Posts Categorized: News


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

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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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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”   

Wellington Port Update 23rd November

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Subject:  Force Majeure Declaration due to Earthquake at Wellington Port, New Zealand   You may be aware that the Wellington Port has been closed following the devastating earthquake that struck near Kaikoura on 14th November 2016. As reported by CentrePort of the Port of Wellington, damage to the Port is more extensive than during the  Continue reading “Wellington Port Update 23rd November”   

Earthquake Disruption

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Monday 14th NOVEMBER. As you may have heard just after midnight New Zealand time a severe earthquake struck the mid-South Island region of New Zealand.  Ongoing aftershocks continue as day light emerges and damage assessments continue. We have to report that rail services in the lower North Island and South Island are suspended pending track  Continue reading “Earthquake Disruption”   

New Legal Obligations for importers/manufacturers HAZARDOUS substances

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From the 19th November 2015, if you import or manufacture hazardous substances for any purpose other than for personal use, the Environmental Protection Authority ( EPA) will need to hear from you. Once the rules come into effect your details must be provided to the EPA within 30 days of the first time you import  Continue reading “New Legal Obligations for importers/manufacturers HAZARDOUS substances”   

Exports to Philippines

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We have been alerted to a new requirement relating to cargoes bound for the Philippines. As ordered by the Bureau of Customs of The Philippines (BOC) with effect 1st June 2014, all import shipments ( unless under the exemption list) into the Philippines with OBL issue at Port of Loading (POL) dated 1st June, will require  Continue reading “Exports to Philippines”