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Seasonal Operational Hours 2017/18

Posted on: 30 November 2017

Please see below information relating to seasonal factors that may impact your business, and share these with your internal Teams/Departments as required. Seasonal Freight Volumes As seasonal freight volumes increase, we are focused on how our freight is managed, and therefore the service delivery through to our end customers. There are a number of initiatives […]

Rail Services At Peak Season

Posted on: 4 October 2017

Despite partial reinstatement of rail services linking Picton and Christchurch last month, our Freight partners are not seeing rail as a viable alternative to road and coastal freight options at this time. Last year they were able to move the increased seasonal volume in October and (early) November without disruption, utilising all three modes of […]

Weather Related Transport Delays (South Island)

Posted on: 8 September 2017

Our transport partners are advising of likely delays to freight headed to the Nelson region from Christchurch due to heavy snowfall. It is expected that any freight going to Motueka, Wakefield, Brightwater and Takaka will miss delivery today. We will update this as more information comes to hand.    

Severe Weather Across New Zealand – Expect Transit Delays

Posted on: 12 July 2017

Due to a severe weather event across New Zealand, there is likely to be an impact on transit times both inter island and within island consignments from Auckland and Christchurch warehouses. The situations currently suggests that: All Inter Island ferry sailings will be cancelled from Wednesday evening to Friday morning. Several South Island roads have […]

Severe Weather Effects on Service

Posted on: 13 June 2017

Tuesday June 13th 4.30pm Swells of up to 6 to 7 metres wave height have been forecast to hit Cook Strait from this evening through to the early hours of Thursday morning.   Interislander Ferries are advising their Cook Strait sailings will be cancelled after midnight tonight, and may remain suspended for the following 24 hour […]

MUNZ Strike action at Lyttleton Port

Posted on: 1 February 2017

CUSTOMER NOTICE 31 January 2017 UPDATE ON MUNZ STRIKE ACTION AT LYTTELTON PORT LPC has today been advised that our legal challenge of the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) strike notice for 3-5 February has been declined. The strike action for this period is allowed to proceed. As we have advised previously, we also […]

Weather Event

Posted on: 19 January 2017

As reported in the media, the Upper South Island and Lower North Island are currently experiencing a severe weather event.  As a result, Cook Strait sailings were suspended last night until further notice. Additionally, alternative Upper South Island roads are currently closed due to slips, blocking all access routes between Christchurch and the Upper South […]

Earthquake Transport Update “Day 36”

Posted on: 20 December 2016

20/12/2016 (Courtesy of Mainfreight Group) The inland road into Kaikoura has reopened to the general public allowing greater certainty for movement of freight into and out of the region. State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura is also expected to open soon, providing another access to the region.  It is too early at this stage to […]

Food Destined for Quake Relief

Posted on: 24 November 2016

These items of food will be greatly received by those North Canterbury rural communities who are still without access to town. The items will be flown and dropped by helicopter this weekend. A sincere thank you to our generous clients who donated stock.  

Earthquake Transport Update 18 November

Posted on: 18 November 2016

Posted 18 November 2016 All general courier and freight services remain largely unchanged since the update yesterday. The option to divert the KiwiRail ferry Kaitaki onto a Wellington to Lyttelton service remains under review, with a limited weekly sailing being considered. Should this option materialise we are under the impression this service won’t be available […]




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