Freight Pricing

All prices are NZD and GST Exclusive


Item Unit Cost CI Dues
LS Cattle kg $0.52 $5.00
LS Sheep - (Lamb, Ewe) Each $22.90 $1.00
LS Rams Each $53.81 $1.00
LS Dogs Each $51.25 $1.00
LS Hens Each $6.03 $0.00
LS Horses Each $645.75 $5.00

Livestock Levy's

Destination Small Animal
(Not Cattle and Horses)
Large Animal
(Cattle and Horses)
Napier $2.00 $8.19
Timaru $2.85 $9.79

General Freight

Item Unit Cost CI Dues
Avgas Tank 1500L Each $400.00 $36.00
Bulk Commodity- Indoor Storage Ton $241.08 $12.00
Bulk Commodity- Outdoor Storage Ton $144.22 $12.00
Bulk Frozen Fish Ton $723.24 $18.00
Bulk Frozen Bait Ton $647.80 $18.00
Coal Ton $241.08 $12.00
Cray pot Each $48.43 $9.00
General Stow Metre / Ton* $370.26 $18.00
Deck Stow Timber Metre / Ton* $277.67 $12.00
Household Furniture Cubic Metre $241.08 $5.00
Minimun Freight Each $21.53 $1.00
Paua Shell Ton $144.21 $12.00
Polybins - Empty Each $3.28 $0.02
Rope (m3) Cubic Metre $277.67 $18.00
StockFood Each $370.26 $12.00
Wool Bales Each $102.24 $12.00
* Which ever the greater, length or weight


Item Unit Cost CI Dues
Container - 10 Foot Full Each $2,206.31 $25.00
Container - 20 Foot Full Each $4,412.63 $50.00
Gas Cylinder - Small (up to 9kg)Full Each $21.53 $0.30
Gas Cylinder - Medium (10-44kg)Full Each $41.97 $0.70
Gas Cylinder - Large (over 45kg)Full Each $72.11 $1.70
Gas Cylinder - Cage (Full) Each $361.62 $10.00
Empty Returns including Cages & Containers 50% Discount -50% $0.00
DG Cargo - DG Cargo 10.00% 10% Surcharge


Item Unit Cost CI Dues
IBC Full Each $361.62 $24.00
IBC Empty Each $90.41 $0.00
20L Drum Each $21.53 $0.50
60L Drum Each $48.43 $1.50
200L Drum Each $95.79 $5.00
Plastic Tank(up to 1500L) Each $361.62 $9.00
Plastic Tank(1501 to 5000L) Each $843.78 $24.00
Plastic Tank(5001 to 15,000L) Each $1,084.86 $36.00
Plastic Tank(15,000 to 30,000L) Each $2,049.18 $72.00

Vehicles + Machinery

Item Unit Cost CI Dues Comments
Tyres Each Formula x $0.362 $2.60 π (3.14) x Radius sq. x height
Vehicles - (Manufactured for road use) Lineal Metre $485.00 $50.00 Over all length
ATV (Manufactured for agricultural use, incl Quads) Lineal Metre $250.00 $5.00 Over all length
Motorbikes x 2 wheel Lineal Metre $125.00 $5.00 Over all length
Other Machinery Metre / Ton $810.00 $50.00 Which ever the greater, length or weight.

Further Information?

  • 40ft Containers can be shipped but must be devanned on the wharf as there is nothing on the Island to shift them.
  • Maximum gross lifting weight is 27 MT off the ship
  • Maximum gross swing truck lifting weight 20 Tonne
  • Prices are valid for 12 months
  • All goods are carried at owners risk basis. This means CISL will pay no compensation if the goods are lost or damaged,
  • Unless CISL intentionally loses or damages them. Refer to Terms and Conditions on CISL Website.
  • For any claims must be received in writing within 7 days of uplift of goods.
  • A Financial Adjustment Factor will be applied based on fuel prices. Read more about the Financial Adjustment Factor.

Shipping Questions

How do I send to or from the Chatham Islands?

You can use our online booking form. Please ensure all freight is fit for sea voyage and check our schedule before hand.

How long does it take to get there?

The turn around time will depend on where you are sending to or from in New Zealand. Please see our schedule for current voyage dates.

What are the shipping requirements?

Please ensure all freight is fit for sea voyage. For further information please see here.

I have a question about my cargo, who do I ask?

For any questions please contact someone from our logistics team for a port nearest you.

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