From documents to heavy cargo, A2 delivers to and from more than 200 countries worldwide.
Our strategic partnerships give us access and unparalleled flexibility to deliver a complete global distribution solution for your export and import requirements.
We specialise in making international freight easier for our clients. Our Customer Service team are happy to discuss your freight needs with you and have the knowledge and expertise to assist you in finding a service that is right for you.
To understand our international services more clearly, see below :
International courier is great for sending small to medium sized shipments door to door. We offer two types of international courier service; Express (documents and freight) and Economy.
The express service is tailor-made for urgent shipments and can be delivered to most destinations worldwide in 1-6 working days (the exact time is dependent on the origin/destination).
The economy service is designed for larger shipments (7kgs+) and longer timeframes. Economy can be delivered to most destinations worldwide in 5-10 working days.
Contact us to find out more about our international courier services.
Airfreight caters for larger urgent shipments (20kgs+) and can be delivered to most destinations worldwide in 3-10 working days (the exact time is dependent on the origin/destination) and is airfreight’s key differentiation from ocean freight when undertaking larger shipments.
Airfreight charges are calculated by the volumetric weight (volume x 167) or the gross weight (whichever is greater) of your goods. If the shipment has a chargeable weight of 100kgs (approx) or less, airfreight can be cheaper than international courier or ocean freight.
Contact us to find out more about our airfreight services.
Ocean freight (or sea freight) is designed to move large shipments in longer timeframes at an economical cost.
Services include door-to-door, port-to-port and can be anything from a Full Container Load (FCL), Loose Container Load (LCL), and non-container shipments (Break Bulk).
Transit times vary considerably depending on the origin/destination of the shipment worldwide and can be anything from 7-50 working days.
Ocean freight charges are generally calculated by the volume (unless your freight is very dense), so the larger the freight, the higher the cost.
Ocean freight also has minimum charges making it less economical when considering transporting shipments less then 0.5m3 or 100kgs.
Contact us to find out more about our ocean freight services.
All shipments that are imported into New Zealand need a customs clearance completed for them. Whether it is someone’s personal goods or a commercial shipment a customs clearance will need to be lodged with New Zealand Customs.
For those importing regularly you will need to arrange a Customs Broker to complete your ongoing import entries and for the one off traveller/importer we can save you the time and hassle of having to spend half a day in at your local customs office.
Our team of customs brokers have over 15yrs experience in New Zealand brokerage so have the knowledge and experience to service your every need.
Contact us to find out more about our customs brokerage services.