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Posted by & filed under Hobbs Global News, Logistics, News, Ports of Auckland, Transport.

“Please see the below notification from POAL advising that from tomorrow all bookings will be made through the VBS system, they will stop manually allocating them daily as they have been since the end of August.   Please note: The booking slots drop at 11am 9 days prior to the day of bookings. To book  Continue reading “AUCKLAND PORT BOOKING DELAYS”   

MPI Clearance of Import containers at Tauranga

Posted by & filed under Logistics, News, Ports of Auckland, Transport.

MPI CLEARANCE OF IMPORT CONTAINERS AT TAURANGA CONTAINER TERMINAL   Dear customer As you will appreciate, we are continually reviewing our import procedures to ensure timely and efficient deliveries to MetroPort Auckland customers. Following a review of clearance data over a twelve month period, it has come to our attention that an increasing quantity of  Continue reading “MPI Clearance of Import containers at Tauranga”   

Changes to the Customs Act

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There is a new Customs Act that comes into effect 1st October 2018, there are a number of changes that are the first since 1996. To best understand what changes have been made I refer you to : The changes are related to: Valuation Rulings Provisional Values Compensatory interest and late payment penalties Infringement  Continue reading “Changes to the Customs Act”   


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The way in which fumigations are performed won’t change, the way MPI require them to be monitored will. This new monitoring is mandatory throughout the country, any treatments not incorporating this new methodology from 1st September 2018 will be rejected.  It is up to the fumigation provider to make sure these standards are complied with,  Continue reading “CHANGES TO MPI REQUIREMENTS ON METHYL BROMIDE FUMIGATIONS”   

Road User Charges Update

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Road User Charge (RUC) Rate increase from 1st October 2018 Further to other recent increases in fuel, we have the Government inspired Road User Charge increase being imposed on the trucking / logistics / supply chain industry effective 1st October 2018. The overall average increase in RUC rates set by the Government this year alone  Continue reading “Road User Charges Update”   

Up Coming Road User Charges Increase

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You may not be aware that on 28th June 2018, Transport Minister Phil Twyford, announced an increase in petrol excise duty of 3.5 cents per litre to take effect from 30th September 2018, and further 3.5 cent increases in 2019 and 2020. At the same time, although it did not get a lot of media coverage, as  Continue reading “Up Coming Road User Charges Increase”   


Posted by & filed under Europe, News.

Who can treat my consignment offshore? MPI and our Australian counterparts DAWR, are working together on a list of Italian treatment providers we approve to treat our respective biosecurity systems. These can be found on our MPI BMSB webpage. Please monitor the page as it will get updated. MPI does have a policy of mitigating  Continue reading “STINK BUG TREATMENT OFFSHORE”