January 24 - New Zealand based TNL GAC Pindar Ltd - a joint venture between specialist marine leisure logistics provider GAC Pindar and freight forwarder TNL International - has delivered a 7.6 tonne Stamas 363 motorboat 15,000 km between Georgia, USA and

The motorboat was shrink-wrapped and cradled on a special mafi trailer before being loaded on to a vessel at Savannah port, Georgia.

Upon arrival in New Zealand, TNL GAC Pindar made arrangements to complete the final leg of the transport - by road from Auckland port to the city's dry stack at Westhaven Marina.

The vessel had to be stored in port temporarily as New Zealand state regulations dictate how and when over-dimensional cargoes can travel by road. TNL GAC Pindar liaised with the local port authority and stevedores to waive the additional storage fees. It also negotiated all the required Customs clearance and taxation procedures.

Richard Thorpe, manager of TNL GAC Pindar Australasia stated the vessel was successfully delivered: "By combining the specialist experience of GAC Pindar and the local knowledge of TNL International here in Auckland, the motorboat was in safe hands throughout."