Special Cargo

Mainstream's Special Cargo division provides a specialist international freight services for goods that are fragile, high value, oversize, time-sensitive and/or have sentimental value.

Mainstream Special Cargo caters to challenging or difficult international movements that require special attention, equipment and skills to deliver them safely and securely to their correct destination.

Our Special Cargo global transport services includes:

  • Vehicles
  • Motorbikes/Motorcycles
  • Caravans and Motorhomes
  • Helicopters
  • Aircraft
  • Boats
  • Machinery
  • Marine
  • Personal effects
  • Out of gauge cargo, heavy machinery and project shipments
  • International transport of hazardous and perishable goods
  • Event and Show freight or demonstration equipment
  • Motorsport Rally's
  • Emergency shipments such as A.O.G, J.I.T and V.O.R along with Medical Supplies
  • Product sourcing from the USA and China by qualified specialists

Specialised freight needs special people. Mainstream's Global and Special Cargo divisions have over 30 years experience moving a wide range of non-traditional and 'project' items. Staff are proven and passionate about 'unusual', valuable and highly-prized equipment - meaning goods transported by Mainstream Special Cargo are in very safe hands.

As well as partnering with local and international integrated supply chain provider Mainstream, Mainstream Global uses a global network of selected freight partners to deliver a reliable and high quality service.

To find out more information and to learn how to use our Special Cargo services, please contact us at

Job scopes and quotes for specialised international freight movements are provided free of charge with no obligation to purchase.

Aluminium Systems NZ Ltd has used Mainstream as its primary freight provider for the past ten years. The two companies have built a strong working relationship based on can do attitudes and the desire to provide exceptional service to the end user. Mainstream works closely with Aluminium Systems to set a strong and reliable service standard to the New Zealand joinery Industry.

Paul Cocker, Operations Manager, Aluminium Systems NZ