December 7, 2018

New Zealand  has introduced tougher Biofouling requirements  (as at 01st May 2018), for all vessels entering NZ Waters

There are two categories of vessels entering NZ, namely short stay (up to 20 days) and long stay (21 days and over) for which requi...

November 5, 2017

Congratulations to Transport & Marine Tauranga, a division of Quadrant Pacific Ltd (QPL) for attaining Lloyd’s Register’s (LR) Quality Assurance for its Management System to AS/ NZS ISO 9001:2015 as well as LR’s approval for the sales and servicing of marine


November 5, 2017

October 2017

The Ministry for Primary Industries has the following measures to manage the risk of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) infestations in break bulk and containerised sea cargo from the United States and Italy. The measures require mandatory treatment prior to...

November 21, 2016

The China Navigation Company (CNCo), the deep sea ship owning and operating arm of the multi-national Swire Group, are proud to introduce the innovative, purpose built bulk cement carrier, MV Aotearoa Chief, the first of its kind in the CNCo fleet and contracted to Fle...

August 25, 2016

BMSB Border Interventions- up and coming 2016 -17 season NOTIFICATION

From mid-September 2016- April 2017, MPI will increase targeted interventions for Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs on FCL containers from:

Designated Ports in the USA and Italy.  

MPI will only increase...

August 2, 2016

 Early this year the China Navigation Company (CNCo) agreed to host the Royal New Zealand Navy (Reserve) in their merchant vessels, for coastal passage between New Zealand ports.

A series of three voyages were achieved in March (MV Soochow – Captain Dmytro Arkhypov), M...

July 14, 2016

A change to the Customs Export Entry Rules (1997) will come into effect from 1 October 2016.  

Where tariff preference is being requested under the China – New Zealand Free Trade Agreement, exporters will need to enter Certificate of Origin (COO) numbers in the ent...

May 18, 2016


The introduction of the requirement for declaring the VGM is being mandated by the International Maritime Organisation who in turn are responsible for Safety of Lives At Sea (SOLAS). In New Zealand, Maritime New Zealand is responsible for enforcing and ensuring compli...

April 21, 2016

More than 2.3 million tonnes – mostly raw logs – was exported from Eastland Port during the past 12 months, a record that smashes the company’s previous best year.

The total tonnage of 2.302 million tonnes eclipses the port’s 2014 result of 2.274 million tonnes, and i...

April 21, 2016

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has imposed tough new border restrictions to stop contaminated seed from entering New Zealand.

The move follows the discovery of velvetleaf in fodder beet seeds imported from Europe. MPI, industry bodies and regional councils...

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