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

Importing to NZ

Importing is Cost-Effective, Efficient and Safe with Sneddens

We devise smart shipping strategies by leveraging world-leading technology and considerable industry experience. Count on us to find the most economical and efficient way to import to New Zealand.

Importing With Sneddens

Goods can be imported into New Zealand in a number of ways. These include air freight, sea freight, LCL (less than container load), FCL (full container load) and courier (door-to-door). Sneddens can arrange these options for you.

With over 50 years of experience, we know what to consider so that your imports are what you ordered, shipped quickly, and cleared efficiently. When you choose us as your freight partner, we will protect your orders and do our utmost to preserve your profits.

Customs Clearance Expertise

For most goods, importing to NZ is a simple process. But it is vital that the importer investigates the company they are purchasing from, and appoints a good Customs Broker in New Zealand.

Sneddens can help you obtain the proper customs clearance to avoid delays.

We excel at Customs Brokerage. With our dedicated team of Licensed Brokers, we can ensure that all NZ imports are processed quickly to minimise delays.

Are You Importing to NZ from China or India?

We also have agents on the ground who can help you find a manufacturer, validate factories, and provide quality control services. If you’re looking to import from India or import from China, get in touch with our team today! 

Quality Control Services are Provided to Protect your Investment

The main concern when importing to NZ is that the goods 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. 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. When we need special testing, such as steel grade or food chemical, we bring in a third-party inspection service with onsite and lab testing 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.


Obtain third party testing if needed.

Storage and Distribution Services

Need somewhere to store your goods on arrival?

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.

Freight Insurance

We suggest that you insure your goods with a reputable New Zealand company and request Free On Board whenever possible.

There are many factors to consider, including the total value of the goods shipped, the origin and destination of the shipment, and the transport mode. The next step is to determine how to insure the shipment.

Learn about the coverage options available to you or give us a call to discuss.

Contact Us Now!

We invite you to contact us for more information about our company and services. Call us on 0800 76 33 33, email or use our online booking form to organize your freight shipping today.

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.