Following the recent earthquakes, you will all be aware that our transport infrastructures have sustained major damage nationwide which will impact freighting movements for the foreseeable future. There will be major implications, particularly in the South Island, on both the timeliness and cost of freight deliveries.
While recovery has started, there are still major diversions in place due to the damage caused to SH1 south of Blenheim. The Lewis pass is the main detour route until SH1 is rectified. This detour unfortunately causes an unavoidable 143 additional kilometres to the run from Picton / Blenheim to Christchurch. The alternative route via Arthurs pass should the Lewis pass be closed, means an additional 294 kilometres.
With such a drastic change to our routes for destinations south of Blenheim we regret that we are unable to maintain our current timeframes and rates. We need to adjust our rates while the detours are in place to recover our additional costs. We'd also ask for your patience and understanding as we work through these trying times.
PTS Logistics Ltd (formerly Palmerston Transport Services Limited) commenced operations in 1976, with one tow truck with a single car trailer doing local transportation around Palmerston North and the Manawatu region. Since then the family owned company has expanded and continues to steadily grow.
Today, there is a combined fleet of over 150 truck and trailer units offering a unique and comprehensive nation-wide distribution service which is easily identifiable in its distinctive orange and white livery.
PTS Logistics specialises in the transportation of new and used tractors & agriculture machinery, earth-moving equipment, trucks, forklifts and any other large types of machinery nation-wide. We are proud to say PTS Logistics is the largest transporter of new tractors in New Zealand.