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& barge / heavy lift / roll on roll off / lift on lift off / packing & crating) to
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New Zealand Quarantine (MAF =
Ministry of Fisheries) changed the laws on 1st January 2004 for
people migrating to New Zealand.
All containers containing personal and household effects must go
from the wharf to the nearest bond store for unpack and
This has added about NZ$1,600.00 plus GST some say more to what you
previously had to pay, the extra monies go in unpacking charges and
hiring a removalists to pick up your goods from the bond store and
If you think you can save money by unpacking the container
yourself.. forget about it ..due to Work Place Safety issues, NZ
bond stores are not allowing members of the public to unpack their
containers at their bond stores.
To be perfectly honest MAF recent decision its not at all helpful,
and is creating wide divisions in the migrating community, and this
includes returning New Zealanders.
The solution apart from giving MAF the flick for creating a stupid
costly process, is very simple its called a tailgate inspection ,
the quarantine officer comes down to the wharf, rail head or bond
store and opens the container doors and confirms that the owner has
indeed positioned the following contentious items at the container
Lawn mower, garden tools are indeed washed, the vacuum cleaner has
its bag out, the quarantine officer signs off and the container is
then delivered to the owners residence for the owner to unpack.
This simple but effective process eliminates re-handling,
goods are kept intact from door to door, minimises loss, theft,
pillage or breakages.
Expedites the return of the shipping container in a short space of
time so that New Zealand exporters have a chance to ship their goods
and earn income for them selves and ultimately New Zealand
You will find that credit will not be
given for migrants, you will have to pay upfront to your clearing
agent as you do not have a credit rating
We have been offered a first parcel
of 5000mt ammonium sulphate in bulk from Fremantle for discharge
Nacala. Terms of business to be either LIFO or other basis offered
by owners for discussion. Vessel should be self geared and details
in her specifications should confirm that the gears on board
are in good working order. Payment to be L/C at sight The cargo is
ready for shipment earliest..
We are looking for Breakbulk vessels/
ships for carrying Cement in regular business every month from
Biringkasi Port of South Sulawesi Indonesia to :
1. Mongla Port of Bangladesh -
Quantity max : 15,000 MT per shipment.
2. Chittagong Port of Bangladesh -
Quantity max : 25,000 MT /shipment
3. Taichung port of Taiwan - Quantity
max : 25,000 MT/shipment.
If You are in position please offer
the best rate
|4 / 04 / 03
Seeking a vessel to
carry regular monthly consignment ex Cairns to either a) Phuket
(Thailand) or b) Male (Maldives)
2 x 11m L x 5.8m W x 1.5 H @ 2 tons each
1 x 12.4m L x 3.0m W x 3.0m H @ 3.5 ton
1 x Container - 40' high cube
Shipments to start from may 2003
|8 08 02
People often ask for
credit in the shipping industry here is an example of why the
industry does not provide credit even to commercial companies
The New Zealand
1100 Great South Rd
Westfield, Otahuhu, Auckland NZ
The owner is Steve Beston
On the vessel Bunga Teratai
v1061 ex Brisbane to Auckland
Bill of lading BNEAS407403
shipped on board Brisbane 17th March 02
One ute tray 1.903 cbm / 100 kgs
to Macau Motors is A$ 402.54
Steve comes across as
the genuine article, his supplier for his 4 x 4 parts comes from
Hervey Bay in Queensland.
Delays of 3 weeks are encountered from his supplier Steve not a
happy little vegemite with phone calls to us on a number of
occasions asking us to chase his supplier. Goods eventually arrive
and shipped out in the week they arrive in Brisbane.
It's now 8th August and still no
money, you have to ask
yourself would you do business with this man
if you do .. ask for all your money up front and certainly
wait till the cheque has cleared before you hand over your goods.
our case we are only talking about A$ 402.54 .. its not as if we are
playing for sheep stations ... You have been warned.
Mind you when or if he does pay we will let you know..
We are looking for
ocean going vessel leaving Auckland after America's Cup going to
WCUSA to carry the following motor cruiser 21.12 m long x 6.75 m
wide x 3.6 m high 513.22 cbm / 150 mt please email email@example.com
We are seeking
interest for ship owner with bulk facilities to call into the Port
of Kurumba to pick up 10,000 mt of grain
Please advise minimum parcel ie 1,500 mt or 2,000 mt and whether you
have on board self loading / discharging capabilities
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Exporters to East
sources in Darwin are saying the U.N
are taking 8 to 12 months months or more to pay their Bills / Account, can you afford
to carry an account for that long.
In fact the Northern
Territory hasn't been paid for water treatment plant they put in 3
Remember Morris Catering from Yatala in Qld who got the U.N contract
Mr Morris was kidnapped and then killed by locals because the U.N
after 2 years still owed Morris Catering 70 % of their outstanding account.
Moral of the Story .. make sure you can put food on the table for
your workers and their families before you work for the U.N
Thank you for sorting out Brennan's. I finally
picked up my boxes today....several ripped and
crushed, but mostly intact I think. Anyway, I'm over
here, with some of my personal effects, and I want to thank you all
at Australia Trade for your patience and
diligence. You made an anxious experience much
more enjoyable. Thank you! Max Overton http://www.geocities.com/maxoverton2000/
PS....if you like historical novels, have a look at
my geocities website!
about Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk.
Here's a Warning to all New
Zealanders , South Australians and Christians to watch out for these
so called Christians !
"Robin & Gloria
Gates" a Christian Missionary family of the Lodge 130 Wright Street In Adelaide had
their goods shipped from Adelaide bond store, South Australia to Auckland bond store. on
the vessel Fanal Mariner v 202 in December 1999 28 items or 6.3 cbm of Personal &
Household Effects was received and delivered for a freight invoice of A$ 1090.00
" Robin & Gloria Gates" of 20 Newton St, Ngaruawaha (Hamilton / Huntly
district) New Zealand BECOME the FIRST New Zealanders in the History of New Zealand
Shipping who believe THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY to have their
personal effects shipped from Adelaide to New Zealand because
they work for GOD.
To all Genuine Christians Please Pray For Their Soul, and get them to pay their DEBT !
They May Not Realise It BUT they Could be Batting for the Other Side.
||Cargo, tramp or liner ship owners do you have
provision to carry Passengers, we get 3 inquiries per week seeking information on
passenger cargo ships, please advise vessels name, lloyd numbers, rooms available, contact
name, phone, fax, email, booking details, ships sailing schedules and cost
||We recently contracted a Brisbane container transport company to
deliver a 20ft container, wait whilst container got packed and return to Brisbane wharf
terminal before 9 pm. The transport company turned up at Broken Heads N.S.W between the
hours of 5 to 5.30 am on a Friday morning. The driver rang the shipper on his mobile phone
stated he was outside the job, ready to start packing his container, no forwarning. Then
the transport company had the hide to charge waiting / demurrage time untill the shipper
got out of bed and turned up on the job. Is there anybody else who has had the same
experience and wishes to share ....email@example.com
||It has become common practice with shipping operators ( eg... ANZDL) to
do away with Arrival Notices to advise Consignee or Notify Party that their cargo will be
available from such and such place ( ie.. name of wharf or bond store) from the following
day. For personal shippers of cars / boats / caravans / motor homes / trucks or containers
this means moving into VERY high wharf storage costs until you get your customs &
quarantine clearance sorted out. The current wharf rates storage at Patricks in Brisbane
are First 3 days FREE next 3 days A$35.00 per day Next 3 days A$50.00 per day thereafter
A$80.00 per day. These storage rates are higher than CBD rents
|We have recently had customers bring containers of personal effects /
household goods into Australia, we have recommended that they fumigate containers at the
port of loading, so that we can speed up the clearance, without the need for an unpack at
the licensed bond store. I regret to say that Quarantine are asking that all containers of
personal effects be unpacked with or without Fumigation. To assist your fumigating
contractors we are putting up the Australian Quarantine (DPI) requirements. Please note
they are calling for a minimum of 24 hours of Methyl Bromide based on temperatures
prevailing at the time of fumigation.
|Many people have asked New Zealand Shipping if they carry passengers,
like they used to in the old days, sadly we do not. However we have decided to use this
bulletin board to ask if you know of shipping companies who still carry passengers, if you
do. We require contact name phone / fax / email and countries and ports they visit and
what would be the likely cost for 1 or 2 persons.
|We are seeking owners wishing to sell or time charter
landing barges with bow door ramps. Barges must be able to handle 50 m/t plus weight
accross bow doors, have a bow door width of a minimum of 4.5 metres, have ocean going
registration for work in the Pacific Islands, have power plugs to handle 20ft refrigerated
containers at temps of minus 18 degrees and carry assorted 20ft & 40ft container stock
plus Breakbulk and drive on cargo plus accomodation for crew, supercargo and passengers.
Please supply vessels specifications, fuel capacity & range, speed when empty and
full, cargo capacity, crew numbers. Fax Australian Trade & Shipping in Brisbane
.(61+7) 3290 2481 Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
||Recently we had a vehicle 1 x 1995 Falcon Ute imported from the Port of
Lyttelton ( Christchurch, NZ ) on the Ro / Ro vessel Rotoma v 636 w. The car was made
available from 24th to 29th July 1998, however due to problems associated with Australian
Customs, the car finally got its clearance and left the wharf on 11th August 1998.
NOW wait for this, the stevedore company " Patricks "
charged AUD$ 815.00 for wharf storage for 13 days on the wharf. They say you get the first
3 days free, next 3 days at AUD$ 35.00 per day, the next 3 days at AUD$ 50.00 per day and
thereafter AUD$ 80.00 per day. These rates are for CARS..hate to see what it would be for
20ft or 40ft containers.
The MORAL of the STORY either get an
underbond movement from Australian Customs and get your vehicle moved to a bond store OR
ask the shipping company to MOVE to another stevedoring company OR put your cargo with a
shipping company that doesn't use " Patricks "
|We are looking for a licensed 17 B bond store that has Quarantine
approved wash bays in the Port of Newcastle. Recent events indicate that the Port of
Newcastle can not handle the new container / break bulk / Lift on Lift off shipping
service provided by A.A.L. On the Cape Baron v1 ex Hong Kong which arrived in Newcastle on
3rd July 98 an Australian made Titon ABG paving machine returning to Australia after
completing the new Hong Kong airport runway, was held up for over 2 1/2 weeks by a lack of
Quarantine officers and more importantly a lack of Quarantine facilities. If you have
information that can assist other shippers and consignees about the Port of Newcastle
please email email@example.com
Further to this story, Quarantine say they have the man
power, its that the hold up was at Toll Transport apparently the closest Customs &
Quarantine Facility to Newcastle wharf.
For the record Toll Transport in Newcastle
charged AUD$ 2860.00 to steam clean this paving unit, when a similar paver owned by the
same customer, shipped in from the same job ex Hong Kong was brought into the Port of
Sydney ..the charge for steam cleaning was AUD$ 290.00
That's a vast price difference.