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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

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


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

Japan Speed Pack teams with Method Logistics

Method Logistics has become the New Zealand Authorised Agent for JSP Logistics which handles specialised freight logistics for visitors from Japan to return their gear and purchases back to Japan after their travels in New Zealand and Australia. Some of the services the group handles are: Japan Speed Pack A specially designed tourist pack service ...

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Posted: February 15, 2023Category: Updates

Shipping Costs Dropping to Pre-Pandemic Rates

Due to Covid-19, 2021 and 2022 saw import rates and global shipping costs reach a record high where it was common to see rates at 5-figures. In comparison January 2023 shipping costs have come right back down to ultra-competitive low rates with some routes now approaching pre-pandemic levels. The graph provided above uses the Freightos ...

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Lower Shipping Costs are Here

Covid saw a massive price hike in the cost of shipping across the world along with huge delays and freight backlogs as ports became with reduced capacity became congested. Now those prices are being reduced by a combination of factors, including the easing of Covid restrictions across the majority of the trading world. New Zealand ...

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Posted: December 7, 2022Category: Updates

The current state of freight – Sept 2021

We pride ourselves on being experts in freight. Here’s our update on the state of freight both globally and locally here in New Zealand, along with some helpful tips and advice for your business. As we all know, it’s been an extraordinary time in freight, logistics and life in general. The COVID pandemic impact will ...

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Posted: September 24, 2021Category: Updates

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