Our Self Pack Container service is a very popular international moving option where we provide 1 x 20ft container or 1 x 40ft container at your choice of location for up to 5 days for you to pack. We then send the container to your choice of destination port. From this point we can arrange clearance services for you or you can get your own broker to do this. See below for Frequently Asked Questions or click here for information about the process.
Self Pack Container Shipping Service.
Frequently Asked Questions
The container address and position will be agreed in consolation with our operations crew. It must have access for a side loader and have permission form the owner of the site or the council body to leave the container there.
There are a few things to be mindful of. What goes in must come out. You have to be mindful if what you are putting in the container is compliant with the customs and quarantine regulations of the destination country. You also need to be aware that if the item took a team of 5 people to carry it into the container, will that crew be available at the destination. Usually the containers we send are personal effects so if you do have goods that are for commercial purposes that maybe
Yes, usually. We have to collect the vehicle from somewhere in the port city with a tow truck because a security approved operator need to deliver the vehicle to the terminal. If you live away from the port city you will usually need to deliver it to the city vicinity.
If you have a quote to the port only there will be additional charges at the destination port and these will vary. In countries like New Zealand it is reasonably easy and economical to arrange clearance but you must always check the regulations before you leave Australia. We can offer a quote to clear your vehicle in most destinations, but any taxes or duties will always be the owners responsibility.
Not really. Technically it is possible to put a few boxes in the vehicle and you are welcome to at your own risk. However neither YouFr8 or the shipping line will accept liability for the goods and they must be cleared separately with customs when they get to the destination. This clearance may attract additional fees.
Yes you can insure the vehicle, please ask us for the PDS and Policy Wording for details.
There are different regulations for the different countries but vehicles are almost always subject to duties and taxes. Often person vehicles can have exemptions on them if they are owned and used for a period of time in the origin country. You must check all the regulations in the destination country before shipping your vehicle.
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