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Anyone got 0.5cbm space in a container UK to NZ?

Old Aug 29th 2013, 8:31 am
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Default Anyone got 0.5cbm space in a container UK to NZ?

Hello everyone. I'm new to this forum and searching for a way to avoid the apparently extortionate groupage costs for items to New Zealand.

I have two small pieces of wooden furniture - about 0.24 cubic metres each and would be happy to chip in. From what I can work out, it costs about 6000 pounds to send a 20ft container to New Zealand and they are 33 cubic metres. The shipping companies all want to charge about 500 pounds. Eeek! That's crazy!

I'm very flexible with timings - I've waited many years already so no hurry. If you know of anyone or are moving yourself in the next few months, please get in touch.

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Default Re: Anyone got 0.5cbm space in a container UK to NZ?

think you might have the costings of the container wrong, we paid less than 6K for a 40 footer in 2012 and can't see it going up that much.

hope you get it sorted
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Old Aug 29th 2013, 12:15 pm
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Thanks - but i suppose it doesn't really matter since it will only cost less for a 20footer and in that case, people are being even more ripped off when they are having to go in on a groupage deal. Looking forward to hearing from anyone who might be able to help with the furniture. Thanks.
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Have you got quotes from a few different shippers? Some will allow you to self pack and drop at their depot which saves a bit. 0.5 cubic m isn't much at all, have you tried to send it by a courier?
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Thanks - but i suppose it doesn't really matter since it will only cost less for a 20footer and in that case, people are being even more ripped off when they are having to go in on a groupage deal. Looking forward to hearing from anyone who might be able to help with the furniture. Thanks.
Have you got quotes from a few different shippers? Some will allow you to self pack and drop at their depot which saves a bit. 0.5 cubic m isn't much at all, have you tried to send it by a courier?
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Default Re: Anyone got 0.5cbm space in a container UK to NZ?

Hi Chippy. yes, I got quotes from about 7 suppliers by now. They are all around the same amount. No - I have not tried to send it by courier as they are heavy, being solid wooden furniture. I may look into that, but I still hope to find someone with a little space in a container that I can chip in with.
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