4 Jul
La Spezia, Italy - Port Congestion Surcharge

La Spezia Port is experiencing heavy congestion and various local authorities have introduced a Congestion Surcharge of US$ 150 per container.  This surcharge will be reflected in the transport cost for some Italian transport providers who are operating in|out of the La Spezia port. Not all…

 
17 Jun
Court decision on Mondiale’s New Zealand business

Mondiale accepted the penalties imposed by the New Zealand Court on Friday 10 June relating to a practice the New Zealand business had followed as a wholesaler in relation to its supply of services to other freight forwarders that ended in 2018, Ray Meade, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, said…

15 Jun
USA to NZ – LSS (Low Sulphur Surcharge)

Please be advised that the IMO 2020 Low Sulphur Surcharge ex all USA origins to New Zealand effective the 1st of July 2022 will be increasing from US$ 16 per wm to US$ 21 per wm. If you require further information please contact your Mondiale VGL representative.

 
27 May
USA to NZ - Change to LCL Hazardous Requirements

Please note effective immediately, our origin teams will require the SDS sheet for all hazardous LCL shipments.   In the past, we have only requested these for certain commodities when required by the shipping lines. However, we now have nearly all shipping lines requesting SDS sheets along with the…

9 May
USA to NZ - LCL Facility Administration Fee (FAF)

Due to the continued escalation in warehouse operating costs, specifically the increased cost of managing facilities (lease | labour and materials), Vanguard Logistics is increasing the Export Facility Administration Fee for all freight departing USA. Effective Date               cargo received on…

USA | Canada to NZ - LCL General Rate Increase

Please be advised our agents have announced a GRI which is a direct reflection of carrier increases.   LCL GRI increase        US$ 6.00 per wm from all USA | Canada origin depots to all NZ destinations                                 Effective cargo gated in on | after 5th June 2022 Your rate…

 
1 Apr
LCL - USA to NZ

With the continuous interruption with supply chain, equipment challenges, and rising fuel costs, USA service providers have increased the rate levels for the chassis usage and fuel surcharge. To cover these cost increases, the below shows the new levels which will be take effect for cargo received…

 
31 Mar
LCL - Italy to NZ

As the main portion of charges are now in USD, Mondiale VGL NZ will be changing the currency from EUR to USD for freight | BAF. All origin charges will remain in EUR. This will be effective from all shipments departing Italy on or after 1st April 2022. There has also been a GRI applied to the LCL…

Spain - Trucking Industrial Action Update

Further to our recent notice, we regret to advise that the National Trucking strike is still ongoing in Spain. Ports in Southern Spain are the worst affected (Valencia | Bilbao  Algeciras), with the Valencia Port Authority only permitting import containers to be uplifted. There is a temporary stop…

23 Mar
Spain - Trucking Industrial Action

Please be advised that a national trucking strike in Spain has been on-going for the last week and is starting to cause major disruption with local deliveries. We have received advice that a meeting between the Transport Minister and the Truckers Union (CNTC) has resulted in a “promised” agreement…

15 Mar
Italian haulage suspension of service over rising fuel costs

Starting Monday 14th March Italian Road Haulage companies have announced a possible suspension of services nationwide due to the sudden increase of fuel costs. The Trade Union "Transportunito" announcement specifies that it is neither a strike nor a specific claim, but an initiative aimed at…

1 Mar
Import Airfreight – Menzies increase toTerminal Handling Fee | Terminal Security Fee

Please note we have been advised by Menzies that they are increasing the below rates effective 21st March 2022 Terminal Handling Fee   Increase from NZD 0.13 per kg to NZD 0.14 per kg (Min NZ$ 13.50) Terminal Security Fee    Increase from NZD 0.06 per kg to NZD 0.07 per kg (Min NZ$ 45.00) Menizes…

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