Top Tips for stress-free Vehicle Shipping
Posted on 13th December 2020
For many, shipping a vehicle long distance is a chore where you don’t know where to start. But fear not! It doesn’t have to be the headache you are envisaging. McCullough Shipping has made it very easy for you to ship your car, campervan, boat, motorbike, vintage car and even heavy machinery, anywhere in the world. By following our simple tips, it will be a painless process and ensure your vehicle will be with you as soon as possible.
Congested Ports could mean Christmas Delays
Posted on October 28, 2020
Hands up who is ready to give 2020 an almighty shove!
"2020 has been the year when everything that could go wrong did go wrong," says Ports of Auckland General Manager Matt Ball.
If you've been shopping lately you may notice shelves are emptier than usual. Unfortunately, this may only worsen as we get closer to Christmas. The supply chain is broken in many international ports and an easy fix is unlikely to happen any time soon. As we enter into the peak importing season for the year, it could result in empty shelves at Christmas time - another obstacle for retailers to face.
Heavily congested ports around the world mean your Amazon purchase may have already arrived in your country, only to be sitting in the harbour waiting for congestion to ease.
The US Postal Service has temporarily suspended the guarantee on express mail destined to China, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. While workers strike at Australian ports. Some cities are being bypassed, and even entire countries!
Planes being grounded due to COVID-19 has caused a pitch in sea freight demand, coupled with rigorous customs clearance procedures in most countries, the speed in which business is done has altered significantly due to the COVID-19 crisis situation.
Vehicle shipping during Covid times
The shipping industry has taken many similar measures as other sectors to keep employees safe. Depending on where your vehicle is leaving from and going to, plays a big part in what happens and how long it will take. Shipping via sea, air, and land all have their own rules and processes.
Shipping vehicles by sea
Shipping a vehicle by sea vessel is still possible, but keep these things in mind:
- Employ the services of an experienced vehicle shipping company. They'll take care of all the necessary paperwork, customs and will be the first to know of changes to port regulations.
- Expect delays so it’s important to be flexible with your timeline.
- Make sure you’re covered with marine insurance.
Countries which have successfully managed to control outbreaks of Covid19 are working as normal as possible, however, expect international shipping to be affected for some time.
Top Tips for stress-free Vehicle Shipping
eBussy - the Most Adaptable Vehicle ever made
Posted on 25th November 2020
What do you give the person who has everything, for Christmas? Well, if the budget allows (around $18,500 US), how about the eBussy? Making its debut in 2021, the eBussy is Lego for grownups – a vehicle that can turn into ten different vehicles using different attachments.
Shipping your vehicle from the UK to New Zealand
Posted on 25th August 2020
Why should I use a freight forwarder? Shipping vehicles between countries or from city to city takes a lot of paperwork, and if you don’t understand what is expected of you, it can mean a lot of unnecessary worry. McCullough Shipping has been shipping vehicles of all shapes and sizes for over 25 years and handle around 30% of the motor vehicles coming into New Zealand.
Purchasing your Motorhome direct from the UK
Posted on 7th August 2020
Kiwis have been purchasing motorhomes direct from the UK for many years now for the simple reason that they were able to make big savings by doing so. The biggest saving is the absence of VAT – a substantial 20% which can apply to new and second-hand VAT qualifying motorhomes.
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