Shipping a Motorhome Across the World
Posted on 11th June 2019
Packing it all in, the job, the house, the routine, and travelling abroad for 8 months. No, it isn’t a pipe dream for Kiwi travellers, Neil and Renee. After the children had flown the nest Neil and Renee saw no reason why they shouldn’t too. Follow the couple and their experiences of buying, travelling and the nuts and bolts of transporting a motorhome across the world with the help of McCullough Limited.
How do we Ship Oversized Cargo?
Posted on March 13, 2019
Like booking to see the dentist or making an appointment to see your bank manager, the hardest part is getting started - everything else naturally follows.
Over the decades we have shipped other large items as well. Everything from Maori carvings to Japan, excavators from the UK, log lifters to Canada and fitness equipment to China. There's been a catamaran or two as well.
We specialise in heavy machinery freight so if it's oversized, or an awkward shape and weighs numerous tonnes - rest assure we've moved it before. Once you fill out online quote form (you can't miss it, it's on every page of the McCullough Shipping website) we pretty much take care of the rest. No tricky questions, just date, dimension and destination details. We don't make things hard for you, simply because they needn’t be.
A typical shipping process is:
- You contact McCullough for a free quote.
- We’ll advise you on the most appropriate method of transportation and insurance (shipping or air freight).
- We’ll arrange shipping, customs clearance and transportation - regardless of size.
- We professionally pack and crate your cargo.
- We unpack it in a secure warehouse (we have access to 50,000 square feet of secure warehousing).
- We request your machinery is quickly discharged and cleared through MAF and Customs so that it can get out and start working.
- We deliver to the destination's door.
We have a few requirements when dealing with heavy cargo, but it's nothing out of the ordinary. Making sure there is no more than a quarter tank of fuel in the tank (it won’t be shipped with more), disconnecting the battery and draining the fluid from hydraulic lines are the main requirements, along with cleaning the machinery thoroughly before shipping. This is to prevent dirt, insects and plant matter moving offshore where it isn't welcome.
And that's it! Now that you know how easy it can be, now's a good time to fill out the online form.
Shipping a Motorhome Across the World
Car of the Year 2019 Finalists
Posted on 22nd May 2019
Kia, Mercedes Benz, Peugeot, Ford, Citroen and Alpine were all finalists at 2019’s Car of the Year, but it was the Jaguar I-Pace that took out the top spot on the eve of Geneva’s Motor Show in March of this year. These cars were selected from 60 jurors across Europe, as part of the oldest and most celebrated car award there is. It is a combination of test-driving and voting for a new release.
How to Move Your World with Ease
Posted on 16th April 2019
The world is a much smaller place these days and taking up residence overseas is relatively common. A change of lifestyle, education, a new relationship or a fantastic job opportunity can mean packing up your life and moving it thousands of kilometres. Here are our top tips for common sense, stress-free (or at least stress-reduced) international moving.
Tips for Shipping your Motorbike Overseas
Posted on 13th February 2019
Typically, customers want to have their bike professionally shipped because of job relocation. And why not! With so much to consider, organise and pack, investing in a professional vehicle shipment company is your best option. But with our 25-plus years of shipping experience, we can also assist anyone buying and selling classic bikes or enthusiasts planning the bike tour of a lifetime across America's mid-West. This is because shipping your own bike is cheaper than renting a bike
Our easy - 3 step shipping process×
Tell us the pick up location and we'll arrange a date & time
We handle all customs & shipping including insurance
Enjoy your toy, after it's delivered to your door anywhere in NZ.