Freightways sets up STUCK to provide the solution for sticky delivery situations

New Zealand express package leader Freightways Limited, has introduced a new service to cater for deliveries that are time sensitive, unusual, hard to solve or require a tailor-made solution.

So next time you need to move a large animal or priceless antique from one part of the country to another give STUCK a call.

Freightways subsidiary Messenger Services Limited, which already operates the SUB60, Kiwi Express, Air Freight NZ Cargo and Security Express brands, is the business which will manage the STUCK ( service.

According to Freightways Managing Director Dean Bracewell the need for STUCK has come about from increasingly frequent requests to provide outside-the-square solutions for the time sensitive delivery of unusual freight or hard to solve delivery issues.  Some of the requests include:

  • moving a lion from Whangarei to Cromwell
  • repatriating a laptop out of an Australian Airport lounge to its New Zealand owner
  • moving donated organs between hospitals for life saving operations
  • operating aircraft charters from Auckland to Christchurch to deliver urgent packaging for an export order
  • delivering a passport urgently to an airport departure terminal

“So we have developed the STUCK service to bundle the extensive capability that exists across our group of businesses to enable us to say ‘yes’ to almost any express freight challenge a customer may have.  Our experience and market research suggests that there is a need for a specialist in this area and the implementation of STUCK was a natural progression of the Group’s suite of services and a complementary fit.”

After pioneering New Zealand’s express package industry in the 1960s, Freightways’ businesses have developed significant expertise in this market.  Utilising the capability of the wider Freightways Group, STUCK has access to five freighter aircraft, 100 plus trucks, more than 1,000 goods vehicles and the cumulative experience of over 2,500 people, in addition to its external partners in the domestic and international express freight industries.

Mr Bracewell is confident that through Messenger Services STUCK will develop its niche in a market that most competitors step back from or just don’t have the capability to deliver.  He says STUCK will operate a 24/7 service nationwide.

For further information contact:

Managing Director
Freightways Limited
Ph: (09) 571 9670
Fax: (09) 571 9671


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