Mobile Power Turbines

Ship USA to remote Australian locations of Mobile Power stations and associated equipment. Full Australian transport compliance modifications made to USA built trailers. This is another specialist area Freight Traders has gained expertise through experience.

Ngatamariki Project

Inventory Management services for all drill casing and accessories. In addition Freight Traders arranged the Customs Duty concession and clearance as well as freight off all kinds for the campaign including mulitple ship charters, Ro-Ro, FCL, LCL, Air and storage and shipping of hazardous fluids.

Tunnel Boring Machine Auckland

Freight Traders was selected by a large Multinational Tunnel Boring company to represent their Customs and Freight forwarding requirements in New Zealand. The machine pictured arrived in Auckland to bore the Waterview motorway connection. The main component being 268 tonnes and the entire shipment 3167 tonnes 12073 cubic meters.

Gas Turbines from USA to various Australian locations

Arranged charter / importation and relocation of various mobile power units ex USA to regions of Australia, including duty free customs clearance / registration and importation permits / assembly and precision delivery within 3mm of marked area.

Power Generation Engines from Europe to various locations in Australia and New Zealand

Door to Door movement of 50+ Landfill Gas / Natural Gas / Coalseam Gas engines and ancillary equipment from manufacturer in Europe to various locations around Australia and New Zealand, including air ride transport, crane work, long & short term storage and Insurance.

Air Charters

FTL Has moved many door to door / airport to door aircraft charters. Air charter is a reliable and cost-effective mode of transport to suit all needs from time-critical freight to cargo aircraft charter for transporting oversize equipment.

Shipping of Mobile Drilling Rigs

Freight Traders arrange duty free importation of Drillmec drilling rigs into New Zealand including various mobilization and demobilization to remote locations in the Far North and central North Island. When the drilling campaigns are complete, Freight Traders then complete re-export formalities.

Power Stations from the Mediterranean to the USA

Comprising of shipping charter from Mediterranean and transport to three power stations across the United States of America.

Shipping Heliportable Drilling Rig from USA to Papua New Guinea

Consisted of cargo breakdown / inventory and purchase of shipper owned CNTR’s at origin. Load west coast USA and charter to PNG. FTL has also been tasked to ship out of PNG for refurb and return.

Shows and Events

FTL offer event logistics services, operating and assisting across the global tradeshow industry. We work with both event organizers and exhibitors arranging all aspects of event logistics including border clearance, transportation, onsite handling and storage. Our services cover all event types from exhibitions to sports events, roadshows, art & outdoor events.

Land Base OEM Drilling Rig Texas to New Zealand

Goods uplifted from contractor, and moved via charter to New Zealand. On receipt in New Zealand the cargo was steam cleaned and delivered to site.

Power Station removal from California, install Taupo, New Zealand

Demolition / extraction from site, removal of plant to refurbishment locations across USA, structural / ancillary plant to laydown area Richmond, California for sand blast, paint, consolidate for export, slot charter vessel to New Zealand delivery to site Taupo. Turbo equipment and refurbished plant, consolidated in Philadelphia and Houston, for co-ordinated movement to New Zealand and delivery to site.

Power Station Equipment Mexico to Guatemala and return.

Freight Traders arranged transport of various power plant equipment, ex Mexico, to Guatemala, and back including temporary customs clearance process at the border.

LM6000 Gas Turbine from USA to New Zealand

Consisted of part charter ex Houston and delivery to site in conjunction with onsite contractors. The turbine was delivered to plinth. Freight Traders has completed many LM6000 import, export and 3rd party country shipments of this commonly used equipment.

Sugar Refinery ex Malaysia to the Med

Comprising receipt / charter and shipping co-ordination of Sugar refinery plant– including construction of special built H frames on deck to accommodate cargo in a seaworthy manner.

Geothermal Power Stations from Mediterranean to various Locations worldwide.

Freight Traders has moved more than a dozen Geothermal Power Stations from the Mediterranean region to various locations around New Zealand and lots to other worldwide locations. Comprising of time critical Ocean charter, FCL and LCL shipping, Airfreight, Road & Rail transport, Storage and Insurance. Sizes ranging from 2000-8000 cubic meters. We arrange a tailored solution to suit individual clients requirements.

Steel Plant From New Zealand

Freight Traders Ltd (New Zealand) (FTL) exported various dismantled items from a renowned Steel plant in New Zealand. A proposal was submitted and after careful consideration the tender was awarded to transport and ship the plant from New Zealand site to Mexico site. The plant comprised of 7500 m3 / 1,540 metric tonnes, of breakbulk and 61 x FEU’s.

New Zealand to India Oil Fired Power Station

Freight Traders was selected to ship ex Door NZ a mothballed power station that was built in the 1970’s. Known as Marsden B the power station was shipped broken down into 1032 pieces, 6002 tonnes, 17,300 cubic meters.


Freight Traders has been selected by a large multinational company to oversee many of its generator & stators. This shipment comprised of one 60 tonne generator and four 40 tonne generator stators, as well as various breakbulk, airfreight and containerised parts and accessories. The shipment was delivered on time and on budget. The project included the exportation of a four stators returned to factory in Europe.

Australian Pipeline from Houston delivered to plinth three Sites within Australia

2 x ANTONOV 124 aircraft charters plus one conventional seafreight movement. Uplift ex factory, stage equipment at Houston International Airport, co-ordinate load / inventory / stow of two an124 aircraft. One aircraft destination Melbourne, one aircraft destination Sydney. Payload each 98500 MT.


Freight Traders Ltd have handled many Transformers from 35-150 tonne. Scope varying from full door to door service, to local handling only including skid to plinth.

Drum & Boiler India to Timaru

Arranged inland from Central India, export from Chennai by part charter and seafreight to Timaru port. The pce pictured was 9 mtrs x 7 mtrs x 4.5 mtrs & 60 tonne & accompanied by 750 m3 of associated parts.

Gas Storage Facility

Collect Inland Canada, Truck to USA port, Slot charter to NZ New Plymouth port, border clearance and delivery to site in sequence. FTL shipped on time and on budget. Cargo comprised of compressors weighing 72.5 tonne and dims of 12.5L x 4.85W x 3.66H / coolers weighing 20 tonne with dimensions of 11.5L x 4.4W x 2.95H and contactor weighing 27.5 tonne and dimensions of 10.37L x 1.32W x 1.32H.

Geothermal Power Station equipment Korea to USA

Freight Traders Ltd (FTL) arranged shipping for project cargo from Korea to USA. FTL secured the project totaling 12,000 m3 / 3697 tonnes which was complete over three charter shipments. FTL provided loading supervision ensuring a smooth operation.

Cruise ship logistics

Freight Traders Ltd understands properly supplying a modern cruise ship is a moving target, and requires a precision logistic service. Caviar, cheese, meats, luggage, newspapers or even Christmas trees - Freight Traders Ltd has been tasked with many requests over the years delivering ship stores to all ports in NZ and the pacific. Another area of expertise through experience.