SHIPPING CONTAINERS TO
PORT CHALMERS (DUNEDIN)
SHIPPING CONTAINERS FROM AUSTRALIA TO PORT CHALMERS
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CargoMaster: Your Reliable Shipping Partner for Port Chalmers (Dunedin), South Island, New Zealand! Sea Freight Services, Consolidated and Full Container Loads, and More!
CargoMaster is proud to offer sea freight shipping services to the city of Dunedin (Maori name: “Otepoti”), the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand after Christchurch. Located on the southeast coast of the South Island in the Otago region, Dunedin is a vibrant city with a population of approximately 110,000. As one of New Zealand’s four main centers, Dunedin has a rich history dating back to the 1830s when European settlers first arrived. The city exudes a distinct Scottish ambiance, with Scottish names adorning the area and buildings showcasing early Scottish design.
Dunedin boasts a diverse economy encompassing manufacturing, publishing, tourism, and technology-based industries. However, the city’s primary economic driver is education, with the University of Otago, New Zealand’s oldest university, playing a pivotal role in shaping the city’s academic landscape.
CargoMaster understands the importance of Dunedin’s main port, Port Chalmers (Maori name: “Potakere”), which serves as the major port for the city of Dunedin. Situated ten kilometers inside Otago Harbor, approximately 15 kilometers northeast of Dunedin’s CBD, Port Chalmers is a bustling town with a population of around 3,000 residents. It also serves as the port of choice for container shipping to Invercargill, Queenstown, Wanaka, Te Anau, Manapouri, Fiordland, Gore, Winton, Riverton, Ryal Bush, Lumsden, Mataura, Cromwell, Mosgiel, Alexandra, and Arrowtown. CargoMaster offers reliable sea freight shipping to Port Chalmers and the surrounding areas, including Dunedin, Invercargill, Gore, Queenstown, Wanaka, Te Anua, Manapouri, and central Otago. Our vessels sail weekly from major Australian cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide to ensure timely and efficient shipping services. Whether you require consolidated sea freight (LCL or shared container) or full container loads (FCL), CargoMaster has the right solution for your shipping needs. consolidated cargo and shipping containers.
Port Otago, situated on the Otago Harbour, holds a significant position as the South Island’s largest export port. With two wharfs, Port Chalmers and Dunedin Wharf, nestled within the Otago Harbour, Port Otago serves as a vital link in the international supply chain. Its strategic location and proximity to major export production in the lower South Island make it an essential gateway for trade. Dunedin, with a population of 130,000, plays a crucial role as the largest city in Port Otago’s catchment area. As a thriving manufacturing, research, education, and tourism hub, Dunedin offers comprehensive infrastructure that facilitates successful port operations.
The economy of Nelson, along with the neighboring Tasman District, thrives on five key industries: seafood, horticulture, forestry, farming, and tourism. Port Nelson, the largest fishing port in Australasia, plays a significant role in the region’s economy. Nelson is also home to growing industries such as art and craft, aviation, engineering technology, and information technology. In terms of GDP growth, the region ranks sixth among major New Zealand centers.
Supported by a well-developed road and rail network, along with a robust warehouse and cool storage sector, Dunedin excels as a regional export center. CargoMaster leverages this efficient infrastructure to provide seamless sea freight shipping solutions to and from Port Chalmers.
Port Chalmers enjoys a temperate climate. With an average temperature of 10.8 °C (51.4 °F), the town experiences relatively low rainfall compared to other New Zealand towns, with an annual average of 716 millimeters (28.2 inches).
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MOVING TO PORT CHALMERS?
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
SHIPPING CONTAINERS TO
VESSELS SAILING WEEKLY FROM SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, BRISBANE, PERTH, ADELAIDE, DARWIN AND TOWNSVILLE TOO:
- TE ANAU
- MILFORD SOUND
- RYAL BUSH
- LAKE TEKAPO
- FOX GLACIER
CargoMaster offers weekly sea freight shipping of containers from all Australian capitals to Port Chalmers and surrounds. CargoMaster will organise the delivery of shipping containers to almost anywhere in Australia for stuffing (packing), or you can pack your container in one of CargoMaster’s packing yards (no hurry you get 12 days to pack your container!). All types of equipment available for sea transportation to Nelson, including 20ft and 40ft containers, high cube containers and 20 and 40 ft flat racks.
CargoMaster moves a wide variety of cargo to by sea freight, for anyone lucky enough to be moving to Nelson or Marlborough sounds, ask CargoMaster about Self Pack International Shipping Containers, a low-cost alternative to expensive removalists! Self-Pack international moving containers can be delivered to your home in Australia for packing.
CargoMaster moves all types of commodities in shipping containers (and on flat racks) to NZ, including, mining machinery, construction equipment, cars, trucks, boats, household goods and personal effects, machinery of all shapes and sizes! CargoMaster offers a Door to Port or Door to Door service for shipping containers to New Zealand.
NEW ZEALAND BORDER CONTROL AND AGENCIES
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.
RESTRICTED AND PROHIBITED ITEMS
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.
PACKING YOUR PERSONAL EFFECTS
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
ITEMS THAT MUST BE DECLARED
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 MOTOR VEHICLES
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.
BRINGING YOUR PETS TO NEW ZEALAND
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.
TYPICAL QUESTIONS CALLERS ASK ABOUT SHIPPING TO PORT CHALMERS
“How long does sea freight take to Port Chalmers, 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 Port Chalmers, 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.”
SEA FREIGHT TO PORT CHALMERS (DUNEDIN) TRANSIT TIMES
Sydney to Dunedin: 5-9 Days
Melbourne to Dunedin: 5-9 Days
Brisbane to Dunedin: 5-12 Days
Fremantle (Perth) to Dunedin: 15-35 Days
Adelaide to Dunedin: 12-16 Days
Hobart/Launceston to Dunedin: 7-12 Days
Townsville to Dunedin: 12-18 Days
Darwin to Dunedin: 22-30 Days
SHIPPING CONTAINER DIMENSIONS
20 ft Standard Dry (8’6″ x 8′ x 20′)
Max Gross Weight: 66,139lbs
Length: 19′ 5″
Width: 7′ 8-⅛”
Height: 7′ 9-⅝”
Width: 7’ 8-½”, Height: 7’ 5-¾”
40 ft Standard Dry (8’6″ x 8′ x 40′)
Max Gross Weight: 66,139lbs
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′)
Weight: 8750 lbs
Max Gross Weight: 68,008lb
Length: 39′ 4”
Width: 7′ 7”
Height: 8′ 9″
Door Opening: Width: 7’ 8″‘, Height: 8’ 5”
OUT OF GUAGE AND
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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