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.

For any FIGS enquiries please email figs@transport.govt.nz.

Recent changes

  • 14/12/17 Coastal bulk cargo added
  • 11/12/17 Trade 2017Q2 published
  • 3/11/17 Containers 2017Q3 published
  • 25/10/17 Port container handling 2017Q3 published
  • 24/10/17 Overseas ship visits 2017Q3 published
  • 12/10/17 Rail 2017Q3 published

View the full list of FIGS changes [PDF, 116 KB]


Trade

View the latest trade information to the June 2017 quarter


Coastal bulk cargo

View the latest coastal bulk cargo information to the September 2017 quarter


Containers

View the latest container information to the September 2017 quarter


Overseas ship visits

View the latest overseas ship visit information to the September 2017 quarter


Port container handling

View the latest port container handling information to the September 2017 quarter


Rail

View the latest rail information to the September 2017 quarter


Supplementary report

Empty container movements - June 2015 [PDF, 343 KB]

Empty container movements - December 2014 [PDF, 307 KB]

Previous FIGS reports and data

FIGS reports

FIGS data

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