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.
Top Tips for stress-free Vehicle Shipping
Posted on December 13, 2020
Anything that makes your life easier, you’re interested to hear about, right?
We thought as much.
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.
We recommend organising the shipping of your vehicle as soon as possible. This doesn’t mean 6 months ahead of time – more like 2-4 weeks ahead of time.
Choose your shipping company carefully
They are instrumental in the success of transportation and take clear of all the boring legal work for you.
Whoever you choose, we want it to go smoothly for you, but remember, price shouldn’t be your only consideration. Ask questions and make sure there are no hidden costs at your destination, as we’ve seen people get ‘stung’ by shipping companies before.
Choose an established company with a solid reputation for importing vehicles globally. Check out their reviews, how quickly they respond to your questions and what their shipping process looks like. The more transparency the better!
Are there safety standards your vehicle needs to meet before arriving at its destination point? Has the destination port introduced new safety measures in a response to Covid19? Your shipping company should know the current ins-and-outs of international ports, so make sure they hold all the current information.
Empty the fuel tank
Vehicles with more than ¼ tank full cannot be shipped for safety reasons. So, keep an eye on the gauge to avoid hassles and delays.
Clean your car
MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) check for mud, rubbish and insects before shipping your vehicle. Ensure it has been washed thoroughly both inside and out, paying particular attention to the underside, the engine bay and the boot. A vehicle which doesn’t meet strict standards will be delayed until the authorities are satisfied.
Avoid any inner cargo
This includes suitcases, sports equipment and other large items.
If you must ship inner cargo, it is very important to declare everything that is shipped with your car.
If your car is going over the equator, we recommend adding moisture absorbers to the pockets of the driver and passenger seats to avoid damage to your car’s upholstery. McCullough Shipping will always put moisture absorbers in your car as part of the service.
Like all insurances, marine insurance will give you peace of mind from pickup to delivery. Most shipping companies (like McCullough Shipping) will be able to organise this for you.
Take lots of photos of your vehicle
Inside, outside, closeups of scratches, special details – get snap-happy. Though we don’t foresee anything happening to your vehicle during transportation, these photos will be important should you need to make a claim.
eBussy - the Most Adaptable Vehicle ever made
Congested Ports could mean Christmas Delays
Posted on 28th October 2020
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.
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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