24 Apr 2017
FCL increases from Europe, Mediterranean and Middle East

With the continuing heavy export bookings from all of the above areas in to Asia (especially China) many of the carriers are taking the opportunity to increase rates for the month of May.  Not all have confirmed rate levels applicable from 1st May, and for those that have there is no “fixed”…

4 Apr 2017
UK/ Europe Southbound Update

Space & equipment continues to be in high demand out of the UK & Northern Europe with many Shipping Lines now not taking bookings out to mid to late April.  As a result of this Maersk Lines are implementing a price increase out of this region in the vicinities of USD100-150 per TEU effective 1st…

 
3 Mar 2017
UK/ Europe Space & Equipment Situation

Currently all shipping lines ex UK & Northern Europe Ports are experiencing larger than normal export volumes which is leading to space and equipment shortages.  We would advise you to allow greater lead times when placing orders (up to 2 weeks additional) to allow sufficent time to book space &…

 
22 Nov 2016
MSC peak season surcharge ex Europe from 1st December

Due to heavy bookings MSC has announced a Peak Season Surcharge to Australia and New Zealand from all European Ports ofUS $100.00 per 20ft / US$ 200.00 per 40ft.

 
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 /…

 
11 Dec 2014
Delays out of Europe / Italy

Please note we have been advised by Maersk that they do not have any equipment available ex Germany until the first or second week of January.  There are also space issues on the freight trains until the end of the year.  We are checking with other shipping lines regarding space availabilities on…

 
10 Nov 2014
Oceanfreight Low Sulphur Surcharge ex North Europe Region – Effective from 1st January 2015

From 1st January 2015 all shipping lines will be affected by the introduction of Low Sulphur Fuel Regulations on Trades ex North Europe/Scandinavia and Baltic Region.  The aim of the Regulations is to reduce the Sulphur Content in Fuel from 1.00% to 0.10%.  This surcharge is to cover the additional…

 
31 Oct 2014
Airfreight space ex Europe to NZ

Please be advised we are having major issues with airfreight space ex Europe across the board.     We are doing all we can to keep our consol allocations on track but delays should be expected. Express is an option but please keep in consideration that anything +500kgs will more than likely not be…

 
6 Jun 2014
German LCL service / Rate Changes

From 1st June 2014 our LCL service from Germany will change from a weekly service on HAMBURG SUD to a twice weekly service on HAPAG LLOYD / MAERSK.  The transit time will increase from 38 days (to Auckland) to 42 - 44 days, but the oceanfreight rate will decrease by EUR 7.00 per w/m.  The rate will…

 
28 Apr 2014
Europe LCL Sailing Schedules

Previous news has advised the delay issues with HAMBURG SUD service transhipping cargo via Cartagena.  A reasonably large container backlog at that Port has meant many containers have been missing connections.  It has also lead to a hold being put on bookings being accepted from certain Ports in…

1 Apr 2014
EUROPE - Space shortage for Full Container bookings ex Nth Europe / UK / Med

All shipping lines servicing the Europe - SE Asia trade lane are desperate to increase ocean freight rates on this sector.  Part of the strategy to achieve this is to create a space shortage on what are particularly large vessels.  The lines are achieving this by having blank sailings - where…

 
31 Mar 2014
EUROPE - delays with LCL Service ex Nth Europe / UK / Med

Mondiale has been using HAMBURG SUD from Nth Europe, UK and the Med for all of our LCL services in to New Zealand for some time now.  This is due to our policy of using the Carrier with the quickest transit time and most reliable service to New Zealand.  However this year we have had a number of…

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