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News Blog

Dedicated to all things freight, our news blog contains service notifications, press releases, industry news and engaging content from across the web. 

Labour Day 2018

17 October 2018

We are temporarily amending our hours of operation and vessel cut-offs for the Labour Day public holiday.

Public Holiday

2018 Tipping Winners

8 October 2018

The 2018 Champion Freight tipping competition has now concluded and the winners have been announced. Find out who took a share of the $1,000 in cash prizes.

2018 Winners

MPI Fumigation Requirements

24 August 2018

MPI has updated its mandatory fumigation requirements in preparation for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug season.

Stink Bugs

Red Puppy Sponsorship

23 July 2018

As a Blind Foundation Red Puppy Sponsor, Champion Freight is supporting the guide dog breeding and training programme, which offers freedom and independence for Kiwi's with sight loss.

Guide Dogs

Waingaro T4C 2018

29 June 2018

Partnering with SCOUTS New Zealand, we're planting another 1,300 trees in Waingaro as part of our unique Trees for Container (T4C) initiative.

T4C Update

NZ's Largest Ports

19 June 2018

View annual container handling infographics and statistics for all major ports throughout New Zealand.


Queen's Birthday

29 May 2018

View amended hours of operation and vessel cut-off dates during the Queen's Birthday long weekend holiday period.

Holiday Notice

Currency Converter

23 May 2018

Our website has an exciting new feature that lets you quickly convert currancy values based on the latest exchange rates.

New Tool

World's Largest Container Ship

15 May 2018

Measuring almost 400 metres in length, discover the world's largest container ship by TEU capacity.


Top Ten Shipping Companies

11 May 2018

View the world's top ten largest shipping companies and their share of a global TEU capacity of 22,068,044.

Top Ten

Schedule Enhancements

4 May 2018

Recent changes to carrier shipping routes have prompted us to review and redesign our sea freight schedules to improve the quality of information published.

View Updates

Cargo Ship Evolution

28 March 2018

Every year they get bigger and bigger. See how the humble cargo ship has evolved in size since the 1950s.

Ship Evolution

Easter 2018

23 March 2018

View important amendments to Champion Freight's hours of operation and vessel cut-off dates over the Easter long weekend.

Easter Hours

[Watch] Ship Breaking

21 March 2018

What happens when a ship is decommissioned from service? Discover ship breaking and why it's so controversial.

Ship Breaking

Strike Action

12 March 2018

Lyttelton Port will be temporarily closed as a result of strike action by the Rail and Maritime Union of New Zealand (RMTU).

Lyttelton Port

Alexis Pritchard

20 February 2018

Champion Freight is now sponsoring Alexis Pritchard, a Kiwi boxing champion who has competed in the Commonwealth and Olympics Games.

Boxing Champion

2018 Tipping Competition

16 February 2018

Registrations are now open for the 2018 Champion Freight tipping competition. Don't miss your chance to win over $1,000 in prize money.

Be In To win

What Is This Charge?

13 February 2018

Do you have a charge on you bank statement from SHQ CHAMPION FREIGHT?


Waitangi Day 2018

5 February 2018

View Waitangi Day hours of operation.

Holiday Notice

MPI Wine Export Changes

2 February 2018

MPI has announced important changes to all wine export documentation.

Wine Exports

Revolutionary New Address

12 January 2018

Discover your unique new address that let's you find anyone, absolutely anywhere across the globe, with just three simple words.

New Address

TQ Midget Racing

13 December 2017

We're proud sponsors of Kyle Glover and his TQ Midget Racing team. Check out the high-octaine sport that's not for the faint-hearted.

Kyle Glover

Christmas Holiday Notice

8 December 2017

Champion Freight will adjust its hours of operation over the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

Christmas Hours

2017/2018 Arhopalus Ferus Flight Season

24 November 2017

MPI has announced the 2017/2018 Arhopalus ferus flight season is now open. View important regulatory requirements for all timber exports from New Zealand to Australia.

Season Opens

Export Reports Subscription

7 November 2017

A subscription fee has been introduced to access Champion Freight's monthly export reports. Includes 90 day free trial.

Subscription Service

World's Top Ten Busiest Ports

3 November 2017

At scales that almost defy belief, discover the world's top ten busiest ports by annual TEU.

World's Busiest Ports

[Watch] New Search Tool

20 October 2017

Our website now includes an easy-to-use search tool that lets you quickly navigate our online home for the content you need.

Quick Search


27 September 2017

Together with SCOUTS New Zealand we're extending our conservations efforts even further by sponsoring a new environmental initiative.

Conservation Badge

Security Upgrade

22 September 2017

Coming soon... We're upgrading our website security by adding an SSL certificate.

SSL Certificate

Napier Port Tariff Increase

8 September 2017

Napier Port has announced a Public Tariff increased which will take effect from the 1 October 2017.

Port Tariff

Unmanned Container Ships

25 August 2017

You've heard of driverless cars, but what of unmanned container ships? View the industry game changer.

World First

Removing Fax

9 August 2017

The time has come for us to remove our fax number due to low demand. View alternative ways to send documents electronically. 


Email Scam

4 August 2017

We are aware of a global email scam which is using the Champion Freight brand to fraudulently acquire funds. 


Freight Forwarding

25 July 2017

What is a freight forwarder and why do I need one? Discover the many benefits of using a freight forwarder for the seamless international transport of commercial goods.


Introduction To Sea Freight

21 July 2017

Shipping for the first time? Take a look at our introductory sea freight guide which includes information on rates and services to help you.

Sea Freight 101

NZ Transport Statistics

14 July 2017

View annual statistics from the Ministry of Transport, featuring value and contribution to GDP from 2001 to 2016.

Transport Data

NZ's Largest Ports

28 June 2017

Statistics from the Ministry of Transport reveal New Zealand's largest port by annual container handling volumes. Which is the biggest?

NZ Ports

Maersk Cyberattack

28 June 2017

The world's largest shipping line has been hit by a major cyberattack which has affected various organisations across the globe.


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