12 January 2016

Looking for help with shipping to or from New Zealand?

Auckland, New Zealand - picture by Tim Sheerman-Chase 

 If you need help shipping a vehicle, personal effects or commercial freight to or from New Zealand you've certainly come to the right place.

Wavecrest Ltd has been shipping freight of all types between the UK and New Zealand since 1994.

Services provided include -

Regular full and part load container services to/from Auckland, Christchurch (Lyttelton), Port Chalmers, Wellington, Nelson etc.

Regular consolidation container service to/from Auckland. Containers are loaded/unpacked at our own warehouse in Gravesend, Kent.

Regular ro/ro departures from Southampton to Auckland and other New Zealand ports for cars, commercial vehicles, plant etc.

Shipping of classic cars and motorbikes

Shipping of caravans and motor homes

Regular air freight services to/from all major UK/NZ airports


Here are just a few examples of some recent shipments we have undertaken...

Export packing and removal of furniture and antiques from Chelsea, London to three separate addresses in Auckland.

Five single deck buses from Southampton to Auckland and Nelson.

A decommissioned Sea Harrier from Yorkshire to Auckland - more about that on a future post!

Several vintage Ford Escort rally cars participating in the Silver Fern Rally shipped to Lyttelton and back.

A 1955 Austin Healey shipped from Lyttelton


If you have a shipment you need to send to New Zealand or ship back to the UK and would like further information on our services please give Glen or Graham a call now on 01474 331146 or email glen@wavecrest.co.uk

12 March 2015

Shipping to South Africa

We recently loaded this Land Rover Defender in a 20' container for shipment to Cape Town, South Africa.

The owner was a South African national returning home after living and working in the UK for ten years.

She was able to qualify for an import duty waiver on the vehicle as a returning resident.

We have been shipping cars, motorbikes and personal effects to South Africa for over twenty years and have reliable local agents at all the main ports who can assist with import customs clearance formalities on arrival.

Our colleagues in South Africa are also able to advise on the duty waiver/import permit process.

For further information about shipping to South Africa, please contact us on 01474 331146 or e-mail: glen@wavecrest.co.uk now.

11 November 2014

Lest we forget

Remembering the thousands of British Merchant seamen that never came home...