22 Mar 2018
Update 8 : Industrial Action at Lyttelton Port

Unfortunately we have been advised by the Port of Lyttelton that the planned industrial action commenced overnight and strike notices remain in place 21st – 25th March 2018. We understand that there will be no industrial action the following week Monday March 26th to Monday 2nd April 2018…

19 Mar 2018
Update 7 : Industrial Action at Lyttelton Port

Unfortunately we have been advised by the Port of Lyttelton that there has been no change to the impending industrial action following the recent negotiations with the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU). The Port of Lyttelton remains fully operational up until 2300 Tuesday 20th March 2018,…

16 Mar 2018
Hamburg – Auckland (LCL Pricing Update)

Our German groupage carrier, Hamburg Sud Lines, has announced that from 1st April they intend to increase our oceanfreight pricing ex Hamburg to Auckland. This will lead to an increase of EUR 2.00 per w/m on all current LCL pricing for origin receipts that feed over|loading Hamburg. This is on the…

15 Mar 2018
USA (Midwest) to NZ – introduction of a Congestion Surcharge

We have been advised by our agents Brennan Interntional that the USA Midwest (especially Chicago) has been experiencing unprecedented challenges concerning rail congestion, delays, and drayage capacity. Increased demand, asset shortages, driver constraints and severe weather conditions have quickly…

Update 6 : Industrial Action at Lyttelton Port

Further to earlier advice, we have now received advice from Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) that all port services will resume at Lyttelton Port from midnight Wednesday 14th March until 11.00PM Tuesday 20th of March. LPC have advised as follows: LPC is pleased to advise that Lyttelton Port will…

12 Mar 2018
Update 5 : Industrial Action at Lyttelton Port reinstated

Please see the below notice we have received from the Ports of Lyttetlon. Please contact your Mondiale representative if more information is required. CUSTOMER NOTICE - 12 March 2018Lyttelton Port disappointed Union strikes to proceed from midnight Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) is very disappointed…

6 Mar 2018
USA to NZ - USA LCL Increase Announcement

As a direct result of the EFAF increase, all LCL rates will increase by US$ 3 per w/m. This will come into effect for cargo received into USA depots on/after 1st April 2018. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact your Mondiale Representative.

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…

9 Feb 2018
USA - LCL Intermodal Fuel Surcharge

The USA market continues to face challenges with both FCL and LCL trucking and intermodal transportation. There is a growing shortage of qualified drivers, both for the international and domestic market. This has resulted in increased pricing for FCL shipments, and in most cases for LCL collections…

2 Feb 2018
Mondiale Agent Change for Denmark & Norway - Blue Water Shipping

Please note that as of Thursday 1st Feb Mondiale is appointing Blue Water Shipping (BWS) as our routing agent for Seafreight orders, both LCL & FCL, out of Denmark & Norway. For Supplier order placement BWS contact details are as follows: Denmark          Jennifer Grace              jgce@bws.dk…

LCL increase ex Spain and Portugal

From the 1st of February 2018 the Spanish and Portugal LCL rate will increase by EUR 2.00 per w/m due to Hamburg Sud increasing their container rates. For services ex Italy where we use the same service, we are happy to advise that we will hold current rate levels with no increase.

Upcoming Holidays in Asia Region

Please note that ‘Lunar New Year’ is taking place from the 15th – 21st February 2018 this year and it is one of China’s major National Holidays. As a result, communication with agents and suppliers in China and other parts of Asia, will be extremely limited, if not non-existent at various intervals…

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