Bluebridge Freight

StraitNZ Bluebridge is New Zealand’s leading shipping business – operating Cook Strait ferry services since 1992. With around 30 return sailings across Cook Strait each week, we transport hundreds of thousands of tonnes of freight and livestock between the North and South Island all year round. Between them, our ships offer just under 10,000 metres of ro-ro space every day, with a capacity for most over sized loads.

NZ's leading shipping business

StraitNZ Bluebridge offers experience, versatility and freight capacity to cater to nearly every Cook Strait cargo requirement - and we've got the track record to prove it. Specialising in moving commercial truck and trailer units, b-trains, semi-units and livestock, we transport a diverse range of cargo from private cars to break-bulk items every day, and reefer points allow refrigeration to protect time sensitive fresh produce. With around 30 return sailings across Cook Strait each week, we transport hundreds of thousands of tonnes of freight and livestock between the North and South Island all year round. Between them, our ships offer just under 10,000 metres of ro-ro space every day, with a capacity for most over sized loads.

Freight info

Find out about getting your load ready, Dangerous Goods transport and livestock transport.

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Freight facilities

Find out about our freight driver services, trestle systems and temperature controlled freight.

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Contact us

Contact information for all freight bookings and general enquiries.

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Live Ship Location


See where StraitNZ Bluebridge ships are right now! The real time map below shows our most recent ship movements on Cook Strait. The location data is supplied by 
marinetraffic.com and is updated frequently so the ship positions are usually accurate to within a few minutes.

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