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…

 
31 Mar 2010
Seafreight rates ex Mediterranean

LCL All rates from Mediterranean ports will increase by USD 5.00 per w/m from 1st April. This is to cover the General rate Increase being applied by our main service providers from 1st April. FCL Shipping lines will increase container rates from ports in the above area from 1st April. The…

Seafreight rates ex North Europe, UK, Scandinavia

LCL Al rates will increase by EUR 6.00 per w/m from 1st April. This is to cover the General Rate Increase being applied by our main service providers from 1st April. FCL Shipping lines will increase container rates from the above areas from 1st April. The increases vary between USD 150.00 –…

 
21 Jan 2010
USA Southbound General Rate Increase

LCL At this stage no final decision has been made regarding whether we increase our USA LCL rates or not. We will keep you posted once we make our final decision. FCL As previously advised the shipping lines from both coasts of the USA are increasing full cntr rates by US$ 250 per TEU effective…

Canada Southbound General Rate Increase

LCL As you are aware we mitigated the 1st December GRI back to zero for LCL. Unfortunately there is another GRI of US$ 250 per TEU coming into effect on the 15th of February. Due to this increase we will have to increase our Canadian LCL rates by US$ 12 per w/m. FCL As previously advised the…

19 Jan 2010
Europe LCL Rate Increase

From 1st Feb all LCL rates from North Europe, UK and Scandinavia will increase by EUR 2 per w/m. This is to recover the 1st January container rate increase of EUR 75 per 20ft / EUR 150 per 40ft announced by our service provider HAMBURG SUD in December 2009.

 
10 Dec 2009
Europe Rate Increases

There is every chance given the above situation that shipping lines will increase their rates from 1st January. HAMBURG SUD have already announced a rate increase of EUR 75 per 20ft EUR 150 per 40ft from North Europe / UK ports from 1st January.

 
30 Oct 2009
General Rate Increase for North Asia with effect from 1st November

Further to our mail out of 20th October, container volumes remain at extremely high levels. Consequently several carriers have growing backlogs at their respective transhipment hubs throughout Asia. As a result ,most carriers will proceed with the full increase of USD 300 per 20ft and USD…

28 Oct 2009
Australia to New Zealand FCL Rates

With effect from November 1st 2009, freight rates for FCL from Australia to NZ on VSA lines will be increasing by USD 50.00 / TEU. We do apologise for the short notification of this increase. This increase is a result of increased bunker costs on this trade. As previously advised Maersk…

21 Oct 2009
November North Asian General Rate Increase (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea And Japan)

Most of the carriers have announced their intention to increase rates by USD 300 per 20ft and USD 600 per 40ft with effect from 1st November. We will forward updated rates through closer to this date, once the full impact of this announcement is known. At this stage, it is anticipated that…

5 Oct 2009
Possible increases in Airfreight Rates ex Europe and UK

Our European Airfreight agents have advised that most airlines have announced their intention to increase airfreight rates by 10% - 30% in the near future. All carriers have reduced flights due to the global passenger downturn and because of this a general cargo space shortage has been created.…

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