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

Canterbury Anniversary Public Holiday

13 November 2019

We are temporarily amending our hours of operation and vessel cut-offs for the Canterbury Anniversary/Show Day public holiday.

Public Holiday

2019/2020 Arhopalus Ferus Flight Season

6 November 2019

MPI has announced the 2019/2020 Arhopalus ferus flight season will open at midnight the 6th November 2019. View important regulatory requirements for all timber exports from New Zealand to Australia.

Season Opens

2019 Tipping Winners

7 October 2019

The 2019 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.

2019 Winners

Merger Announced

1 October 2019

Champion Freight is pleased to announce the collidation of its warehousing and distribution company, Champion Distribution.

Better Together

Head Office Relocation

12 August 2019

On Friday 23rd August 2019, the Champion Freight head office will permanently move across town in Christchurch.

Move Of Address

[Watch] Shipping Artwork

11 June 2019

View the award-winning seven-metre-high Phil Price sculpture we recently transported from New Zealand to Australia.


Queen's Birthday

24 May 2019

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

Holiday Notice

World's Largest Container Ship

10 May 2019

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


Anzac Day Holiday Notice

17 April 2019

Champion Freight will be closed on Anzac Day, Thursday 25th April 2019. View important vessel cut-off information.

Anzac Day

Easter 2019

11 April 2019

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

Easter Hours

Leave Calculator Launched

8 April 2019

We've launched a new online tool to help you quickly and easily calculate annual leave accrual over time.

Leave Accrual

[Watch] Container Ship Timelapse

27 February 2019

Filmed over 30 days, watch life at sea aboard a container ship as it travels 9,600 km from the Red sea to Hong Kong.

4K Timelapse

2019 Tipping Competition

18 February 2019

Registrations are now open for the 2019 Champion Freight tipping competition. Don't miss your chance to win over $1,000 in prize money.

Be In To win

Waitangi Day 2018

5 February 2019

View Waitangi Day hours of operation.

Holiday Notice

Christmas Holiday Notice

6 December 2018

Champion Freight has adjusted its hours of operation over the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

Christmas Hours

Commodity Maps

5 December 2018

Fruit to Spain and weighing machines from Iceland. View a fascinating new set of maps that reveal New Zealand's largest imports and exports for countries across the globe.

Imports & Exports

Container Seals

21 November 2018

What it is, when to use one and why. View our introductory guide to high-security container seals for New Zealand coastal and international shipments.

Security Seals

Top Ten Shipping Companies

1 November 2018

View the world's top ten largest shipping companies and their share of a global TEU capacity of 22,685,953.

Top Ten

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.


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

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

[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

What Is This Charge?

13 February 2018

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


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

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

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