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Contact our 24-hour freight team to make or manage your booking.

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Complete an Interislander Dangerous Goods declaration via Passport.

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Commercial vehicle freight

As New Zealand’s original Cook Strait ferry service, we stand out with over 50 years of experience.

Our three ferries make around 4,000 sailings each year and cater for commercial trucks, livestock, refrigerated units, hazardous goods, over-dimensional freight and machinery.

With a specialised tug and drive on/drive off services, we ensure your trailer units are efficiently loaded and transported.

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To make or manage a booking, please contact our 24-hour freight team.

Freephone: 0800 660 670


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Our three ferries – Kaiarahi, Kaitaki and the rail-enabled Aratere have the capacity to get your goods to market.

We offer 12 sailings every day, including one overnight sailing each way. There are dangerous goods capable sailings each day.

View our latest freight sailing timetable.

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Aratere maintenance

In September 2021, we will be undertaking maintenance on the Aratere. Learn how this may affect our rail and commercial vehicle customers.

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 Our Terminals

Wellington Terminal

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 Picton Terminal

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Check-in time

Please arrive at the ferry terminal 60 minutes prior to the scheduled time of departure. Trucks and trailers must be set up and ready to travel prior to arrival at the terminal.

Due to operational considerations such as load planning, stowage and timetable adherence, vehicles arriving within 30 minutes of departure may not be accepted for the sailing.

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Conditions of Carriage

Download the Conditions of Carriage for commercial vehicles carried across the Cook Strait.

Dangerous goods

Interislander carries most classes of dangerous goods. These need to be declared prior to travel.

Driver facilities

Interislander offers dedicated driver rooms at the terminals and on board the ferries.

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