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Update on Effects of Ex-Cylone Gita

Posted on: 20 February 2018

A State of Emergency has been declared in Christchurch with the full impact of ex-Cyclone Gita still to come on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. Streets have already been closed in flood-prone areas with self-evacuations during daylight hours recommended. Adverse weather, flight cancellations and traffic restrictions on some upper South Island roads are likely to impact on […]

Cyclone Gita and Potential Freight Delays

Posted on: 19 February 2018

We have been advised by our freight partners that it is likely that there will be freight delays caused by Cyclone Gita forecast to hit New Zealand from tomorrow afternoon, with possible network disruptions in the South Island and lower North Island. Current indications are that the West Coast, Nelson, Marlborough, Kaikoura, Wellington, Wairarapa and […]

Adverse Weather Impacting Delivery Times

Posted on: 1 February 2018

We have been advised by our transport partners that the remnants of  Tropical Cyclone Fehi currently over New Zealand is already affecting freight delivery times. Flooding and high winds in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson, the West Coast of the South Island, and other parts of the country have already caused road and airport closures. Ferry sailings […]

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 […]




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