International Shipping Companies to Napier, North Island, NZ, New Zealand


Freight services from Australia to Napier

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Welcome to CargoMaster, Australia’s renowned sea freight specialists to New Zealand

Also servicing: Auckland, Bluff, Lyttelton, Nelson, Port Chalmers, Tauranga, Wanganui, Wellington

Our high performance team of sea freight service professionals offer many years’ experience delivering shipping containers to Napier

Cargomaster delivers self-pack containers all over the world.

CargoMaster: Your Trusted Shipping Partner for Napier, New Zealand! Sea Freight Shipping, Container Terminal Services, and More!

Napier, also known as Ahuriri in Māori, is a vibrant city located in the beautiful Hawke’s Bay region on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. As the 6th largest city in New Zealand (combined with Hastings), Napier boasts a population of approximately 360,000 residents. Known as “The Bay Cities” or “The Twin Cities,” Napier and Hastings offer a unique blend of culture, stunning landscapes, and thriving industries.

Established in the 1870s, Napier Port is the second-largest port in terms of tonnage. Handling around 280,000 containers and over 5 million tonnes of cargo annually, the port serves as a crucial link for New Zealand’s apple, pear, and stone fruit exports from the Hastings area. In addition, Napier Port welcomes approximately 650 vessels each year. It’s worth noting that Napier Port became a listed company on the New Zealand stock exchange in 2019 (NPH).

International Shipping Companies to Napier, North Island, NZ, New Zealand

CargoMaster offers reliable sea freight shipping services to Napier Port’s container terminal. We operate weekly vessel departures from major Australian cities, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide, ensuring efficient and timely transportation of your goods. Choose between consolidated sea freight (LCL or shared container) or full container loads (FCL) based on your shipping needs.

For consolidated sea freight, CargoMaster collects cargo from clients across all Australian capital cities and transports it to our consolidation yard. We then pack the cargo into containers before shipping them to Tauranga. From there, we provide on-forwarding services to various destinations, including Hastings, Gisborne, Waipawa, Tutira, Mahia, Wairoa, Clifton, Clive, Taupo, Eskdale, and surrounding centers. Our services include customs clearance and door delivery of your consolidated cargo and shipping containers.

International Shipping Companies to Napier, North Island, NZ, New Zealand

If you prefer full container loads, CargoMaster organizes the delivery of shipping containers to almost anywhere in Australia for packing. You can also choose to pack your container in one of our designated packing yards, giving you ample time (12 days) to ensure everything is securely loaded. We offer various container types, including 20ft and 40ft containers, high cube containers, and 20 and 40 ft flat racks, to accommodate all your shipping requirements.

At CargoMaster, we handle a wide range of commodities, from mining machinery, construction equipment, and vehicles to household goods, personal effects, and machinery of all sizes. Whether you opt for our Door to Port or Door to Door service, we ensure a smooth shipping experience for your containers to New Zealand.

International Shipping Companies to Napier, North Island, NZ, New Zealand

Napier, known for its sunny climate, stunning coastal vistas, and extensive Art Deco architecture, attracts numerous tourists throughout the year. The city’s unique concentration of 1930s Art Deco and Spanish Mission architecture, rebuilt after the devastating 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake, is a sight to behold. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Marine Parade, where you’ll find the iconic statue of Pania of the Reef, a figure from local Ngāti Kahungunu mythology.

CargoMaster is proud to serve Napier and its thriving industries. Whether you’re shipping exports, raw materials, or personal belongings, trust us to handle your cargo with expertise and care. Contact us today and experience hassle-free shipping to Napier, New Zealand, with CargoMaster as your trusted partner.

International Shipping Companies to Napier, North Island, NZ, New Zealand



Border agencies The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) along with New Zealand Customs Service and the Department of Immigration, have specific requirements for people moving personal effects/household possessions to New Zealand. The following guide is put together by MPI – please refer to New Zealand Customs and the Department of Immigration websites for further information in those areas. Clearance of goods An inspector will assess documentation presented to MPI for possible risk goods. If an inspection of your personal effects is required this must be at a transitional facility and you must notify MPI of the location. If the shipment is a full sea container load an inspection of the sea container is mandatory and will be carried out by an accredited person or a MPI inspector. For more information contact MPI, your moving company, freight forwarder or customs agent. Other conditions may also apply and MPI will advise you of these at time of application. Keys may be required for any locked trunks, suitcases or vehicles.


Do not pack these goods as they may be seized unless accompanied by official certification: • Any packets of food. • Honey, pollen, propolis, honeycombs and other bee products. • Plants, bulbs, cuttings, corms, rhizomes or tubers, commercially packed seeds and seeds for planting. • Packaging such as straw or used fresh food cartons. • Items restricted under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) such as coral, ivory, snakeskin or whale bone items, turtle shell and some sea shells.


Strict biosecurity laws mean there are some items you cannot bring to New Zealand, and some other items will require inspection on arrival. Using a professional moving company, freight forwarder or import agent to help you move can be beneficial, as they can provide assistance with MPI requirements. Having an accurate and easily understood manifest of your belongings will help MPI to assess these quickly when they arrive in New Zealand. By not packing some items, or packing goods that may require inspection together, you may save costs and time. If belongings are arriving in a sea container then the container must meet the requirements of the Import Health Standard for Sea Containers


The following items must be declared as they may require inspection and in some cases certification from the country of origin:

  • Fresh or dried fruit, vegetables, mushrooms or fungi.
  • Any meat, fish, shellfish or poultry.
  • Ingredients used in cooking, all milk products, cheese, eggs or egg products, and milk-based baby foods.
  • Hunting trophies or stuffed animals.
  • Traditional or herbal medicines or remedies, health supplements and homeopathic remedies that include animal or plant products.
  • Dried flower arrangements or Christmas decorations made from plant material.
  • Items made from wood.
  • Items stuffed with seeds or straw.
  • Items made of from bamboo, cane, coconut or straw.
  • Items containing hair, fur, unprocessed wool, skin, feathers or bone.


Personal vehicles and other machinery such as jet skis, lawn mowers or chainsaws are also subject to biosecurity requirements and are inspected on arrival. Before shipping, vehicles should be cleaned thoroughly inside and out, including underneath and around the wheels and wheel arches. If steam cleaning ensure the whole vehicle including the engine is cleaned. Contaminated vehicles will be directed for treatment and re-inspection (charges apply). For information on complying with vehicle safety regulations refer to the New Zealand Transport Agency website. For information on vehicle tax refer to New Zealand Customs Service.


The requirements for bringing pets into New Zealand depend on the type of animal, where it is from and if there is an existing import health standard for the animal. Disease concerns mean that not all types of pets are allowed into New Zealand.


Wood packaging such as crates or pallets is subject to biosecurity requirements and must be declared3 . Wood packaging must have been fumigated or heat treated before use and must be declared in the Quarantine Declaration (for full container loads) regarding container cleanliness.


“How long does sea freight take to Napier, New Zealand.
“Depending on the particular destination in NZ, transit times from Australia to NZ can be anywhere between 2-30 days. The transit time will depend on the origin of the cargo in Australia and the intended destination in NZ, the type of sea freight service you use will also be a factor when calculating transit times. Call CargoMaster for more exact information and the latest shipping schedules to NZ”

“How much more expensive is air freight than sea freight.
“Air freight in most cases is a lot more expensive than sea freight. The advantage is obviously transit time is quicker with air freight.”

“How much does sea freight cost”
“The cost of sea freight to NZ will depend upon where you intend shipping too. The commodity you are shipping and the origin in Australia will also be a factor when calculating CONTAINER and other shipping costs to NZ”

“Why is ocean freight so high.
“Shipping prices can be affected by a lot of outside influences. Most often the reason for higher shipping costs relates to the volumes of sea freight being moved to a particular destination, oi; prices at the time of shipping and the value of the United States dollar at the time of shipping”

“Is shipping by sea cheaper.
“In general terms yes, shipping by sea freight is your cheapest option, the time of the year and the commodity you are shipping will also be factors that will affect the cost of sea freight.”

“How much does it cost for shipping containers to Napier, NZ.
“Shipping container rates to NZ from Australia will vary according to where in Australia you intend to ship from. Call CargoMaster for Australia’s best shipping rates to NZ”

“How are sea freight charges calculated?
“Charges for sea freight are calculated based on the weight and dimensions of the freight and the intended destination and origin. The method of shipping will also be relevant when trying to work out shipping costs.”


Sydney to Napier: 5-6 Days

Melbourne to Napier: 3-6 Days

Brisbane to Napier: 3-8 Days

Fremantle (Perth) to Napier: 6-15 Days

Adelaide to Napier: 5-7 Days

Hobart/Launceston to Napier: 4-8 Days

Townsville to Napier: 6-8 Days

Darwin to Napier: 9-16 Days

Napier Airport: Hawkes Bay Airport
Napier Shipping Port: Napier Port

Interesting Links: Napier Port Authority, Customs Brokers NZ, NZ Primary Industries, NZ Foreign Affairs and Trade, Reserve Bank of New Zealand


20 ft Standard Dry (8’6″ x 8′ x 20′)

20 ft Standard Container Measurements

Weight: 4500lbs
Max Gross Weight: 66,139lbs

Interior Dimensions:

Length: 19′ 5″
Width: 7′ 8-⅛”
Height: 7′ 9-⅝”

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8-½”
Height: 7’ 5-¾”

40 ft Standard Dry (8’6″ x 8′ x 40′)

40 ft Standard Container Measurements

Weight: 8500lbs
Max Gross Weight: 66,139lbs

Interior Dimensions:

Length: 39′ ⅜”
Width: 7′ 8-⅛”
Height: 7′ 9-⅝”

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8-½”
Height: 7’ 5-¾”

40 ft High Cube (9’6″ x 8′ x 40′)

40 ft High Cube Container Measurements

Weight: 8750 lbs
Max Gross Weight: 68,008lb

Interior Dimensions:

Length: 39′ 4”
Width: 7′ 7”
Height: 8′ 9″

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8″‘
Height: 8’ 5”


CargoMaster offers weekly services for break bulk shipping and shipping large items overseas. These types of services vary greatly between shipment , this area of international shipping should be left to only a few true Australian heavy shipping specialists with many years’ experience (like CargoMaster with 35 years transportation experience) Once again, you need to be very careful when choosing a international freight forwarders to handle the shipping of heavy items overseas this is a specialised transportation mode .choosing the wrong freight forwarder could be devastating and cost you heaps of money (there are plenty of stories of freight forwarders failing when it comes to shipping heavy machinery overseas.! The bottom line is Call CargoMaster if you need to ship heavy equipment from Sydney!

Dimensions of 20ft flat rack container

Internal length 5.94 m / 19.5 ft
Internal width 2.35 m / 7.7 ft
Internal height 2.35 m / 7.7 ft
Tare weight 2,360 kg / 5,203.8 lbs
Payload capacity 30,140 kg / 66,458.7 lbs
Cubic capacity 32.7 m³ / 1,154.3 cu ft

Dimensions of 40ft flat rack container

Internal length 12.13 m / 39.8 ft
Internal width 2.40 m / 7.9 ft
Internal height 2.14 m / 7 ft
Tare weight 5,000 kg / 11,025 lbs
Payload capacity 40,000 kg / 88,200 lbs
Cubic capacity 62.2 m³ / 2,195.7 cu ft

At CargoMaster we strive to deliver cost effective sea freight services to business, government and private individuals.

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