Seafreight to Christchurch
Phone: +44 (0) 20 8988 8068
Christchurch from the UK
Seafreight 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 just 44 days, port to port.
Sea freight shipping involves the transport of goods in cargo ships which move on water; whether that is in seas or major rivers. Sea freight shipments take longer than airfreight but are more cost efficient. Shipping your cargo by sea is also more eco-friendly, due to low levels of fossil fuels and low fuel consumption.
New Zealand has a highly educated and sophisticated consumer base, making it a smart test market for niche and high value goods. Home to a stable political system and low levels of corruption, this small but developed market can also help UK business gain access to the Pacific island market. The top UK exports to New Zealand include automotive, machinery and mechanical appliances, printing, pharmaceutical and, food and beverage.
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 UGL, you are guaranteeing no delays and the best rates on the market, due to strong relationship with shipping lines.
UGL’s highly experienced and dedicated team can provide assistance with all aspects of customs clearance in Christchurch. All Customs Clearance formalities can be taken care of where needed, including assistance with licences.
All commercial goods (goods intended for use in your business or for resale) are required to be cleared through customs in order to enter New Zealand. These are cleared by submitting an import entry clearance or Electronic Cargo Information (ECI) form which UGL will compete on your behalf.
Prohibited items specific to New Zealand:
- Animals, fish, birds (live)
- Banderols/tax stickers
- Bullion (of any precious metal)
- Cash-like’ negotiable instruments in bearer form (except event tickets)
- Complete firearms, ammunition, explosives and weapons
- Human remains or ashes
- Illegal goods
- Imitation (replica) firearms, weapons, explosive devices or ammunition
Further restrictions apply on goods imported into Christchurch, for more information please contact the exports department.
More information on our prompt, professional and reliable customs clearance service can be found on our site.
So why choose Unsworth Global Logistics?
With over 40 years experience moving goods, UGL export team is equipped to deal with your shipment. We ship from the UK to over 120 countries worldwide and offer a personalised service for all our customers. We operate within nationwide receiving depots: Birmingham, Bristol, Felixstowe, Hull, Southampton, London and Manchester. Our combination of competitive rates and fast transit times puts our company at the forefront of the UK freight forwarding industry.
Other benefits include:
- 24/7 Online Quotations and Booking System
- Full Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status
Unfortunately your shipments are not insured automatically with full face value of your cargo unless you arrange separate Marine Insurance for each shipment. Here at UGL we highly recommend you protect your cargo in case of any damage during transit or handling, which is why we offer Marine Insurance to all our customers.
Click here for more information on our competitive cargo insurance rates.
Get an instant, all-inclusive quote for shipping to Christchurch with our online quotation tool, Cargocost. Alternatively you can visit our website or contact us to see what we can do for you today.
Want to export to New Zealand? Have a look at our dedicated sea freight to New Zealand page
Phone: +44 (0) 20 8988 8068