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Thread #140326   Message #3260271
Posted By: GUEST,Fossil at work
19-Nov-11 - 11:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: Visiting New Zealand Nov-April - Advice?
Subject: RE: BS: Visiting New Zealand Nov-April - Advice?
Well, I can only pity those poor souls, since the containers are all over the place, leaning at crazy angles and only held on by the little bits of metal that link them together (can't remember the name). I suppose they are insured, I'd be getting a bit worried by now.

To drift the thread a little, when we emigrated from Belgium to NZ, our container was supposed to be delivered to Tauranga, but for some unexplained shipping-company reason ended up in Napier, from where it had to be delivered to Wellington by train, arriving in the dispatch area without any papers of manifest, causing a fine old bureaucratic muddle, in the middle of which we were caught. Suffice it to say that if you ever get the chance to send anything by Maersk Shipping, avoid it like the plague!