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Moving Overseas

From the USA to New Zealand

Moving halfway around the world is an exhilarating experience, but it can also be daunting. Direct Express Inc. is here to simplify the process. As an international auto shipping service provider, we specialize in transporting your prized possessions, be it your automobile or household goods, from the USA to New Zealand. Below is a comprehensive guide to ensure your items reach their destination safely and efficiently.


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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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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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*Please note the above rate excludes;

-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

Why Choose Direct Express Inc.?

  • Expertise: With decades of experience, we understand the nuances of international shipping.
  • Safety First: Our state-of-the-art equipment and trained professionals ensure your items remain in pristine condition.
  • Affordable Rates: Get premium services without burning a hole in your pocket.
  • End-to-End Service: From packing to customs clearance, we’ve got you covered.

Shipping Your Auto

  1. Documentation: Ensure you have all necessary paperwork such as the car title, registration, and a valid driver’s license.
  2. Inspection: We conduct a thorough pre-shipment inspection, documenting the vehicle’s condition.
  3. Preparation: Your vehicle is cleaned and prepped to meet New Zealand’s quarantine requirements.
  4. Shipping Options: Choose between container shipping or roll-on/roll-off based on your needs and budget.

Shipping Your Household Goods

  1. Packing & Wrapping: Our professional team packs your goods using high-quality materials to ensure protection during transit.
  2. Inventory List: We create a detailed inventory list, essential for customs clearance.
  3. Container Options: Choose between full container load (FCL) or less-than-container load (LCL) based on your shipment size.

Customs and Quarantine in New Zealand

  • Customs Declaration: All items entering New Zealand require a declaration. Our team will guide you through the process.
  • Quarantine Inspection: New Zealand has strict biosecurity laws. Your items might be inspected upon arrival. Ensure they are clean and free from soil, plant material, or foodstuff.
  • Duty & Taxes: Some items might be subject to duties. Direct Express Inc. will provide you with an estimate beforehand, so there are no surprises.

Tips for a Smooth Transition

  1. Plan Ahead: Book your shipment well in advance, especially during peak moving seasons.
  2. Insurance: Consider getting comprehensive insurance coverage for peace of mind.
  3. Stay Informed: Familiarize yourself with New Zealand’s import regulations to avoid unexpected issues.

Car Shipping to New Zealand Checklist

In order to export any vehicle from the U.S., we will require the following in order to meet US Custom regulations:

  • Original Title/MSO
  • Completed SLI & POA form
  • Copy of Passport
  • Commercial Invoice / Bill of Sale (official DMV template available on request)

Your #1 Export & Import

Moving to New Zealand doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With Direct Express Inc. by your side, you can be assured of a seamless transition. From the bustling streets of New York to the serene landscapes of Auckland, we’re here to make your journey memorable.

Remember, with Direct Express Inc., you’re not just shipping items; you’re shipping memories. Let’s make them count!

Air Freight

When time is of the essence and you need your household goods to reach their destination quickly, our air freight option at Direct Express Inc. is the ideal choice. We understand that some international moves require expedited shipping, and our air freight services are designed to meet your urgent shipping needs with efficiency and precision. Air freight significantly reduces transit time, allowing you to settle into your new home sooner, and our expert team ensures secure packaging and handling for items destined for air travel. We partner with reputable airlines and carriers to provide reliable, real-time tracking, so you stay informed about your shipment's status from departure to arrival. Our customized air freight plans are tailored to your timeline and budget, with seamless customs clearance and final delivery coordination. Trust Direct Express Inc. for a swift and stress-free international move – contact us today to explore your air freight options.

Inland Transport

At Direct Express Inc., we recognize that a successful international move requires comprehensive solutions, and our inland transport option plays a pivotal role in ensuring your household goods reach their final destination seamlessly. Whether you're moving to or from a landlocked location or simply need reliable transportation within your destination country, our well-established network of inland transport providers guarantees a smooth transition. Our team will customize a transportation plan tailored to your specific needs, making sure your belongings are efficiently transported from the port or airport to your new home. We prioritize security and efficiency, ensuring that your items are handled with care throughout the inland journey. From coordinating logistics to overseeing customs clearances, our commitment to excellence ensures that your international move is worry-free. Contact Direct Express Inc. today to explore your options and experience the convenience of our inland transport services.

Warehouse and Loading

With our strategic locations throughout the USA we are able to provide you with the most affordable option for your needs. We have loading facilities located in Los Angeles, California; Houston, Texas; Savannah, Georgia; New York, New York. Direct Express Inc. understands that flexibility and convenience are paramount in international moves, and our warehouse and transport option offers you both. Our state-of-the-art storage facilities provide secure, climate-controlled storage solutions for your household goods when needed, ensuring they remain in pristine condition until your new home is ready. Our expert team manages the logistics seamlessly, arranging for the timely transport of your items from our warehouse to your destination once you're ready. This integrated approach simplifies the relocation process, allowing you to transition at your own pace while maintaining peace of mind that your belongings are safe and sound. Explore our warehouse and transport services today to experience a stress-free and tailored international move with Direct Express Inc.

Ocean Freight

When it comes to international household goods shipping, our ocean freight option at Direct Express Inc. offers you a cost-effective and reliable solution for transporting your cherished possessions across long distances. With our extensive network of trusted carriers and shipping partners, we ensure your household goods are handled with utmost care throughout their journey. Our ocean freight services are designed to accommodate varying load sizes, making it an ideal choice whether you're shipping a few items or an entire household. We provide efficient and secure packing, timely departures, and streamlined customs clearance, giving you the peace of mind that your belongings will arrive safely at your new destination. Choose Direct Express Inc. for a seamless, oceanic transition to your new home – contact us today to discuss your ocean freight options.





230 West Carob St. Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220

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