Shipping Information for C-Tech Battens

C-Tech SailBatten shipments are delivered around the world every week. The freight companies we work with are committed to supplying the best possible service at the lowest price.

Parcels Express Services
Provider Maximum Length Delivery to Door
DHL 2.99m 7-10 Working Days
FedEx IP (International Priority) 2.74m 3-5 Working Days
FedEx IE (International Economy) 2.74m 5-7 Working Days
Airfreight Delivery

Singapore Cargo is the only airline capable of handling packages over 6m in length out of New Zealand. They fly into major airports around the world. Delivery continues by truck to the final destination. Packages under 6.0m can generally be handled on normal commercial airlines flying to most destinations around the world.

Destination Maximum Length To Airport Delivery to Door Total
Europe 5.95m 3-5 days 3-5 days 6-10 days
USA 5.95m 3-5 days 5-7 days 8-10 days
Australia 5.95m 2-3 days 2-3 days 3-5 days
Caribbean 5.95m 2-3 weeks 1-3 weeks 2-5 weeks
Other 5.95m 1-2 weeks 1-3 weeks 2-5 weeks
Sea Freight
Destination Maximum Length To Port Delivery to Door Total
Europe Direct 11.7m ~ 38 days 3-5 days 6+ weeks 40ft Container dependant.
Fortnightly services
Europe 11.7m ~ 50 days 3-5 days 7+ weeks Weekly service via Singapore
USA West Coast 11.7m ~ 18 days 3-5 days 3+ weeks Weekly service via L.A
USA East Coast 11.7m ~ 18 days 7-10 days 4+ weeks Weekly service via L.A
Caribbean 11.7m ~ 18 days 14-21 days 5-6 weeks Weekly service via L.A

Please enquire with your address to receive a shipping quote to door. (Please include zip codes where applicable)

If you have a shipping agent that can handle your clearance and delivery please advise on your enquire.

Manufactured Lengths and Joins

All CT battens sections are made on mandrels with a limited length.

Joins are included as per the following tables.

CT22 – Max mandrel length 6.4m
Overall Batten Length Joins included
< 6.4m 0
> 6.4m 1
CT33/36 – Max mandrel length 8.2m
Overall Batten Length Joins included
< 8.2m 0
> 8.2m 1
16.2m + 2
CT40 – Max mandrel length 9.75m
Overall Batten Length Joins included
< 9.75m 0
> 9.75m 1
19.3m + 2

If any additional joins are required on top of the number specified in the tables above, these will incur an additional charge. It is possible to shift the join in order to optimise shipping length. Two examples:

  1. An 11.6m CT33 batten can have the join positioned @ 5.8m (with a 5.8m back) in order to be air freighted. This would not incur the additional charge of an extra join
  2. A 12.5m CT36 batten being shipped @ 6m would require an extra join in order to be shipped. This would be in three sections: 5.8m Front 5.8m middle and 0.9m back. So one extra join would be charged. 50mm Packaging allowance is added to all batten lengths.
Joiner Types

Depending on the position of the joiner it will require an external joiner on top of the internal joiner.

A rough guide:

Distance of join from back Internal Joiner External Joiner
< 1.0m Yes No
> 1.0m Yes Yes
Manufacture Lead Times

These may vary. Please contact C-Tech.

All dates stated on Order verification and correspondence are when goods will be ready for shipping ex-works.

Extra Information

Maximum Batten Length

C-T Sailbattens are manufactured to the maximum possible length. This avoids the need for joins, thereby minimising the potential for weak spots in battens.

CT22 Battens - maximum length 6.3m

CT33, CT33S, CT36 Battens - maximum length 8.2m

Battens supplied in 2 or more pieces have pre-fitted joins for delivery by airfreight. For delivery by seafreight battens can be supplied with in one piece (i.e. already joined) up to 12m.

Batten joins must be fixed with an epoxy glue when assembled. Click here for more information on batten assembly.

Airfreight Delivery

Two airlines handle package lengths of over 6.0m out of New Zealand: Singapore Airfreight and CargoLux. Both companies fly into major airports around the world. Delivery continues by truck to the final destination. Packages under 6.0m can generally be handled on normal commercial airlines flying into most destinations around the world.

Cost

Packages under 6.0m are charged out by volume (rather than actual weight). Standard freight charges apply as these shorter packages can be handled on normal commercial flights.

Unfortunately this makes airfreight much more expensive than seafreight. However shorter transit times and last-minute decisions on hardware and accessories make airfreight the preferred delivery option.

Transit Times

Airfreight delivery times from New Zealand generally take between 7 - 14 days.

Seafreight Delivery

Battens supplied by seafreight can be supplied in 1 piece to a maximum length of 12m (if shipped in a 40ft container).

Cost

Seafreight delivery costs are much lower than airfreight, as batten shipments always fall below the minimum chargeable volume (1 cubic metre). However seafreight transit times are much longer so battens have to be ordered well in advance of the date they are required.

Transit Times

Seafreight delivery times from New Zealand are approximately:

- 6-8 weeks to Europe

- 4-6 weeks to United States

- 1 week to Australia