Europe to New Zealand

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  • Arranging car transport from the initial pickup location to the designated port.
  • Managing the ocean freight, leveraging our industry expertise to ensure timely and cost-effective solutions.
  • Handling import customs clearance upon arrival in New Zealand, taking care of all the necessary paperwork.
  • Overseeing MPI (Ministry for Primary Industries) inspection, facilitating the required inspections.
  • Coordinating required cleaning and treatment as directed by MPI.
  • Facilitating NZ border inspection, working closely with border officials to ensure a smooth process.
  • Organising seamless transport from the arrival port to a compliance center.

Bringing Europe to the Shores of New Zealand:

Your Trusted Partner in Car, Motorhome, Caravan and Truck Shipping

Shipping Motorhomes, Cars, Caravans and Trucks from Europe to New Zealand is a major trade for Dolphin Shipping, with it being extremely popular amongst both dealers and private individuals looking to move to New Zealand with there personal vehicle. Europe is known for it's automotive market, offering a wide range of high-quality vehicles with diverse makes and models. Whether you're a car enthusiast looking for a unique or rare vehicle, or purchasing motorhomes, caravans, machinery or trucks, Dolphin Shipping can assist.

When it comes to shipping cars from Europe to New Zealand, Dolphin Shipping stands out as the optimal choice for a seamless and reliable experience. With our expertise and extensive knowledge in the industry, we have established ourselves as a trusted partner in car shipping. Whether you're an experienced importer or new to the process, we provide tailored solutions to meet your specific needs. We also offer Marine Insurance for while your vehicle is in transit from point A to point B.

At Dolphin Shipping, we bridge the gap between Europe and the rest of the world, offering unparalleled shipping services from every European port. Our network includes some of Europe's largest transshipment hubs, including Southampton, Antwerp, Zeebrugge, and Bremerhaven. These ports are renowned for their capacity to handle a diverse range of vehicles, including motorhomes, caravans, trucks, and cars.

Yet, our services extend beyond these hubs. Wherever your vehicle is located within Europe, we are committed to identifying the fastest and most cost-effective shipping route. Our strategic approach may involve loading your vehicle onto a coastal feeder vessel within Europe from ports such as Livorno, Newcastle, Hull and many more. Alternatively we will looking to truck vehicles across land to one of the major transshipment hubs.

Transit times

Europe's Transshipment Hubs

40 to 65 Days
40 to 65 Days
40 to 65 Days
40 to 65 Days
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Door-to-Door Process

Dolphin Shipping is a premier freight forwarding service that specialises in importing cars, motorhomes, caravans, trucks and machinery from Europe to New Zealand. We have a wealth of experience in managing the complex processes of international car shipping, ensuring meticulous compliance with import regulations, proper documentation, and efficient logistics.

Our team members are proficient in the current standards required for New Zealand Road registration when it comes to car importing, and if we don’t know, we will put you in touch with our sister company Fasttrack Compliance who will be able to provide you with greater detail. We ensure that every stage of the shipping process is streamlined and efficient, with 24/7 customer support to address any queries or concerns. Our dedicated team is committed to offering personalised guidance throughout the journey, enhancing your confidence in our services.

We have established partnerships with reputable agents in Europe who function as our offshore representatives. This enables us to offer an all-encompassing door-to-door solution for shipping cars, motorhomes, caravans, general freight, and trucks to New Zealand. We manage every aspect of the shipping process, including pre-export inspections, export clearance, vessel booking, customs liaison, and port clearance.

Our pre-export inspections involve a thorough examination of your vehicle. The export clearance procedure involves obtaining the necessary permissions and documents to export the vehicle from its country of origin. Vessel booking involves securing space on a shipping vessel, while customs liaison involves communication with customs officials in both Europe and New Zealand to ensure a smooth importation process. Lastly, port clearance involves completing the necessary paperwork to allow your vehicle to leave the port and enter New Zealand.

Our robust network and collaborations enable us to up hold high standards of reliability and efficiency throughout the shipping process. We work closely with our European partners, ensuring smooth coordination and strict adherence to timelines. This ensures that your vehicle arrives on schedule and in optimal condition.

We handle all the logistics, documentation, and coordination required for a successful car shipping experience from Europe to New Zealand. You can rest easy knowing that we're committed to a seamless and stress-free journey. Trust us with your vehicle and let our team at Dolphin Shipping make your vehicle importation process a breeze.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What documents do I need when shipping a car from Europe to New Zealand?

What are the benefits and advantages of importing a vehicle from Europe to New Zealand?

Can I choose the arrival port in my country when shipping a car from Europe?

Can I ship a car from Europe if it doesn't meet the emissions or safety standards of New Zealand?

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Our dedicated team of professionals will guide you through the necessary documentation, customs clearance, and ensure a hassle-free vehicle importation process.