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Container Shipping

From the USA to New Zealand

Welcome to Direct Express Inc., your trusted partner for international auto shipping services. If you’re looking to ship your vehicle in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner to New Zealand, you’ve come to the right place. Our container shipping services offer a seamless solution for transporting your vehicle across the miles of ocean to the picturesque shores of New Zealand.


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Cargo Type

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Destination Overseas

In addition, we offer marine insurance @2% declared value of the vehicle. Insurance is additional at 2% for full coverage with a minimum fee of 125.00 USD.

In case of a claim, there is a 500.00 USD or 3% deductible that must be met in order for the claim to be processed. UNIRISC Insurance Terms and Conditions.

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Contact Information

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Freight Type

Ocean Freight

Ocean Freight

Air Freight

Air Freight

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Open Car Carrier

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Inland Shipping

Open Car Carrier

Do you need help with the In-land shipping of your vehicle to one of our ports?

Our departure ports are Los Angeles, CA; Houston, TX; Savannah, GA; New Jersey, NJ. 

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Marine Insurance

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In addition, we offer marine insurance @2% declared value of the vehicle. Insurance is additional at 2% for full coverage with a minimum fee of 125.00 USD.

In case of a claim, there is a 500.00 USD or 3% deductible that must be met in order for the claim to be processed. UNIRISC Insurance Terms and Conditions.

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-customs inspections if applied. Their charges will be additional

-Destination charges such as drayage, unloading, customs clearance, taxes and duty..etc

***rates subject to change without notice, prior to booking please confirm rates with DEI sales representative***


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USA – New Zealand

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Pamerston North

Your #1 Export & Import

Container Shipping from the USA to

New Zealand

Why Choose Container Shipping to New Zealand:

  1. Secure Vehicle Transport: When shipping your vehicles to New Zealand, security is paramount. Our container shipping service provides an added layer of protection against external elements, ensuring your vehicles are shielded from weather conditions and road debris during transit.
  2. Versatile Container Options: We offer a range of container options to suit your needs. From standard 20-foot and 40-foot containers to high cube and open-top containers, you can select the container that best fits your vehicle’s dimensions and specifications.
  3. Efficient Loading and Unloading: Our team of experts is skilled in loading and securing vehicles within containers, optimizing space and minimizing the risk of movement during transport. This efficient loading process ensures safe and stable transportation.
  4. Customs Compliance: Navigating international shipping regulations and customs requirements can be complex. Our experienced team is well-versed in New Zealand’s import regulations, ensuring a smooth clearance process for your vehicles upon arrival.

Benefits of Direct Express Inc.:

  1. Global Network: With a vast network of partners and agents, we offer seamless door-to-door container shipping services from your location to any destination in New Zealand.
  2. Transparent Tracking: Stay informed about your shipment’s progress with our real-time tracking system. From pickup to delivery, you’ll have visibility into every stage of the shipping journey.
  3. Insurance Options: We understand the value of your vehicles. That’s why we offer comprehensive insurance options to provide financial protection throughout transit.
  4. Expert Customer Support: Our customer support team is available to address your queries and concerns at any stage of the shipping process. We’re committed to providing you with the highest level of assistance.

How to Get Started:

  1. Request a Quote: Fill out our online quote request form with details about your vehicles and shipping requirements. Our team will provide you with a customized quote based on your specifications.
  2. Booking and Documentation: Once you’re ready to proceed, our team will assist you with the booking process and ensure all necessary documentation is prepared accurately.
  3. Vehicle Preparation: Follow our guidelines for preparing your vehicles for shipment. This includes cleaning, removing personal belongings, and ensuring the vehicle is in compliance with New Zealand’s import regulations.
  4. Tracking and Updates: Use our tracking system to monitor your shipment’s journey. You’ll receive regular updates as your vehicles make their way to New Zealand.

How long does it take to ship a container to

New Zealand?

The shipping duration for containers from the West Coast ports of the United States to New Zealand can vary based on several factors, including the specific departure and arrival ports, shipping lines, weather conditions, and any potential transshipment points. Generally, the estimated transit time for container shipments from the West Coast to New Zealand is around 30 to 40 days.

Here’s a breakdown of the key factors that can influence shipping times:

  1. Distance and Route: The distance between the West Coast ports of the U.S. and New Zealand is significant, which contributes to the overall transit time. The route taken by the shipping vessel can also impact the duration. Some vessels may take a more direct route, while others might include stops at transshipment ports along the way.
  2. Transshipment Points: Depending on the shipping line and route, there might be transshipment points where containers are transferred between different vessels. These transshipment points can add to the overall shipping time.
  3. Weather and Sea Conditions: Adverse weather conditions, rough seas, and other maritime factors can impact the vessel’s speed and schedule. Delays due to weather are not uncommon and can lead to extended shipping times.
  4. Port Congestion: Port congestion at both the departure and arrival ports can also affect the shipping timeline. Delays in loading, unloading, and customs clearance processes can add to the overall transit time.
  5. Shipping Line and Service: Different shipping lines offer varying schedules and services. Some might offer faster transit times with fewer stops, while others might provide more cost-effective options with longer transit times.

It’s important to note that while the estimated transit time is around 30 to 40 days, actual shipping times can vary. To get the most accurate and up-to-date information about shipping times for your specific shipment, it’s recommended to contact your Direct Express Inc agent directly to provide you with real-time updates based on the current shipping schedule and conditions.

Direct Express Inc is Here to Help

Container Shipping Overseas

Having the right representative in the USA to make all the necessary arrangements creates the difference in the world. The successful transport of your container is our main goal as well as our top priority.

Air Freight

At Direct Express Inc, we understand the importance of timely delivery, especially for time-sensitive car shipments required for events or exhibitions. When time is of the essence and you need your car to arrive abroad as quickly as possible, we've got you covered with our reliable air freight shipping services. Our team of experts is experienced in handling car shipments of all sizes, ensuring swift and safe delivery to its destination. With Direct Express Inc's air freight shipping services, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your car is in good hands. We prioritize your needs and preferences, providing fast and reliable services. Contact us today to discuss your air freight shipping needs and let us help you get your car abroad as quickly as possible.

Inland Transport

Looking for a stress-free and worry-free way to transport your car to its new home? Direct Express Inc offers an excellent inland transport service that takes care of everything, from picking up your car from any location in the USA to delivering it to its destination. Our experienced drivers handle your car with care and ensure it's secured with specialized equipment, arriving in perfect condition. We can also arrange for crating and packing to give your car the love and attention it deserves. Sit back, relax, and let us take care of the transportation, knowing your car is in good hands with Direct Express Inc's inland transport service. Contact us now for more information and a quote on our reliable and efficient transportation services.

Warehouse and Loading

At Direct Express Inc, we offer secure and reliable warehousing facilities for your car before or after shipping. Our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with advanced security features, such as surveillance cameras and restricted access controls, ensuring that your car is protected from theft and damage. Our facilities can accommodate cars of all sizes, providing both short-term and long-term storage options to cater to your needs and preferences. You can trust that your car is in good hands with Direct Express Inc, so contact us today to learn more about our warehousing services and how we can help you with all your car shipping needs.

Ocean Freight

RORO shipping is an efficient and cost-effective way to transport your car. With RORO shipping, we can safely and securely load and unload your vehicle onto the shipping vessel using specialized equipment. This method of shipping is ideal for larger cars or cars that cannot be disassembled. On the other hand, containerized shipping provides extra protection for your car during transit. We offer different container sizes to accommodate various types of cars and equipment. Containerized shipping is an excellent option for smaller cars or cars that can be disassembled. Our team will work with you to determine the best shipping solution for your needs and budget, whether it be RORO shipping or containerized shipping. We also offer additional services such as crating and insurance to ensure that your car is protected during transport.





230 West Carob St. Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220

Direct Express, Inc. is a leader amongst shipping companies.