Exporting & Importing Vehicles to New Zealand

Dolphin Shipping New Zealand

International Vehicle Shipping & Logistics.


Export & Import cars from Japan to NZ


Export & Import cars from Australia to NZ


Our Door-To-Door Export & Import Cars Process


Book space on a vessel, either via RoRo or Container shipping.

Export Clearance

Pre-export inspection of the vehicle and documentation gathering / processing.


We arrange pick-up from your supplier or address to the nearest port processing yard.

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Import Clearance

Unloaded into destination port. Import inspection and cleaning (if required).


All used import cars must go through Compliance Inspection to ensure they are fit for NZ roads.


Arrange delivery to your preferred destination around the country.

Export & Import Cars – NZ Auto Importers

Dolphin Shipping provides freight solutions for individual and regular auto importers in NZ. We offer multiple sailings a month to import cars from all main global ports. With a vast global network, we offer a door-to-door solution for vehicle shipping to New Zealand. Prior to any vehicle import, it’s important to check it meets all NZ road standards. An entry certifier like VINZ assesses whether a vehicle meets NZ road standards before registration. Once you have sourced a vehicle, speaking with an entry certifier is your first step. Next, would be contacting a freight forwarder like Dolphin Shipping, who import cars in the thousands each month.


You may be a dealer who is tired of being let down by your current freight forwarder time and time again. Dolphin Shipping is one of the most established shipping agents that import used cars. Tailored solutions at competitive rates especially for dealers that import cars from Japan or importing a car from Australia to NZ. With our own client portal, you get a 24/7 overview of all your bookings. With key features to help plan your vehicle import stock and cash flow in advance.


As an individual looking to import a car, you may have various reasons. For example, you could be looking at classic car imports. In short, most will come under the regulations for importing cars over 20 years old. You may be an enthusiast looking to import sports cars. On the other hand, you could be looking into international car transport companies to ship your family car. Whatever the case may be, Dolphin Shipping is one of the most experienced freight forwarders specilised in international auto shipping.


Dolphin Shipping can answer any questions regarding car export and import. Contact us for all your vehicle import and export needs.

About Us

Dolphin Shipping has been operating throughout New Zealand for over 9 years now.


We offer multiple sailings from all over the world, predominantly Japan through to NZ every month.


Our staff are extremely dedicated to the job, they have been with Dolphin Shipping since it started and have over 20 years of industry experience.


We believe we have a Good Name and Reputation in the Automotive Shipping Industry and this is one of our most important assets.


Our Team


Dolphin Shipping is only as good as the team and we are fortunate to have some of the most passionate and hard-working people in the industry.

Our Work


We provide specialist importing and exporting services helping you transport anything from cars, motorbikes, boats,
motor-homes and RVs to heavy machinery.

300 +
Monthly Vehicles Shipped
1 +
Monthly Sailings
Driven Employees
1 +
Years Of Experience

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