30 Mar
USA LCL GRI - effective 2nd April 2020

We have been in discussions with our USA agents and can confirm there will be GRI for LCL cargo USA to New Zealand applicable for all cargo received in the USA depot on|or after 2nd April 2020. This follows on from the original notice sent out on potential increase due to the transportation…

25 Mar
LCL Groupage Sailing Schedule Changes

The Queensland Government recently implemented new measures that require all vessels from mainland China to Australia to have a minimum of 14 days transit time between the last port in China and first port of arrival in Australia. As one of the main Asia to New Zealand services calls at Brisbane en…

 
18 Feb
North Europe Storm Notice – “Ciara” | “Sabrine” | “Uta” & “Victoria”

North Europe continues to be subjected to heavy weather with Storms Ciara, Sabrine and Uta recently hitting the West Coast of the Continent and now storm Dennis (UK) Victoria (Germany) causing port issues with vessels being forced to cut and run from port. This may lead to delays in some shipments…

March – April Blank Sailing 2020 Program ex Europe | Mediterranean to NZ

Advice has been received from a number of Containerised Shipping Lines that there could be greater issues with vessel space and equipment shortages ex Europe and the Mediterranean to New Zealand over the course of March/April sailings. They are expecting it to be more so than in previous years at…

 
31 Jan
Canada – Origin Charges

B-13 Docs FeeDeclarations must now be completed using an online system, and unfortunately this has a number of additional steps and increased workload. Effective 1st January 2020, B-13 Docs fee charges will be as below : First time authorisation  US$ 75.00    per shipmentB-13 Filing Fee…

USA – LCL Hazardous Charges

Please note with increasing surcharges and hazardous paperwork requirements, our minimum origin hazardous charge has been increased as below : US$ 25.00         per w/mUS$ 100.00       minimum

Update : Chinese New Year Extension

As per a China Government announcement overnight the Lunar Chinese Holiday has now extended for Guangdong, Shenzhen, Qingdao, Xiamen and Ningbo to the 9th of February in order to contain the Coronavirus. Please be reminded this it is still subject to change per the China’s Government advisory on…

30 Jan
Chinese New Year Extension

China has announced that the Lunar New Year holiday will be extended to as a measure to contain the Coronavirus Outbreak. The Lunar New Year holiday, which started on 24th January was originally set to end on the 30th January. Major cities holiday period will extend to 2nd Feb with the exception of…

Update on Industrial Action in France

The strikes are still continuing across France. The port of Le Havre is closed and will remain closed on 30th and 31st January and there are no operational activities taking place at the port during this period. Shipments caught in the delays at the port may incur demurrage|detention charges which…

24 Jan
Industrial Action in France

Oceanfreight from France is still proving to be a challenge as strikes continue across the country. Workers at Le Havre have been on strike 22nd - 24th January and the port of Le Havre is still closed. This means no Import or Export operations/activities. Many carriers have advised vessels…

17 Jan
Maersk Congestion Fee – Fos Sur Mer

We have been advised by MAERSK that with the ongoing nationwide strikes affecting all forms of transport across France it is impacting the whole transportation sector, including Maersk’s ocean and inland services. As a consequence, they are seeing significant disruptions to their network in the…

10 Jan
Australian Infrastructure Charges – LCL

Australian Terminal Operators have recently announced significant increases to their already existing Terminal Infrastructure Levies. In many cases these have already come in to effect.    Regrettably Mondiale and our partner AGS are no longer able to absorb these increased costs so will be…

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