Disruption Notice Update 2.12.2016

Disruption notice & surcharges update 2.12.2016

Dear Valued Customer,

Please see this week’s update, around disruption and surcharges.

The latest news within the transport  infrastructure network, reports that the ferry service (Wellington to Picton) is returning back to normal. Rail services are still affected. The east coast road through Kaikoura is still blocked. There has been a 400% increase in freight moving through the Lewis Pass. Intra-Island freight is moving, however, we are now in December, and we are expecting to see a significant increase in volumes.

On the side of caution, we have been advised, that all ‘Christmas’ freight must be dispatched by 19th December, to ensure delivery by 24th December (excluding Inter-Island, where it is advisable to dispatch freight by 14th December where possible).


Charges set from 14th
Origin Destination Surcharge
Auckland/Northland South Bound 19%
Waikato/BoP South Bound 25%
Taranaki/Hawkes Bay/Manawatu/Wairarapa South Bound 25%
Wellington/Marlborough South Bound 25%
South Island Northbound 10%
Bascik Transport
Charges set from 21st November 
15% On any consignment that is Inter-Island


Mainfreight Group (Owens)
Charges set from 28th November
15%  All Inter-Island movements (between Island) and South Island movements in and out of the Marlborough region. The Nelson region remains exempt at this time, whilst the Lewis Pass remains operational and State Highway 6 (Blenheim to Nelson) is unrestricted in any way.


Charges set from 21st November
Origin Destination Surcharge
North Island South Island 15%
South Island North Island 15%
Blenheim South Island 15%
Christchurch South Island N/A
Nelson South Island 15%
Post Haste & Castle Parcel
Charges set from 1st December
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Brand Service
Transport Method Surcharge
Castle Parcel Inter-Island Road 9.8%
Castle Parcel Inter-Island Road 9.8%
Post Haste Parcel Inter-Island Road 9.8%
Post Haste Satchel Inter-Island Air Freight N/A
Post Haste Overnight Inter-Island Air Freight N/A
Post Haste Parcel Inter-Island Road 9.8%



Pre- Paid Tickets & Satchels

Brand Service Surcharge
Post Haste TD – 2 Day 9.8%
Post Haste Satchel N/A
Castle ex-Auckland SI3  SI10  SI25 9.8%
Castle ex-Christchurch N3  N10  N25 9.8%
Castle Satchel N/A

Charges set from 21st November

$40 per tonne
Urgent Couriers
Charges set from 28th November
South Island freight as follows:
Bulk Freight 16%
South Island parcel/Courier freight 9.8% 

Please contact us on 0800 771 747 (00 64 3 341 1199) if you have any queries.

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