Cyclone Gabrielle: Transport and logistics delays

Update Medicines

Medicine transport and logistics throughout Aotearoa New Zealand are facing delays.

Freight carriers

Flights and carriers have announced widespread delays caused by Cyclone Gabrielle. A national state of emergency has been declared. It may take time for normal services to resume. Please be patient, people running these networks are facing challenges both at work and at home. 

Civil Defence website(external link)

Ports of Auckland

Ports of Auckland reopened at 0700 Wednesday 15 February. Delays are expected. There is a backlog of ships in the harbour which is affecting some shipments.

Ports of Auckland's Twitter feed for updates(external link)

Auckland Airport

Flights have resumed but airline schedules are disrupted. There are still on-going widespread delays to flights and carrier routes.

Auckland Airport Twitter feed for updates(external link)

Roading network

Roads are closed around the North Island, especially in the east of the North Island.

Waka Kotahi Traffic Map(external link)


Interisland ferries have resumed services. Both Bluebridge and Interislander are running reduced services due to technical issues. This may effect resupply, especially in the South Island.  

Bluebridge Ferry updates(external link)

Interislander Ferry updates(external link)

Supplier and logistics provider updates