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Shipping to New Zealand; the logistics explained

Dec 15. 2016

To begin planning your move to a new life in New Zealand, one of our trained estimators will visit your current premises to enable us to calculate the volume of the items you are taking, to the greatest degree of accuracy. We also factor in the packing requirements for the move and then generate a quotation. Our estimators are very experienced and have had many years of experience in the industry. They are well placed to offer invaluable advice about the move to New Zealand.

If you accept our quotation, our trained packers will arrive at your premises to wrap and pack your household items ready for shipment. The packing will usually take place over a two or three day period. If you require tailor-made crates for items such as pianos or grandfather clocks etc. Once the container is loaded on the last day, the inventory is checked in readiness for the container to be locked, sealed and driven to the UK port.

Your possessions can take between 7 to 11 weeks to be shipped for a full container and 8 to 12 weeks on a groupage container. Times can also vary depending on the location of the port in New Zealand they are going to.   Upon arrival in New Zealand one of our trusted agents will then take care of your goods and move. All goods entering New Zealand must comply with strict Bio-security regulations and the MAF Bio-Security New Zealand (MAFBN) is responsible for protecting natural resources, plants, animals and inhabitants of New Zealand from the possible introduction of pests and diseases.

It’s of vital importance to obtain Marine insurance to cover the entire move; including the cost of your possessions and the cost of the shipment itself. Burke Bros Moving Group are able to offer this on all household effects we pack for an international move.

We welcome all enquiries about moving to New Zealand or any other international location. Please don’t hesitate in contacting us on sales@burkebros.co.uk or on 01902 714555.

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