. The port handled 254,000 TEUs in 2022.
Port of Otago - Serving the Otago region on the South Island, the Port of Otago is primarily known for exporting commodities like dairy, meat, and forestry products. It also plays a crucial role in the region's tourism industry, and in 2022, handled 166,200 TEUs of container shipments.
Port of Wellington (CentrePort Wellington) - This port is strategically located on the southern tip of the North Island and handles mixed cargo types, including cars, bulk fuel, bulk cargo, and containers. It's an essential hub for Cook Strait ferries connecting the North and South Islands, and handled 89,892 TEUs of container shipments in 2022.
With over two decades of experience in shipping personal effects and household goods to New Zealand via container, and as trusted members of British International Freight Association (BIFA) and the British Association of Removers (BAR), you can be sure that 1st Move International will provide an exceptional container shipping service tailored to your needs.
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