Depending on your circumstances, Taurus Logistics use two main shipping methods: Roll-on/roll-off (RORO), or by container. We ship to and import from locations across Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the USA. With over 35 years’ experience behind us, Taurus Logistics know how to deal with even the most difficult jobs. We’re proud to offer a highly personalised service and a seamless shipping experience to each of our customers. No hassle. No hidden agendas. No problem.
Different Methods for Shipping a Car
Roll-on/roll-off, or “RORO”, is considered the cheapest and most simple option for shipping your car overseas. The cargo is “rolled on” the vessel at the port of loading, and “rolled off” again at the point of destination.
It’s important to note that you cannot ship personal effects while using RORO; any inner cargo will not be accepted on board. For more information on how to prepare your car for RORO transport, consult our RORO preparation page.
Taurus Logistics generally recommend RORO over container shipping. For more details about why we recommend this option, refer to our RORO recommendation page.
In this method, container ships are used to carry your cargo overseas in large intermodal containers. This option tends to be more expensive, but can be ideal if you have extra items to ship along with your vehicle.
When choosing container shipping, it’s important to remember that all extra items must be accounted for and any boxes marked clearly. Providing us a list of contents will ensure no items are missed when emptied for Quarantine/during inspection at Customs. For more details about this method, consult our Container Shipping page.
How Long Does It Take to Ship a Car?
While it’s not possible to list the shipping times for every route Taurus Logistics offer, below are a few of our most popular routes. These are indicative transit times , and does not include all shipping lines, containers, or part container options. Please contact us to discuss container sailing dates, or for roll on roll off please refer to our RORO Sailing Schedule.
Shipping to Oceania
Shipping from Oceania
What's Involved in Shipping My Car?
This depends upon where you want to want to ship your car, because regulations on importing and exporting cars are different for each country. However, there are certainly some common procedures in vehicle shipping.
Once your car shipment arrives at its destination our office or agent will contact you to discuss any additional details they may need for Customs Clearance.
Costs to Consider When Shipping a Car
When arranging international car shipping, there are several costs you need to factor in to determine if it’s worth the time and money. More importantly in some countries, import permits and vehicle standards such as impact and emissions are pre-requisites for entry.
Items you need to consider for car shipping include:
Generally we advise that if your car is worth around NZ$7,000 / AUD$ 5,600 / US$4,600, it’s worth looking into vehicle shipping.
What if I haven’t bought the car yet?
If you haven’t bought your car yet then we advise you talk to us first. We can give you a ball park figure for car shipping costs and look into any compliance issues you may face. Different countries have different rules and regulations about importing/exporting vehicles and we can point you in the right direction, so talk to us today!
Frequently Asked Questions
We just love shipping cars. Whether you've found your dream car and need to ship her home, or you're relocating the family station wagon across the ditch, we would love to help. These are some of our most popular questions which we hope you find helpful.
How long after the ship arrives will I receive my car?
Do you have a vehicle pick-up service?
How much would it cost to insure my vehicle?
i.e. ((Car value + Shipping costs) x 10%) x insurance rate = Insured Value. Current rates are 1.14% for RORO and 0.72% for cars in a container.
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