South Island Express & Metro Services

We provide a comprehensive express road service throughout the South Island to major cities and towns on an overnight basis with 97.5% of our deliveries completed from one of our vehicles and the remaining performed by trusted partners.


Within City or Town limits of our depots, if we collect it in the morning it will be delivered by the end of the business day.


Summerland Express Freight is registered with Ministry of Primary Industries under The Food Act 2014 with a National Programme Level 1 Certification and operates a Regulated Control Scheme (RCS) for the Transport of Animal Material and Product.

South Island Regional Link Network

In conjunction with the South Island wide overnight service the Regional Link services to outlying towns and rural areas are generally completed by 3pm.


97.5% of our deliveries are made from our vehicles, with signatures captured electronically in real time and made visible via our online customer portal.

Container Services

We operate container services out of Christchurch, Dunedin and Central Otago. With dedicated vehicles assigned to container movements, we can offer our customers reliable and cost-effective solutions relating to their container needs.


From 40″ high cube, Open top, Flat Rack Containers to LCL freight movements, Summerland Express Freight is confident that we have the right equipment and personnel for your individual needs.


With our Approved Transitional Facilities we offer Container devanning services, cross dock, and short-term storage in Christchurch, Dunedin, & Invercargill.

Full Truck Load (FTL), Project & Bulk Transport Services

With a fleet of curtain-sided tippers, swinglifts, skeleton trailers, and high productivity vehicles Summerland Express Freight can take care of your project, bulk, or large volume transport needs.


We offer both express transport and discounted large volume movements for less time sensitive freight.