Specialist International Freight Forwarders

USA – NZ – resumption of Seattle and Oakland port calls

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Effective early May, additional port calls from the West Coast of the USA will resume with the ANL Warrnambool Voy: 210, ETD: 3-May from Oakland. Some of the vessels will omit Los Angeles and more sailings will call North Port (Marsden Point), the cost to move cargo to Auckland will be charged to the consignee.

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Russia withdrawal

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Maersk have announced they will completely leave Russia. Initially the shipping line stopped taking bookings on all services (air, sea, land transport) and after it’s annual meeting with shareholders the decision was taken to sell all assets in Russia.

Currently, every third container in Russia belongs to Maersk. According to Alphaliner, Maersk is one of four operators (Maersk, MSC, CMA CGM and COSCO) who control 58% of Russia’s shipping market.

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Italian trucking disruption

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

From Monday 14th March Italian Road Haulage companies announced a possible suspension of services nationwide, due to the sudden increase of fuel costs.

It is neither a strike nor a specific claim, but an initiative aimed at coordinating the demonstrations on the state of emergency in the logistic sector, according to The Trade Union “Transportunito”.

The increase in fuel prices have been constant in recent weeks and is putting pressure on the …

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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 …

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New service China – NZ trade – TS Line

Monday, September 27, 2021

From late September TS Lines will be bringing much needed capacity to the China – NZ trade with their first voyage departing Qingdao on the 27th September, details follow:
The service will be to Tauranga and Auckland (Auckland by rail from Tauranga) for imports only
Vessel capacity approximately 1700 TEU
Routing: Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Nansha – Shekou – Tauranga
The service will be fortnightly until November when …

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Service disruptions Update 21 May 2021

Friday, May 21, 2021

A word from our GM…

Good afternoon All,

First of all, happy Friday to everyone, today is Friday May 21st and I cant believe that we are nearly half way through the year already. And what a tumultuous year we have had in shipping and logistics.
I know that a lot of you will be aware of the current situation, but I wanted to keep everyone updated as much as we can …

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The Suez Canal – Ever Given unstuck!

Monday, March 29, 2021

On the 22nd March a vessel, the Ever Given, operated by Evergreen Marine was knocked off course by strong winds and a sand storm. and blocked the Suez Canal in both directions. Attempts to free the vessel had been unsuccessful until almost a week later when, early Monday morning local time, a combined effort of tugboats and intensive dredging freed the stern from the western side of the canal, …

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Sea Freight – delays part 3

Thursday, December 3, 2020

The situation at the port of Auckland (POAL) has continued to deteriorate. Most vessels are now waiting over 10 days in the Auckland harbour in anchorage before getting a berth.
These severe delays, combined with transhipment delays have meant that goods that were expected to arrive long before Christmas are now arriving without sufficient time to deliver before Christmas. For those clients who are planning to close during the Christmas …

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Sea freight – Delays part 2…

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

As space and port congestion problems continue, here are some insights from CBAFF about the issues:

CBAFF latest media release: Freight forwarders warn of critical shortage of shipping capacity
New Zealand’s freight forwarders are urging retailers and other importers to get sea freight space booked as early as possible – in the face of a severe shortage of shipping capacity.

Rosemarie Dawson, Chief Executive Officer of the Customs Brokers and Freight …

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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
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