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Commercial Import Brokers New Zealand

Commercial Imports

Through our network of worldwide agents, we can offer the following services via Ocean or Air freight:

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Supplier order chasing/monitoring:

If you need us to arrange the whole process from your suppliers door to your local store or warehouse, we can do this. All we need is your supplier information, contact person/details, commercial invoice and terms of sale. In conjunction with our overseas agent we will arrange prompt collection, shipping or airline booking, local customs formalities, tracking of the goods, normal NZ customs clearance, payment of duties/GST, delivery to your store.

Coverage from all major trading lanes:

We work with a network of agents throughout the world; many of whom have multiple offices located in the major trading cities within their own countries. Providing there is a major port or airport, we can arrange any size shipment from a small courier package to a 40 foot high cube container from pretty much anywhere!

Ocean freight FCL (Full Container Loads) utilizing national shipping lines:

For importers of large quantities of goods, we can offer a variety of services via FCL carriers to suit price and timelines. We can offer premium direct sailings using the fastest sailings, the emphasis being on quicker transit times, but with higher freight rates, or a more economical option for those less than urgent deliveries based on a slightly longer transit time. There are several container options available; including20’ or 40’ standard containers, 40’ high cube containers, or for out of gauge cargo we can supply 20’ or 40’ foot flat rack containers.

Ocean freight LCL (Consolidated) services for those smaller shipments:

LCL ‘consolidated’ movements are ideally suited for the smaller quantity shipments. Generally the minimum would be 1.0 cubic meter, but could go up to 15.0 m3 to 20.0 m3 respectively, but at this point you would realistically be looking at a 20’ container. Consolidated or Groupage (as they are also known) services are available from most of our trading partners. There are regular services from Asia, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, North and South America; and to a lesser degree the Pacific Islands and Africa. Other destinations available on request.

Air freight or courier for those urgent smaller shipments:

For those time sensitive movements, we can provide a premium air freight and courier service from most regions of the world. If there is an international airport with customs clearance availability, we can usually find a way to get the goods uplifted from the origin point. As with ocean freight there are different price/service levels to suit your individual needs.

Comprehensive insurance:

Through our reputable insurance broker, we can offer fully comprehensive marine insurance for general cargo. Our marine policy is designed to cover all risks as per the below clauses:

Cargo carried by Sea Freight, Road or Rail

  • Institute Cargo Clauses (A)
  • Institute War Clauses (Cargo)
  • Institute Strikes Clauses (Cargo)

Cargo carried by Airfreight

  • Institute Cargo Clauses (Air)
  • Institute War Clauses (Air Cargo)
  • Institute Strikes Clauses (Air Cargo)

Cargo carried by all forms of transportation

  • Institute Replacement Clause
  • Terrorism Exclusion Clause
  • Termination of Transit Clause (Terrorism)
  • Institute Cyber Attack Exclusion Clause
  • Institute War Clauses (Sendings by Post)
  • Institute Radioactive Contamination, Chemical, Biological, Bio Chemical and Electromagnetic Weapons Exclusion Clause
  • USA & Canada Endorsement for the Institute Radioactive Contamination, Chemical, Biological, Bio Chemical and Electromagnetic Weapons Exclusion Clause
  • Sanction Limitation and Exclusion Clause

Services / Incoterms:

We can offer various options depending on your terms of sale; they include Door-to-Door, Door-to-port, Door-to-Airport. These are fully explained below under ‘Incoterms’.

The Incoterms rules are commercial terms used in international commercial transactions, created by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). They are three letter trade terms that clearly identify the terms of sale agreed between seller and buyer in relation to the shipping and delivery of cargo/goods. The most commonly used terms are FOB, CFR and EXW, but see below the most commonly used terms.

All transport modes, in particular air and ocean freight:

Free on board (FOB)

‘Free On Board’ indicates that the seller delivers the goods on board the nominated vessel or aircraft, all costs of inland transport and loading being included in the price of the goods. After departing the port or airport of departure, the buyer has to bear all costs and risk of loss of or damage to the goods from that point onwards.

Cost and Freight (CFR)

‘Cost and Freight’ means that the seller is responsible for cost and freight until the goods arrive at the destination port or airport. The risk of loss of or damage to the goods passes to the buyer once the goods are loaded onto the departing vessel or aircraft.

Ex Works (EXW)

For example; ex warehouse, mill or factory. The goods are placed at the disposal of the buyer at the seller’s specified premises for the buyer to arrange and pay for the uplift of the goods on an agreed date or fixed period of time. From this point, all other charges are for the account of the buyer.

Free Carrier (FCA)

Similar to the term FOB; ‘Free Carrier’ means that the seller delivers the goods to the carrier, i.e. shipping agent or shipping line, airline handling agent or another nominated party. The seller is well advised to specify clearly the named place of delivery, as the risk passes to the buyer at that point onwards.

Cost Insurance and Freight (CIF)

Cost, insurance and freight means that the seller is responsible for delivering the goods to the port or airport of loading, arrange export customs clearance, transport of the goods and cover marine insurance until the cargo has arrived at the named port or airport of discharge. The risk of loss of or damage to the goods passes to the buyer once the goods arrive safely and are discharged from the carrier’s vessel or aircraft at the destination port or airport

Delivered Duty Paid (DDP)

If the term ‘Delivered Duty Paid’ has been agreed, it is the responsibility of the supplier/seller to deliver the goods to the buyer or consignees named place of destination. The seller has an obligation to customs clear the goods not only for export but also for import, to pay any customs duty at the time of importation and to deliver the goods to the buyers named address.

Delivered Duty Unpaid (DDU)

Very similar to DDP, ‘Delivered Duty Paid’ means, it is the responsibility of the supplier/seller to deliver the goods to the buyer or consignees named place of destination. The seller has an obligation to customs clear the goods not only for export but also import, delivery of the goods to the buyers named address, but any local customs duty or taxes are the responsibility of the buyer or consignee.

Customs clearance:

Customs clearance available through all New Zealand ports and International airport’s with customs clearance facilities.

Delivery New Zealand wide:

We have an exclusive agreement with one of New Zealand’s national carriers offering premium delivery services to all points in the North and South Island’s. Rates up on request.