5 Jul 2019
New Aviation Security Regulations - Germany

Unsecured Cargo -  Drums/ Jerricans/ IBC Container etc… Containing Liquids Please note due to new Germany Government Air Regulations that came into effect 1st July 2019 - the special securing method ETD (Explosive Trace Detection) will be forbidden in Germany. This effects cargos presented in…

5 Mar 2018
German & UK Port Closures & Congestion – Seafreight

Both major German ports Hamburg & Bremerhaven continue to experience congestion issues due to regional booking volumes combined with bad weather. This is leading to backlogs at both German inland depots & at rail terminals of surrounding countries, ie Hungary, due to large container volumes being…

23 Nov 2017
German airfreight – Chronic space shortage ex Frankfurt

For some weeks now we have been having significant issues obtaining enough cargo space on Carriers from Frankfurt for the amount of air cargo that is being booked. We have set allocation with QATAR for our scheduled twice weekly service, but once that allocation is used up, or if there are “special”…

13 Jul 2017
Mondiale LCL pricing ex Hamburg to Auckland

Due to space issues ex German ports the shipping line has announced a general rate increase to their pricing for Auckland & Wellington destined cargo.    This will result in an increase of EUR 4.00 per w/m which comes into effect for sailings on/after 1st August 2017.    At this stage…

29 May 2017
Germany to Lyttelton Peak Season Surcharge (PSS)

Due to the ongoing Hamburg congestion & space issues a PSS has been implemented on LCL cargos to Lyttelton ex Hamburg & Bremerhaven of the amount of US$5 per w/m until further notice.    This PSS will take effect from 1st June 2017.

20 May 2015
Rail Industrial Action in Germany

Continuing Industrial Action by the German Train Drivers Union is disrupting all container movements within Germany.  This is creating backlogs and delays in getting containers through to Hamburg / Bremerhaven Ports – sometimes by up to 3 – 4 days. For any urgent containers please contact MONDIALE…

20 Oct 2014
German Rail Strikes

Recent industrial issues in Germany involving the Railways have begun to impact on the transportation of FCL movements within Germany.  We are trying to keep these to an absolute minimum but if you have any especially urgent Full Container movements from Germany, or from Switzerland or Austria,…

4 Jul 2014
GERMAN LCL - New Service

From 1st July our LCL service from Germany to Auckland and Wellington will be based around a twice weekly service on HAMBURG SUD (38/39 days) and MAERSK LINE (43 days) - with MAERSK also carrying the weekly containers going directly in to Lyttelton.   There will be no change in the lower rates…

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…

23 Jun 2013
Shortage of containers in Germany

Due to a significant down-turn in Imports and weather (flooding) affecting the positioning of containers at inland depots, there is a significant shortage of empty containers throughout Germany.  The weather situation will of course pass at some stage, however the reduced Import volumes could well…

8 May 2013
Changes to German "Secured / Unsecured" Export Airfreight Regulations

From May German authorities have stream-lined the operation of their "secured / unsecured" Export Airfreight cargo regulations.  From now on there will be a National Register of all "known" shippers.  All export airfreight consignments from them will be treated as "Secured Cargo" regardless of the…

2 Apr 2013
Austrian & German airfreight rate increase

EMIRATES have announced a airfreight rate increase ex Frankfurt of EUR 0.15 per kg and ex Vienna / Linz of EUR 0.05 per kg effective 1st April. In both instances we have looked at alternative airlines.  At this stage EMIRATES are still the best option taking in to account rate, Fuel Surcharge and…

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