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    Default Shipping Company from Vancouver, Canada to Auckland

    Hi everyone,

    Has anyone moved from Canada to NZ? If so, any recommendations on the shipping company they used? We're moving back to Auckland from Vancouver. Having a hard time finding a company that can tell us WHEN our things will actually be shipped... apparently getting a full container to NZ is difficult...

    Thanks in advance for any help!

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    Hi
    When we moved back we used GT Logistics out of Auckland we had two 40 foot containers, they were great no hassles and no surprise's and we went Van to Chch .

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    Thanks for your reply! We're only shipping about 6cbm, so need groupage or paying a premium for LCL, I'll check out GT International and see the best they can do.

    So are you a kiwi who lived in Van then moved back? That's what we are, heading back to NZ at the end of March after 9 years in Vancouver. Are you pleased with your move if you don't mind me asking?

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    We lived in Kelowna for 7 years moved back in 2013 and have no regrets. My wife is Canadian born and still has family there and has no interest in moving back (we do still regularly visit). We have a better lifestyle and more disposable income.
    I contacted Phil (GT owner) and we told him what we had and where it was to go, he passed us onto one of his staff gave them a copy of our manifest and they arranged where to drop off and where to pick up once it reached NZ took care of paper work, custom clearances even sorted insurance. We packed ourselves and wrote up our manifest with plenty of detail as to what was in each box. I would do it this way again when we moved to Canada we used Crown Relocations would never use total package mover again as you pay a premium if you are happy to do some work yourselves you can save a lot.
    Anyway good luck and feel free to ask if I can help

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    Thanks for that, we contacted GT but didn't hear back after a few emails. Have gone with AllCargo Express, they pick up tomorrow, packed ourselves (have done so before!) they're doing door to door on LCL, costing a bit more but it'll only take 4 weeks to get to NZ.
    Good to know you made the right move! We're feeling pretty good about it at the moment, hoping to settle in the Hawkes Bay this time, as opposed to Auckland, so going with fresh eyes and positive attitudes! Fingers crossed!

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    Hi we are moving from Toronto to Hamilton, Waikato in June and would be interested in discussing sharing a shipping container! We could probably arrange to get our stuff from our storage space in Ontario to Vancouver and then could also arrange transport from Auckland to Hamilton when it arrives.

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    Try http://www.sevenseasworldwide.com/ they are good.

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