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Global Shipping Experts - With Over 50 Years Experience

About Us

Willship is the amalgamation of two specialized freight forwarders – one focused on international automotive freight, the other in general freight. The result is a team with over 100 years industry experience and an expertise in all elements of international shipping.

Our staff can simplify the complex world of international shipping and international trade. They do it because they are passionate about helping our customers grow.

Our Breadth Of Experience

• More than a billion dollars in cargo is entrusted to us each year

• Thousands of successful shipments per year

• Trusted by some of New Zealand’s most recognizable brands

• Relationships with more than 125 trusted global agents

Willship pioneered the Trans-Tasman route for the personal transport of automotive cargo. We provide comprehensive, up-to-date information to our thousands of satisfied customers – from beginning to end.

Our Purpose

We assist individuals, families, and businesses in navigating the complicated world of international logistics. Through innovation, technology, and unrivaled customer service, we create solutions and provide expertise to our customers.

Our Vision

To be recognized as an industry innovator and leader, we strive to modernize and simplify what has traditionally been a confusing and antiquated industry.

Our Mission

We want to change the way people think about freight forwarding, we want to prioritize customer service and work towards simplifying pricing and processes for anyone that we work with. We want to use our knowledge to craft solutions for people and businesses so we can grow together

Our Services

Automotive
Our automotive freight division provides:
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    International door to door services for all automotive cargo
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    Vehicles, motorcycles, caravans, motorhomes, trailer boats, and much more
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    Guidance on all compliance and registration issues
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    Expertise in foreign import tax laws tailored to your personal situation
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    Full assistance with transit insurance
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    Breakbulk and RoRo specialized shipments
Willship International is the leading industry expert when it comes to vehicle shipping between New Zealand and Australia, and anywhere in the world. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to discuss your requirements.
Why Work With Willship?
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Problem Solving
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World-wide Connections

If problems arise, our staff have the experience to find the solutions. And it doesn’t hurt to have contacts and relationships extending around the globe.

Our Leadership Team

Nick Proctor

Director
13 years experience

Nick decided from the beginning, that to fully understand the industry, he needed to experience as many positions as possible. He spent the best part of a decade mastering the intricacies of air and sea freight operations before turning his focus and expertise towards the international movement of vehicles and similar cargo.

Nick pioneered the Trans-Tasman trade lane for personal cargo and went on to build Australia and New Zealand’s first automated instant quote platform, which allows people to get instant easy to understand information and pricing for the International movement of their goods – all at the click of a button.

Several years on, his focus remains on the ongoing improvement and development of our worldwide door to door service for personal and commercial cargo. He has built a network of like-minded people all over the world and has helped thousands of people safely move their goods.

Rhyss Williams

Director
36 years experience

Rhyss was born into the freight industry. His father owned and operated a freight company, Rhyss joined the business in 1984. Naturally, he had to start from the bottom as a driver doing paperwork and goods deliveries, plus the physical exams with Customs and Quarantine officers. But that’s how you learn a business.

Rhyss studied the course to become a Customs Broker and was licensed in 1992. He remains licensed and involved in day to day operations. Completing annual Continued Professional Development and Biosecurity Accreditation to keep abreast of changes.

There is nothing Rhyss hasn’t seen before, no problem that is unique. His wealth of experience is unparalleled. He has an incredible eye for detail and strives for compliance in everything he does.

Jason Williams

Director
29 Years experience

Jason started his career as a courier driver and worked his way up from here. His knowledge base continued to grow as he moved through all areas of the Industry. He loved taking control of shipments and looking for any potential ways to improve the process.

He has worked in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in varying Managerial roles and really excelled in Project Cargo, Vessel Chartering and International Boat Logistics.

Jason believe’s that relationships are incredibly important for success in the Logistics Industry and he prides himself on securing and building long term and trusted business partnerships spanning the globe.

His mission – think outside the box, look after your customers, and constantly improve the way our industry operates.

Read What Our Clients Say About Us

We have shipped thousands of vehicles in and out of New Zealand so we understand the importance of looking after your baby. We’ll always take the utmost care and consideration when moving your goods from one place to another. Whether you are purchasing a luxury or classic car from overseas or you're moving to New Zealand and want to take your cargo with you, you can trust us with your shipping needs. Willship is your international shipping partner that you can depend on and our past clients can attest to our proven track record!