Rlo/ro vessels are designed to carry rolling-stock cargo e.g. motor vehicles etc which do not require cranes to be loaded or off-loaded but are driven on and off the ship. Imagine a big floating parking lot with multiple, enclosed levels (decks)
See here:             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIg_Fq-wm6o

  1. Contact your supplier to book with DAIWA Logistics Japan
  2. Vehicle is received at one of our Export Centres
  3. Pictures are taken for vehicle condition
  4. Pre-export clearance process
  5. The car will be shipped from Japan
  6. After vessel arrival in Australia the car will be inspected for biosecurity risks
  7. After the biosecurity inspection and the customs clearance the car is released and ready for delivery
  8. The final step is the transport to your nominated delivery address (for example a Compliance Centre)

Commercial Invoice – Your final invoice which is given by the supplier upon completing transaction for your car

Import Approval – your car must have import approval (“VIA”) prior shipping. Significant storage cost may be applicable if you ship the car without import approval

Asbestos Declaration – A document to declare that the vehicle does not contain any asbestos.

Origin Certification Document – An important international trade document that certifies that goods in a particular export shipment are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country. An eligible unit would exempt from duty (and the unit MUST be MADE IN JAPAN)

Low Volume Import License Exemption For Equipment – A document with a statement confirming importers can import up to a total of 25 kilograms of gas a year before a DEGAS license is required.

Letter of Authority – A document to confirm authorization for our company to be the appointed customs broker to process customs clearance of your shipment/s on your behalf. (No Letterhead / ABN required for personal importer)

Please click the button “Track and Trace: on the right hand side of our home page.
You will need to enter either HBL number, Shipment number or VIN details
Please contact us if you don’t know your shipment details

Generally only security-cleared personnel can enter the port area. If your vehicle is oversized e.g. bus or truck one-off security passes can be arranged for you., however, generally it is easier and more cost-efficient if collection/delivery is arranged through our transport companies.

Border Security will be looking for any foreign animals, insects, mud, dirt, food or plant material. If any of the above are found they may be cleaned, confiscated or destroyed at your cost. It is essential that all items imported are declared

By law you are required to declare all items and values to Customs or us. If you are unsure about taxes and duties please let us know prior to shipping

All Duties and Taxes vary depending on the country of import. If importing to Australia, there is 10% GST and a 5% Duty applicable, but not on all goods, and not from all countries. Due to its complex nature, please speak with our team to find out exactly what charges to expect.

Please refer to the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development or feel free to give us a call. See here for more information.

We can ship all sorts of trailers. All you need to do is provide us with full dimensions including the overall length, width and height – including the draw bar.

  • Have you owned and used the vehicle privately in Australia for more than 12 months?
  • Are your returning or coming to New Zealand to live?
  • Do you have NZ residency or a NZ work permit?
  • Have you lived outside of New Zealand for more than 21 months?

If the answer is YES to all four questions you may be eligible for GST exemption but you will need to sign a Deed of Undertaking (DOU) stating you will not sell the vehicle for 2 years.

See here:             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRTLcMSNGy0

You can pay by Bank Transfer or International Money Order. We also have credit card facilities, which have a surcharge applied to all transactions of up to 1.8%

It like a passport for your car – The carnet is an international Customs document. It is designed to make the temporary importation of goods into other countries much easier. It is a guarantee that the goods you are taking into that country will eventually be taken out again and returned to their country of origin. The same document set is used at both ports of departure and ports of arrival. It contains a set of detachable import/export vouchers to be completed by Customs at each port. The ATA carnet has a validity of 12 months commencing from the date of issue.

Incoterms or International Commercial terms are a series of pre-defined commercial terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) widely used in international commercial transactions. A series of three-letter trade terms related to common sales practices, Incoterms are intended primarily to clearly communicate the tasks, costs and risks associated with the transportation and delivery of goods.

Full container load all the way from origin to destination, i.e. 1 car on 1×20’ container, 2 cars in 1×40’ container

Less than container load – so it is a consolidated load – so your cargo moves together with other cargoes from other shippers in the same container. This is a cost-effective way of shipping motorbikes and jetskis etc.

Ship your car
from Aust to NZ

Fill in the form to book a vehicle transport from ports in Australia to ports in New Zealand
The transport size is 18m3′.

Or you can ship