Johnsons Barge Service Ltd

Johnsons Barge Service has been operating in the Marlborough Sounds, D'Urville & Nelson Area since 1919.  

With our diverse fleet of vessels and highly skilled team, we aim to provide a safe, reliable & consistent service to our clients - no matter how obscure the task may be.

Thinking outside the square is our specialty!

Kenepuru Community Barging Info:

From 1st August 2023 the community barge will run Monday/Wednesday/Friday each week.

General departure time ex Havelock is 0700 - all vehicles, machinery, items are required for loading no later than 0645.

Departure/pick-up times on return trip ex Kenepuru MAY vary due to the nature of the work & tides.  Please be patient.

Rates for this service are set by Marlborough District Council, please refer to their website for any clarification.

MDC Relief/Recovery Work

Johnsons Barge Service continues to work with MDC to provide services for sounds residents, farmers, visitors & contractors effected by the flood damage/road closures and restrictions.

ALL bookings for barging are to come directly to our office via, website, email or phone.

Please remember that the rates for this type of work & the corresponding subsidies are set by Marlborough District Council.    Thank You.

If you need a job done that you think might be impossible, we've probably done it before.  Johnsons Barge Service Ltd, along with our sister companies have the ability to achieve all your on water logistics - Give us a call to discuss.

✓ Experienced

With 100 years of experience in launch and barge services, Johnson's Barge Service Ltd can offer transport of just about anything including building materials, stock, bulk gravel and machinery, to name a few! Our mooring services have been building for over 20 years now, with over 1000 moorings on our service list.

✓ Well Equipped

Johnson’s Barge Service Ltd operates five vessels. With our many freight options we are able to upload materials across most sounds beaches and can often transport them right to the required site. Our barges are well equipped with hiabs and heavy winch gear. We have the necessary resources for almost every situation.

✓ Reliable

Johnson's Barge Service Ltd is a locally owned and operated business, which has been serving the wider community since 1919. With our great team of experienced staff and extensive expertise, you can count on us for good advice, good planning and a job well done - all at a fair price.