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Passenger and Freight services across Cook Strait

Passenger and Freight services across Cook Strait

Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries is New Zealand’s leading shipping business. We’ve been carrying freight across the Cook Strait since 1992 and passengers since 2002. In 2018, Strait Shipping amalgamated with Bluebridge to form a single entity under the Bluebridge brand for both freight and passenger services.

Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries is New Zealand’s leading shipping business. We’ve been carrying freight across the Cook Strait since 1992 and passengers since 2002. In 2018, Strait Shipping amalgamated with Bluebridge to form a single entity under the Bluebridge brand for both freight and passenger services.

Passenger Services

Bluebridge carries thousands of passengers and their vehicles every year between Wellington and Picton, with up to four sailings departing from each port daily.

Located in the heart of downtown Wellington’s vibrant waterfront, and in Picton’s purpose-built port facility, Bluebridge is ideally positioned whether you’re driving a vehicle or just walking on or off the ship. Our ships are equipped to deal with all vehicle types, from cars and motorbikes to motorhomes, caravans and all other towing options.

Passengers enjoy some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery during the three-and-a-half-hour journey – from the rugged south Wellington coastline to the majestic beauty of the Marlborough Sounds.

Our iconic ferry service has been loved since 2003 for its genuine kiwi hospitality (including a cafe-style menu) with excellent comfort - plus free movies, free WiFi and even a free activity bag for the kids! What’s more, our extensive range of Private Cabins are perfect if you’re looking for a little more peace and quiet.

To make your booking Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries online or to find out more, please visit the Bluebridge website.

Freight

Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries is the leading service for transporting freight across Cook Strait.

Formerly Strait Shipping, we transport hundreds of thousands of tonnes of freight and livestock between the North and South Island year round. With up to four sailings a day departing from both Wellington and Picton, and nearly 10,000 metres of ro-ro space daily, we have the schedule and capacity to meet all your freight requirements.

Specialising in moving commercial truck and trailer units, b-trains, semi-units and livestock, we transport a diverse range of cargo from private cars to break-bulk items every day, and reefer points allow refrigeration to protect time sensitive fresh produce. Bluebridge can also cater for a wide selection of hazardous cargo and operates dedicated sailings to ensure their safe carriage. The comfort and safety of livestock we carry is a priority, and our vastly experienced crew are experts at ensuring the optimal positioning for ventilation.

Smart technology is ship-wide. Our LOT trailer system achieves a safe, fast and cost-effective roll-on/off operation, and we ensure the integrity of time and temperature-sensitive consumable cargo, through tailored loading for ‘just in time’ freight.

Your drivers are always well looked after, with comfortable cabins, restrooms, shower facilities and hearty meals to be refreshed and ready for the rest of their onwards journey.

For further information and to arrange your freight movements, please visit the freight section of the Bluebridge website.

Get in touch

Bluebridge Freight

Call 0800 162 322 or +64 4 472 3707 from overseas

Email: freight@strait.co.nz
Fax: 04 472 3261
Visit: www.bluebridge.co.nz/freight

 

Bluebridge Passenger Services

Bookings and general enquiries, call: 0800 844 844 or +64 4 471 6188 (from overseas)

Email: bookings@bluebridge.co.nz
For group bookings (over 15 passengers) email: bluebridge.groups@straitnz.co.nz
Visit: www.bluebridge.co.nz

 

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