USA Freight

American Imports

American Imports – Sea & Air Freight, Couriers

Importing Cars, Trucks, Motorhomes, Caravans, Motorcycles, Boats & Machinery from USA. We can handle anything!

We import all types of American products to New Zealand. We provide airfreight , courier services and LCL ocean freight for smaller items and FCL or Breakbulk shipping for larger items. Due to our experience in importing American goods into NZ, we know how to do the job properly, from pickup in the USA to customs clearance and delivery in NZ.

We offer:

  • Professional importing services
  • FCL and LCL options
  • Breakbulk Services for larger items like trucks,yachts,machinery
  • Weekly sailings
  • USA wide pickups
  • Door to door services
  • Insurance available to protect your cargo


Motor Vehicles

Cars are free of duty but are subject to import GST of 15% on the landed cost (cost of goods plus cost of freight = Landed cost)

Due to Customs and MAF requirements, any items shipped inside cars may delay the clearance and are shipped at the owners risk

Cars over 20 years old do not have to be converted to Right Hand Drive.

Click here to see a LTSA factsheet on importing Left Hand Drive vehicles.
Contact us on 0800 763 3336 or email to discuss shipping your vehicle from the United States today.

USA Vehicle Import Cost & Charges

LCL shipping costs from our Long Beach depot to Auckland

Export Handling FeesUS$100.00 per vehicle
Ocean freight Cars ( small car ie: Mustang )US$2300.00 per standard vehicle
Ocean Freight Cars ( medium car )US$2500.00 per standard vehicle
Ocean Freight Cars ( Large car ie: Cadillac )US$3100.00 per standard vehicle
Ocean freight Trucks ( F150 )US$4400.00 per truck/ute under 2.5m in height
Ocean freight BikesUS$950.00 per bike
NZ Port Chargesincluded in freight rate
NZ Document FeesNZ$85.00 per vehicle
Customs ClearanceNZ$150.00 per vehicle
MPI Application FeeNZ$50 per vehicle ( does not include MPI inspection or treatment fees )
IVS InspectionNZ$150 per vehicle
Marine InsuranceOn Application

Import USA Vehicle Indicative Inland Pricing

Southern CaliforniaUSD $180.00USD $330.00
Northern CaliforniaUSD $280.00USD $495.00
OR,WA,NV,UT,AZUSD $480.00USD $780.00
CO,NM,SD,NB,KSUSD $580.00USD $980.00
MN,MS,ARLA,IL,WI,IN,TN,MS,ALUSD $1080.00 USD $1380.00
Rest Through to East CoastUSD $1380.00USD $1905.00

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