From 01 February we are changing our LCL service from Spain / Portugal in to Auckland and Wellington on to HAMBURG SUD sailings. Previously we were using a Singapore transhipment operator, however a change to their 2nd leg service from Singapore to New Zealand has meant that their all up transit time from the load Port in Barcelona through to Auckland has extended out to almost 50 days. The HAMBURG SUD scheduled transit is 38 days.
Unfortunately the HAMBURG SUD container rate is higher. We have to increase all rates by US$ 7.00 per w/m in order to recover this additional cost. This increase will take effect from 01 March. The new rate will be valid until at least 31 March.
All Lyttelton cargo will continue to be transhipped over Singapore and loaded in to direct containers that call at that Port. This rate remains unchanged.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Bryan Hutson