1 Jun 2018
Increase in rate from Spanish out-ports (Valencia and Bilbao)

Due to increased pre-carriage and warehouse handling costs, the rate from Valencia and Bilbao for goods being shipped via Barcelona on the direct HAMBURG SUD service to New Zealand, will increase by EUR 6.00 per w/m from 1st June 2018.

2 Feb 2018
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.

4 Jul 2017
Spanish Port Disruptions

July will see the continuation of the Stevedore strikes throughout all Ports in Spain.  These are in retaliation to Port Reforms that the EEU are pressuring the Spanish Government to introduce.  Once again specific working days are being targeted for “one hour on / one hour off” work schedule.…

16 Jun 2017
Spanish Port Distruptions

June will see a resumption of the Stevedore strikes throughout all Ports in Spain.  These are in retaliation to Port Reforms that the EEU are pressuring the Spanish Government to introduce. As before the planned disruptions are “confused” and is it is not known what the actual end affect will be on…

25 May 2017
* Update * Spanish stevedore strikes

We are pleased to advise that the strike for the first 5 announced days (24th, 26th, 29th, 31st May and 2nd June) has been suspended. The employer’s association and stevedore’s unions have agreed to a round of meetings to be held over the next days with the aim of reaching an agreement for the…

18 May 2017
Spanish stevedore strikes

We have been advised by our agents and regret to inform that Spanish Stevedores have announced some strikes for the following days: 24th, 26th, 29th and 31st of May2nd, 5th, 7th and 9th of June The strike will be performed during alternative hours, that means: From 9:00 to 10:00; from 11:00 to…

18 Apr 2017
Increase in Spanish import LCL sea rates from 1st May 2017

We wish to advise that due to the increase in container rates all LCL rates ex Spain will increase by EUR 5.00 per w/m from 1st May 2017.   Please contact your local representative should any further information be required.

3 Mar 2017
Spanish Port Distruptions | Shipping Delays

Spanish Stevedores have announced Port Strikes will take place on the following days in March ;  6th, 8th, 10th,  13th, 15th, 17th, 20th, 22nd and 24th Many of the carriers have advised they are reviewing their Spanish port rotations in order to avoid delays.  This may mean port calls are…

10 Feb 2014
LCL rate increase from Spain/Portugal from 1st March 2014

From 01 February we are changing our LCL service from Spain / Portugal in to Auckland and Wellington on to HAMBURG SUD sailings.  Previously we were using a Singapore transhipment operator, however a change to their 2nd leg service from Singapore to New Zealand has meant that their all up transit…

24 Jan 2013
Barcelona Port Strike

The Port of Barcelona have reported a strike of all transport cntrs in/out from Tuesday 22nd Jan until Monday 28th January.   We will keep you informed of any developments.  

24 Jan 2012
Spain & Portugal - Change in LCL service and rate structure

A change in the shipping schedule has meant that our direct service from Barcelona has increased almost a week from 33 / 34 days to 39 / 40 days.

23 Jan 2012
Change in Services from Italy & Spain on HAMBURG SUD

Please note with immediate affect HAMBURG SUD have changed their sailing schedule from the Mediterranean. What used to be an extremely quick service of 32 - 35 days is now 39 - 40 days. The change means that almost all shipping line options from this area have much the same transit times.

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