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Cost of shipping containers to New Zealand

Shipping via container has evolved to become one of the most efficient and cost effective methods of shipping goods across great distances. When you use Excess to send a container to New Zealand from the UK, we tailor the costs to suit your individual needs.

Our team will put their knowledge into practice and advise you on which container shipping method is best for you, or the most appropriate container size.

  • Less Container Load: Sharing a container to New Zealand to move households or businesses overseas is a great way to share costs and decrease expenses. When utilising LCL, you will only be charged for the space your personal effects fill. This is best for smaller consignments such as a flat or apartment type moves, or maybe you just want to ship a few rooms from your house or your most loved furniture items.
  • Full Container Load: FCL is great if you’re not the lightest traveller. You can ship a whole household or a vehicle and other personal & household effects in your own dedicated container. The shipping container dimensions we can offer are 20ft or 40ft dependent on the volume of your load, the cost of shipping a container to New Zealand is calculated based on the container size you put to use.



When shipping containers to New Zealand from the UK, we aim to make the process as simple as possible. We offer an economical and trusted door to door service, so you can sit back and relax.

Inclusive in your shipping goods to New Zealand costs are:

  • A move co-ordinator to answer queries and organise your shipment
  • Trained packers and movers to secure your possessions in high-quality packing materials to ensure they are safe while in transit
  • Items loaded onto shipping containers and shipped to New Zealand
  • Your belongings cleared, devanned, delivered via truck and unpacked into your new home, new office, workplace, hotel or other required end destination
  • Shipping fees, terminal fees and customs clearance

To ensure the goods shipping fees remain affordable, our quotes are calculated on an individual basis so you will only pay for the space your goods occupy within a shared container.



We offer a door to door container shipping service to many destinations across New Zealand. Some of our most popular destinations for shipping include:

Auckland, Nelson, Wellington, Whanganui, Christchurch, New Plymouth, Rotorua, Tauranga, Hamilton, Dunedin, Whangarei, Gisborne, Palmerston North, Tamaki, Invercargill, Gisborne, Napier-Hastings, Mt Albert, Upper Hutt, Papamoa

The safe delivery of your belongings is crucial to us at Excess International Movers, so we don’t leave anything to chance!

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At Excess International, we have built up a reputation as one of the UK’s leading container shipping companies, thanks to our dedicated staff, safe and secure shipping and low-cost prices.

Thanks to the expertise we have acquired over 30 years of shipping containers to New Zealand, we have the skill to ship everything from a single box of clothes or a vehicle, to a whole house move and beyond.

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