We deal specifically with automotive and marine specialised and focussed freight partners throughout the USA & Canada, Japan, United Kingdom & Eurozone and New Zealand and with this you receive specialist attention, knowledge and innovative solutions that suit the situation. Moving of cars is not limited to these trade-lanes and our WCA family freight network agent have assisted in value added services outside of pick up for delivery to ro/ro receiving at wharf or container packing. We have dealt with Indonesian regulatory issues, dealt with local requirements in South Africa, have engaged reporting or survey in Hong Kong, Thailand and other Asian load points, dealt with the Middle East, Pacific Islands and offered useful solutions from South America.
Generally some value added services requiring assistance can be…
- Assistance with tour groups, overseas exhibitions, project cargo, show freight via ATA Carnet or temporary import.
- Pick up of car from private residence or dealership and assist with obtaining bills of sale and certificates of title if required.
- Arranging degass of air conditioning units before shipping
- Attend to validation, vehicle condition and reporting of vehicle or seller on behalf of buyer
- Our close relationship with your suppliers gives us the ability to hunt commercial documentation required directly from suppliers on your behalf.
- Arrange for steam cleaning of agricultural machinery or “barn find” vehicles ahead of shipping.
- Trace your cargo on ediTRACK – click here for more information
- Specialty knowledge and services – click here for more information – services such as handling of overseas exhibitions, showfreight, project cargo, ATA Carnets, personal effects
Case 1 – Japan origin services
In dealing with automotive, agricultural and marine, Japan is serviced well by English speaking buying agents attending the major auctions in Tokyo and Osaka who understand the needs of the importer and the Australian market and regulations. EDI has close links with all the reputable contacts and can offer assistance and introduction to these agents or perhaps assist even with direct online login to vehicles coming up for auction.
Japan has a lesser sized market for personal import and again our people on the ground in Japan are more than able to step the individual through the pre-shipping requirements of degassing and de-registraton.
Case 2 – USA and Canada origin services
With our own 2 EDI staff working from our Los Angeles packing facility we are extremely able and flexible with what we can offer.
We see opportunities pop up all the time and pass detail onto interested parties, for example agency networks for automotive cleaning products or we try to link Australian dealerships with supply opportunities via email. We personally assist in introductions when individuals or commercial buyers make buying trips to the USA. We also personally assist buyers to bring in their vehicles to our loading facility and conduct tours of this state of the art facility which gives piece of mind and understanding of our professional processes that follow.
We can also assist with validations of vehicles, bikes, boats, camper trailers, RVs and the like and / or validation also of their sellers via quality reporting. This is all handled personally by EDI staff based in Los Angeles who understand mechanical, valuation and all auto trade aspects. Cash or bank cheque exchanges for vehicles can also be arranged.
Degassing of air conditioners are arranged, cleaning and drying of vehicles can be performed, undercover storage free of charge for up to 30- days can be arranged on high value units, car covers can be supplied, supply of parts can be arranged and linked together with vehicle. Dismantling of motorcycles to be shipped as parts can also be arranged with the utmost of care and attention. We also personally tally and assist with load plans of each weeks consolidation to each destination port ahead of the container packing process.
Pick up services ex private residence or dealership can be arranged to any receiving point in either open of enclosed trailers. This can also be personally handled if preferred or even personally driven if necessary. General liaison with the seller is handled very professionally with negotiation always in mind.
Case 3 – UK origin services
Origin services ex UK generally fall into a few separate categories dependent upon vehicle ownership history. if case is personal import own car, bike boat or trailer. From the UK, there is a high occurrence of personal import vehicle transactions with migrants to Australia or resuming Australian residents returning home. With this high occurrence of personal import of cars and bikes etc from the UK, often a further relocation service is sought by vehicle importers and we have local freight agents able to offer service for both in a containerised service.
vFor low volume compliance late model cars, bikes and campervans on the SEVS register or new purchases of small trailers and the like, we have scouts that regularly present to us items of interest so please register any specific details with us. We can guide you to vehicle eligibility and link you to the correct import compliance at the right cost.
We offer steam-cleaning services for used machinery or bard find classics to satisfy the AQIS requirements for the importer to consider these scenarios.
In all scenarios we can arrange pick up from anywhere in UK, Wales, Ireland or Scotland and even from Europe having access to great back-loading rates. In all 3 cases we can arrange degassing of air-conditioners or fridge units to satisfy the Dept of Environment & Heritage Ozone regulations however earlier model classic cars are mostly exempt of this requirement.
Case 4 – NZ origin services
Origin services requirements are very similar in NZ to UK as again scenarios generally fall into a few different categories. Again there is a high incidence of requirement for us to ship personal owned vehicles, bikes, boats or trailers by migrants or returning Australians. With this high occurrence of personal import of vehicles and bikes etc again often a further relocation service is requested and we have specialised agents able to offer a containerised service for both.
There is little movement of low volume compliance late model cars, bikes and campervans on the SEVS register or new purchases of small trailers from NZ but can assist like with the UK.
We offer steam-cleaning services for used machinery or “bard find” classics to satisfy the AQIS requirements and the importer must consider these scenarios.
With all the differing scenarios, we can arrange pick up from anywhere in New Zealand and we can arrange degassing of air-conditioners or fridge units to satisfy the Dept of Environment & Heritage Ozone regulations however earlier model classic cars are mostly exempt of this requirement.
We have a high volume of repeat track racing and show freight requirement for NZ and handle the NZ side of this very professionally with agents with a host of understanding of particular events.