Mercator has been handling the shipment of all types of vehicles since we were founded in 1991. More recently we have been seeing an increase in vehicles being shipped to Australia and New Zealand. In particular, the trade of caravans and motorhomes between the UK and Australia & New Zealand has significantly increased.

As such the Mercator Export Team has streamlined this particular shipping route and service for our customers including:

– Dedicated caravan specialists here in the UK to lash and load the van into a container;
– Delivery to the UK port;
– Weekly sailings from the UK to Australia and New Zealand via sea freight;
– Clearance through our trusted New Zealand and Australia partners at destination.

Some motorhomes will be too large to load into a container and for those vehicles we offer a RORO option whereby the vehicle is driven onto and off the vessel (as opposed to being loaded into a container). If you have a smaller vehicle, such as a VW campervan, to be shipped to Australia or New Zealand, then you have the option of containerisation or RORO. If you choose RORO then the vehicle does need to be in running order, some of our customers prefer the containerised option as they prefer the idea of a bit more security around the vehicle.

In order to ship a vehicle there are certain restrictions that need to be adhered to, such as a limited amount of fuel in the tank, and certain paperwork does need to be present. You can discuss these with our export team who will be able to give you advice on all matters when shipping to Australia or New Zealand.

We can arrange the shipment of caravans, campers and motorhomes either for personal use (for example, temporary exports for a holiday, or if you are moving to either Australia or New Zealand) or for those in the caravan trade (for example if you have sold a motorhome to a customer in Australia, or if you have a caravan dealer in New Zealand interested in purchasing one/several of your caravans).

Do give us a call to discuss your export caravan/motorhome to Australia/New Zealand, we will be happy to assist you +44 2392 756 575 or email


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