International Pet Travel Pro Tips for Xmas
As the international pet travel booking period begins to close for the year our pet transport consultants have compiled a list of tips to ensure the best outcomes for you and your cats and dogs. Relocating overseas with pets is a complex logistical undertaking that can be simplified with a few basic preparations. Read more >
Bee Season Travel Embargo: Feb-May 2019
Annually from February until May 16, New Zealand and Canadian governments have an agreement to secure shipments of bees from New Zealand to Canada during bee season. Air New Zealand operates a live animal travel embargo to Vancouver during this period to allow extra room for bee pallets. Pet Transport NZ offers alternate routes for travellers and their pets throughout bee season. Read more >
Safe, Secure, Preferred: Pet Transport
We’re proud to be the preferred shipper for Air New Zealand, Blind Foundation Guide Dogs, NZ Defence Force, conservational hunting groups including Native Range and international agility trial teams such as the Paw Blacks. With over 50 years experience, we specialise in pet import, pet export and domestic pet transport from New Zealand.
Pet Transport NZ are happy to service Brachycephalic breeds refused by other pet shippers. Whether it's pet import into New Zealand, pet export overseas or domestic pet travel we wont discriminate against snubnosed cats and dogs travelling to or from Aotearoa. Some factors determine your relocation fees. These include your pet's breed, the airline you choose to fly with, the country you're moving to and when you want to fly. Keen to get started? Request a quote now.
Pet Transport Clients In The Media
We are fortunate to work with a lot of noteworthy pets doing noteworthy things in the media of late. Specifically, our work with conservational hunting dog troupes appear to be attracting international attention such as this article by the BBC:
These are complex jobs, requiring multiple import and export clearances and end-to-end logistics for groups of live animals over tight timeframes. It is fascinating to learn more about the valuable services these hard working dogs provide to governmental bodies both here in New Zealand and overseas. These articles were also written about the South Georgia Heritage Island hunting conservation trip we organised:
This article from Canada discusses the Haida Gwaii another ecologically significant hunting conservation trip we coordinated:
This local piece likens Norm MacDonald to Barry Crump. He is the owner of US conservational hunting company Native Range, one of our favourite repeat clients
Director's Report; IPATA Conference 2018
My colleague, Gen and I just returned from the 39th Annual I.P.A.T.A. (International Pet and Transportation Association) conference in Melbourne, from the 21st September till the 25th September 2018. We are returning members to the IPATA group – which has shifted focus to company/industry practices, with a focus on IATA regulations, and Animal Welfare. It was a fantastic, and eye opening experience for us, and we were lucky enough to get to meet and talk to over 300 attendees at the conference.
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Directors Report: IPATA Conference 2018 continued...
Of the attendees present there were airline representatives from IAG Cargo (British Airways), Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australasia, DELTA Cargo, United Airlines Cargo, Hawaiian Airlines along with information stands representing several of the major airports that Air NZ routing target, namely: London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Houston and Chicago. Attendees were given the opportunity to speak one-on-one with airline representatives, and several open forums were held as well.
Of particular importance to us, were 2 seminars directed by IATA delegates, Gabriella Tamasi, and Andrea Gruber – Head of Special Cargo at IATA. Gabriella’s seminar was based on new updates to the LAR (Live Animal Regulations) which all IATA agents (such as Air New Zealand) must abide by, while Andrea Gruber spoke about the new CEIV Live Animals Program, and Addressing Industry Concerns. The CEIV (Center of Excellence for Independent Validators) for Live Animal Sector is in its infancy with currently only British Airways and London Heathrow Animal Reception Centre being recipients of that certification. It is something, we, as Pet Transporters are considering applying for since it promotes the highest standard of animal welfare.
Representing New Zealand were 2 delegates from the Ministry for Primary Industries: Megan Bestbier of MPI Exports and Wendy Newsham, Senior Adviser for MPI Imports. Wendy Newsham provided a seminar on “Animal Imports into Aotearoa,” in conjunction with Joel Sterling and Tina Ricci from the South East Region, Biosecurity Operations Divisions, who spoke about the Mickleham Post Entry Quarantine in Australia. Mike Tabone of Dogtainers Australia provided a video seminar about the services offered at MEL and SYD airports – and in conjunction with Qantas Freight, was able to show people from all over the world, the processes in which a pet arriving in Australia is eventually collected and taken to a quarantine facility.
8.10.2018, Sarah Thomas, Director.