The Ministry of Transport has developed the Freight Information Gathering System to provide an overview of freight movements around New Zealand, including containerised freight, rail freight, and bulk coastal freight.

The Freight Information Gathering System builds on information currently provided by Stats NZ(external link) while making valuable new information on freight movements available for the first time.

The information is updated four times a year, and follows a consistent collection methodology to allow for tracking movements and trends across time.

The information contains data from New Zealand’s largest container ports; Ports of Auckland(external link), Port of Tauranga(external link), Port of Napier(external link), Port Nelson(external link), CentrePort(external link), Lyttelton Port of Christchurch(external link), PrimePort Timaru(external link), Port Otago(external link) and South Port(external link).

Rail data has been provided by KiwiRail(external link), and shows nationwide freight movements by region and by commodity, in both tonnes and tonne-kilometres.

Recent changes

  • 10/05/2018 Containers 2018Q1 published
  • 10/05/2018 Port container handling 2018Q1 published
  • 03/05/18 Overseas ship visits 2018Q1 published
  • 03/05/18 Rail 2018Q1 published
  • 03/05/18 Coastal bulk cargo 2018Q1 published
  • 14/03/18 Trade 2017Q3 published

For any FIGS enquiries, or to subscribe to updates of when the latest data becomes available please email figs@transport.govt.nz.  


Trade

View the latest trade information to the September 2017 quarter


Coastal bulk cargo

View the latest coastal bulk cargo information to the March 2018 quarter


Containers

View the latest container information to the March 2018 quarter


Overseas ship visits

View the latest overseas ship visit information to the March 2018 quarter


Port container handling

View the latest port container handling information to the March 2018 quarter


Rail

View the latest rail information to the March 2018 quarter


Previous FIGS reports and data

Port container handling information is available via the Ministry's transport indicators:

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011