Mainstream

Containers

Mainstream Containers offers efficient transport solutions for both air and sea containers, to and from air ports and sea ports throughout New Zealand.

Vehicle options

Mainstream uses a variety of vehicles to move all types of shipping containers in the safest and most efficient mode:

  • Flat-deck
  • Swinglift
  • Hiab
  • Skeletal trailers

Tracking and PODs

Container consignment notes are scanned every four hours into Maintrack, Mainstream's online tracking and POD (Proof Of Delivery) service. Maintrack is accessed from the Mainstream website. It provides 24-hour up-to-date information on the progress of containers in the Mainstream transport system. Once delivered confirmation of delivery is available through a signed and scanned POD.

Freight Documentation

On behalf of our customers Mainstream Containers manages the required documentation associated with container and freight movement through New Zealand air and sea ports. The Government Agencies we deal with are MAF (New Zealand's Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries) and NZC (New Zealand Customs).

Integrated Freight Services

Mainstream's shipping container service provides an important link between Mainstream's other freight services:

Used together, Mainstream's integrated supply chain offers a seamless and high quality service, that's both convenient and easy-to-use.

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useful information on containers in New Zealand


New Zealand Ports

  • Northport
  • Ports of Auckland
  • Port of Tauranga
  • Eastland Port
  • Centreport Wellington
  • Port Nelson
  • Lyttelton Port of Christchurch
  • Port of Westport
  • Port of Timaru
  • Port Chalmers and Dunedin
  • Port of Bluff

Sea Containers - Equipment Specifications

  • 40' High Cube Container
    Interior dimensions: L:12.056m 39' 6 1/2 / W:2.347m 7' 8 1/4 / H:2.684m 8' 9 1/2
    Door opening: W:2.340m 7'8 / H:2.585m 8' 5 3/4
    Tare weight: 2,900 kg / 6,393 lbs
    Cubic capacity: 76.0 cbm / 2,684 cu. ft.
    Payload: 29,600 kg / 62,256 lbs

  • 40' Dry Container
    Interior dimensions: L:12.051m 39' 6 1/2" / W:2.340m 7' 8" / H:2.380m 7' 9 1/2"
    Door opening: W:2.286m 7' 6" / H:2.278m 7' 5 1/2"
    Tare weight: 3,084 kg / 6,799 lbs
    Cubic capacity: 67.3 cbm / 2,377 cu. ft
    Payload: 27,397 kg / 60,401 lbs
  • 20' Dry Container
    Interior dimensions: L:5.919m 19' 5" / W:2.340m 7' 8" / H:2.380m 7' 9 1/2"
    Door opening: W:2.286m 7' 6" / H:2.278 7' 5 1/2"
    Tare weight: 1,900 kg / 4,189 lbs
    Cubic capacity: 33.0 cbm / 1,116 cu. ft
    Payload: 22,100 kg / 48,721 lbs
  • 20' Open Top Container
    Interior dimensions: L:5.919m 19' 5" / W:2.340m 7' 8" / H:2.286m 7' 6"
    Door opening: W:2.286m 7' 6" / H:2.251m 7' 4 1/2"
    Top opening: L:5.425m 17' 9 1/2" / W:2.222m 7' 3 1/2"
    Tare weight: 2,174 kg / 4,793 lbs
    Cubic capacity: 31.6 cbm / 1.116 cu. ft
    Payload: 21,826 kg / 48,117 lbs
  • 40' High Cube Container
    Interior dimensions: L:12.403m 39' 6" / W:2.338m 7' 8" / H:2.272m 7' 5 1/4"
    Door opening: W:2.279m 7' 5 1/2" / H:2.272m 7' 5 1/4"
    Top opening: L:11.585m 38" / W:2.162 7' 1"
    Tare weight: 4,300 kg / 9,480 lbs
    Cubic capacity: 64.0 cbm / 2,260 cu. ft
    Payload: 25,181 kg / 57,720 lbs
  • 20' Flat Rack Container
    Interior dimensions: L:5.702m 18' 8 1/2" / W:2.438m 8' / H:2.327m 7' 7 1/2
    Tare weight: 2,330 kg / 5,137 lbs
    Cubic capacity: 76.0 cbm / 2,684 cu. ft
    Payload: 28,390 kg / 47,773 lb
  • 40' Flat Rack Container
    Interior dimensions: L:11.820m 38' 9 1/4" / W:2.184m 7 1/2" / H:2.095m 6' 10 1/2"
    Tare weight: 5,260 kg / 11,596 lbs
    Cubic capacity: 76.0 cbm / 2,684 cu. ft
    Payload: 25,220 kg / 55,600 lbs

Mainstream Global proved to be the perfect partner when Seating Services started managing international freight on our overseas orders. Mainstream has been with us every step of the way and ensured we were fast learners when it came to international freight. Tight timeframes have always been met and we are constantly in the picture with regular updates - and all at competitive rates!

Rob Harris, Sales Manager, Seating Services Limited

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Whangarei 09 272 8888
Auckland 09 272 8888
Hamilton 07 846 0970
Tauranga 07 541 1300
Hastings 06 879 7766
New Plymouth 06 755 4527
Palmerston North 06 357 8630
Wellington 04 576 0080
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Christchurch 03 341 6663
Dunedin 03 455 6547
Invercargill 03 214 4500
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