22 Feb - Update - Ports of Auckland Industrial Action

Further to earlier notifications in regards to the industrial action at the Port of Auckland, please see below the latest update of contingency information received from the shipping lines.

Please note that arrangements are subject to change, but correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of sending.
We will do all possible to meet your delivery requirements, but please bear in mind that there may be significant delays which are outside of our control.

Should you have any urgent cargo requirements, please ensure that you advise your Mondiale representative, in order that we can plan accordingly and do all possible to meet your needs.
We will continue to liaise with the Port and the Shipping Lines, and will keep you updated as information comes to hand, but should you require anything further in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact your Mondiale representative.

Contingency Plans to Date

CAP MONDEGO V201S - Vessel was originally planned to arrive Auckland one day earlier on 23/02/12 than scheduled to avoid the industrial action. It is now omitting Auckland and discharging in Wellington. Please note that on forwarding arrangements from Wellington to Auckland differ by shipping line & most have also indicated that they will be looking to recover the additional costs from customers. Whilst we are following up with all the lines, some arrangements are yet to be confirmed, but we will advise update as soon as possible, including cost recovery structure.

Hamburg Sud - At this stage planning to on forward Import containers for Auckland on the Spirit of Endurance ETD Wellington 28/02/12 ETA Tauranga 29/02/12, containers will then be onforwarded to Metroport Auckland by rail.

Cosco - Onforwarding arrangements are yet to be confirmed, but they will advise as soon as possible.

NYK - At this stage planning to onforward Import containers for Auckland on the JPO LEO V120N ETA Tauranga 26/02/12, containers will then be onforwarded to Metroport Auckland by rail.

MOL - At this stage planning to onforward Import containers for Auckland on the JPO LEO V120N ETA Tauranga 26/02/12, containers will then be onforwarded to Metroport Auckland by rail. MOL have advised that an Emergency Wellington Transship Surcharge (ADC) USD210.00 per 20’ and USD290.00 per 40’ will apply to recover the extra operational costs in Wellington.

Hapag Lloyd - Containers will be terminated in Wellington. Consignees can either uplift containers from Wellington or pay additional cost of NZD640.00 per 20' & NZD760.00 per 40’ for containers to be transhipped from Wellington to Tauranga on the Cap Beaufort ETA Tauranga 7/3/12 and railed to Metroport Auckland.

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BAHIA CASTILLO V202N – Omitting Auckland & calling Port of Tauranga, Auckland Import containers will railed to Metroport.

BAHIA GRANDE V205S – Omitting Auckland & calling Port of Tauranga, Auckland Import containers will railed to Metroport.

SPIRIT OF ENDURANCE V3345 – Omitting Auckland & calling Port of Tauranga, Auckland Import containers will railed to Metroport.

VALDIVIA V57S - Will call Auckland as scheduled and work at General Wharf - Jellicoe. The current ETA Auckland is 9.00PM Saturday 25/02/12, ETD 10.00AM Sunday 26/02/12.
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Summary of Upcoming Industrial Action Dates:

0700 Hours Friday 24th February until 0700 Hours Friday 2nd March
0701 Hours Friday 2nd March until 0700 Hours Friday 9th March

Ports of Auckland are also posting regular updates on the industrial action on their website - http://www.poal.co.nz/shipping_cargo/Industrial_Action_Update.htm.

Advice from Port of Tauranga

Port of Tauranga have also advised that as the Container Terminal is expecting additional vessel exchange & import volume during the period of industrial action occurring at Ports of Auckland, during this period it is anticipated that demand for rail service will be higher than normal, so delays are likely to be inevitable. Please ensure that you advise your Mondiale representative of your requirements in order to assist in providing a timely delivery of containers to Metroport.

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