Ship Personal Effects from the UK to New Zealand with 1st Move International

1st Move International we have been helping our customers ship their personal effects to New Zealand for over 25 years. Our services have helped thousands of people move to New Zealand or to ship their personal effects from the UK to join them.

Be it for clothing, small items such as figurines or larger items such as white goods, our specialist packing is second to none. We will help to ensure that your personal effects are shipped safely and securely, and with our scheduled weekly shipping you can be sure that our services are the fastest in the business.

With nationwide collection services, controlled by our head office in Bristol, our experienced and knowledgeable team are here to help you to ship your personal effects to New Zealand and make the experience as hassle-free as possible.

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Weekly Shipping

Avoid the delays and get there faster! Our unique packing systems allow us to ship weekly by sharing containers with commercial exporting companies.

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Unbeatable Packing

Our shrinkwrap packing stops the handling of individual items to ensure a Zero Touch delivery. This also reduces the risks of damage and improves the security of your goods.

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Accurate Billing

Each pallet is measured exactly after packing to ensure clear and accurate billing for your move abroad.

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Why Choose 1st Move International to Ship My Personal Effects to New Zealand?

Ever wondered what sets 1st Move International apart for your shipping needs to New Zealand? As one of the UK's foremost independent overseas removal companies, we offer distinct advantages for your international shipping requirements.

Our specialised palletising and packing approach is designed to ensure the safety and integrity of your personal effects. This method also enables us to make the most of regular commercial shipping lines, significantly speeding up the transit process. With our system, your belongings skip the queue and are prioritised on the earliest available ship.

Additionally, our meticulous palletising process allows us to accurately determine the exact volume of your shipment. This precision means that we charge you only for the space your items occupy, with no rough estimates or imprecise charges.

Being a reputable member of the British Association of Removers (BAR) speaks volumes about our commitment to quality. As part of this prestigious organisation, which sets the standard for UK removal services, we undergo rigorous annual checks and audits, ensuring our services meet the high standards expected when shipping to New Zealand.

Our commitment to superior customer service is also reflected in the experiences of our customers. You can read about these experiences through our customer reviews on TrustPilot, an independent platform, highlighting our dedication to customer satisfaction.

FAQ for Personal Effects Shipping to New Zealand

Continue reading for Frequently Asked Questions and important information about shipping personal effects overseas from the UK to New Zealand.

If you book your personal effects shipment to the New Zealand with 1st Move International, we can offer you peace of mind with 3 levels of shipping insurance from specialist removals insurance brokers Basil Fry and Company.

Our flexible insurance policies allow you to cover only those items that you want to, not just your whole shipment. This means that you can choose to cover only the most valuable items.

For more details take a look at our shipping insurance page, or feel free to give us a call.

The cost of shipping your personal effects to New Zealand is dependent on many factors, including the size of your shipment, collection and delivery point. Where we are different from other removals companies, is that we can offer a door to door service to most destinations including New Zealand.

We can even include the cost of unpacking and removal of any packing materials, so if this is the service that you would like please let us know at the time of quoting. This means that you can prepay your freight costs and this is one less thing for you to worry about.

As a guide, for our LCL shared container service, freight prices from port to port are from £1,285, and for our FCL dedicated container service freight prices are from £4,750 for a 20’ container or £8,050 for a 40’ container.

Costs do vary however, so we recommend that you send us your details and we can arrange a quotation based on your own specific requirements. The quotation is free with no obligations.

It couldn’t be simpler to get a quotation on your personal effects shipment to New Zealand with 1st Move International. All we need are a few details, and we can give you a door to door price, or if you would prefer to collect your shipment in New Zealand we can quote you on that basis.

Please fill out our quotation form, and our expert international removals pricing team will be able to give you a cost based on your own specific requirements.

Remember though, once your shipment is fully packed we will measure it exactly, so you will only pay for the size of your actual shipment even if it is much less than we have quoted for!

Because 1st Move International uses commercial LCL shipping services, we are able to give you published schedules to let you know when we are shipping to New Zealand. Once your personal effects shipment is packed and all documentation is in place, we book onto the next available booked vessel to the port in New Zealand.

For the latest shipping schedules for New Zealand then you can go over to our International Container Shipping Schedule page of our website. This shows you the port to port transit time, but for confirmation of the expected door to door transit time please give us a call and we can give you the dates based on your specific requirements.

Other International Removals companies can give you similar port to port transit times but they won’t be able to give you an indication of when your personal effects shipment will leave the UK. Their groupage/shared container services operate differently to 1st Move International. Ask them when your personal effects shipment is likely to ship from the UK.

Popular Destinations for Shipping Personal Effects to New Zealand

We ship personal effects to the whole of New Zealand, so whatever your destination, we've got you covered. Some of the most popular destinations for shipping personal effects to New Zealand include: Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton, Tauranga, Dunedin, Napier, and Nelson..

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Your Pallets Packed - Posted Live on Facebook

Your life, carefully wrapped, beautifully packed, and protected for the journey ahead.

We are extremely proud of our unique packing process. We are the only international removals company in the UK that uses this tried and tested method to ship your treasured personal possessions overseas.

This is our craft - lives packed with care and attention for their journey overseas. Visit our Facebook page to find a snapshot of each shipment captured as the final pallet is wrapped.

We're proud to post these images, showcasing our removals team's passion and skill. Your personal effects are in the very best hands and are now destined for new adventures abroad.

Come and have a look.