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Freight Hubs

To better serve our customers and make it as easy as possible for them to get their goods to market, we have developed a network of inland freight hubs. Our freight hub network enables us to increase our use of rail, improving sustainability and generating infrastructure savings at a national level.

Our network of freight hubs allows customers to drop off their exports at their nearest hub and we do the rest, sustainably linking Kiwi exporters to the rest of the world. Our freight hubs are located at Wiri in South Auckland; Mt Maunganui in the Bay of Plenty; and POAL Freight Network.pngLongburn, near Palmerston North.  In February 2016 we announced plans to open a new hub at Northgate in Waikato.

We work with a number of partners to operate our freight hubs. CONLINXX, a subsidiary of Nexus Logistics, manages the South Auckland Freight Hub. Longburn Freight Hub is a joint venture between Ports of Auckland, Icepack and Napier PortToll Holdings will operate our Bay of Plenty Freight Hub on our behalf. 

These hubs all operate as an open platform, available to all stakeholders in the supply chain and offering regional exporters a seamless, flexible service to overseas markets. Our target is to increase rail throughput from 13% currently to 30% over next 5-10 years or sooner. The network enables us to better balance the volumes of imports and exports so that we are not shipping out empty containers, but rather New Zealand exports.


To find out what we can do for you, call Reinhold Goeschl on 029 770 1298