Mass Fumigation for Stink Bug targeted products from the United States
Further to our article posted on 06th May regarding MPI’s campaign to prevent Stink Bug importation from the United States the current reality for all importers of vehicles and machinery parts sourced and shipped from the USA is: your product will require fumigation.
Shipped = Sea Freighted.
The costs incurred undertaking fumigation we are trying to diminish by ‘mass fumigation’ of MPI targeted goods rather than fumigating every single shipment.
Mass fumigation allows us to split the cost amongst several importers.
It may however mean a delay to the delivery, but we can let you choose which avenue you wish to pursue and the costs involved.
Chris and Rhonda here will keep you in the picture on a case-by-case basis.
For reasons that defy logic Air-Freight consignments have currently escaped this regime.
Evidently stink-bugs, despite their wings, don’t like flying.
We don’t make the rules here – we just play to them.
Reminder: U.S Shipments need to be on heat-treated or plastic pallets
Due to a big clampdown and audit by MPI Quarantine on Non-Heat treated pallets we are reminding you to instruct your suppliers to use Heat Treated or Plastic pallets only.
If freight is not loaded on an authorised pallet and arrives into NZ on non-Heat Treated pallets you may face a bill of NZ$200.00 for either fumigation or destruction costs by MPI Quarantine.
For this reason if Non-Heat Treated pallets do arrive into our partners in e LAX – DGX ‘s warehouse these non-compliant pallets will now automatically be transferred to plastic pallets at a cost of NZ$50.00 to yourselves.
DGX are also going to re-acquaint the shippers the HT regulations at their end to avoid this occurring.
We are trying to work in your best interests to minimise any delays and costs once your freight arrives into NZ. If you have any questions regarding this email please do not hesitate to contact either Adrienne or Jamie to discuss.
All U.S LCL Rates are due to go up slightly in Mid June
Shipping lines have announced an across-the-board increase to full container rates USA-NZ under the guise of a ‘General Rate Increase’.
This takes effect on June 15th 2015.
In terms of our weekly ‘less than container-load’ service the increase equates to USD 5.00 per cubic metre.