PACK & SEND Nelson ‘tag’ team with CORE Transport Technologies

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PACK & SEND Nelson City provides a wide range of local and international business logistics solutions including freight services for Nelson-based Core Transport Technologies NZ (CORE), now part of Descartes Systems Group, to package and distribute shipment scanning and tracking equipment facilitating more than a few hundred consignments over their business relationship since 2017.

The size of each shipment can vary from sending 1 monitoring tag for testing purposes to well over 4000 around the globe. The tags and readers they send contain lithium batteries so PACK & SEND Nelson were well suited to carrying out these more complex and challenging jobs. Whether they’re expediting shipments to Canada, sending a box or delivering a pallet (ULD) or arranging freight pickups from South and North Island manufacturers the scope of the work they do for CORE is interesting and diverse.

“Our relationship with CORE started four years ago when we were first approached by then owners Annette and Ian. They were wanting a service that could offer domestic courier and freight consignments; international export and import; packing services; and able to handle lithium batteries. Some consignments would need to be sent urgently and others on a standard service,” says Jo. PACK & SEND met the requirements perfectly and to this day they have fostered a satisfying business partnership between both companies.

“We really enjoy working with the CORE team and it has been very rewarding to have played a small part in the success of their business. We appreciate the professional approach they have in all their dealings and specifically our interactions with Casimir Mackenzie (Logistics/Office Manager) on an almost daily basis”.


Currently CORE has over 800 readers around the world with over 40,000 tags actively operating at one time that monitor international mail, parcel and cargo as well as US domestic mail and parcel shipments.

Descartes is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes has over 220,000 parties using its cloud-based services.

PACK & SEND Nelson City can handle all of your personal and business packaging, courier, air, sea, general and fragile freight needs all under one roof. With no restriction on weight or size they work with your budget and time requirements to provide one of the most comprehensive local and global shipping services in the Tasman region.

“Descartes CORE solutions uses Pack & Send Nelson to ship customers’ orders anywhere in the world in a timely manner. Pack & Send provides complete shipping services from pick-up to drop-off with full transparency during the entire process. We have a strong line of communication with our local Pack & Send team, which is highly important as we ship a range of products locally and internationally. In addition, we ship items containing lithium ion batteries that range from a single unit to pallets of up to 4,000 units, and Pack & Send ensures the necessary shipping and packing requirements for these types of orders are met. Over the last three years, we’ve shipped hundreds of orders with minimal issues and Pack & Send Nelson has proven to be an extremely reliable partner”.