Specialist International Freight Forwarders

California ports backlog

Friday, November 12, 2021

Week 45 saw a record 111 container vessels at anchor, prior to the Covid Pandemic the record had been 17 ships waiting to berth. The previous record of 108 vessels was reported on 21st October this year. A fine system will be implemented on the 15-Nov to try and alleviate the congested ports, shipping lines will be fined 100 USD per container per day for every container …


November GRIs and surcharges…

Monday, October 19, 2020

November brings with it another round of import GRI’s from the lines, effective from 1-Nov, the lanes and levels will be:

Asia to NZ
OOCL 300 USD / 20′ and 600 USD / 40′ effective 1st Nov

Also, there will be peak season surcharges as follows:

NZ to Europe

Sea freight – Delays, space and other predicaments…

Thursday, October 15, 2020

This year has certainly presented some challenges for us all.

The following is a sea freight shipping update, we hope it offers some insights into the current situaton.

With a worldwide reduction of airfreight capacity, consignees and shippers are using sea freight services more than before.

This year has seen and is still seeing an unprecedented peak season, with space out of China, Europe and Asia very difficult to get, often waiting …