23 Oct 2018
GST to be levied on overseas online shopping

Revenue minister Stuart Nash has announced that GST will go on internet shopping purchases from October next year for goods imported by consumers. This move is expected to raise NZ$ 112m annually within 3 years. The NZ Government decision follows the Australian example  and is expected to help level…

5 Oct 2018
Customs and Excise Act 2018

The new Customs and Excise act 2018 will come into effect from the 1st October 2018 and will be a replacement for the old 1996 act. The intent of this new act is still largely the same as the previous act but is less prescriptive and more principles based and is intended to provide Customs the…

Provisional Values Scheme

With the introduction of the new Customs and Excise Act 2018 on the 01 October there is now the requirement to use Provisional Values on Imports, We have attached the Importers guide supplied by NZ Customs with the proviso that details shaded in grey have not yet been finalized, However we have also…

 
27 Sep 2018
JKN | ANZL | NZJ schedule remedial

ANZL | JKN | NZJ Service – Original Schedule ANZL | JKN | NZJ Service – Slide Down Schedule Further to above comparison, you will notice that effective from Aglaia v53, the transit time to NZ has increased by 7 days. For some time now the published schedule was rarely achieved . Often NZ ports…

25 Sep 2018
Upcoming holidays in the Asia region

A reminder in regards to upcoming public holidays in the Asia region over the coming weeks. Communication with agents and suppliers in China and other parts of Asia, will be extremely limited, if not non-existent at various intervals during this period. Therefore a reminder to our valued customers…

21 Sep 2018
Ports of Auckland - Update #9

Please see the following Port of Auckland update as of a few minutes ago. Please note that for today, Friday 21 September, they have advised that from 1900 hours to 0700 hours on Saturday 22 September R&D operations will work with limited capacity. This will have a major impact on our…

20 Sep 2018
Ports of Auckland - Update #8

19 September 2018Operational Update : Fergusson Terminal Operations Update     Good afternoon We are being asked by Customers - Lines, Carriers and Cargo Owners when can we expect to be back to normal operations? Regrettably there is no single answer for this as it…

19 Sep 2018
IMO 2020 Sulphur Regulation

On 1st January 2020, a new regulation from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will come into effect. Under the new global cap, all shipping companies will have to use marine fuels with a sulphur content of no more than 0.5% against the current limit of 3.5% in an effort to improve air…

18 Sep 2018
USA to NZ Increase Announcements (EFAF | FCL | LCL)

USA to NZ - EFAF  Increase AnnouncementPlease note the USA direct shipping lines have announced EFAF will be increasing effective 1st October from ;                   US$ 686 per TEU to US$ 701 per TEU USA to NZ – USA FCL Increase AnnouncementPlease note we have been advised by shipping lines that…

Super typhoon Mangkhut Southern China : Update #1

Please see the below update for the following ports: Yantian and Shekou terminals re-commenced receipt of laden containers at 20:00 hours yesterday Shantou terminal is fully operational We will continue to keep you updated as information comes to hand.

17 Sep 2018
Super typhoon Mangkhut which hit Hong Kong and Southern China

The full impact on shipping services of super typhoon Mangkhut which hit Hong Kong and Southern China won’t be known for some days. Please see below an account of the main regions. We will keep you updated directly if your cargo will be impacted. GuangzhouThe container freight station where we load…

14 Sep 2018
Ports of Auckland - Update #7

14 September 2018 : Operational UpdateFergusson Terminal Operations Update     Good afternoon Terminal Yard congestion remains very high. Productivity has declined by approximately 20-30% at the crane which just illustrates how the operation is grinding away to keep…

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