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Shipping Delays across Australia

Australia has suffered two major set backs at their wharves creating shipping delays for imports, exports, and shipments routed through Australian ports. If you are concerned about your current shipments that involve Australian ports, please feel free to contact us. Wharf Strikes in Australia Following dozens of work bans between 6 October and 20 October ...

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Posted: November 14, 2023Category: Updates

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Season Underway

MPI- Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Season is now underway. If you have any questions, please ask. Also, please forward all documents to us for clearance as soon as you are able to, to avoid the possibility of any delays with the added paperwork of this time of year. Season started again on September 1st ...

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Posted: November 13, 2023Category: Updates

North Island supply chain service launches

The official launch of the Viewpoint Supply Chain is underway, bringing a new level of integrated logistics across a significant portion of the North Island. “Eighteen months ago, Napier Port began testing customer demand for a North Island-focused supply chain service that offered a personalised, tailored approach to warehousing and logistics,” says Napier Port CEO ...

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Posted: November 6, 2023Category: Updates

Secure Trade Lane project update

Customs has been working with Australian Border Force (ABF) under the Secure Trade Lane (STL) banner since 2016 to identify opportunities to make cargo clearances more efficient for traders. Earlier this year, Customs initiated an internal review of the STL project to determine whether it should be continued in its current form, and what specific ...

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Posted: October 4, 2023Category: Uncategorized

Customs agreement with The Netherlands enters into force

A cooperation agreement with the Kingdom of the Netherlands comes into effect from Sunday 1 October, marking a new chapter in collaboration with a key European partner. The Customs Mutual Administrative Assistance Agreement (CMAA) was signed by officials from both governments in Wellington on 10 March 2022. The agreement allows the New Zealand Customs Service ...

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Posted: October 2, 2023Category: Updates

What do the markings on containers mean?

Ever wondered what the numbers and symbols on containers mean? The image above shows the following container features: Container Number Check Digit ISO code Max Weight including the container itself Weight of Container Max Packed Weight Max Packed Volume CSC Plate & Other Certifications Container Owner / Lease Company Notice that the container number is ...

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Posted: September 14, 2023Category: Q&As


New Zealand has upgraded its trade deal with ASEAN and Australia. It is anticipated that the upgraded Agreement will be implemented sometime in 2024 once the required number of Parties have ratified it. This upgrade will boost economic ties, cut costs and sets a framework for cooperation on sustainable and inclusive trade, a first for ...

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Posted: September 1, 2023Category: Updates

Changes to Food Importing Rules

Back in February, New Zealand Food Safety published two new imported food notices. The Food Notice: Requirements for Registered Importers and Imported Food for Sale will replace the current Food Notice: Importing Food on 1 August 2023. These changes apply to ALL registered food importers As a registered food importer you have had the responsibility, ...

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Posted: August 22, 2023Category: Updates

Importing or Exporting Antique Cars

Looking to import or export an antique or classic car? Method Logistics has years of expert experience shipping expensive goods when extra care is required. Check out https://methodglobal.co.nz/shipping-services/ for more information or send us an inquiry at info@methodglobal.co.nz

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Posted: July 31, 2023Category: Q&As

Fun Fact – Port of Tauranga

Here’s a fun fact about shipping in New Zealand: The city of Tauranga, located on the North Island, is home to one of the busiest and most efficient ports in the country. The Port of Tauranga is not only the largest port in New Zealand but also one of the most productive in terms of ...

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Posted: June 9, 2023Category: Q&As

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