Ports of Auckland


It has been a few months since Ports of Auckland and the Maritime Union of NZ returned to the negotiation table. As the negotiations are progressing, Hobbs Global Logistics would like to remind all customers that in the event of any further labour related disruption at Port 0f Auckland, there will be additional costs that shipping  Continue reading “Ports of Auckland”   

Exporters Finding it Tough


Conditions for manufacturing exporters are very difficult, with the high exchange rate exacerbating weak overseas and domestic markets. Confidence among exporters is dropping rapidly with a slow down of orders out of Australia adding to the weak sentiment from Europe. Figures show that in June export sales were down 0.7% and domestic sales by 5.3% on  Continue reading “Exporters Finding it Tough”   

Parallel Imports


New Zealander’s rights to import and buy parallel imports could be restricted or lost totally, under new international “free trade” treaties. It has been reported that negotiations for a new trade treaty, the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement ( TPPA), could affect New Zealand’s current laws surrounding parallel imports and that a change is being considered  Continue reading “Parallel Imports”