What We Do Hero

We move over 4 million tonnes of food and beverages across 980 freight corridors throughout New Zealand every year via road, rail and coastal modes.

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Our Business

DTL is one of New Zealand's largest specialist providers of outsourced supply chain solutions, and is Fonterra's preferred road transport provider.

Our end to end supply chain solutions cover road, rail and coastal transport options as well as container management, warehousing and distribution, logistics procurement and vendor management. 

We consolidate the freight from many different customers covering finished goods, imported and local ingredients and packaging, usually on pallets and ISO containers, and provide an intermodal freight consolidation service, effectively matching supply and demand and delivering sustainable value propositions to both transport providers (road, rail, coastal) and cargo owners. 

Our teams receive orders from customers and coordinate the necessary transport moves on their behalf. We manage the necessary compliance across safety, quality and regulatory requirements to ensure a seamless stress-free service.   

Our national network of carriers provide solutions for various formats at ambient, chilled and frozen temperatures from Northland down to South Port in Bluff, covering warehousing and any mode of transport; by road, rail and costal shipping.

Our Value Propositions

Optimisers

We optimise assets and routes to deliver a sustainable lowest cost solution for our customers and greater utilisation for our carriers. We do not derive value by simply driving prices down. We maximize loads and maximize asset utilisation for the good of New Zealand.  Alongside Kotahi, provider of global freight solutions and our sister company, we provide a true end-to-end customer experience. 

Working Together as One

We work collaboratively and holistically across the supply chain, making it more efficient and effective for the benefit of all. 

Logistics Thought Leadership 

We question the way it’s been done before. Our curious nature, neutral perspective and can-do attitude deliver creative solutions and value for our customers.  We think our collaborative approach makes intuitive sense and believe this approach is refreshing for the industry. 

Long Term Sustainability 

Our collaborative long term view of logistics in New Zealand reduces our carbon footprint, supports regional growth and promotes value over price, to create a long term sustainable model.

Efficient Scale

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At peak we mobilise over 950 trucks and 20 train services a day. To make this happen, we contract over 2,000 drivers across 65 carriers. We link 110 manufacturing, storage and packing facilities to move over 165,000 TEU annually around New Zealand and to the world markets, handling over 200,000 transactions every year.

We have the ability to scale our business with access to multiple resources and therefore achieve volume as and when it is necessary.

We do not derive value by simply driving prices down. We maximise loads and maximise asset utilisation.

Our purchasing power and volume allows us to optimise assets and routes to deliver a sustainable lower cost transaction model and deliver value over and above what our customers can achieve on their own.

Performance Partnerships

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We work with New Zealand’s largest cargo owners. Our aim is to bring together like-minded businesses to make a more efficient New Zealand Inc.

We have strong, mutually beneficial relationships with our partners in the logistics industry. We work closely with KiwiRail, over 65 trucking companies, shipping lines and ports, to deliver product safely and on time throughout New Zealand.

With Kotahi, our sister company and global freight solutions provider, we provide an end-to-end service within New Zealand and around the world.

By pooling resources and working collaboratively across the supply chain, we ensure there is more efficient utilisation of logistics resources.

We think our collaborative approach makes intuitive sense and believe this approach is refreshing for the industry.

Technology Leadership

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We use our expertise and a sophisticated data engine to work out complex delivery schedules.

Our Transport Management System handles multi-customer, multi-supplier transactions and we have real time visibility of cargo across multiple carriers and customers with our GPS tracking system.

This business intelligence enables us to optimise our nationwide logistics network.

Trusted Experience

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Since 1998, we have built our reputation in the logistics industry.

We have a rigorous Risk Management Programme and all our contracted truckies have been through our induction programme. We are committed to ensure our staff, our multimodal suppliers and our customers get home safe everyday.

Compliance management is critical to our success and gives our customers a consistent level of service and peace of mind.

‘NEW’ New Zealand Thinking

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We are owned by New Zealand’s largest business and we aspire to changing the logistics game nationwide.

Our collaborative long term view of logistics in New Zealand reduces our carbon footprint, supports regional growth and promotes value over price, to create a long term sustainable model.

We are passionate about the New Zealand Inc story and want to drive an incremental long term benefit for our country.