During the upcoming Christmas and New Year holiday period there will be some changes to the normal operating hours which will affect port, depot, and rail operations.

  • Port Operations - amended hours for receival & deliveries
  • Container Depot Operations - amended hours for receival & deliveries

Please note that the terminal and depot hours advised are based on latest information available and may be subject to change. Please refer to notices published by the respective port/depot for any further updates regarding revised receival and delivery periods.

KiwiRail (block of line)

Metroport services:
Reduced services from Tuesday 26th Dec to Saturday 30th Dec 18:00hrs, followed by no services from Saturday 30th Dec 18:00hrs to Thursday 4th Jan 18:00hrs.

Palmerston North Wellington:
No services from Tuesday 26th Dec to Monday 8th Jan.


Please ensure CEDO’S are accurately submitted in advance prior to the holiday period, considering any changes to operating hours for the respective terminals.

Public Holidays Freetime

During the holiday period Maersk will offer New Zealand import and export customers the following extension to our combined demurrage & detention freetime. This concession only applies where Public Holidays fall within a customer’s agreed freetime period and in such cases, the freetime will be extended to include these days.

  • Christmas Day and Boxing Day: Monday 25th Dec and Tuesday 26th Dec 2023.
  • New Year's Day holidays: Monday 1st Jan and Tuesday 2nd Jan 2024.

We thank you for your ongoing support in trusting Maersk as your supply chain partner. Should you have any questions please contact our Customer Experience Team via our Live Chat channel.

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