Question :
WE are a light gauge steel framing business based in Taupo. Our main customers are in Auckland who urgently require product from us. Our frames are usually delivered by us using our own hiab truck as the frames are too high to be taken by normal freight companies. Can we deliver to Auckland?

Question submitted 19/08/20 @ 12:39pm
Industry: Manufacturing
  • HI there – I am trying to hunt an answer for you. Nga Mihi – Hammy

    Initial feedback, input – are you or your customer an essential business? Is there anyway you can use a freight company like Mainfreight?

    Hey, how ‘high are your frames’ and I might ask some freight companies as well in case you need plan b, Andy

    It looks like the Ministry of Health approves exemptions – see an example here – https://gazette.govt.nz/notice/id/2020-go3813

    Limited travel for work purposes
    Very limited travel across the Auckland boundary is permitted for some work purposes. Most people will not be allowed to travel across the Auckland regional boundary for work, even if their workplace is operating.

    You are permitted to travel into or out of Auckland for work if you:

    are moving freight. All freight (goods, livestock, waste, etc.) movements can occur into, out of and through Auckland. You should carry documentation, e.g. a purchase or distribution order to show to Police.
    are involved in dairy, horticultural or poultry production, processing, or distribution, and have been provided an exemption letter from your industry organisation
    are providing health services (including disability and mental health) or in an emergency
    are a contracted transport provider taking children to or from school
    are working on building and construction for critical infrastructure projects, or where you are doing work responding to an immediate health and safety risk
    are providing scientific services, in particular those supporting the COVID-19 response
    are a utility or communication provider — including the news media
    work in emergency services
    are an electoral candidate
    are providing services under the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989, or other social services to maintain critical wellbeing, and as crisis support for people who are unsafe or homeless
    are supporting or delivering Managed Isolation and Quarantine services, including movement from other ports to Auckland facilities
    working at New Zealand Steel Limited’s Glenbrook Steel Mill site
    work in transport or logistics providers that operate at, or through, an aerodrome, passenger or freight aviation services, passenger or freight shipping services, road freight services, rail freight services, and public transport services that are under contract with a territorial authority
    work for organisations supporting critical transport infrastructure that maintains public health and safety
    work for a postal operator or courier service
    work for Rocket Lab in the preparation or scrubbing of rocket launches
    work for Foodstuffs in specialist food service store and stock management roles
    work for organisations listed in Schedule 1 of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002(external link).

    Thanks Andy that is very helpful. We have had extensive talks with various freight companies. Problem is that frames need to be stacked in edge (as too wide to be laid flat) which requires a frame in the truck tray so the frames can be secured as well as a hiab lift to unload. Freight companies unable to meet those requirements.

    pleasure Peter – wish we could help more so, Andy

    Hi there – further to my message off the platform, see your email, think there is a solution for you, Andy

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