Import or Export Cars to & from New Zealand

Car Importing

Importing cars from Japan, Australia, the UK, or any other location worldwide? Dolphin Shipping simplifies the process with our comprehensive door-to-door and port-to-door car shipping solutions.

Freight Forwarding

Need help with freight forwarding for imports or exports in New Zealand? Dolphin Shipping specialises in sea freight services and customs brokerage.

Land Transport

Dolphin Cartage, our trusted partner, provides vehicle transportation services throughout New Zealand. If you're only needing vehicle transport within New Zealand, get a instant quote today at:

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International Contacts

With a global network of employees and extensive contacts, we have established ourselves as a reliable and cost-effective shipping provider.

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Private Importer

Looking to import your dream car? No need to worry, our dedicated team is here to assist you every step of the way throughout the process.

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Dealership Shipping

Dolphin Shipping offers valuable support to dealerships by facilitating seamless car importing from Japan to New Zealand.

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Shipping and Logistics Services

Dolphin Shipping is not only a trusted provider of international car shipping, but also offers comprehensive freight solutions specifically tailored to both New and Used Car Dealers, and individual vehicle importers to and from New Zealand. With our extensive experience within the industry, we understand the unique challenges involved in importing vehicles to and from New Zealand. We provide specialist importing & exporting services helping you to ship cars, motorbikes, boats, motorhomes, caravans and heavy machinery. At the same time we can assist with shipping general freight and project cargo.

Our services include, multiple sailings each month from major global ports, ensuring flexibility and reliable transportation options. As a part of our commitment to providing end-to-end solutions, we offer a convenient door-to-door service, leveraging our vast global network. From the point of origin to the final destination, we take care of the shipping and logistics, ensuring a seamless shipping experience.

Specifically on the car shipping front, Importing cars into New Zealand involves adhering to the country's stringent road safety standards. It's crucial to ensure that the vehicle meets the necessary requirements before registration. It's best to check with a compliance center whether your vehicle will meet the New Zealand on-road standards. We can put you in touch with our sister company Fasttrack Compliance, should you have questions about whether your vehicle meets the required standards.

Once you have sourced a vehicle, the next step is to engage a reliable freight forwarder like us. Dolphin Shipping imports and exports thousands of vehicles each month and has the expertise and resources required to ensure the vehicle import process is a simple one.

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New Zealand Vehicle Importers

Are you importing cars from Japan, Australia, UK, Europe or Singapore? Dolphin Shipping offers Door to Door and Port to Door services. As a shipping agent in the industry, we understand the unique challenges faced by car dealers who import vehicles from Japan, Australia, United Kingdom and Singapore. That's why we offer tailored solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of dealers like you. Our competitive rates ensure cost-effectiveness without compromising on quality.

With our own client portal, we provide you with a convenient and efficient way to manage your bookings. Our portal gives you a 24/7 overview of all your shipments, allowing you to stay updated and informed at all times. It also includes key features that help you plan your vehicle import stock and manage your cash flow in advance. We understand the importance of these factors for dealers, and our client portal is designed to streamline your operations and enhance your business efficiency.

As an individual looking to import a car, you may have different motivations and requirements. For instance, you might be interested in acquiring and importing classic cars from overseas. In many cases, these vehicles fall under the regulations for importing cars that are over 20 years old. Alternatively, you maybe exploring shipping options to import your family car. No matter the reason behind your import, Dolphin Shipping has extensive experience as a freight forwarder specialising in vehicle shipping. You can trust our team to handle the logistics involved, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free shipping process.

With Dolphin Shipping as your trusted vehicle shipping partner, you can have peace of mind knowing that your vehicle will be handled with the utmost care and professionalism.

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The Dolphin Shipping team will assist you with arranging the necessary documentation, customs clearance, and ensure a hassle-free vehicle import process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to ship a car to NZ?

Are there any taxes and duty to import a car?

What is the difference between roll on / roll off (RO/RO) shipping and container shipping?

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