New Zealand will move into level 2 lockdown from 11:59pm on the 13th of May.
This continues to ease restrictions on business with schools and restaurants also being allowed to operate.
There are still sanitary requirements and it may take some time for manufacturers to become fully operational again, but most businesses we work with are now running.
Sea freight continues to have capacity with rates stable or marginally lower after the Chinese New Year period.
Air freight is still at a premium for imports but we do have good options ex China, USA and Australia for you. Exports are the beneficiary of more airlines offering cargo only services on a scheduled basis – including Emirates (EK) now having 3 scheduled flights per week. They provide a major gateway to Europe and the Middle East via Dubai.