Container shipping to Christchurch

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Christchurch from the UK

Container shipping to Christchurch

Container shipping to Christchurch from UK

·         Transit time: direct in 44 days

·         Network of convenient receiving depots, located Nationwide

·         Warehousing and storage facilities

·         Competitive Rates

Our global ocean freight services cover both import and export deep sea container consolidations (LCL) as well as full load (FCL) services. Unsworth provides weekly, direct sailing services to Lyttleton, New Zealand from the UK in 44 days, port to port. 
s revolutionised the sea freight industry over the last 40 years. We encounter goods that have been transported by sea in a container every day! It is a method that can be accessed by anyone, not just big companies or manufacturers.

Unsworth UK takes care of the entire process from warehouse to destination, providing customers with a hassle free shipping experience. With reliable and secure sailings, our customers benefit from offices and representatives throughout the world to monitor and control your freight. You will also have access to a network of convenient receiving depots located in Birmingham, Bristol, Felixstowe, Hull, Southampton, London and Manchester. We also hold full Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status.

New Zealand has a similar legal and financial system to the UK which makes it an excellent test market for British businesses and manufactures. Its location also allows for easy access to the Pacific Island market. With strong future prospects and established ties to the Americas, it is one of the easiest countries to start a new business in.

We can provide our customers with door delivery and any assistance needed with MAF clearing and quarantine. In addition to our own in-house unpacking facilities in the port area, we also have our own cleaning station based in New Zealand. An established automotive service allows us to transport vehicles (cars, caravans and motor homes) safely and efficiently. Removal services for personal and household effects, and special project services are also available. By using Unsworth UK, you are guaranteeing no delays and the best rates on the market, due to strong relationship with shipping lines.

Less than Container load (LCL)

Cargo that does not fill a full container will be combined with other parties’ cargo at the loading warehouse. Unsworth specialises in LCL shipments, allowing us to tailor our services to suit your requirements.

To qualify LCL cargo must be the following requirements:

  • Be in-gauge
  • Be non-hazardous
  • Be suitably packaged for shipment.

Full container load (FCL)

This describes larger cargo that fill up either 20 ft (28 cbm) or 40 ft (58 cbm) containers on their own with the doors being sealed upon loading. We have extensive FCL container services available including Dry, Reefer, Flat rack and Open top.

Our ocean freight service offers you several benefits:

  • The choice of multi-modal containers: 20ft, 40ft, 40HC.
  • Transportation options for both transhipped and direct services
  • Accurate web-tracking upon request
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) capabilities
  • Roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) loading

We can provide customers with the option to ship Freight of All Kind (FAK). This includes the ability to ship a variety of motor vehicles, non-commercial cargo (personal effects) and commercial cargo (business to business). Unlike most companies we also ship food products, a number of hazardous goods and out of gauge cargo.

Getting your cargo to us

You are welcome to deliver your FCL cargo to the agreed port, where we can load it into a container for you. If you do not have access to a loading facility it’s not a problem! We offer door to port pickup via our trucking service, where your cargo will be loaded into the container at one of our warehouses and delivered to its port of origin.


UK Customs Clearance 

Unsworth’s dedicated in-house team has vast experience dealing with UK customs services, helping to take the hassle out of imports

Cargo Insurance 

We offer some of the most attractive marine cargo rates in the industry, with very competitive rates to give you complete piece of mind

 Additional Services

A whole range of additional services are available to you, during        transit and after your shipment has reached the UK                   



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