About Us

Strait Shipping is New Zealand’s leading shipping business – operating Cook Strait ferry services since 1992. With around 30 return sailings across Cook Strait each week, we transport hundreds of thousands of tonnes of freight and livestock between the North and South Island all year round. Between them, our ships offer just under 10,000 metres of ro-ro space every day, with a capacity for most over sized loads.

Why does Strait Shipping continue to be New Zealand's preferred shipping operator? Watch this video to find out.

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Jim Barker is the kind of man who sees opportunities not problems. Find out how out of sheer frustration and determination our successful kiwi company was born! 

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The can-do philosophy of our company is important to us, we were born from it and it epitomises our culture.

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If you're interested in becoming one of the dynamic Strait Shipping team - and working on one of the world's most beautiful stretches of water - have a look at jobs currently available or register your interest in working for us.

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