4 Jul
La Spezia, Italy - Port Congestion Surcharge

La Spezia Port is experiencing heavy congestion and various local authorities have introduced a Congestion Surcharge of US$ 150 per container.  This surcharge will be reflected in the transport cost for some Italian transport providers who are operating in|out of the La Spezia port. Not all…

 
15 Mar
Italian haulage suspension of service over rising fuel costs

Starting Monday 14th March Italian Road Haulage companies have announced a possible suspension of services nationwide due to the sudden increase of fuel costs. The Trade Union "Transportunito" announcement specifies that it is neither a strike nor a specific claim, but an initiative aimed at…

 
18 Jan
USA to NZ - FCL and LCL General Rate Increase

Please be advised the shipping lines have announced a 15th  February 2022 of  US$ 500  per TEU container, dependent on shipping line from the West Coast USA ports to Oceania ports. As a direct result of the shipping line increase, we are implementing a General Rate Increase for LCL cargo as below:…

 
17 Dec 2021
Italy Strike Update

INDUSTRIAL ACTION IN ITALY  -  17th December 2021 Further to yesterday’s notice, we have been informed of a Nationwide Strike in Italy planned for 17 December. They are expecting major disruption at the port where protesters are closing gates to disrupt the normal flow of transport providers in…

16 Dec 2021
Ligure, Italy – planned industrial action

Please note that on the 16th and 17th December there is Industrial Action planned by the Port workers in the Ligure region in the form of a strike which will affect the ports of Genoa and Vado Ligure. We expect this to cause disruption at this busy time of year and many trucking companies are…

3 Dec 2021
Italy - Trucking Rates & BMSB Update

Italy Trucking Charges – Increase in RatesThe cost for transport services throughout Italy are increasing, mostly attributed to heavy volumes, shortages of drivers and a lack of vehicle availability. Regrettably, as a result of these surges, we wish to inform you that Mondiale VGL will be increasing…

 
27 Oct 2021
TS Lines to add Lyttelton port call to schedule

Further to our mail out of 14th  September confirming TS Lines entry into the China to New Zealand trade lane, we are pleased to advise that they are now offering  a fortnightly call into Lyttelton. The first vessel to call at Lyttelton port will be as the TS Osaka v2112S, full vessel schedule as…

26 Oct 2021
Brennan USA | Vanguard - Urgent Customer and Vendor Advisory – Network Security Incident

BRENNAN USA / VANGUARD – AFFECTING SOUTHBOUND USA BOOKINGS/SHIPMENTS Please see below advisory from Brennan USA / Vanguard Logistics relating to a security incident occurrence on October 21, 2021.   Network Security Incident October 25th, 2021  Dear…

22 Oct 2021
Shipping Lines withdraw Auckland Port Congestion

Following an improvement in vessel turnaround times at the Ports of Auckland, many of the Shipping Lines are in the process of withdrawing their Auckland Port Congestion Surcharge. It is important to note that the frequency of vessels into the port is still very uneven. As an example, if we look at…

15 Oct 2021
Italy Update

INDUSTRIAL ACTIONPort workers in Trieste and Genoa have industrial action planned from Fri 15th October until to Wed 20th October.  The purpose of the action is to disrupt port operations and pressure the Italian Government to abandon plans to make Green Passes (Covid-free certificate) mandatory…

7 Oct 2021
USA | Canada to NZ - FCL & LCL GRI

Please be advised the shipping lines have announced a 1st November  increase of  US$ 500  per TEU container, dependent on shipping line from all USA ports. In addition to this FCL increase, ongoing equipment availability, space restrictions and congestion have continued to put pressure on export…

5 Oct 2021
USA to New Zealand - Market Update

As you will already know, there are major issues moving cargo, both LCL and FCL, from West Coast to New Zealand at present, with very few options available for sea-freight. Major congestion and port issues are playing a part with record number of vessels at anchor in and around West Coast ports.…

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