Willship International


Let Us Do All The Heavy Lifting! We've been doing this for over 50 years - Our Experts Can Help.

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Don’t Take Risks With Anyone But The Best

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International movement of machinery is a highly complex area - and so needs to be handled by a highly experienced team. Mistakes can be very expensive.

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You can rely on the experience of the Willship team to provide exemplary customs and quarantine advise. We are here to exceed your expectations.

Willship has been involved in both importing and exporting Machinery to and from New Zealand for many years now. We can handle the entire process from start to finish - we are the International shipping specialists you can depend on.

Machinery Shipping

Concerns You Might Have About Shipping Your Machinery Overseas:

  • How much does machinery shipping cost overseas?
  • Is international machinery shipping safe?
  • What documents do I need to prepare?
  • Do I need a permit for heavy machinery shipping?
  • Are there permits I need to process before shipping?
  • Are there hidden costs I need to be aware of?
  • What is the overall transit time?
  • What happens when it gets to the destination?
  • What do I need to do to be able to pick it up from the port?

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Machinery Shipping

Your Machinery Is In Safe Hands With High-Tech Shipping

Let The Experts Help. Many people are intimidated by the prospect of having to move a large piece of machinery between Australia and New Zealand, or anywhere in the world especially if such a task is not required regularly. Most of the time, moving oversized equipment is a task that requires the assistance of an experienced machinery transport company that specializes in moving freight.

At Willship, we are committed to delivering superior machinery shipping service; ensuring that it is done safely and efficiently. With tools that transmit data as the machinery moves from one stage to the next, everything runs smoothly. Everyone who is a part of that journey is accountable. From the time the machinery is delivered to the port, it is cleared through customs and quarantine at the destination of your choice, until it is released from the port and transferred to the client's care. It's being closely monitored the entire time, so there's no way we won't know where it is at any point along the way.

Options To Ship Your Vehicle

We Take Care Of The Entire Journey

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Supporting you to get all key documents together

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Organizing the international shipping from start to finish

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Assistance with clearance of the goods into their destination country

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Any necessary permits / pre shipment checklists etc to ensure it can be imported without issue

*Some of these are optional...

You Name It, We Ship It!

Client Testimonials

We have shipped thousands of vehicles in and out of New Zealand so we understand the importance of looking after your baby. We’ll always take the utmost care and consideration when moving your goods from one place to another. Whether you are purchasing a luxury or classic car from overseas or you're moving to New Zealand and want to take your cargo with you, you can trust us with your shipping needs. Willship is your international shipping partner that you can depend on and our past clients can attest to our proven track record!

Frequently Asked Questions

Australia To New Zealand RoRo Shipping

1. Am I allowed to leave items in my vehicle?

2. Why is it prohibited to leave items in my car when shipping Roll on, Roll off?

3. Can I still ship my car while it’s still under finance?

4. What if I am unable to obtain a registration certificate or a purchase invoice/bill of sale?

5. Should I apply for GST exemption?

6. Can I drop my car off or pick it up directly from the port?

7. Do you have to be present when the vehicle is picked up?

8. Do I have to be in New Zealand to pick up my car?

9. Is it okay to leave a baby seat in my car?

10. What is the compliance process like?

11. Why do I need to have my car inspected?

12. Can I get my car roadworthy here for it to be complied in New Zealand?

13. If I want to proceed with a booking, what steps should I take next?

14. When must I pay my invoice?

15. How clean should my car be?

16. Are you able to assist with compliance in Lyttleton or Nelson?

17. How long does it take to receive my vehicle after the vessel arrives?

18. How much does quarantine cleaning cost if my vehicle fails it’s inspection?




Over $1.4 Billion worth of cargo is trusted to Willship to be shipped every year

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Extremely safe and proven process



Deep relationships with our trusted network of staff and contractors ensures that your goods arrive safely

Priority service every time

Award Winning Industry Leader

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Best International Automotive Cargo Logistics Enterprise - 2021

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Award for Innovation in End-to-End Freight Transport - 2021

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Freight Forwarder of the Year Award - 2018

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Young Achievement Award 2018 (Nick Proctor)

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Young Achievement Award 2018 (Mel Mather)

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Freight Forwarder of the Year Award - 2017

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Young Maritime Professional of the Year 2016