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New Rules for Importing Tobacco Products into New Zealand

Опубликовано: June 26, 2022 в 5:25 pm

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New Rules for Importing Tobacco Products into New Zealand

4-minute read

When you import or bring tobacco products into New Zealand, you must comply with New Zealand laws. You must pay all relevant taxes on your imported tobacco at the border.

What are the new rules for importing tobacco products?

From 25 May 2022, water-pipe tobacco is a prohibited import requiring a permit to import.

How to Import Dried Flowers Into New Zealand

Опубликовано: June 20, 2022 в 6:32 am

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How to Import Dried Flowers Into New Zealand

5-minute read

Dried flowers have become one of the most sought-after interior trends worldwide.

According to the Guardian, a summer of cancelled weddings during the global pandemic and havoc in global supply chains, presenting unprecedented challenges for floral businesses everywhere, have led to a big new trend of the dried flower craze. 

But did you know that to import dried or preserved flower or plant products into New Zealand, you’ll need to comply with an import health standard for your product and meet various treatment, packing, and biosecurity requirements. 

Auckland Port Abandons Automation Project and Welcomes World’s First E-Tug  

Опубликовано: June 13, 2022 в 6:34 am

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Auckland Port Abandons Automation Project and Welcomes World's First E-Tug

5-minute read (40-seconds watch)

Ports of Auckland’s new tug Sparky cruised into the port last week, notching a milestone as the world’s first full-sized ship-handling electric tug.

Ports of Auckland chief executive Roger Gray says welcoming Sparky is an exciting day for everyone. 

“Sparky is the first e-tug of its type in the world and was a truly innovative project for us. Her arrival marks a big step towards the ports’ decarbonisation of operations and towards our long-term emissions reduction goals,” he says. 

Supply Chains Issues Could Continue, Even as Shanghai Re-opens

Опубликовано: June 7, 2022 в 8:36 am

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Supply Chains Issues Could Continue, Even as Shanghai Re-opens

3-minute read (4-minute listen)

After two months of lockdown, Shanghai has ended many ‘unreasonable’ conditions, allowing businesses to resume work, starting from June 1.

The gradual reopening occurs just as the peak approaches for the Chinese export season to the retail markets of North America, Europe and the Australasian spring-summer retail season.

However, the supply chain could continue to be an issue, even as the world’s biggest port fully reopens. 

The Chaos of Here and Now for Container Shipping

Опубликовано: May 30, 2022 в 6:47 am

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The Chaos of Here and Now for Container Shipping

On the carrier’s 175th anniversary, The Loadstar podcast editor and producer Mike King asks Hapag-Lloyd, the world’s fifth-largest container line, how the carrier is managing the chaos of the here and now?

What is being done to help shipper customers? Where will the windfalls of the last two years be spent? And what does the future hold for container shipping over the next 175 years?

Risks to Cargo Security Due to Longer Idle Times and Congestion

Опубликовано: May 23, 2022 в 7:16 am

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Risks to Cargo Security Due to Longer Idle Times and Congestion

5-minute read

Global cargo theft trends have shifted from the risk of in-transit, vehicle-based attacks to losses while cargo is at rest, with storage locations now critical at-risk areas.

Widespread congestion at ports and inland facilities led to increased opportunities for thieves during the period.

What You Must Know Before You Import Animals into NZ

Опубликовано: May 16, 2022 в 7:30 am

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What You Must Know Before You Import Animals into NZ

5-minute read

Did you know that if you are importing pets to New Zealand, they must be cleared through Customs when they arrive in the country? And you may have to pay GST and duties on some animals.

There are strict rules you must follow when bringing live animals into New Zealand. This page sets out the Customs requirements, please refer to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) website for the Biosecurity requirements.

If you’re bringing an animal into NZ for commercial reasons, you’ll need to contact a Customs broker to undertake the process for you. Commercial reasons include breeding, showing and racing.

Are We Too Reliant on China?

Опубликовано: May 11, 2022 в 9:21 am

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Are We Too Reliant on China?

3-minute read

Many super-sized cities in China have been in tight lockdown for weeks as the country sticks to its zero-COVID strategy in the face of the fast-spread Omicron variant of coronavirus.

It is thought that some 340 million people, 25% of the national population, live in the 46 cities under full or partial lockdowns.

Port Omissions Hurt Importers and Exporters with Extra Costs

Опубликовано: May 2, 2022 в 7:12 am

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Port Omissions Hurt Importers and Exporters with Extra Costs

3-minute read

No week goes by – nor has gone by for about two years – without New Zealand importers and exporters receiving advice of port calls omitted by shipping lines.

Usually, there are one of two reasons. Either the ship is way behind schedule, and the operator is trying to recover something of the lag time, or there is congestion at a port or ports, and the operator can’t afford to have the ship sitting at anchor for a week or two.

In New Zealand, the delays at Auckland usually cause omissions, although the effects of congestion regularly spill over to other ports. Another regular occurrence is port diversions.

The number of ships that have diverted to Northport, and have found the Marsden Point operation satisfactory, has even encouraged Northport’s owners to move forward with plans to become a bigger container operation.

The downside of port diversions to shippers comes from extra costs to get their goods to and from the destination initially nominated as the gateway. The diversion port is almost always further away from where the goods are needed.

Research has now been done which shows that a global post-pandemic economic recovery is hindered by lines skipping ports or “blanking” sailings (i.e., cancelling them outright).

The MDS Transmodal (MDST) research, commissioned by the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF), found that global ports lost over a third of their expected capacity to ship containers during 2021, creating delays and disruption for shippers.

“Lost capacity” measures the total number of container ship slots that were expected to be available at the port but did not materialise because the port was skipped or the entire service was blanked by the shipping line.

According to MDST, Tauranga lost about a third of its expected container capacity during the second half of 2021.

However, despite the supply chain delays and congestion, Tauranga benefitted from carriers diverting calls from Auckland, which lessened the impact it would have otherwise suffered from the supply chain crisis.

In 2017 the Port of Tauranga broke through the one million figure for containers handled (i.e., loaded or discharged). The throughput gradually rose to 1.23 million TEUs in 2019.

In 2020, the first year of COVID impacts, throughput rose to 1.25 million TEUs and then in 2021, it dropped only marginally to 1.2 million, according to Tauranga’s own published figures. A reduction of about 50,000 containers is not particularly significant, given the impact that supply chain delays and congestion have had on all ports.

However, looking beyond the Tauranga port, the big picture shows that the effect of missed calls has hammered many ports and shippers worldwide.

Some ports, such as Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Port Klang (Malaysia), have been especially hard hit, with about 40% of the expected container capacity failing to arrive in the last quarter of 2021.

Other ports such as Felixstowe (UK) and Jebel Ali (UAE) failed to see around a third of their expected capacity.

A skipped call means that a scheduled sailing won’t pick up cargo, and imports won’t be dropped off.

“As a result, the collapse in service levels available to shippers at the ports affected and in the hinterlands they serve over the period is stark and amounts to far more than the inconvenience of having to wait for the next ship,” the report says.

Skipped port calls also prompt rises in freight rates, as shipping lines ‘auction-off’ available slots on the vessels that do call.

Shippers also face unexpected surcharges for the handling and storage of delayed containers.

Nations lose the opportunity to deliver their exports, which hinders the recovery of their economies from the effects of lockdowns and COVID restrictions.

Such schedule alterations translate into huge capacities lost to importers and exporters. 

As the pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic ease, hopefully, we will see the restoration of service predictability for shippers and a return to the frequency promised by consortia and alliance operators.

But it may not be for some time yet . . .

Source: The New Zealand Shipping Gazette


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Cargo Backlogs in China as the Covid Crisis Drags On

Опубликовано: April 26, 2022 в 7:16 am

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Cargo Backlogs in China as the Covid Crisis Drags On

6-minute read

As Shanghai enters the fourth week of its zero-tolerance Covid lockdown, forward export bookings are said to be down by 40% or more, prompting carriers to consolidate loads and blank more sailings.

According to one carrier contact, lines may be obliged to implement a “hardcore” blanking strategy to mitigate the impact of the cargo shortfall. The source said many of the numerous containerships currently at anchor off Shanghai port are “simply waiting for new orders”.

The concern is growing that the spread of COVID cases and city lockdowns in China will have massive downstream effects on global supply chains that could surpass previous disruptions since the pandemic.

Do Not Put All Your Freight Eggs in One Basket

Опубликовано: April 19, 2022 в 8:31 am

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Do Not Put All Your Freight Eggs in One Basket

13-minute read (45-minute listen)

Lockdowns, ports congestion, war, lack of slots and flights – you name it, the supply chain has seen it all.

In this podcast of the Loadstar, a news resource for the global logistics industry, Mike King looks at the implications of more Covid-19 lockdowns in China, the latest on air and shipping capacity and prices, port congestion challenges, and what war in Europe is doing to air cargo markets.

China Import and Export Fair Goes Online

Опубликовано: April 11, 2022 в 7:01 am

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China Import and Export Fair Goes Online 1

3-minute read

China Import and Export Fair, aka Canton Fair, is one of the biggest trade events on the international trading calendar.

It is a platform for people who want to source products from China or current importers who want to see the latest China has to offer, find out about new trends for specific types of products, look for ideas for their businesses, and build long-term business relationships with Chinese suppliers.

It features products like Electronics & Household Electrical Appliances, Lighting Equipment, Vehicles & Spare Parts, Machinery, Hardware & Tools, etc.

The fair – held every year since 1957 – is the largest of its kind in China in terms of scale, variety, distribution of overseas buyers and business turnover.

However, this month’s event must go solely online, as China’s worst coronavirus outbreaks in two years have triggered lockdowns across the country, including in Shanghai’s financial and trade hub. 

And parts of the country that have evaded lockdown are encouraging social distancing.

The fair’s operator said that exhibitors will now live-stream their products from April 15-24. Those hoping for an in-person event were left disappointed at the news that it will be online only this time.

Increasingly overwhelmed by supply-chain disruptions and soaring raw material costs, Chinese exporters are feeling the pinch from Covid-19 restrictions and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Ding Qiangyu, a Guangdong-based exporter of car parts, was eager to meet other exporters face to face to help him assess the state of the industry and discern information that may not come out in a virtual forum.

China Import and Export Fair Goes Online Only 2

“We actually really wanted to participate in the Canton Fair this month in hopes of reaching out to exporters in other industries, so at least we could get together and know a little more about their expectations and thoughts about the dramatic changes in trade,” Ding lamented after hearing the event will be online only.

Before the pandemic, the spring and autumn sessions of the Canton Fair in 2019 respectively attracted 195,454 and 186,015 buyers to Guangzhou. Foreign buyers from more than 200 countries and regions across the world also took part.

However, at the October 2021 event, the biggest concern among Chinese exhibitors was the rising cost of production amid global inflation and lack of foreign buyers, as coronavirus-related travel restrictions hampered attendance.

“We received no new orders at the Canton Fair this time [October 2021], which was within our expectation,” said Vicky Yang, a bag producer from Fujian province.

Kevin Huang, a furniture exporter, also said his business had received fewer orders since October.

“First-quarter orders this year were miserable, the second-quarter outlook is not optimistic … Inflation…and market concerns about the war, all will directly affect our orders because the furniture will become non-essential goods,” Huang said.

Exporters in China such as Ding Qiangyu are battling uncertainties resulting from soaring inflation, the Ukraine war, geopolitical disputes and China’s strict zero-Covid strategy.

Ding’s firm is now holding almost 10 million yuan (US$1.57 million) worth of goods in inventory. The warehouse space used and the rent are twice what they were last year, as he is trying to minimise the impact of rising raw material costs.

The survey by the American Chamber of Commerce on the impact of Covid-19 restrictions conducted from March 29-30 found that more than half, or 54 per cent, of foreign companies operating in China, had to cut 2022 revenue projections following the recent outbreaks, while 38 per cent said it was too early to gauge the impact. 

A total of 167 member companies took part in the survey, including 76 manufacturers. Among the manufacturers, 86 per cent said their supply chains had been disrupted, and 82 per cent said they had slowed or reduced production.

How to attend the Canton Fair?

The 131st Canton Fair will be held online for 10 days from April 15th to 24th, and the Buyer Service Platform is available for buyers to register or log in: https://www.cantonfair.org.cn/en-US/register/index

Source: South China Morning Post


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Global Efforts to Prevent Anti-Competitive Conduct in the Supply Chain

Опубликовано: April 3, 2022 в 4:12 pm

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Global Efforts to Prevent Anti-Competitive Conduct in the Supply Chain 1

4-minute read

Competition authorities around the world – including our own here in New Zealand – are investigating the current state of container shipping markets and the rates being charged to exporters and importers.

Shippers and freight forwarders are irate about freight rates, restricted access to slots, and the expansion of shipping lines into other parts of the market. It has led to several calls for action.

Have a Peace of Mind – Invest in Cargo Insurance

Опубликовано: March 28, 2022 в 6:54 am

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Have a Piece of Mind - Invest in Cargo Insurance

5-minute read

It takes something unusual for shipping to catch the attention of the mainstream public – such as the Ever Given blocking the Suez Canal – or the fire onboard the Felicity Ace and her subsequent sinking.

That interest wasn’t so much in the fact it was a ship fire – it was the fact that she was full of luxury cars. The thought of 4000 Volkswagen-Audi Group vehicles going to the bottom of the sea, with a value of something like NZ$550 million, became an international fascination.

Sustainable Aviation Fuel – Net Zero CO2 emissions by 2050

Опубликовано: March 21, 2022 в 7:17 am

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel - Net Zero CO2 emissions by 2050

4-minute read

The record-high prices of oil and commodities continue to bring challenges to a civil aviation sector worldwide that’s been hit hard by COVID. The industry has also been impacted by the tragedy unfolding in Ukraine in ways not seen for many years.

However, the industry still does its best not to forget about the environmental challenges as it pursues to progress towards the Flying Net Zero CO2 project.

So Many Containers – Yet Equipment Availability Remains a Problem

Опубликовано: March 14, 2022 в 7:49 am

Категории: Blog

50.5 million TEUs

3-minute read

There is no doubt container carriers are reaping record profits at the expense of cargo owners.

International maritime analysts Drewry recently stated that “ocean carriers have generated about US$190 billion of annual profits and about US$130 billion of fresh cash in 2021, obtained mainly by charging higher prices”.

Nonetheless, it is fair to say that there are also some additional areas of expenses they have to deal with, such as spiralling charter costs and high prices for second-hand container vessels (even older vessels that may otherwise have been heading for the scrapyard).

Exporters are Chartering Private Ships as Covid Cargo Crisis Continues

Опубликовано: March 7, 2022 в 6:09 am

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Exporters are Chartering Private Ships as Covid Cargo Crisis Continues

10-minute read (23-minute listen)

Exporters are forced to charter private ships to ferry produce to foreign markets amid Covid driven cargo crisis. Meat producers and fresh fruit and vegetable producers are struggling to get goods to overseas buyers because of the ongoing containership congestion problem.

As more goods are being shipped and delays lay siege to best-by dates, meat company Affco has resorted to chartering private vessels to get exports – valued at close to $120m – to their overseas markets.

Detention and Demurrage Case May Set a Precedent

Опубликовано: February 28, 2022 в 6:21 am

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Detention and Demurrage Case May Set a Precedent

4-minute read

There is nothing like detention and demurrage charges that affect the relationships between shipping lines, importers, customs agents and freight forwarders. Over the years, the disputes were taken to tribunals and courts.

Therefore, there’s likely to be significant interest in a fascinating case currently going through the deliberation process by the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), the US Government body that oversees competition in that country’s supply chain.

Longer Phase on Restoring Schedules

Опубликовано: February 21, 2022 в 6:07 am

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Longer Phase on Restoring Schedules

4-minute read

Returning disruptive elements in the supply chain to anything resembling normality will take a lot longer than shippers, freight forwarders, ports, and governments will hope. One of the key disruptors, schedule reliability, is in the spotlight.

Even though supply chain problems continue to plague the industry, it appears that COVID is now entering an endemic phase rather than a pandemic, says Alan Murphy, CEO, Sea-Intelligence.

As such, it is also the time to take stock and contemplate how long it will take the supply chain to normalise, he says.

Strong Performance for Global Air Freight Markets

Опубликовано: February 13, 2022 в 3:14 pm

Категории: Blog

Strong Performance for Global Air Freight Markets

3-minute read

Demand for air cargo increased by 6.9% in 2021, compared to 2019 (pre-COVID levels) and 18.7% compared to 2020, following a strong performance in December 2021, according to IATA data for global air freight markets.

This was the second biggest improvement in year-on-year demand since IATA started to monitor cargo performance in 1990 (behind the 2010s 20.6% gain), outpacing the 9.8% rise in global goods trade by 8.9 percentage points.

Vessel Delays and Rolled Schedules Result in Blank Sailings

Опубликовано: February 8, 2022 в 5:53 am

Категории: Blog

A Year of Blank Sailings

2-minute read

Carriers have traditionally used blank sailings as a tactical tool to manage supply to demand.

However, with the North American demand boom and the resulting port congestion, carriers have been struggling to meet their weekly vessel departure obligations, resulting in vessel delays, rolled schedules, and blank sailings.

How Companies Are Overhauling Supply Chains to Ease Bottlenecks

Опубликовано: January 26, 2022 в 6:44 am

Категории: Blog

How Companies Are Overhauling Supply Chains to Ease Bottlenecks

1-minute read (5-minute watch)

The Covid pandemic has strained global supply chains, causing freight backlogs that have driven up costs.

Now, some companies are looking for longer-term solutions to prepare for future supply-chain crises, even if those strategies come at a high cost.

As a consumer, are you prepared to pay double for your products if you get them faster?

Freight Budgets Ramped Up Amid Record Profits for Shipping Firms

Опубликовано: February 2, 2022 в 7:20 am

Категории: Blog

Freight Budgets Ramped Up Amid Record Profits for Shipping Firms 2

2-minute read

According to a survey, almost all firms are raising freight procurement budgets, and some are doubling them amid spiralling shipping costs.

A report by Sleek Technologies said 97% of firms planned to increase freight procurement budgets in 2022 for reasons including better managing capacity, increased agility, bolstering cost management and delivering better overall results.

Prepare for the Key Issues of Supply Chain of 2022

Опубликовано: January 19, 2022 в 7:33 am

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Prepare for the Key Issues of Supply Chain of 2022

6-minute read

Should shippers prepare for a new round of disruptions in 2022? And what are the key factors to watch out for in 2022?

2021 was undoubtedly a year like no other for the supply chain as record vessel delays clogged ports and crammed warehouses. Smaller companies have had to fight to secure space on container ships to keep production and sales moving while facing cash flow pressure as they soaked up rocketing freight rates.

Unleashing the Potential of New Zealand Grown Cannabis Medicines

Опубликовано: January 27, 2022 в 6:27 am

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Unleashing the Potential for New Zealand Grown Cannabis Medicines

2-minute read

Two of New Zealand’s largest medicinal cannabis companies have signed a supply contract that will pave the way for increased exports.

A five year multi-million-dollar deal between Marlborough-based cultivator Puro and Auckland-based Helius Therapeutics is New Zealand’s largest to date.

The Inside Story of Ever Given in the Suez Canal

Опубликовано: January 12, 2022 в 8:24 am

Категории: Blog

The Ship that Broke Global Trade

1-minute read (18-minute watch)

The six-day stranding of the Ever Given in the Suez Canal last March did something incredibly rare: it made regular people care about shipping, the means by which more than 80% of the world’s goods are transported.

It took only one wrong turn for the container ship to bring a critical trading artery to a standstill. 

Importing Pet Food – Be Aware of Strict Requirements

Опубликовано: January 10, 2022 в 8:21 am

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Importing Pet Food - Be Aware of Strict Requirements

5-minute read

New Zealand has a strong import demand for pet food as the country has a large pet population. In fact, New Zealand has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world, according to Trade Data Monitor, with nearly half of all households owning a cat, and around one-third owning a dog.

Consumers also have high spending power, making it an attractive market for pet food. 

Changes to Harmonised System (HS) effective 1 January 2022

Опубликовано: January 6, 2022 в 7:56 am

Категории: Blog

Revised Tariffs 1 January 2022

2-minute read

Every five years the World Customs Organization (WCO) revises the Harmonized System (HS) to improve it and accommodate advances in technology, environmental and social issues that are of global concern and require enhanced monitoring, and changes in the patterns of world trade.

Every Stop a Container Makes from China to Chicago

Опубликовано: December 29, 2021 в 7:36 am

Категории: Blog

Every Stop a Container Makes from China to Chicago

1-minute read (9-minute watch)

The global pandemic triggered sky-high spending on manufactured goods. This increased spending created a huge bottleneck in the supply chain that could last for years.

In this video, you will follow one single container on its epic journey along the supply chain to find out where exactly things are breaking down. 

Your Package Arrived Damaged, Now What?

Опубликовано: December 23, 2021 в 7:34 am

Категории: Blog

Damaged or Lost in Transit

3-minute read (4-minute listen)

In an interview, Heather du Plessis-Allan talks to John Duffy, Consumer NZ CEO, about liability for damaged packages. 

Does Your Parcel Meet New Zealand’s Biosecurity Requirements?

Опубликовано: December 16, 2021 в 7:02 am

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Does Your Parcel Meet New Zealand's Biosecurity Requirements?

2-minute read

NZ MPI Detector Dog Frisbee had an interesting find recently, sniffing out the unusual parcel contents at the International Mail Centre. The wrongly-labelled package was imported from China and contained three animal skulls with tissue still attached.

Extended Working Hours and More Truck Drivers to Help Solve Pressures of Supply Chain

Опубликовано: December 20, 2021 в 7:23 am

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Extended Working Hours and More Truck Drivers to Help Solve Pressures of Supply Chain

2-minute read

The issue of port congestion has been well covered in the media over the past year or so, but discussions generally tend to focus on difficulties in ports themselves or on decisions made by shipping companies.

Undoubtedly, there are significant problems there, but there are a lot of links in the supply chain, and sometimes it’s easy just to focus on the ones near the top that aren’t moving freely.

Steve Pugh, a member of Customs Broker and Freight Forwarders Federation of New Zealand, suggests looking a bit further down the supply chain.

Certainly, one area with potential to help smooth things out would be if more importers and exporters were to start taking deliveries of containers outside of normal business hours.

There seem to be several reasons that more companies don’t currently do this. Some receive a lot of containers and like to have staff on-site when they arrive to supervise container placement.

However, some issues could be addressed through good communication with trucking companies and providing out-of-hours and weekend access to sites.

It would also be good to see dehire depot operating for longer hours. With record volumes continuing to come through the ports, nothing can realistically be done about these often being at capacity. Still, extended opening hours for trucks to deliver and collect would go some way to help the overall situation.

Another issue is the shortage of truck drivers. Certainly in the South Island, many transport companies operate Monday to Friday. So if a vessel arrives on a Saturday, there is very little movement, which adds to the congestion in ports. Only the bigger trucking companies have sufficient staff to double shift a truck.

New Zealand has a major truck driver shortage – it’s particularly acute in Southland. The trucking industry is working hard to recruit more drivers, and the Government is supporting that through the Road to Success trainee programme.

A current example that may throw all these issues into sharp relief is that, at the time of writing, the Vaiga III vessel carrying around 2500 containers had just arrived at Northport, having been delayed in Singapore for some weeks.

No doubt this will be bringing very welcome cargo for the Christmas market. With containers expected to start moving out from December 12, there will be a lot of trucks on the roads to and from Whangarei that week, just as the Auckland cordon is lifted and holiday traffic is starting to kick off.

The Ministry of Transport is working with the industry to address congestion. Still, more practical solutions from importers and exporters, such as extended working hours and more truck drivers, are needed to help solve the pressures of supply chains going forward.

Source: The New Zealand Shipping Gazette


P.S. Easy Freight Ltd helps New Zealand importers & exporters to save money on international freight and reduce mistakes by guiding how to comply with Customs and biosecurity rules. 

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Light at the End of the Tunnel for Supply Chain Chaos

Опубликовано: December 13, 2021 в 6:58 am

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Light at the End of the Tunnel for Supply Chain

4-minute read (5-minute listen)

In an interview, Heather du Plessis-Allan talks to Sam Dickie from Fisher Funds about why the global shipping crisis might be wrapping up.

How To Grow Your Business?

Опубликовано: December 8, 2021 в 12:11 pm

Категории: Blog

How To Grow Your Business?

2-minute read

How can you grow your business quickly and sustainably? How can you tell which opportunities are worth pursuing? And what should you do if success takes longer than anticipated?

Here, NZTE private sector advisor Stefan Preston suggests the mindset you need to adopt, and the kind of business model you need to have to sustain rapid international growth.

Supply Chain Chaos To Continue Into Mid 2022

Опубликовано: December 6, 2021 в 12:36 pm

Категории: Blog

Supply Chain Chaos To Continue Into Mid 2022

1-minute read

Supply chain chaos will likely persist through to the middle of next year, Jim Snabe, chairman of German conglomerate Siemens and Danish shipping firm Maersk said in an interview with CNBC this week.

Is Schedule Reliability For Containerships Showing Any Improvement?

Опубликовано: December 3, 2021 в 8:15 pm

Категории: Blog

Is Schedule Reliability For Containerships Showing Any Improvements?

2-minute read

Schedule reliability among the global container lines remains at the bottom of the range with only one-third of vessels operating on schedule.

The new data from research and advisory services company Sea-Intelligence shows only slight improvements in reliability and a small reduction in wait times confirming that progress will be slow in the recovery for the container shipping companies.

Did Covid-19 Affect Your Business?

Опубликовано: December 2, 2021 в 8:58 pm

Категории: Blog

Did Covid-19 Affect Your Business_

2-minute read

Trade impacts from COVID-19

New Zealand businesses have experienced major disruptions as a result of COVID-19, including those businesses in offshore markets. Disruptions experienced by NZ exporters have had flow-on effects to the domestic economy.

4 Lessons Learnt from Cargo Insurance Claims (Insider Tips!)

Опубликовано: July 3, 2021 в 11:31 pm

Категории: Blog

4 Lessons Learnt from Cargo Insurance Claims (Insider Tips!)_

5-minute read

Marine insurance claims have never been more topical, not just with shipments being compromised globally through congestion delays but with other one-off incidents hitting the headlines, such as thousands of containers that were stuck on the Ever Given in the Suez Canal and containers having literally gone up in smoke on the X-Press Pearl of Sri Lanka.

Record Air Cargo Demand Outperformed Pre-COVID Levels

Опубликовано: June 21, 2021 в 2:03 am

Категории: Blog

Record Air Cargo Demand Outperformed Pre-COVID Levels

3-minute read

Supply chain disruptions have been among the key stories during the pandemic. Congestion and lack of capacity have led to large increases in shipping prices. But for importers & exporters, the different modes of transport are not always a perfect substitute.

NZ Road Freight Industry is Big Business (But Should it Be?)

Опубликовано: June 7, 2021 в 2:08 am

Категории: Blog

NZ Road Freight Industry is Big Business (But Should it Be_)

3-minute read

The road freight industry is big business in New Zealand, generating about $6 billion in turnover a year. About 260 million tonnes of freight is moved by road each year, accounting for about 93% of New Zealand’s total freight task.

2 Reasons Why New Zealand Has Problems In The Supply Chain

Опубликовано: May 30, 2021 в 6:11 pm

Категории: Blog

2 Reasons Why New Zealand Has Problems In The Supply Chain

3-minute read

The frustration and unpredictability of getting goods too and from New Zealand, has been discussed a lot over the past year.

Most supply chains globally were unprepared for these surges in consumer demand, but this is especially true for our country at the very end of that chain.

When and Why Ocean Freight Rates Will Go Down

Опубликовано: May 27, 2021 в 8:17 am

Категории: Blog

When and Why Ocean Freight Rates Will Go Down

6-minute read

Not good news for importers & exporters. The “profit bonanza” being enjoyed by container shipping lines at present, through skyhigh freight rates, are set to remain in place for a couple of years more.

6 KiwiRail Benefits to NZ Economy ($2 billion in value)

Опубликовано: May 23, 2021 в 6:58 am

Категории: Blog

6 KiwiRail Benefits to NZ Economy

2-minute read

Rail in New Zealand has been estimated to provide a total value of $1.7 billion to $2.14 billion to the country’s economy each year.

What Are the Chances of Your Shipment Being Rescheduled?

Опубликовано: May 19, 2021 в 6:02 am

Категории: Blog

What Are the Chances of Your Shipment Being Rescheduled

2-minute read

Global container shipping pressures remain acute with shippers and carriers impacted by ongoing delays, congestion costs, and capacity shortages.

Food & Drink Importers: Beware of Delays and Extra Costs

Опубликовано: May 17, 2021 в 7:02 am

Категории: Blog

What You Need to Know About Ports of Auckland Congestion

3-minute read

Importing food, drinks and/or ingredients? Check that you are properly registered to avoid delays

To avoid unnecessary delays to their next consignments, importers of food for sale need to have a valid Food Importer registration and complete their Intended Use declarations for all consignments of food, drinks, and ingredients.

Sea Freight Price Predictions for 2021 (What & Why!)

Опубликовано: May 11, 2021 в 9:20 am

Категории: Blog

Sea Freight Price Predictions for 2021 (What & Why!)

3-minute read

There are some large question-marks forming over the momentum of shipping freight rates and whether these will taper back when normality returns to international supply chains. Or have higher rates become the newest ‘new normal’?

What You Need to Know About Ports of Auckland Congestion

Опубликовано: December 10, 2020 в 7:29 am

Категории: Blog

What You Need to Know About Ports of Auckland Congestion

6-minute read

The number of questions asked about congestion at the Ports of Auckland left me in no doubt that people are searching to understand the problems faced generally by the port, shipping lines and the transport industry.

Interview NZ Transport Minister (Solving Logistics Issues)

Опубликовано: December 2, 2020 в 8:01 am

Категории: Blog

4-minute read

Continued strong investment in rail, support for coastal shipping and development of road freight routes that service ports in particular are among the focuses of newly-appointed Minister of Transport Michael Wood.

5 Projects for NZ Transport Minister that Will Impact You

Опубликовано: November 30, 2020 в 7:53 am

Категории: Blog

5 Projects for NZ Transport Minister that Will Impact You___

5-minute read

Newly-appointed Transport Minister Michael Wood has got some big challenges to tackle during the next 3 years in power.

For the moment, he is still getting his feet under the table and being briefed on what he – and Infrastructure Minister Grant Robertson – face ahead of them.

What Should You Do During Sea Freight Peak Season

Опубликовано: November 26, 2020 в 8:39 am

Категории: Blog

What Should You Do During Sea Freight Peak Season

4-minute read

There’s no way of sugar coating the pill regarding the current supply chain situation globally. It’s either severely stressed or broken, at almost every link in the chain.

Global Container Shortage a Threat to Importers & Exporters

Опубликовано: November 17, 2020 в 11:06 am

Категории: Blog

Global Container Shortage a Threat to Importers & Exporters

5-minute read

Consumers and businesses will be facing shortages over Christmas after major shipping lines halted new bookings from Asia on record global demand and the impacts of ongoing disruption at trans-Tasman ports.

NZ Importers to Pay Tariffs on Goods Being Sold Below Cost

Опубликовано: November 12, 2020 в 8:43 am

Категории: Blog

NZ Importers to Pay Tariffs on Goods Being Sold Below Cost

1-minute read

Importers could face retrospective tariffs for bringing frozen fries to New Zealand. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has announced it is investigating the dumping of potato fries from Europe after calls from the local potato industry.

What Does The Latest NZ Freight Transport Index Tell You?

Опубликовано: November 12, 2020 в 8:01 am

Категории: Blog

What Does The Latest NZ Freight Transport Index Tell You

2-minute read

Traffic volumes returned to more normal volatility over October as activity settled down after alert levels eased and catch-up activity was evident.

Perfect Storm for NZ Importers Desperate to Get Goods

Опубликовано: November 11, 2020 в 9:27 am

Категории: Blog

Perfect Storm for NZ Importers Desperate to Get Goods

3-minute read

Bottlenecks related to logistics problems at Ports of Auckland, currently operating at an estimated third of its crane capacity, and an overloaded rail link from the inland Metroport hub to Tauranga, were seeing wholesalers and manufacturers now desperate for pre-Christmas goods and raw materials.

NZ Importers Face Huge Port Gridlocks & Container Shortages

Опубликовано: November 6, 2020 в 4:37 am

Категории: Blog

NZ Importers Face Huge Port Gridlocks & Container Shortages

3-minute read

Shippers around the world face huge supply chain challenges from port congestion and an acute shortage of containers.

And one carrier source The Loadstar spoke to today said the problems “will get worse”.

NZ Exporter Achieved the First Blockchain Trade in China

Опубликовано: November 5, 2020 в 8:31 am

Категории: Blog

NZ Exporter Achieved the First Blockchain Trade in China

4-minute read

Blockchain technology may be a way for NZ exporters to China overcoming the mountain of paperwork that slows deals, but it’s still some way from becoming commonplace.

Trade Surplus Despite COVID-19: What NZ Has Been Importing

Опубликовано: October 27, 2020 в 11:19 pm

Категории: Blog

Trade Surplus Despite COVID-19 What NZ Has Been Importing

3-minute read

The global pandemic is boosting New Zealand’s trade balance and driving changes in the make-up of our exports and imports, latest StatsNZ data shows.

Why Auckland Port Suffering Congestion in Christmas Lead-Up

Опубликовано: October 26, 2020 в 6:25 am

Категории: Blog

Why Auckland Port Suffering Congestion in Christmas Lead-Up

2-minute read

Freight passing through the Auckland port is suffering severe congestion in the lead-up to Christmas.

A Ports of Auckland union executive says the port’s move to an automated system is the root cause of its failure to cope with increasing volumes after weeks of industrial action in Sydney disrupted supply lines.

How the Chinese Golden Week Impacts You (October 1st – 8th)

Опубликовано: September 28, 2020 в 12:30 pm

Категории: Blog

How the Chinese Golden Week Impacts You (October 1st - 8th)

3-minute read

The Chinese National Day is celebrated from October 1st to 8th. Similarly to the Lunar New Year, almost all companies, including factories, are closed for business during one week.

This unparalleled event bears significant effects on sea & air freight services. Here you will learn everything you need to know about this unique time of the year.

NZ Ocean Freight Rates Go Up as Container Shipping Recovers

Опубликовано: September 27, 2020 в 6:26 am

Категории: Blog

NZ Ocean Freight Rates Go Up as Container Shipping Recovers

3-minute read

Demand for container shipping services is starting to rebound as coronavirus lockdowns are eased, although the recovery is uneven and fresh outbreaks remain an ongoing risk.

What NZ Readers Are Saying About Ports of Auckland Location

Опубликовано: September 8, 2020 в 9:07 am

Категории: Blog

What NZ Readers Are Saying About Ports of Auckland Location

5-minute read

As mentioned in a recent article, my mailbag has been full with comments from readers about the future relocation of the Ports of Auckland, to such an extent that it is easily the most correspondence I’ve received on a single topic in years.

New Import Biosecurity Rules for Shipping Containers to NZ

Опубликовано: August 30, 2020 в 4:16 am

Категории: Blog

New Import Biosecurity Rules for Shipping Containers to NZ

3-minute read

New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industry has provisionally finalised an updated import health standard for sea containers from all countries, as part of the prevention of the threat from importation of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB).

5 Reasons Why Truckers Oppose Ports of AKL Move to Northport

Опубликовано: August 24, 2020 в 5:59 am

Категории: Blog

5 Reasons Why Truckers Oppose Ports of AKL Move to Northport

5-minute read

It’s not often you get an important transport lobby group arguing against something which could be of great financial benefit to them, but that’s the situation here with the group strongly advocating against a port move from Auckland to Northport.

What is the Real Value of NZ Coastal Shipping (vs Road)

Опубликовано: August 18, 2020 в 7:08 am

Категории: Blog

What is the Real Value of NZ Coastal Shipping (vs Road)

5-minute read

Will lightning strike twice with an EY (Ernst & Young) report into “externalities” producing a boost for a particular mode of freight transportation?

COVID-19: You Are Likely to Face Shortage of These Goods

Опубликовано: August 13, 2020 в 7:15 am

Категории: Blog

COVID-19 You Are Likely to Face Shortage of These Goods

6-minute read

Delays in shipments and freight coming into New Zealand coupled with high demand for certain products has left stock and shelves empty for some retailers.

Is NZ-Flagged Coastal Shipping Back? What it Means For You

Опубликовано: August 12, 2020 в 7:27 am

Категории: Blog

Is NZ-Flagged Coastal Shipping Back? What it Means For You

4-minute read

The Government unveiled its Government Policy Statement on Land Transport (GPS 2021) outlining plans to invest $54 billion in a range of transport initiatives over the next 10 years.

Air Freight Stats – NZ Imports & Exports (Aug 2020 Release)

Опубликовано: August 7, 2020 в 12:20 am

Категории: Blog

Air Freight Stats - NZ Imports & Exports (Aug 2020 Release)

3-minute read

The cargo capacity crunch continues even as New Zealand businesses return to a post-lockdown normal, according to the latest air freight numbers from Auckland Airport.

Why Shipping Lines Rack Up Losses & Need Urgent Recovery

Опубликовано: July 28, 2020 в 9:27 am

Категории: Blog

Why Shipping Lines Rack Up Losses & Need Urgent Recovery___

5-minute read

As hopes for world trade gather momentum in the wake of countries loosening lockdown restrictions, the reality of the impact of COVID-19 on shipowners and operators is becoming apparent.

All industry segments have suffered from the pandemic with the possible exception of tankers, where there has been demand for floating storage.

NZ Import & Export Stats (July 2020 Release) – Trade Surplus

Опубликовано: July 28, 2020 в 7:54 am

Категории: Blog

NZ Import & Export Stats (July 2020 Release) – Trade Surplus

4-minute read

New Zealand has recorded its fifth consecutive monthly trade surplus with the annual deficit falling to its lowest level in nearly six years.

Official figures from Stats NZ show a trade surplus of $426 million for June, taking the annual deficit down to $1.2 billion, the lowest since late 2014.

Seafarers to Stay on Ships for 17 Months Due to COVID-19

Опубликовано: July 21, 2020 в 5:58 am

Категории: Blog

Seafarers to Stay on Ships for 17 Months Due to COVID-19_3

6-minute read

When is a law not a law? When you work as a seafarer on a Panamanian Flagged vessel, apparently.

That appears to be the consequence of the decision by the world’s largest flag state to authorise seafarers on ships flying its flag to serve for as long as 17 months onboard, due to the difficulties of achieving crew changes during the coronavirus pandemic.

NZ Freight Sector Reality & Cargo Transport Outlook 2020

Опубликовано: July 13, 2020 в 1:12 am

Категории: Blog

NZ Freight Sector Reality & Cargo Transport Outlook 2020

4-minute read

The ‘new normal’ is a phrase we are now hearing a lot throughout the freight sector and the economy in general — but when will it arrive and what will it mean for your business?

Dangerous Goods: Calculating the Cost of Your Errors

Опубликовано: July 8, 2020 в 4:49 am

Категории: Blog

Dangerous Goods Calculating the Cost of Your Errors

5-minute read

You may not be aware of all the risks of dangerous goods (DG) transport domestically. By “dangers” I am referring to miss declarations, errors in manifests or outright failure to declare DO.

Shipping Laws Changed – How it Affects New Zealand

Опубликовано: July 4, 2020 в 8:04 am

Категории: Blog

Shipping Laws Changed - How it Affects New Zealand

5-minute read

COVID-19 is having far-reaching effects on the shipping industry, and on importers and exporters, in ways that could never have been foreseen before the pandemic struck.

5 Ways to Minimise Freight Delays and Avoid Unhappy Clients

Опубликовано: June 30, 2020 в 6:57 am

Категории: Blog

5 Ways to Minimise Freight Delays and Avoid Unhappy Clients

5-minute read

Let’s quickly recap what you have experienced! In December 2019, doctors in Wuhan, China, began to see patients with unusual and worrying symptoms.

How Retailers Will Operate After COVID-19 (New Behaviours)

Опубликовано: June 30, 2020 в 12:12 am

Категории: Blog

_How Retailers Will Operate After COVID-19 (New Behaviours)

6-minute read

The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is forcing stores to close across the globe. How should traditional retailers change in this new environment and with new consumer expectations and behavior?

Who Will Pay Penalties for Misdeclaring Cargo Weight (VGM)

Опубликовано: June 25, 2020 в 4:16 am

Категории: Blog

Who Will Pay Penalties for Misdeclaring CaWho Will Pay Penalties for Misdeclaring Cargo Weight (VGM)_rgo Weight (VGM)_

5-minute read

Four years after the introduction of VGM (verified gross mass) rules to deal with the dangerous problem of mis-declared containers, one could be forgiven for thinking the issue of overweight boxes had been eradicated.

Fascinating Facts about How Long-Haul Trucking Works

Опубликовано: June 21, 2020 в 8:35 am

Категории: Blog

How Long-Haul Trucking Works

1-minute read (13-minute watch)

Trucks transport 73% of the USA’s freight. However, in New Zealand they handle 92% of cargo, with 6% going by rail and 2% on coastal shipping.

Why Importers & Exporters Don’t Use Shipper Owned Containers

Опубликовано: June 24, 2020 в 7:50 am

Категории: Blog

Why Importers & Exporters Don’t Use Shipper Owned Containers

2-minute read

The current market circumstances dictate New Zealand companies are not able to receive the full advantage of shipper-owned containers (SOCs).

Recently published by Hamburg-based Container xChange, the report determined that most freight-forwarders are failing to capitalise on the potential opportunities offered by SOCs.

World’s Largest Vertical Garden Goes up at Ports of Auckland

Опубликовано: June 17, 2020 в 7:11 am

Категории: Blog

How to Get The Best Cargo Insurance (World’s Largest Vertical Garden Goes up at Ports of Auckland

2-minute read (3-minute watch)

Ports of Auckland has installed the world’s largest soil-based vertical garden on its new car-handling building on Auckland’s waterfront.

Dispute in Container Hire (Detention) fees – Is It Fair?

Опубликовано: June 23, 2020 в 9:19 am

Категории: Blog

Dispute in Container Hire (Detention) fees – Is It Fair

4-minute read

The issues of container detention (empty hire) charges is an ongoing sore point which affects the relationship between shipping lines, importers, customs agents and freight forwarders, and it has raised its head again.

How COVID19 Affects Your Sea Freight Prices (Chart Supplied)

Опубликовано: June 15, 2020 в 4:22 pm

Категории: Blog

How COVID19 Affects Your Sea Freight Prices (Chart Supplied)

5-minute read

The industry has navigated the crisis with some skill, but pressure to cut prices is growing.

For a container shipping industry whose fortunes depend on ever greater globalisation, the coronavirus pandemic appears an intimidating enemy.

Ocean Shipping Delays as Pandemic Hits Importers & Exporters

Опубликовано: June 15, 2020 в 7:39 am

Категории: Blog

Ocean Shipping Delays as Pandemic Hits Importers & Exporters_1

4-minute read

The $1 trillion container shipping industry is in a slowdown. Literally.

Some shipping lines, whose retail customers are being hammered by the coronavirus pandemic, are reducing sailing speeds and taking longer routes around Africa, avoiding Suez canal passage fees, according to the companies and ship-tracking specialists.

Why Your Sea Freight is Getting Slower & Air Prices Going Up

Опубликовано: June 10, 2020 в 9:06 am

Категории: Blog

Why Your Sea Freight is Getting Slower & Air Prices Going Up

1-minute read (2-minute watch)

Shipping lines start sailing at reduced speed — a tactic that absorbs capacity since more vessels are required to provide the same frequency of service. How does it affect you?

Why You Are Not Getting Your Goods via NZ Post

Опубликовано: June 9, 2020 в 9:04 am

Категории: Blog

Why You Are Not Getting Your Goods via NZ Post

2-minute read

New Zealand Post has apologised for the delivery delays many Kiwis have experienced amid Covid-19, explaining why so many packages have taken so long to reach their new homes.

With courier drivers overloaded, orders that are usually delivered overnight are often taking at least two days, and in many cases sometimes even longer.

What’s Happening with the Auckland Airport Runway

Опубликовано: June 9, 2020 в 8:36 am

Категории: Blog

What’s Happening with the Auckland Airport Runway

2-minute read

Work on Auckland Airport’s runway has begun as part of a $26 million project to replace pavement in the main touchdown zone.

Jet-blast fences were be transported onto the runway and 80 workers started work to shorten the airport’s runway by 1.1km in order to replace 280 concrete slabs at the eastern end.

Auckland Airport Stats Show How Covid-19 Changed NZ Imports

Опубликовано: June 9, 2020 в 7:17 am

Категории: Blog

Auckland Airport Stats Show How Covid-19 Changed NZ Imports

3-minute read

Airfreight through Auckland Airport and around the world plunged in April but imports of some products to this country soared, including goggles, disinfectants and toilet cleaner.

As air travel started grinding to a near-halt, equipment to combat Covid-19 took up limited air cargo space, as footwear, clothing and makeup imports plunged.

Biosecurity for Air Transport (Near-Term Future of Aviation)

Опубликовано: June 3, 2020 в 10:13 am

Категории: Blog

Biosecurity for Air Transport (Near-Term Future of Aviation)

9-minute read

Almost every challenge in aviation requires a team effort to solve it. Today we face the biggest challenge in commercial aviation’s history: restarting an industry that largely has ceased to operate across borders, while ensuring that it is not a meaningful vector for the spread of COVID-19.

New Rules for Importing Tobacco Products to NZ

Опубликовано: June 3, 2020 в 8:55 am

Категории: Blog

New Rules for Importing Tobacco Products to NZ

6-minute read

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the new rules for importing tobacco products, tobacco leaf and refuse?

From 1 July 2020, tobacco products, tobacco leaf and refuse will become prohibited imports and you will be required to have a permit to import these products. Permits will be approved and issued by the New Zealand Customs Service.

Imports in April 2020 Had the Biggest Fall Since 2009

Опубликовано: May 27, 2020 в 7:57 am

Категории: Blog

Imports in April 2020 Had the Biggest Fall Since 2009

3-minute read

Imports in April 2020 had their biggest fall since October 2009, resulting in a monthly trade surplus of $1.3 billion, Stats NZ said today.

“This is the largest monthly trade surplus on record and the annual goods trade deficit is the lowest since March 2015,” international statistics manager Darren Allan said.

Surge in NZ Exports of Food to China, Taiwan & Hong Kong

Опубликовано: May 15, 2020 в 1:13 am

Категории: Blog

Surge in NZ Exports of Food to China, Taiwan & Hong Kong

4-minute read

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise says interest in fresh New Zealand produce is surging in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The Chinese economy is beginning to recover after two months in lockdown due to the coronavirus – but the path to recovery is uneven.

Government Freezes NZ Customs Fees for Exporter & Importers

Опубликовано: May 22, 2020 в 7:12 am

Категории: Blog

Government Freezes NZ Customs Fees for Exporter & Importers

3-minute read

The Government is freezing charges at the border to help export and import businesses and protect jobs from the impacts of COVID-19, said Minister of Customs Jenny Salesa.

A new fee regime for exporters and importers due to come in on 1 June has been put on hold for at least 12 months.

Outlook for Int. Air Transport & Freight in the Next 5 Years

Опубликовано: May 15, 2020 в 12:24 am

Категории: Blog

Outlook for Int. Air Transport & Freight in the Next 5 Years

3-minute read

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released a new analysis showing that the damage to air travel from COVID-19 extends into the medium-term, with long-haul / international travel being the most severely impacted.

How Airlines Transport Your Goods During Coronavirus COVID19

Опубликовано: May 8, 2020 в 10:48 pm

Категории: Blog

How Airlines Transport Your Goods During Coronavirus COVID19

8-minute read (12-minute watch (feel free to increase play speed 2X))

Why are airplanes grounded when the world needs it most?  How will airlines fly again? it employs millions and acts as the central nervous system of international business and leisure.

YOU’LL LEARN:

Government Freezes NZ Customs Fees for Exporter & Importers

Опубликовано: May 8, 2020 в 3:43 am

Категории: Blog

Government Freezes NZ Customs Fees for Exporter & Importers

3-minute read

The Government is freezing charges at the border to help export and import businesses and protect jobs from the impacts of COVID-19, said Minister of Customs Jenny Salesa.

Impact of Social Distancing on Your Airfares As Borders Open

Опубликовано: May 7, 2020 в 6:11 am

Категории: Blog

Impact of Social Distancing on Your Airfares As Borders Open

4-minute read

With the outbreak of COVID-19, many governments implemented strict social distancing requirements to help limit the spread of the virus. Some governments have applied similar measures to air travel, including that airlines should leave empty seats between passengers in the aircraft.

When such policies are pursued, the seat load factor of an aircraft is artificially capped.

International Cargo Flights Ramp-Up to/from New Zealand

Опубликовано: May 3, 2020 в 8:38 am

Категории: Blog

International Cargo Flights Ramp-Up to from New Zealand

7-minute read

Government support to help restore international air freight capacity has added 56 weekly cargo flights from New Zealand, with more to come, Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced today.

Short-Term and Long-Term Outlook on Logistics & Freighting

Опубликовано: May 2, 2020 в 5:06 am

Категории: Blog

Short-Term and Long-Term Outlook on Logistics & Freighting

2-minute read

Impact to date

Domestic transport and logistic services are in heavy demand replenishing stores with food and other consumer goods which have come into demand following preparations for the potential domestic impact of the coronavirus.

Survey of Airline Cargo Business Leaders (April 2020)

Опубликовано: May 1, 2020 в 12:42 pm

Категории: Blog

Survey of Airline Cargo Business Leaders (April 2020)

7-minute read

Airline Business Confidence Index

KEY POINTS

• Our April 2020 survey of airline CFOs and Heads of Cargo confirmed the sharp weakening in the Q1 business environment amid the spread of COVID-19.

The challenging business backdrop – including weakness in profitability – is expected to be maintained through the next twelve months.

• Passenger and cargo demand both collapsed in Q1, although the decline was more pronounced for passenger traffic.

Yield developments were mixed, with respondents reporting that passenger yields eased over the course of the quarter, while cargo yields increased.

Air Cargo Supply & Demand Analysis (Released April 2020)

Опубликовано: April 30, 2020 в 9:57 am

Категории: Blog

Air Cargo Supply & Demand Analysis

7-minute read

Air Cargo Plunges in March as Covid-19 Spreads Globally

• Industry-wide cargo tonne kilometres (CTKs) contracted by 15.2% year-on-year in March, driven by sharply weaker demand across all regions as the COVID-19 outbreak extended to become a global pandemic.

• Industry-wide cargo capacity declined by 22.7% annually due to the reduction in bellyhold capacity, as the passenger fleet were increasingly grounded. Dedicated freighter operations raised their capacity and some passenger aircraft shifted to cargo-only operations which partly offset this decline. With capacity contracting by more than demand, the global cargo load factor improved by 4.8 ppts in March, compared with the same period a year ago.

NZ is Facing Shortage of 20ft & 40ft Shipping Containers

Опубликовано: April 22, 2020 в 12:50 pm

Категории: Blog

3-minute read

There is a growing shortage of shipping containers. Cargo and freight being exported use the empty containers from goods that come into the country.

With a drop in imports containers may become scarce. Will you be affected?

How Your Import & Export Goods Are Affected During COVID-19 Period

Опубликовано: March 26, 2020 в 8:23 am

Категории: Blog

How Your Import & Export Goods Are Affected During COVID-19 Period

3-minute read

We know there are a lot of things on your mind right now, so we just wanted to reassure you that Easy Freight Ltd is deemed as an essential service and will remain in operation to support you with any request.

We’re a digital-first team and have well-established systems in place to work remotely.

Guide to New Import GST Rules for Online Shopping

Опубликовано: November 26, 2019 в 6:12 am

Категории: Blog

Guide to New Import GST Rules for Online Shopping

4-minute read

YOU WILL LEARN:

 

Reporter:  There is going to be a significant change for online shoppers in New Zealand, just in time for Christmas. 

NZ-bound Shipment Has been Intercepted (Could it Affect you?)

Опубликовано: June 28, 2019 в 8:32 am

Категории: Blog

NZ-bound Shipment Has been Intercepted (Could it Affect you_)

1-minute read

New Zealand Customs Service has issued a reminder to NZ importers to ensure they correctly declare the origin of inbound goods on import entries — particularly from Western Sahara.

“In the case of imported goods originating from Western Sahara, the country code ‘EH’ should be input in the import entry’s origin field,” stated the agency.

NZ Freight Company Lost Insurance Claim Due to the Employee’s Fault

Опубликовано: June 21, 2019 в 6:04 pm

Категории: Blog

NZ Freight Company Lost Insurance Claim Due to the Employee’s Fault

6-minute read

You may have good insurance, pay the premiums on time but then have the insurance claim denied because your employees were not trained to meet the requirements.

Let’s discuss how your business needs to operate to ensure that you are covered when disaster strikes.

What Are the Funding Options to Grow Your Import or Export Business

Опубликовано: June 17, 2019 в 6:22 am

Категории: Blog

1-minute read (22-minute watch)

Access to a wide investor audience, so it’s a quick and efficient way for you to raise funds.

This week our guest speaker was Simeon Burnett is the CEO & Co-Founder – Snowball Effect. It is New Zealand’s leading online investment marketplace. They help NZ companies raise funds to increase the rate of your company’s growth.

3 Tips On Importing Goods Into New Zealand (Avoid These Hidden Costs)

Опубликовано: June 10, 2019 в 2:45 am

Категории: Blog

3 Tips On Importing Goods Into New Zealand (Avoid These Hidden Costs)

13-minute read (27-minute watch)

If I had this info before I imported for the first time I’d saved lots of time & money

📚 YOU WILL LEARN:

NZ Importers Fed Up With Container Hire / Detention Fees (Go to Court?)

Опубликовано: June 6, 2019 в 9:53 am

Категории: Blog

NZ Importers Fed Up With Container Hire

5-minute read

Last week’s Commentary column explored the supply chain friction that is occurring with container detention charges one of the central issues.

In recent times, where container depots around Auckland have been full, and the truckers working for importers and forwarders have been unable to de-hire empties, arguments have erupted when detention notices have been issued.

5 Little-Known Mistakes with NZ Customs Clearance (Instant $800 Fines)

Опубликовано: June 5, 2019 в 10:52 am

Категории: Blog

5 Little-Known Mistakes with NZ Customs Clearance (Instant $800 Fines)

11-minute read (22-minute watch)

Import rules change on a regular basis. Find out what can cause extra delays or fees.

📚YOU WILL LEARN:

Alibaba Auckland Expo: How NZ Businesses Should Trade with China

Опубликовано: June 3, 2019 в 4:29 am

Категории: Blog

2-minute read

One of the biggest E-commerce firms Alibaba has announced plans to establish a local office.

Alibaba Group Australia and New Zealand regional general manager Maggie Zhou confirmed that the business expects to achieve a stronger local presence.

Why Auckland Has Container Shortage (What Is Done Overseas to Fix It)

Опубликовано: June 3, 2019 в 3:14 am

Категории: Blog

Why Auckland Has Container Shortage (What Is Done Overseas to Fix It)

3-minute read

Around 90% of the dry goods 20-foot containers (TEU) imported into New Zealand come in full with imported product.

However, around 30% of 20-foot containers (TEU) leaving New Zealand do so empty.

The shipper or shipping line that works out to close the imbalance gap would not only be making a significant contribution toward the nation’s trade surplus but to the national supply chain. The 30% of empty boxes pose a growing issue.

Money Saving Tips When You Pick an NZ Customs Broker (5 Methods)

Опубликовано: May 27, 2019 в 11:10 am

Категории: Blog

Money Saving Tips When You Pick an NZ Customs Broker

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 at 1 pm (NZ Time)

This is a FREE educational business webinar to help NZ importers & exporters.

YOU WILL LEARN:

Issues With Abandoned Shipping Containers – You May Be Liable!

Опубликовано: May 22, 2019 в 7:22 am

Категории: Blog

Issues With Abandoned Shipping Containers – You May Be Liable!

3-minute read

Freight importers & exporters should be worried about the cost of containers abandoned overseas for which they may be liable and how to implement safeguards to prevent this situation occurring.

How to Get The Best Cargo Insurance (4 Myths Busted)

Опубликовано: May 21, 2019 в 4:04 pm

Категории: Blog

How to Get The Best Cargo Insurance (4 Myths Busted)

11-minute read (20-minute watch)

As an NZ importer or exporter, you’re no doubt always on the lookout for ways to save money. But there’s one place you shouldn’t be skimping on, and that’s cargo insurance.

This is an educational business webinar to help NZ entrepreneurs understand how to get the best out of the cargo insurance and what to avoid.

Why Sustainable Business is Better (3 Tips to Make a Difference)

Опубликовано: May 21, 2019 в 5:56 pm

Категории: Blog

Why Sustainable Business is Better (3 Tips to Make a Difference)_

13-minute read (19-minute watch)

How do you deal with competitors that copy you? Ways to stay relevant to the market.

This week our guest speaker was Shay Lawrence is the founder of CaliWoods, loves surfing and the ocean.

Passion lies in using business as a force for good, developing her own business in the Social Enterprise space and inspiring people to live more sustainable lifestyles.

Business Planning & Top 3 Tips to Increase the Value of Your Company

Опубликовано: May 11, 2019 в 2:24 am

Категории: Blog

Business Planning & Top 3 Tips to Increase the Value of Your Company

1-minute read (27-minute watch)

Growing your business alone is challenging. If you apply the right system life will be easier.

This week our guest speaker was Graeme Hogan is a CEO with 20+ years of experience in both small & large companies, covering most aspects of the business – from sales, marketing, as well as business planning. 

What You Must Do to Get New Clients (Grow Your Business 3X)

Опубликовано: April 18, 2019 в 8:18 am

Категории: Blog

What You Must Do to Get New Clients (Grow Your Business 3X)

1-minute read (27-minute watch)

Steps to increase your sales by 3 times and grow your business.

This week our guest speaker was Logan Wedgwood is a sought-after management consultant specialising in business sales and marketing.

How to Get to the Top of Google Search & Increase Your Sales Leads

Опубликовано: April 9, 2019 в 5:46 pm

Категории: Blog

How to Get to the Top of Google Search & Increase Your Sales Leads

1-minute read (23-minute watch)

You can do these simple website changes and beat your competition. No huge budget required!

This week our guest speaker was Richard Conway is the CEO and founder of Pure SEO Ltd.

How to Navigate New Taxes and Minimise Issues with Business Compliance

Опубликовано: April 4, 2019 в 9:09 am

Категории: Blog

How to Navigate New Taxes and Minimise Issues with Business Compliance

1-minute read (17-minute watch)

1) How to navigate the new taxes – check which apply to you. 2) Round-up of 2019 law changes.

This week our guest speaker was Kirk Hope is Chief Executive of BusinessNZ.

How to Get New Clients via Social Media Marketing (3rd Rule is Vital!)

Опубликовано: March 29, 2019 в 7:00 pm

Категории: Blog

How to Get New Clients via Social Media Marketing (3rd Rule is Vital!)

1-minute read (22-minute watch)

Do you want to stand out among your competitors? How to do it using just your smartphone?

This week our guest speaker was Jef Kay from Easy Social Media Ltd.

Instant Fines by NZ Customs (70 Offences That Can Incur It)

Опубликовано: March 18, 2019 в 5:54 am

Категории: Blog

Instant Fines by NZ Customs (70 Offences That Can Incur It)

6-minute read

From 1 April 2019, Customs officers issue Infringement Notices, with an instant fine of $400 for an individual or $800 for a business.

Infringement Notices enable Customs to manage minor offending involving travel, goods and craft (aircraft or ship) by issuing fines for 70 offences.

Ports of Auckland Profit is Down $5 mil and 50% of Ships Arrived Late

Опубликовано: March 3, 2019 в 11:56 am

Категории: Blog

Ports of Auckland Profit is Down $5 mil and 50% of Ships Arrived Late_7

12-minute read

Ports of Auckland CEO, Tony Gibson has announced the company’s half-year results:

Our company is in the middle of a major investment programme which will increase capacity, efficiency and returns. This work will give us a solid foundation for a sustainable future, but while construction is underway there is a tangible effect on our business.

More Vehicle Import Troubles with Ineffective NZ Biosecurity Rules

Опубликовано: January 31, 2019 в 3:24 pm

Категории: Blog

3-minute read (4-minute listen)

Newscaster:   The car shipping line, Scandinavia’s Wallenius Wilhelmsen, is telling the government that the biosecurity rules that are meant to keep the marmorated stink bug pest out of New Zealand are ineffective and inconsistent.

New Container Inspections by the Shipping Line May Add Extra Costs

Опубликовано: January 28, 2019 в 6:53 am

Категории: Blog

New Container Inspections by the Shipping Line May Add Extra Costs

2-minute read

Maersk and other carriers in the industry are working to improve safety and reliability in the Containerized Maritime Supply Chain, by verifying that cargo descriptions match actual contents of the container, and that the contents of the container are correctly stuffed, lashed and secured.

Proven Online Marketing Tactic for 2019 & Top Mistakes Businesses Make

Опубликовано: January 24, 2019 в 10:24 am

Категории: Blog

Proven Online Marketing Tactic for 2019 & Top Mistakes Businesses Make

25-minute read (43-minute watch)

You Will Learn:

Why New Zealand Import Businesses Fail and Tips on How You Can Avoid It

Опубликовано: December 24, 2018 в 1:27 am

Категории: Blog

Why New Zealand Import Businesses Fail and Tips on How You Can Avoid It

15-minute read (25-minute watch)

You Will Learn:

4 Outcomes for NZ Importers & Exporters During the Next 25 Years

Опубликовано: December 16, 2018 в 8:36 am

Категории: Blog

4 Outcomes for NZ Importers & Exporters During the Next 25 Years

5-minute read

We looked at a document called “Brave new world? – Container transport in 2043” published by leading international freight transport insurer TT Club, in conjunction with global management consulting firm McKinsey.

Winner of the 2018 Day of the Seafarer Photo Contest (1700 Entries!)

Опубликовано: December 1, 2018 в 12:16 pm

Категории: Blog

Winner of the 2018 Day of the Seafarer Photo Contest (1700 Entries!)

2-minute read

Myanmar-based Master Zay Yar Un has won the inaugural International Maritime Organization (IMO) Day of the Seafarer Photo Competition with what has been described as a “bold geometric composition, focusing on the deck of a ship and the blue ocean beneath”.

Reasons for the Import & Export Freight Hold Ups in Auckland

Опубликовано: November 29, 2018 в 11:37 am

Категории: Blog

Reasons for the Import & Export Freight Hold Ups in Auckland

6-minute read

The fragility of New Zealand’s supply chain has been exposed several times in recent years, for example through the Canterbury and Kaikoura earthquakes which hammered the ports of Lyttelton and CentrePort, and the 2012 Auckland industrial troubles which disrupted operations there and put huge pressure on the Port of Tauranga as a back up.

3 Recommendations Where to Move the Ports of Auckland

Опубликовано: November 28, 2018 в 11:53 am

Категории: Blog

3 Recommendations Where to Move the Ports of Auckland

5-minute read

There is one thing that the freight industry needs to see come from the Upper North Island Supply Chain Strategy review which the Government is finally getting underway – a result.

By that, I mean clear recommendations that oblige the Government to take action, in order to give us a way forward for the manner in which the ports, rail and roads in the upper North Island will develop over the next 30 years.

Cleaning Cert. & Other Things MPI Checks to Allow a Vehicle Import

Опубликовано: November 25, 2018 в 1:40 am

Категории: Blog

What Does MPI Look for During the Import Vehicle Inspection

2-minute read

Importers will have to do more to ensure vehicles and machinery from overseas are free of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), according to the Ministry of Primary Industries.

The new Import Health Standard for Vehicles, Machinery and equipment that came into force on September 1 have a focus on Japan given the issues last season with contaminated car carriers.

What It’s Like to Air Transport a Live Rhino Across the World

Опубликовано: November 25, 2018 в 12:22 am

Категории: Blog

What It’s Like to Air Transport a Live Rhino Across the World

3-minute read

An eight-year-old black rhino is settling into a new home in the Serengeti thanks to a complex logistics project managed by Intradco Global and Qatar Airways Cargo.

After spending his entire life at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Eric was selected to move to Tanzania to play a starring role in a breeding programme designed to help save the critically endangered species from extinction.

Why a Lot of Auckland Companies Will Have to Work 24/7

Опубликовано: November 22, 2018 в 1:25 pm

Категории: Blog

Why a Lot of Auckland Companies Will Have to Work 24_7

3-minute read

National Road Carriers Association and the Ports of Auckland are combining forces to promote change in the supply chain to improve delivery times and prevent delays.

This initiative has come about because of supply chain capacity issues which were highlighted following an accident at Ports of Auckland in August. Imported freight has taken longer to deliver, and exporters have encountered delays getting their goods away, leading to frustration all around.

E-scooter: NZ Import Safety Concerns and How it Affects You

Опубликовано: November 17, 2018 в 12:36 pm

Категории: Blog

2-minute read

Peter McRae is calling on authorities to promptly address “regulation, categorisation and commercial concerns” regarding the importation of E-scooters.

In a publicly-released commentary, Mr McRae identified issues in three specific areas:

Risks of Importing Vehicles or Machinery from China & Korea

Опубликовано: November 22, 2018 в 11:17 am

Категории: Blog

Risks of Importing Vehicles or Machinery from China & Korea

4-minute read

Advice to shippers, exporters and importers of new and used vehicles and machinery from China and Korea.

At this stage, New Zealand does not have specific Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) measures in place for vehicles and machinery from China and Korea. However, MPI is currently monitoring vessels reporting detections of BMSB and other regulated pests that are carrying vehicles and machinery from China and Korea.

Vehicle & Machinery Importers Are Warned of Extra Fees

Опубликовано: November 13, 2018 в 9:01 am

Категории: Blog

Vehicle & Machinery Importers Are Warned of Extra Fees

2-minute read

Importers of vehicles and machinery from Japan and “Schedule 3″ countries are being advised they will need to have acquired an approved Biosecurity Authority Clearance Certificate (BACC) at least 72 hours prior to vessel arrival in New Zealand.

Import Delays to NZ Are Getting Worse (Is There a Solution?)

Опубликовано: November 12, 2018 в 7:36 pm

Категории: Blog

Import Delays to NZ Are Getting Worse (Is There a Solution)

5-minute read

The Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation (‘CBAFF’) told Shipping Gazette™ it is actively working towards resolution of issues with MPI clearance delays.

Chris Edwards, vice president of CBAFF, said the Trade Single Window (TSW) issues are top of mind for the industry and no solution is yet in sight.

How to Import Hemp (Cannabis) Seed as Food into New Zealand

Опубликовано: November 10, 2018 в 12:54 pm

Категории: Blog

How to Import Hemp (Cannabis) Seed as Food into New Zealand

9-minute read

From 12 November 2018 hemp (cannabis sativa) seed food products will be able to be imported into (and exported from) New Zealand. What are the rules?

Importers and exporters should note products must NOT contain whole hemp seeds. Whole hemp seeds remain Class C drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 and cannot be imported into New Zealand without a licence issued by the Ministry of Health.

New Import GST on Goods Valued Under $1000: the What & How

Опубликовано: November 12, 2018 в 10:06 am

Категории: Blog

New Import GST on Goods Valued Under $1000 the What & How

25-minute read

The government is cutting import taxes on low-value goods to soften the impact for New Zealand consumers who start paying GST on all overseas purchases next year.

Following consultation earlier in 2018, details were released on 18 October 2018 on the proposed GST regime for non-residents supplying “low-value goods” to NZ buyers.

NZ Customs Departure Card Cancelled: What You Need to Know

Опубликовано: November 6, 2018 в 6:46 am

Категории: Blog

NZ Customs Departure Card Cancelled What You Need to Know

2-minute read

Departure cards have been discontinued this month, and the information used to account for all travellers departing New Zealand will now be collected electronically.

You still have to meet some requirements to avoid problems.

NZ Importer Jailed for Smuggling Goods (What Can You Learn?)

Опубликовано: November 5, 2018 в 6:36 am

Категории: Blog

NZ Importer Jailed for Smuggling Goods (What Can You Learn_)

4-minute read

Let’s discuss the volume of alcohol being illegally imported into the country and imported without compliant labelling. What are the telltale signs of illegitimate product?

Citing examples of imported shipping containers being declared as beer when they were predominantly filled with spirits. That kind of smuggling is denying the country of about $40 million in excise duty annually.

NZ Customs and Spirits NZ are working on ways to stop it. How will you be affected?

Cargo Insurance Costs & 3 Little-Known Issues You Must Avoid

Опубликовано: October 30, 2018 в 10:14 pm

Категории: Blog

Cargo Insurance Costs & 3 Little-Known Issues You Must Avoid

6-minute read (10-minute watch)

You Will Learn:

Updated NZ Customs Rules & Fees: What You Need to Know

Опубликовано: September 27, 2018 в 12:34 pm

Категории: Blog

Updated NZ Customs Rules & Fees_ What You Need to Know

12-minute read

Administrative Penalties

Administrative penalties apply to exporters, importers, licensees and agents who make an error or omission on their entry and do not voluntarily disclose it to Customs.

New Sea Freight Fuel Prices – How it Will Affect You (Q&A)

Опубликовано: September 19, 2018 в 7:24 am

Категории: Blog

New Sea Freight Fuel Prices – How it Will Affect You (Q&A)

4-minute read

From 1st January 2020, a new regulation will come into force to reduce air pollution from ships globally. Whereas today ships can use fuel with up to 3.5% sulphur content (outside Emission Control Areas), the new global sulphur cap will be 0.5%.

How Ports of Auckland Automation Will Affect Importers

Опубликовано: August 25, 2018 в 10:27 am

Категории: Blog

How Ports of Auckland Automation Will Affect Importers

5-minute read

Progress is being made on the massive automation project being undertaken at the Ports of Auckland , as the port readies itself to become the first in New Zealand to use automated straddle carriers to load and unload trucks and to operate the container yard.

Why are Freight Fuel Prices (BAF) Going Up & are They Valid?

Опубликовано: July 24, 2018 в 9:57 am

Категории: Blog

Why are Freight Fuel Prices (BAF) Going Up & are They Valid_

5-minute read

Recent Shipping Gazette™ news articles and the Commentary column focusing on emergency bunker surcharges being applied to shippers (June 9) have prompted interest from readers who have asked the basic question – how are BAF (bunker adjustment factors) calculated?

How to Hire Top Talent & Tips to Improve Team Happiness

Опубликовано: July 20, 2018 в 10:19 am

Категории: Blog

How to Hire Top Talent & Tips to Improve Team Happiness

4-minute read (7-minute watch)

You’ll learn:

Costs to Import One Pallet (or More) from Australia to NZ

Опубликовано: July 8, 2018 в 9:24 am

Категории: Blog

Costs to Import One Pallet (or More) from Australia to NZ

5-minute read (9-minute watch)

You’ll learn:

Prices to Import One Pallet (or More) from China to NZ

Опубликовано: June 10, 2018 в 12:35 pm

Категории: Blog

Prices to Import One Pallet (or More) from China to NZ

5-minute read (9-minute watch)

You’ll learn:

How to Decide if You Need Cargo Insurance & Who Pays for It?

Опубликовано: June 3, 2018 в 10:47 am

Категории: Blog

How to Decide if You Need Cargo Insurance & Who Pays for It?

6-minute read

One of the examples of how “General Average” works was Maersk’s declaration of it following the fire on board the Honam. It caused some interesting feedback relating to the value of having marine cargo insurance.

In particular, the issue that was drawn into sharp focus was the risk borne by all New Zealand exporters and importers, who proceed to ship goods without marine insurance.

Amazon Tax: What You Need to Know & Beware of This Trap

Опубликовано: June 2, 2018 в 10:50 am

Категории: Blog

Amazon Tax_ What You Need to Know & Beware of This Trap

17-minute read (11-minute watch)

You’ll learn:

Top 5 Recruiting Mistakes by NZ Import & Export Businesses

Опубликовано: May 31, 2018 в 1:06 pm

Категории: Blog

Top 5 Recruiting Mistakes by NZ Import & Export Businesses

27-minute read (46-minute watch)

You’ll learn:

True Costs to Import 20ft Container to NZ (How to Save Money)

Опубликовано: April 18, 2018 в 2:21 pm

Категории: Blog

True Costs to Import 20ft Container to NZ (How to Save Money)

20-minute read (42-minute watch)

Max:  If you want to learn more different business tactics, tools and how to import or export goods to New Zealand then start now by subscribing to our YouTube channel .

Alex:  You want to bring a 20-foot container from any country to New Zealand, where do you start?

5 Expensive Mistakes When You Import Used Household Effects to NZ

Опубликовано: March 29, 2018 в 10:02 am

Категории: Blog

5 Expensive Mistakes When You Import Used Household Effects to NZ

7-minute read (19-minute watch)

Max: All these five mistakes apply whether you import a full container , air freight, or even 100 kilos by sea freight, and it’s very important to make sure that you prepare all these things before you arrive in New Zealand.

Make sure you do not arrive before your shipment arrives in New Zealand.

3 Reasons Why I Want to Ditch My Business Partner! (Number 2 is Vital)

Опубликовано: March 27, 2018 в 1:28 pm

Категории: Blog

3 Reasons Why I Want to Ditch My Business Partner! (Number 2 is Vital)

8-minute read (18-minute watch)

Max:  We wanted to sit together and talk to you about a very sensitive subject for many. Alex and I are both co-founders and directors of the beautiful company called Easy Freight. And we’ve been in business for a long seven years!

Importing Goods to NZ? 4 Ways an Overseas Supplier Will Cost You

Опубликовано: March 23, 2018 в 9:12 pm

Категории: Blog

mporting Goods to NZ_ 4 Ways an Overseas Supplier Will Cost You_

11-minute read (28-minute watch)

Max:  Were talking about importing goods to New Zealand, and four ways the supplier will cost you extra money that you didn’t budget for. 

#1 YOU RECEIVE LESS THAN EXPECTED

The first way that you can lose money is, surprisingly, some New Zealand importers can receive half-full containers.

How to Select an Auckland Customs Broker – Avoid THESE Costs

Опубликовано: March 18, 2018 в 12:18 am

Категории: Blog

How to Select an Auckland Customs Broker – Avoid THESE Costs

11-minute read (23-minute watch)

Max: If you think about it, when you import two pallets or even a full container, you’re going to pay at least anywhere between NZD 1,000 to 5,000 of freight to ship the goods say from China to New Zealand .

Alex: So why we think that it’s so important not just to choose right freight forwarder but also to choose the right customs broker?

How to Save $3,105 on Importing Your Used Personal Effects to NZ

Опубликовано: March 17, 2018 в 11:58 am

Категории: Blog

How to Save $3,105 on Importing Your Used Personal Effects to NZ

12-minute read (26-minute watch)

Max:  We’re going to talk about mainly importing containers with used household goods to New Zealand. 

And it’s going to be a very topical question, how to save money when you migrate and bring your stuff to New Zealand . What’s the first step when you prepare to bring your goods to New Zealand?

Price Breakdown: Import One Pallet of Goods from China to NZ

Опубликовано: February 28, 2018 в 9:23 am

Категории: Blog

Price Breakdown_ Import One Pallet of Goods from China to NZ

7-minute read (14-minute watch)

Today we’re going to talk about the price breakdown if you want to import one cubic metre standard pallet of goods from China to New Zealand.

This is the most commonly asked question, so I’m delighted to finally break it down for you.

3 Things I Know About My Business Partner, But His Wife Doesn’t

Опубликовано: February 1, 2018 в 5:24 am

Категории: Blog

3 Things I Know About My Business Partner, But His Wife Doesn’t

8-minute read (16-minute watch)

Max:  Today we’re talking about “Three things I know about my business partner, but his wife doesn’t.” And I think I should clarify some very important things straightaway. I’m not married. Alex is not married either. So we don’t live double lives. Do you Alex?

How & When Autonomous Ships Will Change Imports & Exports

Опубликовано: December 29, 2017 в 12:49 pm

Категории: Blog

How & When Autonomous Ships Will Change Imports & Exports

3-minute read (3-minute listen)

Newscaster:  Well, self-driving cars, and driverless trucks, also airliners that fly on autopilot. They’ll soon be commonplace. What about crewless container ships though? Well, they’re just over the horizon, as it were. Eric Frykberg plots their course.

Eric Frykberg: Coming soon to a port near you, the crewless ship with a skipperless bridge nosing itself towards a wharf to unload its cargo. One or two people might be needed to keep an eye on the computers, but they won’t necessarily be on the vessel.

Online vs Physical Retail: What’s the state of NZ shopping?

Опубликовано: October 21, 2017 в 9:06 am

Категории: Blog

Online vs Physical Retail_ What’s the state of NZ shopping_

6-minute read (8-minute listen)

Mark:  Greg Harford is from Retail New Zealand . He joins us now. Hey, are you all doomed to put up the shutters and close up?

Greg Harford:  Well, we represent the retail sector including some online retailers.

Peter from Stoeveken Cosmetics shares tips for NZ Importers

Опубликовано: September 20, 2017 в 12:34 pm

Категории: Blog

Peter from Stoeveken Cosmetics shares tips for NZ Importers

1-minute read (20-minute watch)

Today my guest is Dr. Peter Stoeveken co-founder of Stoeveken Cosmetics Ltd who will share his tips for NZ Importers & Entrepreneurs. 

They are NZ importers of 100% natural and certified organic beauty care products from Germany.

How a Shipping Container Changed The World & Why It Happened

Опубликовано: September 7, 2017 в 11:10 am

Категории: Blog

How a Shipping Container Changed The World & Why It Happened

6-minute read (9-minute listen)

The boom in global trade was caused by a simple steel box. Shipping goods around the world was – for many centuries – expensive, risky and time-consuming.

But, as Tim Harford explains, 60 years ago the trucking entrepreneur Malcolm McLean changed all that by selling the idea of container shipping to the US military.

What are the Problems of Moving Auckland Port to Northland

Опубликовано: September 2, 2017 в 11:47 am

Категории: Blog

What are the Problems of Moving Auckland Port to Northland

3-minute read (6-minute listen)

Guyon Espiner:  New Zealand First is suggesting to move the Ports of Auckland to Northland. This has been met with some scepticism, particularly from the National Party. We had Simon Bridges on the program a little earlier.

A Cheaper, More Foolproof Way to Import Goods — To Anywhere

Опубликовано: August 26, 2017 в 10:20 am

Категории: Blog

A Cheaper, More Foolproof Way to Import Goods — To Anywhere

8-minute read

1. Can you deliver?

Part of securing export orders is making sure you can deliver. Many Kiwi exporters have underestimated the volume opportunity they encounter overseas. Similar issues arise for NZ importers.

What You Need to Know About Import & Export Compliance

Опубликовано: August 22, 2017 в 2:15 am

Категории: Blog

What You Need to Know About Import & Export Compliance_

14-minute read

Understanding Regulations

Trading rules and regulations vary from country to country and import legislation can be both complicated and confusing.

6 Things to Do Before the Import of Your Goods (#5 is a Must)

Опубликовано: August 20, 2017 в 11:05 am

Категории: Blog

6 Things to Do Before the Import of Your Goods

6-minute read

MINIMISING THE FINANCIAL RISK

Finance is obviously fundamental when exporting & importing: you want to be paid quickly and without complications . Here are some factors to cover.

The Ultimate Guide: Food Import Customs & MPI Clearance

Опубликовано: May 26, 2017 в 12:24 am

Категории: Blog

The Ultimate Guide Food Import Customs & MPI Clearance

4-minute read

What is this about?
To import food into New Zealand (NZ) you need to apply and get clearance from both NZ Customs and the MPI (Ministry for Primary Industries).

How NZ Corporates can Damage Your Small NZ Import Business

Опубликовано: July 26, 2017 в 4:19 pm

Категории: Blog

How NZ Corporates can Damage Your Small NZ Import Business

4-minute read

Reporter:  Lisa Wilson is on the line with me now. Good day, Lisa.

Lisa Wilson:  How are you doing?

NZ Customs Can Inspect Your Digital Devices at any Airport

Опубликовано: July 24, 2017 в 9:01 pm

Категории: Blog

NZ Customs Can Inspect Your Digital Devices at any Airport

6-minute read

Reporter:  The new Customs and Excise Bill means Customs will no longer be able to demand that people entering the country hand over the passwords to their devices without reasonable cause. Although, is that a change? 

New Tax on Imported Goods to Australia: What NZ Companies Need to Know

Опубликовано: July 16, 2017 в 9:12 pm

Категории: Blog

New Tax on Imported Goods to Australia What NZ Companies Need to Know

3-minute read

Note that the legislation will not affect customs duty, which is still not payable below the AU$1,000 threshold.

Your Cargo Can be Stolen Using 3D Printing Technology

Опубликовано: July 12, 2017 в 11:07 pm

Категории: Blog

You Cargo Can be Stolen Using 3D Printing Technology

2-minute read

For some time we have been looking to identify the potential long-term impact of 3D printing on the movement of goods in the supply chain but now manufacturers and transport providers are being warned of how the criminal fraternity are using the technology to help steal goods from containers.

How to Cut Your NZ Freight Costs and Improve Service

Опубликовано: July 12, 2017 в 10:42 pm

Категории: Blog

How to Cut Your NZ Freight Costs and Improve Service

3-minute read

An online shipper/truck operator matching service recently launched by New Zealand startup, TNX , is reportedly delivering 10% cost savings to the former while also reducing the 40% under-utilisation of vehicles said to currently be commonplace for the latter.

Who Should Pay for These Extra Costs and How to Avoid Them

Опубликовано: July 12, 2017 в 9:17 am

Категории: Blog

Who Should Pay for These Extra Costs and How to Avoid Them

4-minute read

In mid – July a freight forwarder filed a container pre-receival advice to DP World Australia at Melbourne port, and while doing so made a typo error with the weight, missing out a “zero” numeral …

The Main Reason Your Shipment Could be Delayed

Опубликовано: July 11, 2017 в 9:06 pm

Категории: Blog

The Main Reason Your Shipment Could be Delayed

3-minute read

A number of CBAFF members have raised concerns recently about delays with New Zealand Customs releasing shipments.

Naming and Shaming the Worst Unjustified Freight Surcharges

Опубликовано: July 10, 2017 в 9:20 am

Категории: Blog

Naming and Shaming the Worst Unjustified Freight Surcharges

2-minute read

Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) secretary general Chris Welsh has announced his organisation aims to stamp out shipping surcharges within five years.

The Ultimate Guide: How to Make & Source Your Goods Overseas

Опубликовано: July 31, 2017 в 9:27 pm

Категории: Blog

The Ultimate Guide_ How to Make & Source Your Goods Overseas

27-minute read

(This is the interview with Richie Norton by Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income).

This month, I’m learning everything I can about the world of physical products: how to create my own, how to validate them, how to find the perfect manufacturer, and how to get them in the hands of my customers.

What You Must Know Before You Import Food into NZ

Опубликовано: May 25, 2017 в 10:03 pm

Категории: Blog

What You Must Know Before You Import Food into NZ

5-minute read

What is this about?
To import food into New Zealand (NZ) for sale individuals need to understand and comply with requirements under the Food Act 2014. This guidance will help you with this.

Good News for Importers & Exporters – New Freight Tech

Опубликовано: May 23, 2017 в 11:03 pm

Категории: Blog

Good News for Importers & Exporters – New Freight Tech

5-minute read

The container shipping industry had one of its worst years in 2016. In his Editor’s Insight, Nevil Gibson says a recovery is underway and that’s good news for importers and exporters. Nevil Gibson joins me now. How bad was 2016 for container shippers?

Counterfeit Shipping Containers: What You Need to Know to Prevent It

Опубликовано: May 23, 2017 в 10:04 pm

Категории: Blog

Counterfeit Shipping Containers What You Need to Know to Prevent It

2-minute read

A counterfeit containers warning issued to the Customs Brokers’ and Forwarders’ Council of Australia (CBFCA) by Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) , could serve as a timely portent for New Zealand shippers.

Customs Brokers Call for an Urgent Solution to Freight Problems

Опубликовано: December 29, 2016 в 11:35 pm

Категории: Blog

Customs Brokers Call for an Urgent Solution to Freight Problems

3-minute read

Mainfreight says KiwiRail needs to find an alternative way to get urgent freight from Auckland to Christchurch as fast as it can. Earthquake damage has left CentrePort in Wellington unable to load and unload container ships and has damaged the rail link to Christchurch, forcing trucks to take up the slack.

NZ Imports and Exports are Delayed After the Earthquake

Опубликовано: December 29, 2016 в 12:45 am

Категории: Blog

NZ Imports and Exports are Delayed After the Earthquake

3-minute read

Importers and exporters are piling work onto other New Zealand ports as they scramble to keep cargo moving after last month’s earthquake blocked most of the trade out of Wellington .

Soon You Will Pay Import Taxes On All Small Parcels

Опубликовано: December 12, 2016 в 3:04 am

Категории: Blog

Soon You Will Pay Import Taxes On All Small Parcels

3-minute read

You might soon have to pay GST on all the goods you buy online, not just purchases of digital goods including music, software and films and TV shows.

Will Your Import & Export Freight Rates Go Up Or Down?

Опубликовано: December 28, 2016 в 10:06 pm

Категории: Blog

Will Your Import & Export Freight Rates Go Up Or Down

3-minute read

Hanjin’s receivership represents the greed of the container shipping market, and despite continuing concerns of weak trade growth and fleet oversupply, a gradual market recovery is now expected, according to the latest annual Container Forecaster and Review 2016/17 report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

Little-Known but Vital Online Import Tax Rules

Опубликовано: November 11, 2016 в 8:46 am

Категории: Blog

Little-Known but Vital Online Import Tax Rules_

5-minute read

The online shopper is questioning what happens to the GST and customs duty, charged on purchases from overseas when goods are returned.

Back To The Port Of Auckland Future

Опубликовано: November 12, 2016 в 4:06 am

Категории: Blog

Back To The Port Of Auckland Future

6-minute read

When I looked in March at the work that had been released by the Port Future Study’s Consensus Working Group (CWG) , identifying a long list of areas being considered as options to meet Auckland’s future demand for a port, I had major reservations about some of the options being considered – particularly Muriwai, the Kaipara Harbour, Mahurangi (south east of Walkworth), and Whakatane.

What Happens When a Shipping Line Goes Bankrupt?

Опубликовано: October 25, 2016 в 2:11 am

Категории: Blog

What Happens When a Shipping Line Goes Bankrupt

2-minute read

In a week when one of the world’s top ten container lines went bankrupt, the business performance of shipping and ports has come firmly under the spotlight, not just globally but in NZ too.

Your Freight Agent May Be Charging Inflated Fees

Опубликовано: October 14, 2016 в 2:53 am

Категории: Blog

Your Freight Agent May Be Charging Inflated Fees

2-minute read

Reports are emerging of some carriers and other supply chain service providers imposing “exorbitant and unjustified charges” in particularly Asia and Africa following the July 1 enactment of the new verified gross mass (VGM ) regulations for packed containers.

Why You Need Export Trade Insurance from NZ Government

Опубликовано: July 25, 2016 в 11:31 pm

Категории: Blog

Why You Need Export Trade Insurance from NZ Government

2-minute read

New Zealand exporters seeking financial protection against the non-payment by a customer could find themselves eligible for trade insurance from the New Zealand Export Credit Office (NZECO).

9 Facts You Need to Know About Mandatory Cargo Weighing Law

Опубликовано: June 9, 2016 в 1:24 pm

Категории: Blog

9 Facts You Need to Know About Mandatory Cargo Weighing Law

4-minute read

As advised earlier and as constantly reported in industry press the new Mandatory Cargo Weighing Laws has become effective around the globe.

This law is referred to as V.G.M. or Verified Gross Mass, when a ship will not load a container anywhere in the world without a declared VGM.

Dispute Over Import Freight Charges (And What to Do With It)

Опубликовано: June 9, 2016 в 1:19 pm

Категории: Blog

Dispute Over Import Freight Charges (And What to Do With It)

2-minute read

The freight forwarding charges debate here in New Zealand, as discussed in the past , has probably come to a head with the statement by the Commerce Commission that “it is not the commission’s role to enforce “Incoterms ” in contracts between forwarders and importers.”

Importers: Alert to New and Used Parts from USA

Опубликовано: June 9, 2016 в 1:14 pm

Категории: Blog

Importers Alert to New and Used Parts from USA

2-minute read

Importers were warned this week by the Ministry of Primary Industries to a situation that has arisen for one of the importers, the outcome of which may need to be considered by others.

How to Avoid Paying Duty and GST on Imported Gifts

Опубликовано: June 9, 2016 в 1:11 pm

Категории: Blog

How to Avoid Paying Duty and GST on Imported Gifts

3-minute read

The reference 75 concession allows entry of presents or gifts except tobacco products sent from abroad to a resident in New Zealand:

(i) Not exceeding $110 in total value – Free

(ii) Exceeding $110 in total value, on the excess over $110 – The rates of duty applicable to the goods as set out in Part I of the Tariff. (see examples below)

Your Import Shipping Container Could be Full of Toxic Gas

Опубликовано: June 9, 2016 в 12:56 pm

Категории: Blog

YOUR IMPORT SHIPPING CONTAINER COULD BE FULL OF TOXIC GAS

2-minute read

The researchers’ investigations found 20% of the containers sampled had gas concentrations above safe levels. In the worst case, methyl bromide was found in one container at a level of 50,000 parts per billion — 100 times more than the safe level.

5 Key Principles When Labeling and Packaging Your Goods

Опубликовано: June 9, 2016 в 12:53 pm

Категории: Blog

5 Key Principles When Labeling and Packaging Your Goods

3-minute read

In the past, the major consideration for exporters has been the legislative requirements surrounding the disposal of packaging waste. Driven by the European Union (EU), member countries have developed stringent legislation governing the disposal of packaging waste.

Are You Paying Too Much For Import Freight Services?

Опубликовано: June 9, 2016 в 12:49 pm

Категории: Blog

Are You Paying Too Much For Import Freight Services?

3-minute read

False import charges have become an endemic issue in the local freight forwarding industry with only a limited number of operators excluded from the practice, according to a stakeholder who approached the Shipping Gazette™ following last week’s article on the issue.

Compulsory Container Weighing Rules (Are You Ready?)

Опубликовано: June 9, 2016 в 12:44 pm

Категории: Blog

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3-minute read

Did you know that the IMO (International Maritime Organization) passed an amendment to SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) requiring verification of container weights?

How to Reduce Your Import Charges (One Simple Step!)

Опубликовано: June 9, 2016 в 12:41 pm

Категории: Blog

How to Reduce Your Import Charges (One Simple Step!)

2-minute read

The message is loud and clear from the buyer (importer) to request all applicable destination charges from the China supplier upfront.

New Rules in Trans-Tasman Trade (What You Need to Know)

Опубликовано: June 9, 2016 в 12:38 pm

Категории: Blog

New Rules in Trans Tasman Trade (What You Need to Know)

2-minute read

A trans-Tasman customs mutual recognition agreement (MRA.) due to come into force by June next year will lessen border checks and speed the movement of export products to market for members of the two countries supply chain security programmes.

Reasons for Delay in MPI Bio-Security Applications

Опубликовано: June 9, 2016 в 12:17 pm

Категории: Blog

Reasons for Delay in MPI Bio-Security Applications

2-minute read

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has advised us of seasonally high volumes in bio-security applications.

You Won’t Believe How Much Cash NZ Customs Dogs Find Per Year

Опубликовано: June 9, 2016 в 12:09 pm

Категории: Blog

You Won’t Believe How Much Cash NZ Customs Dogs Find Per Year

2-minute read

A recent recruit to our Detector Dogs team, Kane, a black Labrador, has been proving his worth at the border.

How to Avoid Buying Fake Goods – and What will Happen to It

Опубликовано: June 9, 2016 в 11:59 am

Категории: Blog

How to Avoid Buying Fake Goods – and What will Happen to It

3-minute read

Fake goods are easily accessible everywhere these days – international travel and online shopping make it easy for people to buy counterfeits and import them. You can be almost certain that Prada in a plastic bag at a night market is unlikely to be the real thing.

Can You Reduce Value of The Goods and Minimise Import Taxes?

Опубликовано: June 9, 2016 в 11:55 am

Категории: Blog

Can You Reduce Value of The Goods and Minimise Import Taxes?__

3-minute read

If you import goods into New Zealand you must declare the Customs value of the goods on the import entry or clearance document, but questions are always asked – how is the value determined, and what is the process for appeal?

Importer: New Rule for Hazardous Substances (You have 30 Days)

Опубликовано: June 9, 2016 в 8:34 am

Категории: Blog

Importer New Rule for Hazardous Substances (You have 30 Days)

3-minute read

Most businesses that make or import hazardous substances have to give some basic contact information to Environmental Protection Authority  (EPA).

Are You Responsible for New Cargo Weighing Requirements?

Опубликовано: June 9, 2016 в 8:25 am

Категории: Blog

Are You Responsible for New Cargo Weighing Requirements

2-minute read

Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) Secretary-General Chris Welsh was in New Zealand recently, attending the NZ Shippers’ Council annual meeting and also for comprehensive meetings with Government officials.

Why Coastal Shipping is Important for NZ Shippers

Опубликовано: June 9, 2016 в 8:03 am

Категории: Blog

Why Coastal Shipping is Important for NZ Shippers

2-minute read

New Zealand’s coastal shipping sector needs to be acknowledged as a valuable transport asset that figures prominently in future transport planning, according to both the New Zealand Shipping Federation and Customs Brokers’ and Freight Forwarders’ Federation (CBAFF).

How to Get a New FernMark – and Receive Instant Credibility

Опубликовано: June 9, 2016 в 8:00 am

Категории: Blog

How to Get a New FernMark – and Receive Instant Credibility

3-minute read

A new FernMark, embedded with augmented reality and including a global trademark monitoring programme, is now available to help exporters market their products internationally.

Do not Miss Canton Import and Export Fair (3 Practical Tips)

Опубликовано: June 9, 2016 в 7:55 am

Категории: Blog

Do not Miss Canton Import and Export Fair (3 Practical Tips)

2-minute read (3-minute watch)

One of the globe’s great trade fairs will commence in Guangzhou province, in southern China, and according to the representative of the China Foreign Trade Centre it will be one of the biggest yet.

Why is Your Shipment Delayed? (How to Avoid Common Issues)

Опубликовано: June 9, 2016 в 7:50 am

Категории: Blog

WHY IS YOUR SHIPMENT DELAYED

3-minute read

Many importers and exporters question why does it take so long to go through the New Zealand border? Easy Freight has received the following update from MPI (Ministry for Primary Industries). Unfortunately, it happens several times a year and it is not an isolated case. Therefore, we recommend that you send documents to your Customs broker at least 2-3 weeks before it arrives in New Zealand.

How does Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Affect You and NZ

Опубликовано: June 9, 2016 в 7:37 am

Категории: Blog

HOW DOES TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (TPP) AFFECT YOUAND NZ_

2-minute read

Negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement have been successfully concluded.  It involves 12 Asia-Pacific countries, which together account for 36 percent of the world’s economy.

This agreement will deliver significant benefits to New Zealand – it will support more jobs, higher incomes, and provide a better standard of living for New Zealanders.

You’re Paying False Import Charges and Don’t Even Know That

Опубликовано: June 9, 2016 в 7:44 am

Категории: Blog

You’re Paying False Import Charges and Don’t Even Know That_

6-minute read

Recent complaints made by importers against several freight forwarder charges are disturbing. It shows that there is a structural problem in the way importers are doing business, and a lack of clarity as to what ‘rules’ apply.

Should New Zealanders Fund Rail and Road?

Опубликовано: June 9, 2016 в 7:32 am

Категории: Blog

SHOULD NEW ZEALANDERS FUND RAIL AND ROAD

5-minute read

Is it time to radically change our thinking in terms of rail? Should we stop expecting a financial profit from the rail, and start to recognise its more strategic importance in our national transport infrastructure?

5 Aspects of a Perfect Import Business (Number 3 is a Gem!)

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 9:24 pm

Категории: Blog

5 Aspects of a Perfect Import Business (Number 3 is a Gem!)

4-minute read

Our job is to cut costs and save time for importers and exporters. We would like to share some of the insider secrets with you.

What Problems to Expect When Exporting to China (And How to Avoid Them)

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 9:17 pm

Категории: Blog

What Problems to Expect When Exporting to China (And How to Avoid Them)

3-minute read

“It is highly recommended that all companies do their due diligence before committing to the overseas market”. This was the main message from Mr Paul Smith, NZ Customs Counsellor.

The Do’s and Don’ts When Working with an Overseas Supplier

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 9:05 pm

Категории: Blog

The Do’s and Don’ts When Working with an Overseas Supplier

4-minute read

Interview with Aaron Muir from Argus Tracking. Aaron Muir is a director of Auckland-based firm Argus Tracking, which has had its asset management hardware manufactured in multiple countries.

2 Shocking Facts You Need to Know About Imported Flowers

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 8:55 pm

Категории: Blog

2 Shocking Facts You Need to Know About Imported Flowers

2-minute read

The New Zealand Flower Growers Association (NZFGA) wants imported flowers to be labelled as imports so consumers can make an informed choice about whether to buy them.

How to Import a Car and Avoid Costly Mistakes

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 8:51 pm

Категории: Blog

How to Import a Car and Avoid Costly Mistakes

3-minute read

New Zealand has quite an old vehicle fleet compared to many other countries. The average age of a car is about 13 years.

Why Do Shipowners Have a Limit on Compensations?

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 8:47 pm

Категории: Blog

Why Do Shipowners Have a Limit on Compensations?___

6-minute read

Politics involves a heap of misleading information. The tendency is to seize on populist themes and fashion statements that meet with approval over the dinner table, in smoko rooms and in the pub.

How to Import Building Materials Duty-Free

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 8:36 pm

Категории: Blog

How to Import Building Materials Duty-Free

2-minute read

Most residential building materials can now be imported into New Zealand duty-free as a result of a new tariff concession scheme recently announced by the Government.

Can You Really Trust Parallel Imported Goods in New Zealand?

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 8:26 pm

Категории: Blog

Can You Really Trust Parallel Imported Goods in New Zealand

3-minute read

Parallel imported goods are genuine branded products that are imported into New Zealand (or other countries) and sold within that market without the brand’s owner consent.

9 Surprising Facts About the Worldwide Shipping Industry

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 8:19 pm

Категории: Blog

9 Surprising Facts About the Worldwide Shipping Industry

3-minute read

How do the goods of the world travel from one place to another? Despite technological advancements and the propagation of a globalized economy, a surprising 90% of everything still comes and goes on a ship by sea.

How to Find an Overseas Supplier for Your Product Idea

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 8:03 pm

Категории: Blog

How to Find an Overseas Supplier for Your Product Idea

3-minute read

Finding the right supplier for your product idea may prove challenging. If possible, you should find one that you like working with, and they should also provide you with a quality product at a fair price.

Here are the steps involved in finding a supplier, and some of the many considerations you will have to navigate along the way.

What does Asia’s Rise Mean for Your NZ Company?

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 7:26 pm

Категории: Blog

What does Asia’s Rise Mean for Your NZ Company

3-minute read

The IMF (International Monetary Fund) data indicate a continued rise in the proportion of the global GDP accounted for by Asia. The Asian region almost doubles in importance in the 40-year period to 2020, rising from 18.3 percent of the global economy in 1980 to 30.8 percent in 2020.

5 Rules That Could Impact Your New Zealand Importing

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 3:00 pm

Категории: Blog

5 Rules That Could Impact Your New Zealand Importing

3-minute read

There are several rules that could impact your importing, and it is vital to know what procedures you need to follow in order to ensure timely and safe delivery of your goods.

[True Story] Is Your Marine Insurance a Waste of Money?

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 2:52 pm

Категории: Blog

[True Story] Is Your Marine Insurance a Waste of Money

5-minute read

There are some harsh lessons sometimes handed out in business. A good case was reported in the Shipping Gazette™ of a cargo owner with a shipment on board the ill-fated cargo vessel Rena.

To pay for the freight of a consignment of export goods from Napier port that gets as far as the Bay of Plenty and ends up on the seafloor, seems to incur a triple slap in the face.

Importing Into NZ? Have You Considered These 6 Risks?

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 2:46 pm

Категории: Blog

Importing Into NZ_ Have You Considered These 6 Risks_

4-minute read

Thinking about importing goods into NZ? Perhaps you can access better prices or superior quality overseas? Or maybe you’ve identified a market for goods that just can’t be sourced locally?

But importing into NZ is more complicated than it may seem at first. The risks are significant if you don’t know what you’re doing. To give your venture the best chance of success, it’s best to learn the risks before you start such business.

BEWARE: NZ Importers Targeted by Email Hacking Scam – 5 Ways to Control It

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 2:23 pm

Категории: Blog

BEWARE_ NZ Importers Targeted by Email Hacking Scam – 5 Ways to Control It

2-minute read

A dangerous and highly effective new online scam is affecting New Zealand importers. The scam has already left several Kiwi businesses severely out of pocket, with some businesses losing deposits of over USD 250,000 to scammers.

Cargo Insurance: The Shocking Truth for Importers & Exporters

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 2:39 pm

Категории: Blog

Cargo Insurance_ The Shocking Truth for Importers & Exporters

4-minute read

As an importer or exporter, you’re no doubt always on the lookout for ways to save your money. But there’s one place you shouldn’t be skimping on, and that’s cargo insurance.

How to Import Household Goods — The Ultimate Guide

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 2:21 pm

Категории: Blog

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5-minute read 3

Our clients often ask us about the goods that are restricted for importing to New Zealand. Can one bring necessary medicine, favourite DVD collection or some rare artwork as an unaccompanied baggage?

Why is Customs Holding Your Parcel? (and How to Avoid It)

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 2:17 pm

Категории: Blog

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2-minute read 2 (4-minute watch)

International Postal Regulations require that every item passing an international border is subject to Customs inspection in the destination country.

Importers: Beware of ‘Fake’ Import Charges

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 2:09 pm

Категории: Blog

Importers-Beware-of-Fake-Import-Charges

3-minute read

Importers to New Zealand need to beware of a legal ‘loophole’ that leaves you exposed to unexpected and unwarranted charges on your imported goods.

When you buy goods overseas under cost and freight rate (CFR) terms (see our Incoterms page for more about this), this should mean the seller covers the costs of freight to you in New Zealand.

But in some recent cases, importers have been hit with extra charges when their goods arrive, leaving them out of pocket.

25% of Courier Parcels Evade NZ Import Duty

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 2:05 pm

Категории: Blog

25% of courier parcels evade NZ import duty

2-minute read

With the rise of internet shopping more and more New Zealanders are importing goods from overseas using postal and international courier services.

Tips on Importing Goods Into New Zealand

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 12:54 pm

Категории: Blog

Tips on Importing Goods Into New Zealand

4-minute read

This information is to help people understand the collection of Customs tariff duties, plus goods and services tax (GST), on articles imported into New Zealand.

It explains how Customs tariff duty is charged on goods imported into New Zealand, lists a number of concessions, and describes which goods are subject to strict import control, or are absolutely prohibited.

Demurrage and Detention: A Complete Comparison

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 9:39 am

Категории: Blog

Demurrage and Detention_ A Complete Comparison

3-minute read

People often get confused by these two words Demurrage and Detention. Well then, what is the difference? When dealt with in the context of containerised cargo, simply put,

Be Smart, Defer Payment to Customs

Опубликовано: June 7, 2016 в 3:31 pm

Категории: Blog

Be Smart, Defer Payment to Customs

6-minute read

THE MAIN ADVANTAGES TO IMPORTERS ARE:

  1. Deferral of the payment of Customs charges for up to seven weeks, with a minimum period of three weeks.
  2. No requirement to pay cash on each import entry. Instead, importers have an account with Customs and settle one month’s transactions with a single payment.
Your Expectations from Us

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 9:26 am

Категории: Blog

Your Expectations from Us

2-minute read

Easy Freight has responsibility in making sure your orders not only head to the destination in good condition but actually go through customs border without delay.

How to Get Paid

Опубликовано: June 8, 2016 в 9:18 am

Категории: Blog

How to Get Paid

4-minute read

Both buyers and sellers need to determine the risk to their own business, the amount they are willing to pay to mitigate that risk. There are four commonly used payment methods for reducing these risks.