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Shipping & Moving to and from NZ

Transworld.... Your Pathway to the World


Why choose us

    Moving people overseas for more than 20 years
    Qualified to the highest level with FIDI-FAIM Accredited
    Safety is Number one for our staff with the best ACC rating
    Specialist international removal company
    Worldwide network of partners selected on quality
    Affordable rates for a door to door service


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Shipping & Moving to and from NZ

Corporate RelocationsWhen it comes time to arrange a relocation for one or more of your employees, or maybe you are the employee, you need to know that the removal company you have chosen understands the importance of a successful removal. At Transworld we appreciate that the success of the removal determines the ease in which the employee, and their family, settle into their new posting and surrounding environment. With this in mind you can be assured that the staff at Transworld will do their utmost to ensure that only complete satisfaction is achieved.

Corporate Relocation Services

The following list of Corporate Relocation Services Transworld offers is not exhaustive. Should you require information on services not mentioned please feel free to contact our office.

  • Customised relocation service for your organisation;
  • Preferential pricing for corporate accounts;
  • Customised management reports for your organisation;
  • Full door-to-door service for all household goods - worldwide;
  • Professional packing and unpacking of the employees possessions;
  • House cleaning to minimise the workload for the employee and their family;
  • Maid service (putting away kitchenware, ironing and folding of garments, putting clothes away etc) to reduce the workload and stress for the employee;
  • Sea freight and Air freight;
  • Storage at either origin, or destination, of the effects;
  • Motor vehicle transportation;
  • Comprehensive insurance options;
  • Access to our on-line tracking system 24 hours a day;
  • Regular shipment updates via e-mail or fax.

For more information about our Corporate Relocation Service please feel free to contact us.

Moving to Other CountriesWhat do I need to know about moving overseas?

Welcome to Transworld International Removals a world of knowledge, experience and care.

At Transworld we understand that relocating can be one of the more stressful times of a family's life and as such, you will need to make some very important decisions to ensure your relocation runs smoothly for you and your family.  As far as decisions go your choice of removal company will be one of the most important ones you make.  We can provide the necessary valuable information you will need in order to make a qualified choice on the removal company you ultimately appoint.  Why not be the next to enjoy a stress free removal with Transworld International Removals - your pathway to the world.


Transworld International Removals

Operating since 1994, Transworld has established itself as one of the leading removal companies specialising in international shipments, not only in New Zealand, but throughout the world.  Proof of this is in our achievement of FIDI-FAIM accreditation and membership of the New Zealand Overseas Movers Association, British Association of Removers and South African International Movers Association.
To become members of these quality assured associations we have invested a lot of time and resources into developing our own quality processes and service levels, thereby ensuring we provide you with the service you deserve.
What do we put our continued success down to?  The simple belief that the easier we make the move for you, the more successful your move will be.

After the removal has been completed

We supply you with an evaluation form that we ask you to complete. This form evaluates the service that you have received and welcome any suggestions or comments that you may have that will assist in our commitment to total client satisfaction.

To make an enquiry regarding your move to or from New Zealand contact your nearest branch using the details below. Alternatively, you can complete a free on-line quotation using our Quick Quote or Detailed Quote options. If you wish to contact us personally, please telephone us and our experienced staff will be happy to discuss your move with you. We service all of New Zealand.

Head Office (Auckland)

Transworld International Removals Auckland

Postal Address: PO Box 305137
Triton Plaza
Auckland 0757
New Zealand

Street Address: 7-9 Civil Place
Auckland 0632

New Zealand

Phone: +64 9 415 0755
Fax: +64 9 415 0644

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Branch Office Details (Wellington)

Transworld International Removals Wellington

Postal Address: PO Box 38765
Wellington Mail Centre
New Zealand

Street Address: 407 Cuba Street
Lower Hutt

New Zealand

Phone: +64 4 568 6663
Fax: +64 4 568 8733

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Branch Office Details (Christchurch)

Transworld International Removals Christchurch

Postal Address: PO Box 16503
New Zealand

Street Address: 14 Edmonton Road

New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 349 4758
Fax: +64 3 349 4762

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Branch Office Details (Tauranga)

Transworld International Removals Tauranga

Postal Address: PO Box 4190
Mt Maunganui South
New Zealand

Street Address: 49 Whiore Avenue
New Zealand

Phone: +64 7 547 4070
Fax: +64 7 574 2356

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Moving to the UK

What you need to know when moving to the UK from New Zealand

Moving to the UKAre you moving to the UK from NZ and want to weigh up your shipping options?

As certified and knowledge moving specialists, the team at Transworld are here to make your move to the UK as stress-free as it can be. Whether you’re emigrating to the UK with your family, or heading off by yourself, we understand that there’s a lot to consider.

To help you with your move to UK, we've put together useful tips and advice around:

  1. Shipping options
  2. British customs
  3. What you can and can't take


Shipping your personal belongs: your options

When you're emigrating to UK, there are several shipping options available here at Transworld. To make the best choice for you, there are a few factors to consider:

  1. How much do you want to ship?
  2. What's your budget?
  3. How fast do you want your goods to arrive?


FCL: when you’re moving your whole household

Moving Household to the UKIf you are shipping a full household to the UK, we recommend a full-container load (FCL).

We offer regular shipping services to all European ports and cities, so FCL is often a popular choice for those shipping personal belongings to UK. This is a fast way to ship as you're not sharing the container with others. Once it's loaded, it'll be taken directly to the port for an efficient shipping time.

Key benefits:

  1. Extra space: our full containers can usually fit a whole household of items, so this is a great option if you need that extra space.
  2. Efficient shipping times: FCL offers reasonably speedy shipping times to the UK.
  3. Shipping to any location in the UK: with FCL, we can ship to all locations in the UK.


Groupage: for when you're happy to share

For those with a small household or just looking to ship a few items, Groupage shipping lets you share a container with others moving to the UK.

Because it's shared, it's the most economical option for shipping to the UK from NZ. It's important to note that this service may take a little longer while we wait to fill the container before heading to the UK, but it can be a very cost effective option.

Key benefits:

  1. More economical: since you're sharing the container with others, this is a more economical option compared to FCL and air freight.
  2. Your choice of space: with flexibility of space, you can choose how much you want to ship, and only pay for the space you use.
  3. Ship all over the UK: just like FCL, our Groupage shipping can be delivered to any location throughout the UK.


Air Freight: for when you want it extra fast

Air Freight to the UKAir Freight is the fastest shipping option to the UK and it is the most expensive. Generally, we find this is a good option if you want to fast track a few essential items (like extra baggage) across to the UK.

As air freight costs more than FCL or Groupage, it's important to consider the urgency against the cost of air freight.

Key benefits:

  1. Fast transit time: air freight offers the fastest transit time to get your items to the UK.
  2. Ideal for those few important items: as the fastest option, air freight is ideal when you need those essential items delivered quickly.
  3. Fly to any location in the UK: air freight items can be delivered to any city or town in the UK.


How long will shipping take?

  1. FCL: After all your items have been loaded, shipping to the UK will take approximately 9-10 weeks.
  2. Groupage: For Groupage shipping, transit time to the UK will typically take 10-12 weeks.
  3. Air Freight: As the fastest shipping options, air freight will usually take 2-3 weeks.


Want to know how much shipping to the UK costs? Get a free quote!


Your British customs and quarantine are taken care of

British Customs & QuarantineHere at Transworld, we offer a complete door-to-door service. That means we take care of all quarantine and customs, UK-wide.

With experienced and qualified experts, we understand the ins and outs of the British customs and quarantine regulations. Our helpful team are here to prepare your goods and manage all the paperwork needed.

We take care of:

  1. Quarantine inspection
  2. Supplying you with the required Customs UK form
  3. Packing your shipment with an inventory of each item


What you need to do:

  1. Supply a copy of passport
  2. State whether you are moving as a tourist or temporary residence (in this case, you will need to provide your intended length of stay)
  3. Apply for a URN (unique reference number) before your goods arrive in the UK. This is a requirement for all shipments going to the UK and we recommend you apply as soon as you decide you're ready to move.


What you can and can't ship to the UK

What you can't: prohibited and restricted items

UK Prohibited & Restricted ItemsBritish customs, much like New Zealand, have some clear rules when it comes to quarantine and customs. Before moving to the UK from NZ, it's important to know what you can and can't bring.

Items that can't be shipped include:

  1. Meat, milk and other animal products
  2. Unlicensed drugs, weapons, and indecent material
  3. Counterfeit and pirated goods, such as watches, clocks and CDs


Not sure what you can take to the UK? Give us a call, we're happy to answer your questions.


Importing firearms and weapons to the UK

If you're wanting to important firearms or weapons to the UK, you will need a Firearm or Shotgun Certificate from the Chief Officer of Police in the area of which you're planning to live.

Until the certificate has been granted, you're firearms or weapons will be held at British customs. You'll most likely require a full customs inspection, which will incur additional costs. This customs inspection will incur additional costs.


What you can: shipping vehicles to UK

Shipping Vehicles to the UKIf you're looking at shipping your vehicle to UK, the Transworld team can help. You can import your car or motorcycle into the UK duty free, as long as you've:

  1. Owned and used it for at least six months
  2. Lived outside the EU for at least twelve months
  3. Are taking up permanent residence and are planning on selling the vehicle for at least one year after importation


To import your vehicle to the UK, you will need to provide:

  1. Copy of your passport
  2. Documents to confirm you have owned and used it, such as: purchase invoice, insurance, etc.
  3. Original copy of C104A form


If you've got a question about shipping cars to UK, give us a call, we'd love to help.


What you can: taking pets to UK

Moving Pets to the UKThe Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) makes it easier for your pet to be moved to the UK without needing a long quarantine time. The helpful team at Transworld can arrange all your pet transport for you.

To be eligible for the PETS, your dog or cat must:

  1. Be certified by an authorized vet
  2. Travel via certain designated air routes to the UK
  3. Be microchipped
  4. Be vaccinated against rabies


Here at Transworld, we offer a complete door-to-door service

When you're moving across the world, the team at Transworld are here to take care of all your shipping needs.

Our door-to-door service means we take care of packing your goods, shipping, managing customs, and safely delivering your goods to your doorstep.

We want to make your move to the UK as easy as possible, so we make sure you get a dedicated team member to answer your queries and keep you up-to-date with every step of the moving journey.


The friendly Transworld team are here to make your move to the UK from NZ stress-free and easy. Make sure your belongings arrive safe, secure and on time. Give us a call today for a free quote!



Federation of International Furniture Removers - The international regulatory body for international furniture movers. All 539 worldwide members are assessed by Ernst & Young check 453 areas for quality and financial security.



FIDI Accredited International Mover - Audit standard achieved by FIDI Mover



 New Zealand Overseas Movers Association - New Zealand's regulatory body for international removal companies. Only a handful of New Zealand companies achieve the strict quality standard for membership.



British Association of Removers - UK governing removal body requiring all its members to meet very strict quality standards. Representing removal companies for over 100 years.



International Association of Movers - Has the largest network of international removal companies worldwide.



American Moving and Storage Association - The largest removal association with over 3600 USA and international members.



South African International Movers Association - The international division of PMA (Professional Movers Association of South Africa).


National Road Carriers

National Road Carriers (Inc) - New Zealand's leading and largest Road Transport Association who for over 75 years has been providing professional support to those who choose to make a living in the transport industry

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