Finding and Shipping Agents
Needing to purchase and/or ship a car from the US to NZ ? Have a bunch of
heavy and /or bulky parts to move and don't want to have them air freighted? Or
want some parts in hurry and need a good air freight deal?
The following companies are those with which I have had some
dealings. They are split into
1. NZ based shipping agents
2. US Based Finding/Shipping agents
3. US Transport Companies
(More nominations welcome).
website contains good information on NZ requirements for
importing a car.
1. New Zealand Shipping Agents
CFR LIne operate a fully MAF & Customs secure site in Onehunga and handle all
unpacking and clearances in house. CFR Line work with their worldwide
network of agents to ship cars, Motorcycles, RVs, Caravans and just about
anything else, to and from NZ. They can arrange pick up and inspection in
the USA and delivery to compliance or the customers door here in NZ. Over
the last 20+ years the team now at CFR Line have moved thousands of vehicles in
and out of NZ. Give us a call we are happy to help"
Car & RV Specialist
CFR Line/3PL Depot
270 Neilson Street
Phone: 09 475 5185
Fax: 09 475 5186
Famous Pacific Shipping
Famous Pacific Shipping have been around since about 1997 and are 100% NZ
We import and export. We can also source vehicles in USA, arrange inspections
and our agent in L.A can provide an Escrow service where your funds are put into
their trust account and a cashiers check handed over to the seller when we pick
up the vehicle and title.
Famous Pacific Shipping
5-7 Amelia Earhart Ave
Phone: 09 275 6878
Fax: 09 275 2288
Gateway Cargo Systems (S.I) Ltd
"We specialise in Import Air + Sea-Freight. In fact our
largest market is the good ol' U.S of A. Whether it's a
gasket from Georgia or a car from California we can handle
35 Sheffield Cres
Phone; (03) 3587-580
Head Office in Christchurch, with a second Taurus Office in Melbourne
Taurus Logistics is a family owned business with its roots dating back to the
Our team is made up of professionals with years of experience in the shipping
industry with many shipments under their belt.
We have a real passion for what we do and a drive to solve any problem you might
have, we go the distance to get the job done.
Because we are a family owned business we can be flexible and offer many
services outside traditional freight forwarding. Services like fixing an oil
leak on your Mustang so it doesn't miss the next sailing. Or taking photos of
your Mustang loading if you can't be there in person to give you piece of mind.
We make shipping easy, hassle free, and with upfront quotations.
Give us a call today to get your wheels in motion
Taurus Logistics New Zealand
Unit 4, 245 St Asaph St
Phone: 03 358 5154
Skype ID: taurussales
This NZ company can arrange a complete import service for cars into
NZ as well as back out to the US or elsewhere.
Jenner Cargo International Ltd
DDI: +649 254 4813
Mobile: +64 21 607 656
Fax: +649 254 4819
used Jas Jenners to assist me with exporting my Mustang from
Wellington to Sydney, and they went out of his way to deliver
a container to my door and take it away when I had finished
loading up the car and parts into the container. A very easy
and straightforward process. Wal Oct 2006)
General Manager Joe Steel comments: "Our company
specializes in shipping vehicles all over the world. We ship a large amount of
American vehicles to NZ. We do all sorts of special jobs for example we are
currently sourcing and arranging shipping for 4 new GT500 Shelby Mustangs, and
are arranging the super snake kits in Las Vegas for the client. We bring in
American vehicles for movie sets. This is the sort of thing we are able to do.
We can pickup any where in the USA and ship to NZ. Like you I have a passion for
these vehicles so please call me if you need any assistance" .
Check out their web
www.mmnz.biz for more information.
8 Farnham Street,
PO Box 37-104, Parnell,
Phone: (64 9) 303 0075,
Fax: (64 9) 303 0072 ,
Email (Joe Steel) – firstname.lastname@example.org
2. USA Based Finding/Shipping Agents
Location: Los Angeles.
Kiwi shipping is managed by Steve
Curle, a New Zealander living in Los Angeles. Steve has considerable
experience with sourcing, purchasing and moving cars around in the USA, and
arranging the shipping of any cars purchased back to NZ at very competitive
rates. He can also source a
wide range of other parts, and ship them back to NZ as cheaply as anyone.
Contacts for Kiwi Shipping
(all ex NZers) are: Ph +1 (310) 900 1974
Steve Curle ext
Matt Cable ext 284 email
Annie Stewart ext 204 email
Craig Robb ext 291 email
Postal enquires should be addressed to: 1400 Glenn Curtiss Street, Carson,
CA 90746, USA
Kiwi Shipping has an excellent
website with quality information about the issues with
finding, inspecting and importing a vehicle from USA.
http://www.kiwishipping.co.nz Well worth a look.
Kiwi Shipping are also part of the Mainfreight group and share the above
address with them. Mainfreight LAX operations and Kiwi Shipping are operated
together. Consequently they are able to offer start to finish shipping, no other
third party loading, unloading facility involved Mainfreight / Kiwi beginning to
"Steve came highly recommended by several
of my friends, and my personal experiences of his help in shipping my Boss 429 to NZ
in 2003 were excellent. Wal Marshall"
"Imported a 64 coupe ex
Los Angeles in December 05 thru Steve Curle. Excellent
communicator and good straight guy to deal with. Had the
added bonus to meet Steve in Wellington as my car was being
unloaded. Car was delivered in good condition at a very good
price.US$1600.Highly recommend you use this importer if you
are thinking of importing a classic. He handles inspections
packing and delivery to NZ and only cost me $US300 for all
this service....helluva deal. Perry Cole"
Texaco Ave, Paramount, Ca 90723
Foytt Shipping and
Auto is run by a Kiwi based in California, and offer a complete service to
locate the Mustang model you are looking for, or arrange a complete transport
service of the car you have purchased, back your home destination in New Zealand
Australia or anywhere in the world. They have been particularly successful in
sourcing late model Shelby GT500 models, either new with the options you
require, or near new. Check out their website for a full rundown of their
services, then contact Pete.
2637 El Presidio Str
Location: Texas, Nevada.
are a licensed, bonded, and insured Texas car dealer with a secondary location
in Las Vegas, Nevada. We have focused our efforts on locating, inspecting,
appraising, and shipping '65-'73 Mustangs, Shelbys, and Cobras around the world,
including New Zealand. If you wish to import a classic Mustang from the US,
please contact us. A list of references is available on request.
Mark Logan, President, ClassicMustang.com
Post: 401 N. Carroll Ave. #149,
Southlake, Texas 76092 USA
+1 702-785-0090, ext. 1
We are also selling brand new, 1965 authentic Shelby Cobras. Click here for
(Note: Their Mustang purchase unseen
story makes sobering reading!)
Head office Florida, Ph.727 364 8707 Ph +1727 364
8707 , but offices also in Australia and Japan.
From their website: "With over 10 years
experience in import and export worldwide our services are second to none.
We are here to eliminate all the middle men involved in trying to source the
vehicle of your dreams and WE get it for the right price. Anything
from an antique to a classic…. WE WILL FIND IT Ferrari, Camaro, Mustang, MG,
Pontiac, Dodge and Chevy. We act as agents/brokers for YOU. We source the
cheapest quality cars that are advertised and emailed to us from all over
the United States and Japan and email them direct to YOU through our weekly
MAILING LIST. These cars are generally private sales that we forward to you
and the prices are negotiable."
This company does a lot of its business
into Australia, (managed by Aussies ( Sheri and Matt ) so finding and
shipping into NZ should not be any problem.
Note: Client Feedback on their website is positive, however if you have
personally used their service please let me know what your experience was.
Thanks , Wal
Schumacher Cargo Logistics
Location: 550 West 135th Street,
Gardena, California. Tel: 562 370 8257 (Joey).
From their Website: "We move over 10,000
vehicles per year from the USA to all worldwide destinations". "Whether you have a Mustang,
Pontiac Firebird, a 1941 Ford Coupe or the latest Ferrari, we love cars at
Schumacher Cargo! Classic cars, racing cars, family cars, salvage cars…they
all have a history and if they need to relocate to another part of the world
we will provide the care and attention needed to make sure your vehicle of
choice will arrive safely.
1. Recommended by Matt Clarke, from
U ship are a website (
www.uship.com )that offers the
opportunity for you to list your vehicle or other freight / transport needs
on their database, and trucking companies then bid for the job.
Alternatively you can use their on-line directory of over 100,000 trucking
companies to find one that will do the job for you. Or, Plan C, try the
calculator below to get a price.
Note: The Pricing above is in US$