Inter-Island Ferry Network Disruption

Please expect delays across all carriers for Inter-Island road freight for at least the next few weeks due to capacity constraints across the Cook Strait. Unfortunately, only one of the three ferries is currently operational and in service. Additional ferries are being utilised as cover, but capacity is severely reduced. All transport carriers are currently […]

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Significant Weather Event – Courier and Transport Delays

As has been reported over the last 48 hours, heavy rain has fallen throughout the Canterbury region causing widespread flooding. Road closures and flooding have seriously affected access to much of this region and will cause ongoing delays to service levels until such time as the flooding clears. Delivery operations from our carriers are suspended […]

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Interisland Ferry Maintenance – Effect on Rail and Freight Movements

We have received notice that the Interisland ferry, Aratere, is heading to Singapore for its scheduled two yearly dry-dock maintenance. The ship is due to leave New Zealand on 20 June 2016 and is expected to return late-August.  This is the first time in many decades that Interislander will not have a rail ferry operating […]

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