As we head towards Christmas we are still experiencing large volumes inbound to New Zealand. Some shipping lines are refusing bookings for a month in advance, and not offering rates beyond that.

The best course of action is to get bookings in as early as possible and our team can let you know the best current options.

China will be back from their Mid Autumn Festival today so expect these issues to carry on until Christmas.

Sydney continues to clear congestion after their industrial action, again with backlogs but at least things are moving now.

Export space is still ok. If you are looking to negotiate rates for your 2021 export season now is the time. Don’t leave it much longer because the shipping lines will have committed their space allocations before Christmas.