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ANY INFO RE: BUILDER SHIPPING OWN CONTAINER PLS??

ANY INFO RE: BUILDER SHIPPING OWN CONTAINER PLS??

Old Aug 25th 2014, 1:31 am
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Hiya, just joined now & could really do with some help please guys!!
We are in the waiting game of.... skilled migrant visa application is in atm and we're now waiting for the the questions and more info to be asked for, so while things are quiet we are turning our attention to the nightmare of... SHIPPING all our crap.....AAAhhhhggh!!!!
My hubby is a Bricky by trade and between us we had a huge amount of tools and stuff and all the usual house hold stuff too, and Pete wants to take his work utility ford ranger with us and we have 2 son's,a 20month old toddler and our 17 year old son to deal with, 17yrold is staying in uk :0( in education!
Having been looking into our emigration for nearly 8 years now....bloody long story....but we now have a job offer in chch and are hoping to be out there (visa permitting!) by the end of this year (2014) But along this VERY long winded journey we have either...found, lost, forgotten, cant find the site again....need ANY info on taking our own containers (needing to keep them for storage for our self build) finding the other posted really very interesting but need a little personal help
Cheers. Sarah & Pete
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Old Aug 26th 2014, 11:14 pm
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Look forward to seeing any replies, as we will be in the same situation too (hubbie wanting to bring his tools, inc digger!!).
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Default Re: ANY INFO RE: BUILDER SHIPPING OWN CONTAINER PLS??

Originally Posted by THE ADAMS FAMILY
Hiya, just joined now & could really do with some help please guys!!
We are in the waiting game of.... skilled migrant visa application is in atm and we're now waiting for the the questions and more info to be asked for, so while things are quiet we are turning our attention to the nightmare of... SHIPPING all our crap.....AAAhhhhggh!!!!
My hubby is a Bricky by trade and between us we had a huge amount of tools and stuff and all the usual house hold stuff too, and Pete wants to take his work utility ford ranger with us and we have 2 son's,a 20month old toddler and our 17 year old son to deal with, 17yrold is staying in uk :0( in education!
Having been looking into our emigration for nearly 8 years now....bloody long story....but we now have a job offer in chch and are hoping to be out there (visa permitting!) by the end of this year (2014) But along this VERY long winded journey we have either...found, lost, forgotten, cant find the site again....need ANY info on taking our own containers (needing to keep them for storage for our self build) finding the other posted really very interesting but need a little personal help
Cheers. Sarah & Pete
I would have thought you just need to talk to a shipping agent, in addition to the normal customs/MAF declarations etc they will be needed to book your truck(s) and slot(s) on the various container ships to get it here. The only difference is the container won't be returned to the port and/or unpacked for you - although it may need unpacking as part of customs and MAF clearance.
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Old Sep 1st 2014, 8:35 am
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Hi, look at ewepack.com
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Old Sep 2nd 2014, 1:19 am
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Thanks for the replies so far guys, we've had Pickfords out and are going to give us a quote but seemed they're more set up for a city to city type move... they would want to re pack all are boxes...!! ...that nothing from the garage (like oils, paints, waxes, sprays etc) can not be taken....gggghhhhrrrr!!! Thought they could be boxed & package professionally...surely they could be in a crate or something??!! All the tools have to be pressure washed,steam cleaned, drained or oil & fuel if applicable and anything thats bare metal needs to be painted with metal type paint to show that its been cleaned very well. But on the up side...all the house hold wooden furniture, even if it has had woodworm in the past is all good to go...HHHooorrraaaahhhh :0)
Have just make an on line enquiry with 'ewepack' thanks for that....
We have 'Crown' coming out later today to quote, and PSS in a few weeks too...
Also was told... that because of the nature of the stuff (builders tools etc) that our container would be pulled apart at NZ end and cleaned etc if they want to anyway whether we'd packed it or not...
So will tell you what they come up with when we get the quotes... to be continued...

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