New Zealand

Imports

  • Change is in the air for Container Checks Portal (CCP) – Early 2024, Biosecurity NZ will be introducing a new version of the CCP, used for electronic submission of container inspection results by Accredited Persons. This change is required as part of a complete overhaul of our internal border systems to upgrade the technology and to provide a more stable platform for the future. The biggest change will be a requirement to use RealMe to access the system. Having a RealMe login allows you to securely access Government online services and brings the CCP in line with other MPI systems available to external stakeholders. If you already have a RealMe login, it will work for the CCP once it’s set up OR you can set up a login at any time in preparation for the change. There will be some changes to the look and feel of the system that you are familiar with, and we will ensure you are made aware of these changes as we move closer to going live. The basic functionality remains the same – you will be able to enter inspection details for your sea and air containers and manage the Transitional Facilities you are working with as you can now. In addition, we are working on setting up an option for the larger Transitional Facilities to submit their container checks directly from their own in-house container record systems. If you have any questions about this change, please contact info@mpi.govt.nz and keep an eye out for further information in the next few months.
  • The remedial work being carried out on Fergusson Terminal pad at the Ports of Auckland is causing some delays in working container vessels due to reduced capacity.
  • Overall container depot capacity continues to be an unresolved issue with restricted dehire slots being made available at several large Auckland sites.
  • The VBS booking cost has increased again in July at Metroport plus some container depots. Regrettably, our Container Booking Fee will have to be adjusted from 1st of August.

Exports

  • Move count restrictions continue to affect Lyttelton and Tauranga, causing late changes to port rotations and some port omissions.

Airfreight

Imports

Australia

  • Consols running as booked. Sydney to Auckland schedule increasing from mid-August.

Asia

  • Still capacity from most origins, however, Shanghai is starting to get full again, so larger bookings are taking up to a week to move.

USA

  • Consols are moving as booked. Ad-hoc larger bookings are being accepted almost immediately with more capacity coming to the market in the summer.

UK and EU

  • Consols from main Origins are all working well. Rates are starting to stabilize, and we expect full tariffs to be available from most Origins towards the second part of this year.

Import Cargo Terminals

  • Terminals are operating as normal.

Exports

Australia

  • Due to an oversupply of capacity, Singapore Airlines are looking to cancel certain freighter flight to Melbourne. They are currently twice weekly, but this might change.

Asia

  • China Southern Airlines are introducing a direct Christchurch to Guangzhou service from November.

USA

  • Capacity is available for small to medium shipments, but harder to get confirmed bookings for a departure within 48 hours for anything over 3000kg.

UK and EU

  • Capacity is available via the Middle East, however, Emirates is pushing larger consignments to their twice-weekly freighter services.

Export Cargo Terminals

  • Terminals are operating as normal.

Asia

Imports

  • GRI (General Rate Increase) notices have been flooding through from carriers for North Asia, as a combination of higher volumes and capacity constraints come into play. At this point we expect that these will be applied close to advertised levels, however we have seen some variance depending on the origin port.
  • South East Asia hasn’t seen any GRI notices so far, as volumes remain lighter. However, we may see this change if carriers route North Asia cargo via SE Asia services (through Singapore/Malaysia) in an effort to keep things moving.
  • Schedules have deteriorated slightly due to a number of factors, including delays at NZ ports and blank sailings. We expect this to settle later in the quarter.

Exports

  • Equipment availability has been an issue for 40′ containers country wide recently.
  • MSC, OOCL, & ONE are the only Carriers currently accepting cargo to the Middle East.
  • Berth congestion in North-East Asia is fluctuating. The average is 0.5-2-day delay currently. The berth congestion in South-East Asia is now around 0.5-1 day.

Australia

Imports

  • Maersk 40ft high cube container availability in Melbourne is currently at a two week wait for empty containers.
  • A reminder on hazardous requirement rules: Every Haz/DG booking request must be submitted with DG documents required for approval. Bookings cannot be fully accepted until approval is received from all vessels and transshipment points. Transshipment Ports and partner vessel approval may take longer and can be rejected based on their local regulations. Haz/DG bookings must be approved 72 hours before vessel cut-off. If product details change from one DG type to another after packing, the DG approval process starts again, where new approvals will be required. General bookings cannot be altered to reflect a Haz booking. The general booking will need to be cancelled and a new Haz/DG booking request submitted for processing.

Exports

  • Ports are now working with minimal delays of 0-1 day.
  • On the ANZ Shuttle service, the ANL Tasman Trader will call Auckland instead of Tauranga on an ongoing basis.
  • Equipment availability has been an issue for 40′ containers country wide recently.

Europe

Imports

  • BMSB Season has ended. All departures ex Europe do not need any BMSB treatment or documentation. The season will start again on 1st September. The processes and risk countries should be the same as last season.
  • Blank sailings are affecting the regularity of services as they adjust to the lower volumes.
  • Equipment shortages in Turkey have returned.
  • Protests in Israel may cause delays.
  • 20′ reefer containers are in low supply across Europe.
  • Low water levels mean barge services into Rotterdam and Antwerp are limited.

Exports

  • Space and Carrier options are starting to open up for the UK and Europe. There is some congestion in Singapore causing delays in transshipment.

North America

Imports

  • The rotation will be as follow:

Seattle* ā€“ Oakland ā€“ Los Angeles ā€“ Auckland ā€“ Sydney ā€“ Melbourne ā€“ Tauranga ā€“ Papeete* ā€“ Surrey* ā€“ Oakland ā€“ Los Angeles ā€“ Auckland ā€“ Sydney ā€“ Melbourne ā€“ Adelaide* ā€“ Tauranga ā€“ Seattle.

Ā  Ā  Ā *Fortnightly

  • Recent strike action in Canada has ended. The disruption caused backlogs which will take a little while to clear.
  • USA Customs are consistently putting FAK containers on hold at present. This seems to be an industry-wide issue.
  • Vessel schedule integrity ex Long Beach and LAX are on point at present.
  • Low turn times at Pier 400 due to its automated operations.
  • Direct rail access and services to and from inland Chicago provide on-dock rail services,

Exports

  • Recent strike action in Canada has ended. The disruption caused backlogs which will take a while to clear.

South America

  • No waiting time for FCL bookings.

South Africa

  • No waiting time for FCL bookings.

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