23 Aug
Update on BMSB Season ex Italy for NZ

As you will be aware all risk cargo from Italy must be treated offshore during BMSB season from ETD 1st September 2019 to ETA 30th April 2020. The Italian offshore treatment providers have very strict guidelines on how containers should be packed to ensure the treatment is effective so please take…

26 Feb
Suspension of the Italian treatment provider

We have been advised by CBAFF that any cargo treated by this company will be sent for further treatment by MPI and any additional costs will be charged as per outlay. This email is to notify you of the following suspension of the Italian treatment provider:  Triveneta Disinfestazioni S.r.l (AEI:…

31 Aug 2018
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Update

The BMSB season is defined as cargo/containers leaving the country of origin on/and after the 1st September 2018 and arriving in New Zealand on/and before 30th April 2019. Vehicles, Machinery and Equipment New and used vehicles, machinery and equipment from BMSB risk countries will require…

5 Mar 2018
Extension of Mandatory Treatment of Italian shipments for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)

Over the last 2 months you will have seen a number of Advice Notices from us concerning the mandatory fumigation of all sea imports from Italy, to fight against the introduction of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in to New Zealand. The Ministry For Primary Industry (MPI) is responsible for organising…

16 Jan 2018
Italy Bio-Security Issues & additional charges

For some time now NZ BIO SECURITY has been making regular interceptions of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (referred to as BMSB) in containerised cargo from Italy. This bug is considered to be a great threat to New Zealand. Immediately prior to Christmas, BIO SECURITY issued written notice advising…

9 Nov 2017
Pending Strike Action in Italy

A “General Strike” in Italy has been announced to take place Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th December - HOWEVER this is by no means confirmed. If it goes ahead this will disrupt road transport and port services. We will know more in the next 2 weeks, but where possible will start making plans now to…

2 Oct 2017
Italy – return of the Stink Bug Beetle

Bio Security have advised recent container examinations have revealed evidence of the presence of Stink Bug Beetles, particularly in containers of machinery.  As a result of this an increase in Port Container Inspections can be expected. Port Inspection Fees of $175.00 will be incurred on…

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.

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.

16 Feb 2016
Update from MPI - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Further to our earlier advices, you will be aware that MPI are making all efforts to mitigate the risk of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) by targeting containers from high risk ports such as USA, and La Spezia & Genoa. We have been notified by MPI that recent intelligence has prompted them to…

11 Jan 2016
Update on Brown Marmorated Stinkbug (BMSB) ex USA - Additional Port Requirements for Genoa, Italy

As you will most likely be aware MPI is  targeting containers from high risk ports  ex USA for Brown Marmorated Stinkbug (BMSB). This notification is to update you on the alert that has also been placed on all FAK / Groupage Containers and FCL containers from the Port of Genoa Italy in addition to…

12 Feb 2015
Late change to the Italian LCL service for weeks 8 & 9

HAMBURG SUD have announced a cancellation of their service from Mediterranean Ports through to Australia and New Zealand for weeks 8 & 9.  The reason given is that due to increasing Port Congestion, which is due to on-going industrial action on the West Coast of the USA, these vessels are becoming…

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