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Old Apr 9th 2010, 8:50 am
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we've had 3 quotes and not much between them, except the length of time for the container to arrive at our new destination.

I'm just wondering how long people have found their wait to be, in comparison to the company's claim. are they just vague estimations? or is it a good basis to choose which container company to hire.

we have quotes from Pickfords, John Mason and PSS.
PSS come middle for price, but say they will have our contents in our new home in 6-7 weeks. (the other 2 say around 8-10 weeks)
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Old Apr 9th 2010, 9:00 am
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Hi

6-8 wks is about right, ours left on the 18th December and arrived on the 10th Feb....what they don't tell you is how long it can get delayed in customs sometimes by MAF! ..ours was 2 wks but thats our experience not everyones

Also it's worth looking into getting your insurance from letton percival rather then the actually shipping company has it can work out cheaper (we saved £500 doing this). We also didn't pay the MAF cost they add in and decided to pay this ourselves as we were told that all shipping companies will charge you worst case senario when mostly the cost from MAF is not that bad...hope that makes sense

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6-8 wks is about right, ours left on the 18th December and arrived on the 10th Feb....what they don't tell you is how long it can get delayed in customs sometimes by MAF! ..ours was 2 wks but thats our experience not everyones

Also it's worth looking into getting your insurance from letton percival rather then the actually shipping company has it can work out cheaper (we saved £500 doing this). We also didn't pay the MAF cost they add in and decided to pay this ourselves as we were told that all shipping companies will charge you worst case senario when mostly the cost from MAF is not that bad...hope that makes sense
great, so who did you use?
and yes, we're taking Letton Percival insurance. way cheaper!
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Originally Posted by MattandJax View Post
we've had 3 quotes and not much between them, except the length of time for the container to arrive at our new destination.

I'm just wondering how long people have found their wait to be, in comparison to the company's claim. are they just vague estimations? or is it a good basis to choose which container company to hire.

we have quotes from Pickfords, John Mason and PSS.
PSS come middle for price, but say they will have our contents in our new home in 6-7 weeks. (the other 2 say around 8-10 weeks)
Length of shipping time can vary depending on which shipping line / vessel / route the company are using, some operate slower vessels and offer a cheaper freight price for those not in a hurry so each company may have a slightly different time frame. If that's a door to door time frame it may also depend on whether they've included the time in the Uk to collect and load and get to the port on the right day and if they've included at destination customs clearance and delivery windows or if it's purely on the water time.
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great, so who did you use?
and yes, we're taking Letton Percival insurance. way cheaper!
we used a firm called Robinsons, family owned. We're very good and quoted the cheapest...we had a 40ft container and paid £4,600ish....others wanted in the region of £6+

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Originally Posted by MattandJax View Post
we've had 3 quotes and not much between them, except the length of time for the container to arrive at our new destination.

I'm just wondering how long people have found their wait to be, in comparison to the company's claim. are they just vague estimations? or is it a good basis to choose which container company to hire.

we have quotes from Pickfords, John Mason and PSS.
PSS come middle for price, but say they will have our contents in our new home in 6-7 weeks. (the other 2 say around 8-10 weeks)
Hi MattandJax,
We used John Mason and our container took around 11 weeks door to door. Most container ships do not sail directly to NZ so this and weather conditions can affect time taken to arrive. 8-12 weeks is about average.
Also, on a side note John Mason matched the insurance quote we had from Letton Percival, so we insured with JM in the end. HTH
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Robinsons were prepared to match the insurance quote from letton Percival to RobDon....have no idea why other half still choose to go with them on that basis though
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It all depends on whether or not your container is 'forgotten' or 'overlooked' or merely left- for 5 weeks on Antwerp docks!


It was a right regal affair!
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Old Apr 10th 2010, 9:29 am
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We used Barnes of Lincoln. Cheaper by 100's to the rest and arrival time was exact. The only delay was customs clearance and delivery by the local agent. 5 days of delay in all. Well worth the wait!

20ft box = £3700 with insurance
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Oh.....and insurance was with Barnes. Matched Letton on price........
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We used PSS and it took 12 weeks.
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Our container is now in NZ but it is still awating MAF inspection and delivery. Once this is done it will have taken 15 weeks.
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