Possible Rail Service Disruption from 25th Dec to 8th Jan

Please be informed about an upcoming disruption in rail services between Tauranga and Auckland leading to possible Rail Service Disruption from 25th Dec to 8th Jan

KiwiRail have advised that they are undertaking significant works. The maintenance is scheduled to take place between 25 Dec and the 8th January 2024.

During this period. the Metroport rail line will be closed between 30th December and the 4th January which will impact both Imports and Exports.

The following advice has been received from Metroport;


Auckland Imports scheduled to arrive between 25th December and 8th January may experience delays due to line maintenance during this time.


Bookings on affected sailings, due to the rail line closure, must be received at Metroport by the revised cargo cut-off time before 30th December. We will provide you with further details on the affected sailings and revised Metroport cargo cut-off times closer to the date.

We hope you can appreciate that this situation is beyond our control. We will do everything we can to ensure any delay is minimised and that you are communicated with. 

Any questions or concerns, please feel comfortable to reach out to one of the Stellar team for assistance.