Posts Categorized: Transport


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”   

Road User Charges Update

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

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

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

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”   

Changes to VBS Booking System

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

Starting next week, Ports of Auckland will be rolling out changes to the timing and procedure for export container deliveries and import container uplifts. In order to more efficiently manage VBS slots, Ports of Auckland will require bookings for both export and import containers to be made by carriers in advance, with the container number  Continue reading “Changes to VBS Booking System”   

MT Container Park Issues

Posted by & filed under Logistics, Transport.

you may be aware of the current issues with delays and congestion at empty container depots – they are FULL containers normally evacuated from NZ, has not occurred through increasing export loadings, and currently there is no short term solution. the effect is more chance of detention charges as a result that the empty containers  Continue reading “MT Container Park Issues”   

Changes to Discharge Ports – Earthquake.

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Late last week Maersk Line issued an advisory notice stating that Wellington bound cargo on the next five sailings would be discharged at Nelson and Tauranga. Concern was expressed to Maersk about the discharge at Nelson which would have further compounded the already stretched Cook Strait resources and after consideration Maersk changed their position and  Continue reading “Changes to Discharge Ports – Earthquake.”   

Empty Container Booking System

Posted by & filed under Ports of Auckland, Transport, Uncategorized.

Over the past couple of years, there has been talk in the industry about empty container parks in Auckland introducing a container booking system. It is now a very real outcome for empty container parks in Auckland, due to congestion at depots. One major significant change will be that transport companies will be required to  Continue reading “Empty Container Booking System”   

Increase in Road User Charges – Fuel price increases

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In December 2012 the government announced plans for three annual increases in fuel pricing with equivalent increases in RUC ( Road User Charges). The 1st increase on RUC came into effect on 1st July and the increases ranged from 4% to 10%. As a result, most if not all road transport carriers will need to  Continue reading “Increase in Road User Charges – Fuel price increases”