Want to import a car from Japan?
McCullough’s been importing Japanese cars seamlessly over land and water for over 20 years, so we know what to doto get it done right. Fast. We’ll make it happen for you with our easy 1-2-3 step, streamlined shipping process. We care as much about your vehicle as you do!
Japan Shipping: Your 1-2-3 step service.
Want to import a car from Japan? What you need to know about shipping FROM Japan to New Zealand:
We can arrange shipping immediately. Our sailings from Japan take between 13 to 23 days i.e.
- Roll-On-Roll-Off (RORO) service
Leaving from Nagoya, Osaka and Kawasaki and discharging in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Lyttelton.
- Container service
Leaving from all major Japan Ports and discharging in all New Zealand ports
Before you ship your car, caravan, boat, motorbike or RV we recommend:
- You consider marine insurance
- We can provide this.
- You have photos of the condition of the vehicle
- Ensure it complies with New Zealand standards
Costs and charges (Estimated price brackets):
Our staff visit Japan regularly to maintain and improve service to our clients. You’ll send your original documents directly to our office from your Japanese agent. We’ll take the original documents that we need and courier or hand deliver the rest of the documents (e.g. deregistration certificates) to your compliance centre or private address. We clear a large percentage of used Japanese cars entering New Zealand (here they’re being loaded onboard a roll-on-roll-off (RORO) vessel). We provide a complete clearance package including shipping, Customs and MAF clearance, cleaning, transport and vehicle compliance options.
Vehicles must comply with New Zealand emissions and frontal impact standards. If you are unsure of these please contact us or visit the LTSA website (www.nzta.govt.nz) for a list of vehicles that do comply to New Zealand standards
“I was looking at importing cars from Japan. I found many companies online who promised a lot, but did not get back to me in time. Others who gave prices that were too expensive or delivery times that were too long. McCullough offered me accurate and competitive pricing within 28 hours and backed it up with comparatively quick delivery schedules and personalised service. They’ve been brilliant and I’ve never looked back. I’ve been importing Japanese cars with them now for 5 years.”
Peter C – Dec 2010