14-Jul-2017 10:31 a.m. - Minal Gulabdas
Road closures throughout the North Island overnight have delayed line haul vehicles in to most central and lower North Island destinations which will result in delivery delays to most of these areas.
13-Jul-2017 10:58 a.m. - Minal Gulabdas
- The Lewis Pass was closed all night. No outbound freight was able to leave Nelson, nor was any inbound freight able to be delivered to branch. Attempts will be made to move freight during the day – however, this is weather dependant.
- Greymouth and Westport are the same as above.
- Cromwell / Queenstown outbound freight connected, however the inbound truck is waiting for the Lindis Pass to open.
- Dunedin / Invercargill - both out bound and inbound freight moved smoothly by linehaul trucks, but there will be delays in van deliveries.
- Gisborne inbound will be delayed due to the gorge still being closed.
- The Desert Road and National Park Road were closed, which has meant that the North Island trucks travelling via State Highway One had to divert through the West Coast (New Plymouth). This is causing delays to most North Island centres.
- There is currently no access to Tekapo, Taihape, Raetihi, Ohakune, Waiouru, Dannevirke - due to weather (+ access to Foxton is delayed due to an accident).
- No Inter-Island ferries sailed, therefore no 2 day Inter-Island freight moved. We are waiting on an update as to if sailings will resume tomorrow.
What we do know is that the vehicle had left Auckland and was carrying approximately 25 cubic metres of freight for the Kapiti Coast and the rest was two day South Island road freight.
We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience that this has caused but as yet we are still totally unable to confirm who, of our customers freight, has been impacted. To add to this we have several vehicles sitting on the wharf in Wellington also carrying South Island freight and these vehicles will not be moving until ferry sailings commence on Friday morning at the earliest. In this regard we will be unable to confirm who has been affected by this incident until the bulk of the South Island freight has been cleared after the weekend. Please bear this in mind when contacting us as we may have very little information to impart but will make every effort to contact you individually when we have more detail.
- The weather has eased slightly and roads have re-opened in the South of Christchurch corridor and units have travelled.
- North of Christchurch corridor to Upper South Island regions roads are closed. This includes
- SH1 North – East Coast – Closed - Areas affected: Kaikoura, Blenheim.
- SH70 – Peketa to Waiau – Closed - Areas affected: Kaikoura.
- SH73 - Springfield to Arthurs Pass (Porters Pass) – Closed - Areas affected: Greymouth, Hokitika.
- SH7 – Hanmer Springs – Springs Junction (Lewis Pass) – Closed - Areas affected: Nelson, Blenheim, Greymouth, Hokitika.
- Please expect substantial delays to all deliveries in these areas.
- All Cook Strait ferry sailings are cancelled. Please expect substantial delays to all Inter Island freight services.
- There are numerous TIL Freight units in transit, currently unable to travel (awaiting re-opening of highways)
- At present, freight is not moving ex Auckland into the South Island. Our team are managing all Auckland pickup services in a limited capacity to ensure our warehouse levels don’t reach unmanageable levels.
- The Lower and Central North Island are currently experiencing the impact of the current weather situation restricting normal freight services.
- Our Wellington Depot will also be closed today (13.07.2017) due to weather conditions with no freight in or out.
12-Jul-2017 12:51 p.m. - Minal Gulabdas
You will by now be aware of the issues we have been confronted with over ferry cancellations across Cook Strait which will have a major impact on the movement of our two day freight between islands in both directions.
At this stage ferry sailings may well not resume until Friday provided the weather settles down and the sea swells reduce to an acceptable height.
With this in mind we would like to highlight that any two day inter island freight will not be moving over the next couple of days and if you could potentially withhold sending this freight in to us we would be very appreciative. We will have greatly reduced capacity to handle the volume as we have trucks and TCP containers sitting on wharves in Wellington and Picton or stuck in each island and we would rather it sat with you than in our depots going nowhere. We will have a serious shortage of TCP’s over this time and freeing up what we have to move within island freight will be a huge help and aid our branches TCP usage over this time.
This is a short term measure but any help you can provide will have a positive flow on effect within the business, until things return to normal.
Thanks for your help it is greatly received and appreciated.
11-Jul-2017 03:45 p.m. - Minal Gulabdas
15-Jun-2017 09:00 a.m. - Minal Gulabdas
Message from Mainstream
Rough conditions in the Cook Strait continue to cause delays with all sailings remaining cancelled. Strong winds and huge swells continue to batter the Cook Strait forcing all sailings to remain cancelled until conditions improve in the early hours of tomorrow morning. As a result the disruption in schedules to all inter-island freight over the next 48 hours continues to cause delays. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and assure as always that the team at Mainstream will endeavour to minimise any delays and we will keep you posted with any further updates. If you have any questions or require further information please feel free to contact your account manager or drop us a line at email@example.com.