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Nestled in the heart of New Zealand, we offer reliable, regular (weekly sailings) to and from all major destinations for both import and export transactions.

Unlike other freight and logistics companies, we provide monthly schedules for our pre-scheduled LCL and FCL sea freight services to help assist your forward planning. We understand how precious your cargo is so all shipments can be tracked via our electronic “track & trace” system, accessible through our website 24/7.

As a proud independent, we’ve carved our own path through years of industry wisdom and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Our mission is simple: To deliver sea freight that’s not just a service but a partnership—successful, stress-free, and uniquely tailored to your needs.

Our sea freight forwarding solutions

At Stellar International, we understand how important efficient logistics solutions are for your business, and this understanding has helped us become a leading sea freight forwarder in the region. Our sea freight forwarding solutions are flexible to your unique needs, and provide you with a competitive edge in your market. 

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Sea freight shipping options

Stellar International offers a variety of sea freight shipping options, ensuring you find the solution that best suits your needs. Talk to us about getting a tailored sea freight quote, or click through any of the shipping types below to read more about it.

LCL – Less Than Container Load

For smaller volume shipments, Stellar International offers LCL shipping. This option is both fast and affordable, as you only pay relative to the space you use, rather than paying for an entire container. 

Typically, LCL shipments are also one of the faster freight options available, though it can depend on your cargo and destination.

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FTL – Full Truckload

If you require dedicated truck transportation, we can assist with our FTL shipping options, which will give you both maximum efficiency and security for your goods.

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Door to Door

Whether you’re shipping goods across continents or managing a complex supply chain, our door-to-door services offer peace of mind.
We can handle all the logistics of A to B, ensuring that your cargo is delivered efficiently, securely, and on schedule. 

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FCL – Full Container Load

Have a lot of goods to move, or need to ship vehicles? Our FCL service is an ideal choice, giving you exclusive use of a whole container to ensure you’re getting maximum security for your cargo. 
FCL is also a great way to ship many oversized items, sometimes known as OOG (Out of Gauge). You’ll be able to choose a container variant based on dimensions and handling needs.

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LTL – Less Than Truckload

For small shipments that don’t require a full truck, LTL may be the best choice for you. We have carefully selected shipping routes for LTL that help keep your costs down.

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RORO – Roll On / Roll Off Cargo

When it comes to shipping vehicles or machinery, our RORO freight services are top-notch. This method offers safe and efficient loading and unloading for vehicles, providing you with the peace of mind that your valuable assets are in expert hands. RORO vessels can also be a great way to ship other OOG items, such as one-off factory components, aircraft, bulk steel, silos, etc. To find out if your cargo would work as a RORO shipment, click to read more.

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Connect with Us

Connect with Stellar International today–our tailored logistics solutions are the perfect way to grow and expand into new markets. Enquire about our customised freight solutions for your logistics needs, our dedicated team is standing by to help.

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InterStellar – Cutting-edge track and trace visibility

We use the latest global technology platforms to keep you up to date on where your cargo is at all times.
We can offer this information via a variety of channels:

On-line portal (24/7)

Personalised and automated email reports

Exception management alerts

Online tracking app (located on our website)

Stellar International holds well-established relationships with carefully selected partners around the globe.
Together we offer a range of services and capabilities you can rely on.

A Long-Term Logistics Partner

Our logistics solutions are perfect for long-term partnerships, giving you more time to focus on expanding your business.

Improved Efficiency

Thanks to our wide-reaching partnerships, we’re able to offer you support across the whole of your supply chain, finding savings for you every step of the way.

Innovation and Tracking

Our commitment to innovation is evident in our adoption of the latest global platforms like ConnectCast.io and InterStellar which provide you with real-time tracking and custom reports.

Sea Freight Rates

We understand the significance of cost-effectiveness when it comes to shipping—offering the best possible sea freight prices is one of our top priorities. Our competitive sea freight rates ensure that you can operate your business with confidence realising its full potential.

How much are sea freight rates per kg?

The answer depends on the type of shipping you require. For instance, except for exceptionally heavy items, Less than Container Load (LCL) shipments are typically priced based on volume, not weight.

For larger shipments, costs can vary considerably and are subject to many variables. To get the most accurate quote possible, we recommend that you reach out to us directly with the details of your shipment.

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Popular Sea Freight Trade Lanes

Our vast network allows us to facilitate shipments along popular trade lanes, ensuring your cargo reaches its destination with precision and confidence.
Some of our commonly used trade lanes include:

We’ve been managing many of these lanes for years here at Stellar International, so you can reach international markets easily and reliably. For example, many of our customers rely on sea freight from the UK to NZ—or vice versa—to ensure goods can circumnavigate the globe affordably.

Our trade lanes between NZ and China are also very popular, as they can allow your business to reach its customers no matter where they are, or to gain access to goods from overseas. By using trusted and established shipping lanes, we’re able to offer logistics you can rely on to deliver your cargo as planned.

Trusted Sea Freight Logistics

By choosing Stellar International as your sea freight partner, you’re choosing a proven, trusted logistics provider with an exceptional track record of success. With extensive experience in catering to a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, electronics, fashion, and more, we understand the unique challenges and requirements of various sectors. 
Our success in delivering efficient and reliable logistics solutions to clients in these industries speaks to our commitment to excellence and our ability to meet a diverse range of needs.

The Stellar International Advantage

We take pride in our reputation as a reliable and cost-effective long-term sea freight partner. Beyond just offering rock-solid shipping options, we’ve also got significant industry experience and can offer a turnkey solution for ongoing logistics support. 

Partnering with us gives you all the reliability and capability of a large shipping company, along with the familiarity and understanding of a smaller business. By choosing us to be your secret weapon in shipping, you’ll enjoy solutions that work specifically for you, giving you exactly what you need to take your business to the next level.

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Customer comments

In my experience, these guys are the best logistics’ provider I have dealt with and I have 30+ years in the business. Personable. Knowledgeable. Responsive to an unbelievable degree. Very very cost effective. From a personal as well as a business perspective, what can be better than no stress logistics’.

Mike Davies – Operations Manager
D.E COFFEE AND TEA

Great little team, work well together and deliver as a unit. Stellar is the best partner we could have found, we feel important that they care about our business.

Peter Rickerby – NZ General Manager
Gunnerson Ltd

At Stellar they have the service/price balance perfect. Excellent follow up on orders and a very good internet tracking system.

Warren Wills – CEO
EASYCOOK PTY LTD

Good communication, they genuinely try and do the right thing and improve everything they do. They get things done when you need them and are easy to deal with.

Craig Hyland
ENGINE DYNAMICS