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12 Jun

Dimensions of a Shipping Container

Parameters of sea containers: 40' HIGH-CUBE List of All Container Types 20’GP INSIDE LENGTH: 5.895 m INSIDE WIDTH: 2.350 m INSIDE HEIGHT: 2.392 m DOOR WIDTH: 2.340 m DOOR HEIGHT: 2.292 m CAPACITY: 33 m3 TARE WEIGHT: 2230 Kgs MAX CARGO WEIGHT: 28230 Kgs 40’GP INSIDE LENGTH: 12.029 m INSIDE WIDTH: 2.350 m INSIDE HEIGHT: 2.392 m DOOR WIDTH: 2.340 m DOOR HEIGHT: 2.292 m CAPACITY: 67 m3 TARE [...]

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26 Feb

Moving to New Zealand from Australia? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

So you've decided to trade the sunny beaches of Australia for the picturesque snow-laden mountains of New Zealand? To be honest, we don't blame you, nothing wrong with Australia but New Zealand offers a simply stunning landscape, and the people are lovely! You're also not alone, large numbers of Australians are moving to New Zealand [...]

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01 Aug

Feature Truck: Super Trucks

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A SUPER TRUCK RACE? THE SOUND OF THE ROARING ENGINES, NECK TO NECK COMPETITION AND CLOSE CALLS WILL LEAVE YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT! BUT HOW DID SUPER TRUCKS COME ABOUT? WE TAKE A FURTHER LOOK AT THIS MONTH’S FEATURE TRUCK. Super truck racing began at the Atlanta Motor [...]

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27 Jul

How Much Space Is In A Container

If you’re looking to ship a car to new zealand or worldwide with belongings along with your vehicle then you are best off using a 20ft shipping container. When using this method of shipping you can fill the vehicle / tray with as much cargo as you like, and you can also use the remaining [...]

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09 Jul

What is a Carnet de Passages and how to get one?

WHAT IS A CARNET DE PASSAGES AND HOW TO GET ONE?   If you are moving temporarily to a foreign country, taking your vehicle with you can be a great way to travel around and make the most of your time away. Of course, there are a lot of fees and expenses that can quickly [...]

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29 Jun

What if my vehicle is still under finance?

If your vehicle is still under finance in Australia we can potentially still ship it across to New Zealand. Every financial lender is different so the first step will be to contact your current finance company and ask for their terms regarding taking the vehicle out of the country. Quite a few finance companies operate [...]

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28 Jun

SCR Drift Team D1NZ Round 2

WE CHECK OUT DRIFT TEAM SUPERSTARS, SUPREME CARAVANS RACING (TEAM SCR), IN THEIR SECOND VISIT TO THE NEW ZEALAND DEMON ENERGY D1NZ NATIONAL DRIFTING CHAMPIONSHIP. After the team’s last visit to the Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship during November (which led to a disappointing early exit) Team SCR were determined to work their way [...]

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09 Jun

What Is Drifting?

WE HAVE ALL SEEN A CAR SKIDDING ROUND A CORNER – WHETHER IT WAS A P PLATER TAKING A CORNER TOO FAST OR A SCENE IN YOUR FAVOURITE ACTION MOVIE. BUT A THOUGHT OUT DRIFT IS MORE THAN JUST STEPPING ON THE PEDAL, IT’S A TECHNICAL PROCESS OF BALANCING THE CAR SIDEWAYS WITH AN OVERSTEER. [...]

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30 May

Awesome Classic Cars in Movies Throughout the Ages

AT WILLSHIP INTERNATIONAL, WE LOVE CLASSIC CARS, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE FEATURED IN OUR FAVOURITE HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTERS. Over the past 50 years, the entertainment industry has introduced us to some pretty spectacular, one-of-a-kind classic cars. From a self-driving Beetle to Bond’s cool Aston, Roald Dahl’s magic flying car, and three Mini Coopers that changed the [...]

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25 May

Europe’s Best Roads to Drive On

With the traffic, stress and congestion associated with day to day car use, it can be easy to forget about the joys of driving on an open and free road. Taking a road trip can allow you to use your car for what it was made for, all the while taking in some spectacular scenery [...]

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11 May

Think moving your car is expensive? It’s not.

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07 May

Shipping your car from Australia to UK

HOW TO SHIP YOUR CAR OR VEHICLE FROM AUSTRALIA TO THE UK   Shipping your car or vehicle from Australia to the UK can seem like a complicated and expensive process. While there are certainly a number of things that you need to take care of, if you break the process down into smaller steps [...]

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02 May

Moving with Shipping Containers and What Costs to Expect

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30 Apr

SCR Drift Team D1NZ Round 1

WE CHECK OUT DRIFT TEAM SUPERSTARS, SUPREME CARAVANS RACING (SCR), IN THEIR RECENT VISIT ACROSS THE DITCH FOR THE NEW ZEALAND DEMON ENERGY D1NZ NATIONAL DRIFTING CHAMPIONSHIP! After the team at SCR racing spent the offseason rebuilding their car to be more reliable and user-friendly they headed back over the ditch to New Zealand for [...]

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29 Apr

Hillclimbing – what is it and how to get involved

IF YOU ARE A MOTOR ENTHUSIAST THEN YOU MAY BE AWARE OF THE TRADITIONAL HILLCLIMBING RACE. IF NOT, THEN THAT’S OK – YOU’RE ABOUT TO FIND OUT ABOUT THIS AUSSIE-LOVED MOTORSPORT! If you’re from Brisbane you may already be familiar or heard of the recent Mt Cootha Classic back in September. All roads around Mt [...]

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24 Apr

What to consider when moving to / from NZ

Moving overseas is one of the most exciting adventures you can have. It’s not everyday you pack up everything you own, say goodbye to your friends and family, and start anew in a different country. But there is plenty to think about before you make the move. Here’re a few quick pointers. WHERE ARE YOU GOING [...]

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23 Apr

Best Way to Ship Multiple Cars Overseas

Perhaps you are moving home, perhaps you are a car dealership who has just taken a big order from one client, whatever the reason shipping multiple cars to one destination brings up its own set of challenges. However, the main choice is essentially the same as if you were shipping a single vehicle. That is, [...]

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22 Apr

Feature Car – MG

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20 Apr

Best Car Sites to find British Classic Cars in Australia

FOR THE BRITISH CLASSIC CAR ENTHUSIAST, EVERYTHING FROM THE PAINTWORK TO THE FINE LEATHER TRIM, NOSTALGIC RADIO PLAYER, NIMBLE SIZE AND QUINTESSENTIAL ENGLISH FLAIR OF A SECOND-HAND CLASSIC CAR ARE ALL-IMPORTANT DETAILS. And as the value of investing in historical cars steadily rises in the UK, more and more people are choosing to ship classic [...]

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18 Apr

Mistakes to Avoid When Shipping a Vehicle Overseas

Shipping a car, bike or motorhome overseas is an incredibly safe and easy way to send a vehicle to another country. Whether you are moving house, going on an extended holiday, or simply selling your car, shipping is often the best way to do this. However, in order to make the process go as smoothly [...]

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17 Apr

Targa Tasmania

TARGA TASMANIA TARGA TASMANIA IS ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST WELL-KNOWN RACING EVENTS. The annual race covers 2000 kms of Tasmanian country-side, split over 40 competitive stages. Next year, Targa Tasmania 2016, will mark its 25th Anniversary. If you’ve not been before, it’s the perfect opportunity to watch the world’s best drivers race everything from vintage [...]

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16 Apr

The American Muscle Car

The first in a class of car’s defined as the ‘pony car’ – sports coupes with longer hoods and short rear decks. However, these weren’t the highly-refined feats of engineering attributed to current performance cars. Read on to discover what makes the Ford Mustang the original Amercian muscle car. UNDENIABLY COOL Radu Bercan / Shutterstock.com The Mustang [...]

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13 Apr

How to Ship a Boat Overseas

HOW TO SHIP A BOAT OVERSEAS   Owning a boat can be the ultimate expression of freedom, the open seas allow you to travel wherever you want before mooring at whichever beautiful seaside town takes your fancy. Of course, despite this, when it comes to exporting a boat across the ocean from Australia, even the [...]

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11 Apr

Willship Experience: Half-Million Dollar 1930 Bentley From Sydney To Ireland!

WILLSHIP EXPERIENCE: HALF-MILLION DOLLAR 1930 BENTLEY FROM SYDNEY While we have a lot of experience in high end and high value vehicles, this one certainly caught our eye as something pretty special. We paired up with the highly experienced team at Autofreight UK   in order to prepare, secure and ship this vehicle half-way around the world, all [...]

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10 Apr

What is the best way to ship a motorcycle overseas?

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO SHIP A MOTORCYCLE OVERSEAS? Whether you are selling you bike, moving house or going on a road trip, there are many reasons for shipping your motorcycle abroad. Much like shipping a car, there are two main ways that you can ship a motorcycle abroad. Both ways are quick, safe [...]

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08 Apr

Spotlight – Dakar Rally

The Dakar Rally (originally named the Paris-Dakar Rally) is named after the route between the city of Paris and Dakar, in Senegal. To many, the race was simply known as Dakar, so when the race moved to its current location in South America in 2009, the name remained. Strictly speaking, it’s not a rally in [...]

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06 Apr

SCR Drift Team + NZ Drift events

RECENTLY WE PARTNERED WITH THE SCR TEAM IN SHIPPING THEIR NISSAN TO COMPETE IN THE NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL DRIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS! Drifting is a form of motorsport that requires the driver to intentionally oversteer, causing a loss of traction in the rear wheels. What it looks like on track is two racecars gracefully drifting sidy-by-side, wheels spinning [...]

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04 Apr

Best motorcycle road trips in New Zealand

BEST MOTORCYCLE ROAD TRIPS IN NEW ZEALAND Taking some time off to motorcycle through New Zealand is a dream for many people. The spectacular scenery, beautiful weather and temperate climate make it the perfect location to spend some time out on two wheels. However the sheer choice of places to go can make it a [...]

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02 Apr

Preparing Your Children to Move Countries

APART FROM ALL THE PHYSICAL ORGANISATION THAT GOES INTO MOVING OVERSEAS, IF YOU’RE MOVING WITH CHILDREN IT CAN BE EVEN MORE OF A CHALLENGE. ESPECIALLY IF THEY’RE AT A ‘DIFFICULT’ AGE. We take a look at how you can adequately prepare your children for a move overseas, so they can get through it as well [...]

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01 Apr

Willship Experience: Shipping ‘Mayhem’

RECENTLY WE HAD AN ENQUIRY TO SHIP A SPEED BOAT TO NEW ZEALAND. WHEN WE SAW THE BOAT WE WERE BLOWN AWAY BY HOW COOL IT WAS! This homemade, garage-built, speedboat is known as Mayhem. It has a 200hp jet ski engine and tops speeds of close to 130 km/h, yet it only weighs a [...]

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31 Mar

Ship Your Motorhome to New Zealand and Drive These Top 5 Road Trips

PEOPLE SHIP MORE THAN CARS TO NEW ZEALAND – YOU CAN EVEN SHIP YOUR MOTORHOME! SINCE NEW ZEALAND HAS MORE THAN ITS FAIR SHARE OF SCENIC ROAD TRIPS, YOU’LL BE SPOILED FOR CHOICE FOR GETTING OUT AND ABOUT IN THE NORTH AND SOUTH ISLANDS. 1. PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY – AUCKLAND TO NAPIER This epic coastal [...]

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28 Mar

Melbourne Classic Car Destinations and Activities

WE HERE AT WILLSHIP INTERNATIONAL LOVE CARS, AND WE’VE DISCOVERED THAT IN AND AROUND MELBOURNE THERE ARE A TREASURE TROVE OF CLASSIC CAR DESTINATIONS AND ACTIVITIES. From marvellous museums, to ‘blast from the past’ collections, be sure to check out some motoring memorabilia next time you’re in town. FOX CLASSIC CAR COLLECTION The Fox Classic Car [...]

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26 Mar

How to Prepare for a Move Overseas

WHEN IT COMES TO TRAVELLING OR RELOCATING OVERSEAS, IT CAN BE EASY TO FEEL OVERWHELMED ABOUT HOW TO PREPARE. This feeling can be compounded by the thought of being underprepared and nervous about what life will be like in your new home. Luckily for you, we’re experts at moving and are here to help! In [...]

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23 Mar

How to Get Your Car From House to Port?

An often overlooked part of shipping your car is how to actually get the car from your house to the port. While not quite as complex a process as shipping your car across the world, it can nonetheless cause a few headaches if not planned for properly. Read on to find out about the best [...]

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08 Mar

Feature Car: Jaguar

JAGUARS HAVE ALWAYS HAD A CERTAIN STYLE, SHAPE AND APPEARANCE. THEY HAVE EXCELLED IN SPORTS PERFORMANCE EVER SINCE THE RELEASE OF THE XK 120 IN 1948, THE JAW-DROPPING E-TYPE FROM THE 60’S, AND NOW THE BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED F-TYPE. READ ON AS WE TAKE A TRIP BACK IN TIME TO LOOK AT OUR FAVOURITE JAGUARS OVER [...]

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07 Mar

Feature Car: Hot Rods

WE HAVE ALL SEEN THEM BEFORE – THE HOT ROD IS UNDENIABLY ONE OF THE COOLEST CARS ON THE ROAD. WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE HISTORY, CULTURE AND THE COMEBACK OF THE AMERICAN HOT RODS. HISTORY & CULTURE Photo Credit:Vonskip Hot Rods are typically American cars with large engines modified for linear speed. They [...]

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03 Mar

Feature Cars: V8 Supercars

V8 SUPERCARS IS A TOURING CAR RACING CATEGORY BASED IN AUSTRALIA. WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE HISTORY AND SPECIFICATIONS TO THIS MUCH-LOVED SPORT. V8 Supercars is an Australian racing category run under the Federation Internationale de l’Automibile (FIA) regulations. The events take place in all Australian states, however in the past, the series has [...]

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02 Mar

How Safe is it to Ship a Car Overseas?

The short answer to this question is: very safe! The longer answer is still very safe, although in this article we will explain exactly why it is so safe as well as what you can do to increase the chances of your car arriving at its destination unscathed. SHIPPING METHODS CONTAINER SHIPPING Container shipping is the safest [...]

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26 Feb

Quarantine Tips For Importing Cars To The UK

SHIPPING A VEHICLE TO THE UNITED KINGDOM CAN BE A CONFUSING PROCESS FOR THE FIRST-TIMER, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO CUSTOMS AND QUARANTINE. Do you need to steam clean your seats? Disinfect the interior? What about pet hair and dirty glove boxes? Successful vehicle shipping requires thorough planning and research. So in this article, discuss [...]

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15 Feb

Willship Experience – Daynite Towing SuperTruck heads to New Zealand

RECENTLY WILLSHIP WAS APPROACHED WITH A REQUEST TO SHIP A TRUCK TO NEW ZEALAND THAT WAS A BIT OUTSIDE THE NORM. ALTHOUGH TRUCKS ARE AMONG THE USUAL TYPES OF CARGO WE TRANSPORT (ALONG WITH CARS, BOATS, MOTORHOMES AND CARAVANS), THIS WASN’T JUST ANY OLD TRUCK BUT IN FACT A SUPER TRUCK. As any truck racing [...]

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13 Feb

How to Properly Store a Classic Car

Nothing beats the thrill of taking a classic car out for a ride on a crisp spring morning. The purr of the engine and the feel of the roads in the first ride after a long winter is a true feeling to behold! However, to make sure this experience is a good one, not one [...]

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09 Feb

Quick tips on moving overseas with your pets

ARE YOU MOVING OVERSEAS BUT NOT SURE WHAT TO ABOUT YOUR FURRY LITTLE FRIEND? WE UNPACK THE PROCESS TO MOVING OVERSEAS WITH YOUR PET AND WHAT MAY BE INVOLVED IN JUST FOUR STEPS. BEFORE TAKING YOUR PET OVERSEAS The concern with importing/exporting pets is the potential transmission of diseases. The biggest concern is the spread [...]