SNEDDENS - New Zealand's No.1 International Freight & Shipping Specialist

Freight Forwarding NZ

International Freight & Shipping Services

At Sneddens, we understand how important it is to deliver products swiftly and safely. Delays in transporting your products could spell disaster for your business. It could trigger a chain of events that might endanger your bottom line. In addition, you want your products to arrive at their destination undamaged and with their value preserved. That is why we offer our customers the most advanced solutions for freight forwarding NZ wide.

Sneddens is one of NZ’s leading international freight forwarders. We pride ourselves on having the mechanisms in place to serve a vast array of industries, including food, textile, electronics, engineering and automotive. We deliver all kinds of freight, from scrap metal and scrap tyres, to fireworks, batteries, and excess baggage. We can even assist with caravan and motorhome importing along with car importing and exporting. Whenever you need to transport freight, we will be there to assist you. Find out how we can help you with efficient, cost-effective freight forwarding NZ wide.

How We Do It

We provide our customers with professional and innovative freight forwarding NZ wide. We offer a door-to-door pickup and delivery service for all import and export cargo destinations.

As a world-class freight forwarder that looks out for its customers, we can advise you on the various considerations when importing or exporting goods to and from New Zealand. The NZ government has a long list of restrictions that you should know about before going forward with your business transaction. Your export and import may be inspected by Customs at the Port of departure or destination. Our customs broker services ensure a smooth process.

International Freight Services

Where We Deliver Cargo To

We are a member of four major global freight partnerships. These global networks are made up of independent freight forwarders and specialists with logistical facilities in over 100 cities.

We deliver cargo to all major continents and countries, including:

  • Australia
  • Europe
  • Asia and
  • South America

Our freight forwarding NZ services include:

Air Freight

We provide comprehensive airfreight services for time-sensitive cargo. You can choose from all major airlines when deciding the cost and duration of your airfreight with us. In the case of time-sensitive shipments, direct airline service is recommended, and consolidation services are recommended for shipments that are less time-sensitive.
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Customs Brokerage

We at Sneddens are committed to making your international shipping activities seamless, which is why our team works closely with you to meet all customs requirements. Our goal is to make sure your goods are cleared for customs and delivered efficiently to the correct location. Our customs clearance and consulting services make the process simple.
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Sneddens is one of the few freight forwarding companies that are able to create the most efficient shipping strategies by leveraging the latest technology and specific industry expertise. When it comes to loading, shipping, and delivering products to and from our customers, we base our solutions on our commitment to quality and excellence.

Seafreight and Ocean Freight

For many years, we have helped facilitate international trade. We look forward to many more decades of providing this vital service to our valued clients. In order to ensure fast and safe shipping across all oceans, we will continue to partner with top shipping lines.
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Storage and Distribution

Our site in the Auckland International Airport, provides 3rd party logistics (3PL) services. You do not need to build and maintain your own warehouses if you use these accredited facilities to store and distribute your products. Throughout our warehouses, we maintain a constant level of monitoring, ventilation, and regular maintenance.
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Custom Clearence Assistance

Imported products cannot be distributed if the customs clearance has not been completed. Sneddens can help you obtain the proper customs clearance to avoid delays.

USA Imports

The USA exports over $4 billion worth of products to New Zealand every year, providing great opportunities for international businesses to generate more income. We provide shipping and freight forwarding services to businesses that import from the USA and distribute to all parts of NZ.
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India Imports

Sneddens have an excellent cost-effective network to enable trade with India to be as smooth as possible. Our freight rates are the best in the market and together with our experienced partners, we offer a professional and innovative service for sea and air freight services.
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China Imports

Along with our agents, we provide an extensive shipping service to and from China. Whether your order is via Airfreight or Seafreight, we can determine the best shipping and most cost-effective methods.
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Contact Us Now!

Call us on 0800 76 33 33 or email to discuss your freighting needs.
Alternatively, you can use our online booking form

China Importing and Exporting

China and India are two of New Zealand’s largest producers of imported products. New Zealand’s largest trading partner is now China. Since 2008 when the free trade agreement was signed, two-way trade (exports and imports of goods and services) has more than tripled from $9 billion to over $32 billion.

Fully equipped to meet the demands of the freight forwarding industry, Sneddens is now playing a crucial role in the continuity and development of this trade lane for China international shipping. Our regular import and export movements to China include less than container loads (LCL) and full container loads (FCL).

If you’re looking to import from China, look no further than Sneddens. With a long list of agents serving each port in China, we cater to all modes of inland travel, including barge, truck, and rail.

India Importing and Exporting

India is rapidly becoming a global economic giant. India has one of the largest and fastest-growing economies in the world. Due to its rapid population growth and economic development, India is an attractive market for New Zealand exports.

In order to benefit from this growing trade relationship, you will need the expertise of a freight forwarder like Sneddens. Wether you’re looking to export to India or import from India, we have a cost-effective network of transporters that allows trade with India to be smooth and rewarding.

Our freight rates are the best in the market, and together with our experienced partners, we offer professional and innovative sea freight and air freight services. Our services reach and actively engage the market as far inland in Asia as Pakistan.

Please call Vineet at 0800 76 33 33 for all Indian and Pakistan queries.

Quality Control Services

Quality Control Services are Provided to Protect your Investment

The main concern when importing goods is that they are shipped in good condition, at the correct quantity, are packaged properly, and make it onto the truck safely. We make sure that happens.

Sneddens has agents on the ground in China and India that can inspect your goods before they depart. Any items requiring compliance testing to meet NZ standards and custom requirements are checked before payment is released.

Our agents quality control all types of products. Whenever we need special testing, such as steel grade testing and food chemical testing, we bring in a third-party inspection service with lab testing and onsite capabilities.

Our 5 Steps To Safeguard Your Merchandise

Find and Verify

Find and verify a quality factory and negotiate pricing.

Quality Protocol

Develop a quality protocol with our clients -
a checklist of what to check for.

Factory Inspections

Conduct factory inspections. With the help of pictures and videos, we communicate with the client during the inspection, so that the shipment can be approved and the final payment made to the factory.

Container Monitor

We will also monitor container or truck loading at the factory to ensure ownership transfer occurs.


Our team can obtain third party testing if needed.

The fastest, safest and most cost-effective way to move freight

Sneddens is no ordinary freight forwarder; we are reliable freighting partners that have your best interest at heart.

Always Working For You

Don't wait another day. Our team works around the clock to get freight moving; such is our dedication to our clients.

No Hidden Costs

Our quotes are fully transparent and accurate; no hidden costs or nasty surprises.

More Options

We are part of four major global freight alliances, so our clients have more options and agents working to move their freight.

Importing Is Safer

We have quality control agents on the ground to protect importers' investments.

Most Efficient Shipping Strategies

By leveraging the latest technology and industry-specific expertise, we create the most efficient shipping strategies.

Accredited Storage & Distribution Facilities

We offer 3rd party logistics services at our accredited Auckland Airport Warehouse.

Customs Brokerage At Its Best

Our customs brokers are highly experienced and accredited with NZ customers experience.

100 Cities Across All Continents

Our cargo specialists are experienced in all industries and ship to and from over 50 countries.