Ports of Auckland is to charge a $20.00 plus GST service fee to shippers or carriers of all export containers received without electronic pre advice from October 1.
Pre -advice is electronically supplied to the Port by a cargo owner, trucking company or freight forwarder, PRIOR to a container’s arrival. It will include information such as booking reference, cargo description, and vessel and container discharge port.
It will be processed through PortConnect as well as InterACT in the short term and is replacing the traditional process of a carter’s note.
Receiving the online pre-advice before the container arrives at the Port provides appropriate opportunity for the information to be validated against that supplied by the shipping line..
Ref : Article Shipping Gazette May 3.