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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. 

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

2017 Tipping Winners

9 October 2017

The 2017 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.

2017 Winners


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.


Top Ten Shipping Companies

22 June 2017

View the world's top ten largest shipping companies and their share of 20,943,347 TEU shipped annually across the globe.

Top Ten

Planting Trees in Blenheim

16 June 2017

Hosted by SCOUTS New Zealand, the first inaugural tree planting day in Blenheim was a huge success! View photos of the event. 

Tree Planting

Trees For Containers

9 June 2017

We're proud to announce an exciting new conversation initiative which commits to planting one native tree for every FCL export. 

Native Tree Project

New Website Launched

1 June 2017

Our new website has arrived, featuring a modern design and over 250 pages of content. Explore our world-class online home and the practical industry resources that make it a must-have bookmark.

Modern Design

[Watch] New Website 1st June

26 May 2017

We're pleased to announce the new Champion Freight website will launch next week, featuring a modern new design and tools that eclipses the competition.

Ready For Launch

WannaCry Cyberattack

18 May 2017

The Lyttelton Port, Christchurch temporarily suspended operations on Tuesday night (16th May) in response to the ongoing WannaCry cyberattack, which has infected thousands of computers worldwide.

LPC Operations

Arhopalus Ferus Flight Season

21 April 2017

The 2016/2017 Arhopalus ferus flight season has closed for all New Zealand ports as of 24:00 hrs midnight, Wednesday 19 April 2017.

MPI Update

Easter 2017

11 April 2017

It's Easter! Please note the following hours of operation for Champion Freight throughout the Easter holiday period, noting some cut-offs have been brought forward.

Operating Hours

Racing Update

24 March 2017

As a dedicated supporter of grassroots sports across New Zealand, Champion Freight has been a long-term sponsor of Kyle Glover, who recently placed 3rd in the South Island championships.

Kyle Glover

2017 Tipping Competition

2 March 2017

The season may have started, but our Super Rugby & NRL tipping competition is due to commence on Thursday 16th March. Register now for your chance to win over $1,000 in prize money.

Be In To win

Luxury Yacht Shipped

10 February 2017

It's not your typical shipment. Weighing in at 18 tonnes, Champion Freight seamlessly delivered and customs cleared this luxury yacht from Spain.

Project Freight

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