Changes to Motorhome Depreciation Rate
Posted on 17th March 2020
There has been a big change to the depreciation rate on motor vehicles and motorhomes. New Zealand Customs recently announced there is a change in the depreciation rates applied to motor vehicles and motorhomes from 1st of March 2020.
How to get your Vehicle Ready for Shipping
Posted on October 22, 2019
If you are preparing your family car, motorbike, motorhome or vintage car for shipment? There are a few things you should do keep customs happy and reduce the likelihood of unwanted insects/rodents ‘setting up home’ in the destination country.
Chip packets, receipts, drink bottles and the like. Make sure there aren’t any food items, dirt from the garden centre or dog chew toys in your car. Such items can stop or vehicle from boarding the ship on time and put a bit dent in your travel plans.
The fuel tank also needs to be emptied too – no more than a quarter full, or your vehicle can’t be shipped (increases cargo weight).
If possible, avoid any inner cargo as well eg: suitcases of clothes, sports equipment, etc, as this can also delay Customs clearance.
It is very important to give your tyres a thorough clean beforehand. Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) will be checking your vehicle thoroughly for dirt, leaves, seeds and plant material in general, as well as mud. Give your vehicle a good clean, inside and outside and keep an eye out for food crumbs.
Take a few photos of your vehicle before it is shipped (both inside and out). This way you will know where existing scratches, dents, and any marks on the upholstery exist.
Damage to vehicles is highly unusual as we have longstanding relationships with our suppliers but taking a few digital snaps can give you proof and peace of mind, should the unexpected happen.
By following these simple steps your vehicle should not have any compliance issues boarding/unloading from the ship, plus, it will look and smell its best once it reaches your door in the new country.
At McCullough Shipping, we have transported, Customs cleared, bio-security cleared vehicles/boats all over the world, so we comprehensibly understand all: MAF, Customs and Port requirements in NZ and overseas. We offer customers the ability to consolidate your vehicle/boat to ensure you get the best possible shipping rate.
Changes to Motorhome Depreciation Rate
How the Corona Virus affects the New Zealand Shipping Industry
Posted on 24th February 2020
As the Corona Virus gains momentum, businesses all around the world are falling on hard times. The New Zealand shipping industry has not gone without its worries and below are the main points to come from the latest meeting held by CBAFF (Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation of New Zealand Inc).
Tips when moving pets overseas
Posted on 11th January 2020
They’re part of the family, so it comes as no surprise when you move overseas you will consider moving your fur baby as well. If you have children, moving without a much-loved pet can be heart-wrenching. The calming effects an animal makes on a family may also help everyone adjust to a new life and a new town.
Tips when moving high-value items
Posted on 6th November 2019
Jewellery (either high in money value and/or emotional value), pieces of art, antique furniture and antique cars are just some examples of high-value items you’ll want to think about when packing for your next big move. Though it’s impossible to safeguard against the unexpected, there are certain steps you can take to make the likelihood of valuable items being lost or damaged in transit, is kept to a minimal.
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