Freight Handling Code

Freight Handling Code
KiwiRail provides a complete freight handling service throughout New Zealand. It does so with three extremely important objectives in mind. They are:
• SAFETY of the public, customers and employees.
• QUALITY of our service, to ensure all freight is handled and delivered on time and damage free.
• PROTECTION of all equipment, wagons and vehicles.

This Manual , the KiwiRail Freight Handling Code, has been written to help everybody achieve these objectives. It contains guidelines and rules to assist with all aspects of the stowage, storage and transportation of freight.

The guidelines have been presented in pictorial form, where appropriate, to illustrate the key points being explained. Some of these diagrams are available as wall posters.

This document must be read in conjunction with the "Freight Handling Code Amendment Notice" which contains any updates added since the current issue of the Freight Handling Code was published.
Code Amendment Notice
Section 00: Introduction
Section 01: Contents
Section 02: Introduction & Overview
Section 03: Purpose, Scope & Glossary
Section 04: Conditions of Carriage
Section 05: Load Security & Safety
Section 06: Effective Freight Handling
Section 07: Conveyancing Responsibility
Section 08: Rail Equipment & Facilities
Section 09: Agricultural Products
Section 10: Bulk Products
Section 11: Bulk Liquids and Gases
Section 12: Containerised Traffic
Section 13: Metallic Products
Section 13A: Steel Products
Section 14: Light Motor Vehicles
Section 15: Paper Products Rolls
Section 16: Logs
Section 17: Pulp
Section 18: Board Products Sawn Timber
Section 19: Heavy Vehicles and Machines
Section 20: Palletised Freight
Section 21: General Loose Freight
Section 22: Oversize and Overweight Load
Section 23: Track Materials

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