← back

Shipping Anything Overseas This Christmas? Then Don’t Watch These Films!

Posted on December 22, 2013 – Shipping Vehicles

Scared People Hold Hands Christmas is just around the corner and with it the prospect of family gatherings and watching a good movie together. If you have recently loaded your vehicle or any other treasured possessions onto a vessel and are feeling a bit anxious, here are the sea disaster films and TV Series you definitely do NOT want to watch over the holiday!

The Perfect Storm
You may feel tempted by George Clooney – who wouldn’t? – but this tale of a doomed commercial fishing boat may raise your blood pressure. Inspired by true events, the final scene featuring a particularly jaw-dropping gigantic wave which the tiny ship (in comparison) hopelessly tries to ride is a reminder of how powerless we are in front of Nature.

A relatively unknown TV Series, this otherwise gripping story follows the investigation of a marine biologist into a genetically-engineered species of sea monsters living at the bottom of the oceans. They’re big, much bigger than the ship your possessions are on, and they could gobble it up for breakfast. They heal fast, are almost indestructible and can electrocute you. The seas are definitely not safe. Did we mention they are amphibians and partial to human flesh…? Titanic Perhaps the most famous ship in the world, the James Cameron’s movie needs no synopsis. What you will take from it is this: no ship is unsinkable.

Captain Phillips
Another film inspired by true events, it narrates how a merchant ship was hijacked by modern-day Somalian pirates in 2009, and the ordeal her crew went through. Incredibly, no one was injured but it will make you realise that there are some very real threats out there.

So, you are warned. Those films, and a lot many more, will feed your nightmares until you are reunited with your belongings. Don’t give in to our human fascination with being scared. Just don’t watch them!

For more information about car and vehicle shipping, contact us, phone us on +64 9 303 0075, or get a free quote. Click here to see our quick reference guide to making car shipping easy.

← back

Related articles

What is a Warrant of Fitness and Can I Arrange It Myself When Importing My Car?
Posted on 1st June 2018
During the certification process, your car will be issued with a Warrant of Fitness – also called Certificate of Fitness depending on the vehicle’s size - which is a key document when importing a vehicle into New Zealand.
Read more

When Is the Best Time to Ship Your Vehicle
Posted on 29th June 2017
Car shipping costs vary greatly with the seasons. Read on to find out at what time of the year you will find the best prices.
Read more

How to Import Cars to New Zealand
Posted on 14th May 2017
Thinking about importing your car into New Zealand yourself? Find out why it isn't a good idea.
Read more

What to Consider When Purchasing Marine Insurance
Posted on 1st February 2017
Marine insurance is a shipping insurance that will cover damages or loss of cargo while at sea and during transport to and from port terminals. Although it covers parts of the journey organised by shipping companies, it isn’t automatically included in most quotes
Read more

Our easy - 3 step shipping process

Advise pick-up location
Documents & shipping
Delivered to your door

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.

Get Started

Shipping a vehicle?

Get a free quote

Unlock your dream now …

Increased measures - Takata airbag recall.. Read more.

Copyright © 2018 McCullough Ltd | Terms & Conditions

Website crafted by bocapa