24 Apr 2018
Air NZ - Import Airfreight delays ex Shanghai

As you may have seen on the news recently Air NZ are having mechanical issues with their Dreamliner aircraft. This has now affected our PVG (Shanghai) cargo to Auckland. Currently we have some bookings held in Shanghai and have also been advised that Air NZ are not taking bookings at this time until…

 
3 Mar 2017
Spanish Port Distruptions | Shipping Delays

Spanish Stevedores have announced Port Strikes will take place on the following days in March ;  6th, 8th, 10th,  13th, 15th, 17th, 20th, 22nd and 24th Many of the carriers have advised they are reviewing their Spanish port rotations in order to avoid delays.  This may mean port calls are…

 
22 Nov 2016
Italy seafreight container bookings/delays

All shipping lines have advised of heavy bookings and the potential of shipment delays from Genoa Port on the West Coast and from Ancona / Venice / Trieste on the East Coast.

 
2 Sep 2015
USA West Coast Departures / Oakland port issues – continued delays

Please note we are still experiencing delays with West Coast vessel departures, particularly at Oakland port.   There are a number of factors causing delays including continued chassis shortages; trucker shortages; labour and personnel issues and crane limitations.   As a result of delays at Oakland…

 
16 Aug 2015
Update: Xingang Port Explosion

We have been informed that the majority of Tianjin terminals have been unaffected by the blast on Wednesday night however roads leading up to the terminals are still cordoned off. As such shipping line container yards in the Port area (where containers are delivered for loading on vessels) and many…

14 Aug 2015
Expected Transhipment Delays in Tanjung Pelepas/Singapore

A combination of two tropical cyclones and a typhoon in Asia has resulted in temporary congestion problems at the transhipment ports of Tanjung Pelepas and Singapore.  This will affect cargo from Europe, North Asia and South East Asia booked on any carrier who operate through these ports.  We will…

 
2 Jun 2015
Europe / Med port cargo delays – Congestion at Cartagena Port * update *

The recent transhipment delays in Cartagena of HAMBURG SUD service from Nth Europe / UK and Med Ports is starting to show signs of improvement.  HAMBURG SUD have made considerable efforts to ensure Mondiale’s clients cargo has priority load which we have seen the majority of backlogged /…

 
14 May 2015
UK/ Belgium to NZ Service Delays

In order to clear the current congestion that has built up at Cartagena Port, Hamburg Sud is not taking any bookings for departure week 21 ex UK & Belgium to Australia/ New Zealand.  With this we have moved this week's UK Groupage sailing to the MAREN MAERSK 520E with an ETA Auckland 03/07/15. At…

 
20 Nov 2014
Italian shipping delays due to bad weather

Recent heavy flooding in Northern Italy, particularly around the Genoa area, has created all sorts of problems in transporting containers in and out of that port.  Many containers are missing cargo cut-offs and some shipping lines have begun cancelling port calls in order to keep to schedule. We…

 
18 Jul 2014
Guangdong - Typhoon Rammasun - Expect delays from Southern China

A newly intensified Typhoon Rammasun, which has caused fatalities in the Philippines, is bearing down on Guangdong province. It is now categorized by the China Meteorological Administration as a super typhoon, having sustained winds of over 241 km per hour . All shipping in the region has…

 
3 Apr 2014
LCL service ex Europe / UK / Mediterranean - IMMEDIATE CHANGE

Further to our advise last week to expect delays to the LCL service on HAMBURG SUD ex Europe / UK / MED - we have just been advised that with immediate affect no container bookings will be accepted by HAMBURG SUD from the above origin points to New Zealand until earliest mid May. The container…

1 Apr 2014
FRANCE, LE HAVRE - Container Delivery Delays

Le Havre Port Authority introduced a new container pick-up / delivery proceedure 2 weeks ago which to date has failed badly.  The new system concentrates on trucks having specific time slots for picking up / dropping off containers, however it would appear if the truck is delayed (usually due to…

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