New Zealand Freight

Mainstream New Zealand provides high quality freight forwarding, transport and line haul solutions throughout New Zealand.

Mainstream New Zealand is the domestic freight division of integrated supply chain management provider, Mainstream. Our national road transport network provides reliable pick-up and delivery services for thousands of items across New Zealand every day.

From day one Mainstream's approach has been focused on delivering a tailored service to meet the needs of each individual customer. It often calls for innovative thinking and service linking. At other times it's simply about a good plan well executed, time after time.

Whether shipping single pallets or full truck loads, our team of freight experts will have a flexible and reliable solution available, or we will develop one.


Mainstream New Zealand's nationwide freight services include:

  • Next day delivery within the Island
  • 2-day delivery inter-island
  • Next day inter-island options
  • Same day, next day and point-to-point metro (across town) options
  • Project work - Hiab/flatdeck
  • Hazardous Goods
  • CHEP transfer management, that's simple
  • Integrated Supply Chain options
  • 24-hour on-line tracking and PODs
  • Flexible electronic invoicing


Our goal is clear... freight delivered to the correct destination on-time, in full and undamaged. And at a price that represents excellent value.

Our performance is based on the quality of our people, our network and our relationships. We believe the first step is to understand our customer's business, their goals and expectations, and those of their customers too. That's why the team at Mainstream works alongside our customers every day, to ensure our service is delivering.

Mainstream's efficient road transport network consistently delivers freight next day within the island, and 1-2 days inter-island (depending upon pick-up location and selected Mainstream service). 

IT Systems

Mainstream's Information Technology Systems can provide a seamless connection for information exchange with Mainstream. From electronic despatch to electronic data interchange (EDI) and consignment reporting, we tailor solutions to fit the requirements of our customers.

Benefits include a convenient service for freight pick-up requests, and detailed freight monitoring and reporting options (available in a variety of formats).

Tracking and PODs

Maintrack is Mainstream's online tracking and POD (Proof Of Delivery) service. Maintrack is available from the Mainstream website and provides up-to-date 24-hour information on all freight movements.

Quick search by entering the consignment or reference number, and press GO. Consignment details are displayed and include latest tracking status and confirmation of delivery with the signed POD (Proof Of Delivery). Options include to print or email the tracking and POD results.

Reverse Logistics (Freight forwards)

Mainstream provides an efficient and reliable freight service for reverse logistics (often called Freight Forwards). Pick-up from a designated address and return to the customer, or on-delivery to a third-party address. Mainstream's Freight Forward service makes it easy to manage returns, incorrect orders or mis-directs.

Integrated Freight Services

Mainstream New Zealand's domestic transport service provides an important link between Mainstream's other freight and logistics services:

Used in combination, Mainstream's integrated supply chain offers a seamless and high quality freight service. New Zealand and/or international freight is managed efficiently and with ease.

For more information or to discuss your supply chain needs, please click here to give us some details. We'll be in contact right away.

Aluminium Systems NZ Ltd has used Mainstream as its primary freight provider for the past ten years. The two companies have built a strong working relationship based on can do attitudes and the desire to provide exceptional service to the end user. Mainstream works closely with Aluminium Systems to set a strong and reliable service standard to the New Zealand joinery Industry.

Paul Cocker, Operations Manager, Aluminium Systems NZ

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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
Nelson 03 547 9192
Christchurch 03 341 6663
Dunedin 03 455 6547
Invercargill 03 214 4500
Central Otago 03 448 6723
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