Stockwell International News Alert New Zealand 8th July 2021

Australian Export Documentation Fee

Stockwell International would like to advise customers that effective 15th July the Australian Export Documentation Fee will increase. 

For costs and more details please email [email protected]

Import Clearance Fee

Stockwell International would like to advise that due to customs increasing Stockwell International has no choice but to pass on this cost of the Import Clearance Fee increase is effective July 1st. 

For costs please contact [email protected]

Temporary Suspended Bookings

Due to severe ongoing congestion in South East Asia Transhipment Ports for shipments to select regions, and severe delays experienced for connection on feeder service to these areas, Stockwell International New Zealand has been advised by CMA CGM Group that they will temporarily STOP accepting new shipments to the following ports effective from 22nd June 2021 for All Trades ex New Zealand.

Indonesia: Bitung/ Kendari, SULAWESI/ Lembar, NB/ Luwuk, ST/Makassar/Padang/Pontianak/samarinda/Sampit
Malaysia: Sibu/ Tawau/ Sandakan
Brunei: Muara

For existing bookings in place, they will move as booked but will encounter delays at transhipment port.  

Stockwell International would like to inform clients that the backlog in Singapore for cargo destined to Chittagong has increased further. To clear the backlog Hapag-lloyd have issued a new worldwide booking restriction, with immediate effect. This booking restriction is for all cargo moving via Singapore into Bangladesh and will initially be in effect for the coming 4 weeks. Cargo already booked and currently en route will continued to be served

Auckland Imports – Dehire Options

Effective Monday 21st June only Special Equipment and Reefer empty Import returns will be accepted in the Auckland area for ANL & CMA CGM.

ANL & CMA CGM will be instructing redelivery for all other containers to alternate locations – either of these three options are outlined below and effective until July 4th.

De-hire at Regional depots:

Northport De-hire  (All equipment types except NOR/Operating Reefer)  

Tauranga De-hire (All equipment types)  

Hamilton De-hire (20 and 40 Foot Standard/High Cube equipment types including NOR or Operating Reefer units)

Stockwell International operations staff will be in contact if this directly effects your shipments.  

New Zealand Europe Trade Lane

Stockwell International New Zealand would like to update customers on the current NZ/Europe shipping climate.

  • Currently there are no direct FCL services from the Shipping Lines ex Europe/Med to New Zealand.
  • All vessels are transshipping over Singapore or Port Klang except for shipping line Hamburg Sud who are transshipping over Cartagena.
  • The Europe/Mediterranean origin points have stopped taking new bookings as most Shipping Lines who tranship via Asia (Singapore or Port Klang) are experiencing issues due to large rolling pools of cargo at tranship points of 4 – 6 weeks
  • Due to the previously mentioned issue Hamburg Sud via Cartagena has been hit with a tidal wave of bookings as other Shipping Lines have stopped taking bookings.

As a result this will take some time to get back to some normality.

Stockwell International will keep you updated.

General Rate Increases 

General Rate Increases:

Stockwell International has received notice that there have been global FCL and LCL general rate increases.  For specific countries and amounts please contact us directly.


1st July 2021
India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to Australia and New Zealand
Amount: USD $500/TEU and USD $1000/FEU

15th July 2021
China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan to Australia, and from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to New Zealand 
Amount: USD $300/TEU and USD $600/FEUFor any information or concerns, please contact your sales representative on +64 9951 5731 or [email protected]

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