Our Services

Air Freight

International airfreight has remained a key focus and strength since our inception in 1990. The progressive nature of our airfreight services reach beyond IATA (International Air Transport Association) accreditation and a purpose built Customs/MAF bonded airfreight facility to RACA (Regulated Air Cargo Agent) accreditation with the Civil Aviation Authority in NZ. A combination of experience, extensive global network, airline relationships and specialised airfreight handling continue to strengthen the range of cost effective airfreight options available to our customers.

Sea Freight

Tri-Star has developed an extensive range of import and export ocean freight services catering to the global and specific needs of our customers. Key relationships and contracts with a number of leading ocean carriers, our own independent LCL groupage services, advanced technology for greater visibility and a range of innovative products ensure Tri-Star remain at the cutting edge of reliable ocean freight services.

Customs Brokerage

To strengthen Tri-Star’s range of import services, Tri-Star maintains resource fully dedicated to customs brokerage. As much as technology has improved efficiency and processing time, one area commonly overlooked by many freight forwarders now is the experience of their Customs Brokers. Tri-Star employs the latest in technology to interface directly with New Zealand Customs and the Ministry of Primary Industry (MPI). Guided by many years of experience, Tri-Star’s brokerage team provide customers with the accuracy and certainty that their custom brokerage is in safe hands.

Warehousing & Distribution

Tri-Star offers a fully integrated logistics solution with our purpose built 70,000 square foot warehousing/distribution operation in Auckland and nationwide coverage. A full range of 3rd party logistics services are customised to add maximum value to our customers specific needs. Fully integrated technology, web interface and advanced warehousing systems give all our customers greater ability to concentrate on their core business, while Tri-Star take care of all warehousing and distribution requirements.

Project Cargo

Tri-Star’s experience, resource and full range of freight, warehousing and customs brokerage services create the necessary platform to handle a wide range of projects. We cover everything from time critical film production to construction, heavy machinery, mining and multi-million dollar artworks. Expertise, key relationships and a proven track record allow us to cater to any project needs, large or small.

Global Network

Tri-Star has built one of the most comprehensive networks of quality global partnerships. We recognise that our service is only as strong as the partners that we carefully select to manage our offshore interests. A combination of joint ventures and formal partnership agreements provides a solid platform for our customers to access robust global representation.

One measure of Tri-Star’s success is that we were invited to act as the exclusive New Zealand member of two prominent global networks, namely IASA (International Air & Shipping Association) & CCA (China Cargo Alliance). Both networks share similar philosophies and standards although offer Tri-Star distinction unrivalled by any other New Zealand freight forwarder.


IASA – International Air & Shipping Association

IASA is one of the most established (1971) global networks, demanding standards amongst members that assure the highest quality of service available for Tri-Star’s customers. Such criteria for our IASA partners and the progressive nature of this network gives Tri-Star certainty of remaining at the forefront of a truly global, quality service offering.

CCA – China Cargo Alliance

Tri-Star is an inaugural member of CCA and have made a significant contribution to this network since its inception in 2002. CCA’s purpose was to bring China and the Western World closer together relative to the explosion of development in China’s trade. The network now boasts over 120 global members and also gives Tri-Star access to over 320 offices throughout China built on a simple philosophy and attributes required in building strong global partnerships.

Our attendance of annual assembly’s for each Association encourages unity and direction for all members and strengthens Tri-Star’s global partnerships.