Alert Level Change Auckland - Update

21 September 2021

Congratulations Auckland, well done and thanks .I hope that you, your teams, and family members are all safe and well.

With the welcome news yesterday from Government that Auckland will be dropping to Alert Level 3 as of 11.59pm tonight (Tuesday 21st September), which will allow for most businesses to return to work for the first time in 5 weeks.

Express Cargo are anticipating a substantial increase in freight volumes, this along with a backlog of freight we are currently holding due to businesses not operating during Level 4 AND the interisland ferry issues, we are expecting that this will unfortunately create delays with freight deliveries.

During this time Express Cargo, would like to thank you for your ongoing support, and would appreciate your cooperation and understanding with any potential delays to our normal service.

We will keep you updated, where possible, on any possible delays we encounter. Please remember we are only a phone call or email away.

Express Cargo
specialises in providing
customised freight and
logistics solutions.

If you need to move anything from carton,
pallet, chilled, frozen, perishable, Half
and Full truckload, container or airline
ULD from one place to another with in
New Zealand then you need to be talking
options with Express Cargo.


Express Cargo proudly has operated and continues to operate as a New Zealand owned business for the last 16 years

Express Cargo has made a commitment to providing the best customer service possible and is proud to say it can deliver anywhere, anytime.

Since opening our doors in November 2000 in essence to bridge the 2 major gateways in New Zealand we have introduced Express Interisland services with air suspended temperature controlled units, mezzanine floors and roller bed options. We achieved this, along with other services by working with companies to offer a diverse range of services to and from any destination with a chosen group of over 56 service partners.

Express Cargo has grown to become one of the country’s leading independent freight brokers. Our ability to buy bulk space allows us to offer extremely competitive rates whatever your freight is and wherever it needs to go. Express Cargo has grown to encompass a combined wealth of 80 years’ experience with in the freight broker, freight and logistics management arena.
Between us we have worked with major international airlines, air sea freight forwarders, primary producers, manufacturers, Wholesalers and end users to set up services enabling products to be moved swiftly throughout New Zealand.
Give us a call today to find out how Express Cargo can make your business run more smoothly. Better productivity means increasing your all-important bottom line, better profits for your business and becoming better than your competition.


Express Cargo offers clients high quality services. Whether your goods are large, small, express, or economy, we have a range of options available to ensure your products get to where they are needed on time and in excellent condition.

Express Service - Road or Air

Our road overnight services are popular and suitable for all urgent general cargo, airline pallets transported on our roller beds, aircraft engines and chilled products. Main routes are Auckland to Christchurch and Christchurch to Auckland.
Air – Same day air services offering to all main centres and towns nationwide, this is a full point to point service. Auckland to Christchurch overnight Service
This is a new service customers have been asking for that couriers are unable to cater for due to weight and cubic restrictions. With this service we can cover most sizes, weights and shapes delivered to your customer before lunch the next day. Loads of Express options are available.

Economy Service

This is our most popular service offering Rail and Road options allowing great flexibility between all destinations within New Zealand.

Super Economy Service

Auckland to South Island Super Economy rail container services are suitable for non-urgent square palletised freight. If you have time on your side and you require a cheaper option, this is the service for you. Super Economy is also available in the North Island as a road option.

Specialised Cargo

This includes full loads, roller bed services, point to point deliveries, direct drives, container cartage and oversized loads requiring pilot vehicles, to and from anywhere in New Zealand.

Our recent special loads include: jet aircraft engines, airline ULD’s on roller beds, transportation of prototype cars, air force helicopters accompanied by security guards, mechanical & refrigeration plant, perishable goods both chilled or frozen and cable drums.

You name it, if we haven’t already done it we will find a way of doing it.

Metro Deliveries

Same day Metro deliveries can be arranged in all main centres. All needs catered for.

Point to Point Service

From sprint cars, vans, small trucks, curtain siders, flat deck, HIAB units to full b-trains, we can arrange it .1 Hour, 2 Hour and 4 Hour services available.

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Cylinder Volume

Capacity = cubic volume

Cubic Size

Capacity = cubic volume

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VFR Rates In Effect For
September 2021



Our Express Cargo team are a pretty clever bunch dedicated to tailoring the simplest yet smartest freight and logistics solutions for your business. We understand each one faces unique challenges and would love to chat to you about your freight and logistic challenges.

Head Office:
Level 1/8 Avenger Crescent.

Postal Address:
Wigram, Christchurch 8042

03 357 3040

Free Phone:
0800 378 246