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Scorpion CVRT Shipment

Earlier this year the Wellington 360 Logistics team coordinated the complex shipment of a Scorpion CVRT (Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance Tracked) military armoured vehicle from the United Kingdom to New Zealand. The shipment included necessary spare parts and accessories required to enable restoration of the vehicle (see photographs).

The shipment was complex due to both the physical attributes of the consignment and associated administrative work including customs clearance requirements, GST implications and international shipping and port charges. 360's customer Phil had this to say:

"Being a Military vehicle, there are various protocols regarding exporting from the United Kingdom and Importing into New Zealand. Logistically the requirements are very different and 360 arranged all the necessary paperwork, which took a load off our minds. Scott Thompson's experience was invaluable as our 40ft container included many individual items that would have been a nightmare to individualise".

Scott and the 360 Logistics team liaised directly with agents in the United Kingdom to coordinate component packing and transport to the port. The shipment was routed from Britain to Singapore and then onto New Zealand, with full track and trace visibility throughout the journey.

Now that the Scorpion is safely in New Zealand, Phil intends to restore the vehicle to operational level representing the vehicles that the New Zealand Army operated in the 1980's and 1990's.

Scorpion CVRT information

Prototypes of the Scorpion CVRT were finalised in 1969 in The United Kingdom and accepted into service with the British Army in 1973. The New Zealand Army purchased 26 Scorpions as reconnaissance vehicles and tank training expedient, and these entered into service in August 1982. In 1998, the vehicles were withdrawn from service and sold off, however variants of the model derived from basic chassis are still in operation around the world today.