Pacific Forum Line Trade Notice: Bunker Adjustment Factor Surcharge Effective 1st of September 2023

Dear Valued PFL Customers,

PFL wishes to advise the Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) Surcharge applicable on all shipment's effective 1st of September 2023.

Please Note: You will notice a slight increase on the previous BAF - as ship fuel prices have significantly lifted.

Notes:
Reefers: to be applied at a trade coefficient of 1.5 per TEU of dry, Australia to South Pacific Islands USD507 per TEU / Australia to New Zealand USD304.5 per TEU

• LSF from the Pacific Islands and NZ to Cook Island trade is communicated separately.

Should you have any further questions or queries please contact your PFL representative.

PFL thanks you for your continued business and support.

Pacific Forum Line


Sinotrans Container Lines Trade Notice: LSS adjustment of Australia to Asia service – August 1st 2023

Dear Valued Customers

According to the market situation, we would like to adjust our LSS surcharge on the Australia lane from August 1st, 2023, details are as follows:

LSS – Low Sulphur Surcharge

Effective from August 1st, 2023 (ETD Port of Loading)

If you have any further questions, please contact your local account manager.


Pacific Forum Line Trade Notice: Bunker Adjustment Factor Surcharge Effective 1st of July 2023

Dear Valued Customers,

PFL wishes to advise the Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) Surcharge applicable on all shipment’s effective 1st of July 2023.

Notes:
Reefers: to be applied at a trade coefficient of 1.5 per TEU of dry, Australia to South Pacific Islands USD366 per TEU / Australia to New Zealand USD219 per TEU

• LSF for Asia/Europe/Africa/Americas to & from the Pacific Islands and NZ to Cook Island trade is communicated separately

Thank you for your continued support, should you have any further questions or queries please contact your PFL representative.

Pacific Forum Line


Pacific Forum Line Trade Notice: Australian Bio Security Requirements – trade reminder

Dear Valued Customers,

Pacific Forum Line (PFL) wishes to remind all customers that it is the cargo interests responsibility to ensure that all containers (dry and reefer) and break bulk cargo is inspected and presented at origin ports completely free from any forms of contaminants, as this is an imperative requirement to conform with Australian Bio Security directive.

As a standard requirement, cargo presented to PFL at origin must be free of any contaminants be it dirt, vegetation, mud, or any other risk residues at the time of receival.

Upon discharge in Australia any cargo placed on hold for further inspection by Australian Bio Security and all costs associated with complying and rectifying will be for account of cargo interest (shipper or consignees) with PFL not be responsible for these associated costs.

PFL encourages all cargo interests to familiarize themselves with the Australian Bio Security requirements.

Thank you in advance for your continued support and should you have any further points of clarity please do not hesitate to contact your local PFL Customer service team.

Sincerely
PFL


Pacific Forum Line Trade Notice: PFL Network Update

Dear Valued Customers,

We are pleased to update you on the following enhancements to our network. These additions are designed to increase connectivity and service frequency to Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, and Fiji, and provide customers with more options to manage their supply chains from Australia, New Zealand and around the world.

ANZPAC - Further to our trade notice of 13th April, we are pleased to advise the addition of a Brisbane call to the ANZPAC service effective from the Capitaine Tasman voyage 85, ETA Tauranga on the 2nd of June. We are pleased to advise that Pago Pago will be added to the ANZPAC service as a regular port call. The first voyage calling Pago Pago will be the Capitaine Tasman 084N.

Fiji Express – The Capitaine Baret will add a regular port call in Auckland to her rotation, effective from voyage 9N, increasing frequency and improving transit time to and from Fiji.

Samoa & Tonga Trades – The Capitaine Magellan will add a Nuku’alofa northbound call from voyage 30N increasing the frequency of calls and improving the transit time to Tonga. Her revised rotation will be Auckland, Nuku’alofa, Apia, Auckland. She will call Pago Pago on a quarterly basis.

Tahiti Trades – With the addition of the call in Nuku’alofa to the Capitaine Magellan’s rotation the Nuku’alofa call will be removed from the Capitaine Kupe’s rotation effective from voyage 25N, increasing frequency and reducing transit time to and from Tahiti. Her revised rotation will be Auckland, Papeete, Auckland.

Noumea and Vanuatu Trades – The Capitaine Wallis v399 will revise her rotation to call Santo prior to Port Vila to avoid significant delays in Port Vila due to regulatory restrictions in Port Vila aimed at mitigating the spread of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle. The Capitaine Wallis also is expected to be delayed in Auckland by approx. 2 days awaiting spare parts.

Inter-Island Trades - Southern Pearl v1516 will adjust her rotation to call Tarawa prior to Wallis and Futuna on this voyage to facilitate removal of hazardous cargo from Wallis and Futuna.

These changes will be effective from this week’s schedule. Thank you for your continued support, should you have any further queries please contact your PFL representative.

Sincerely
PFL


Pacific Forum Line Trade Notice: Adjustment to Australia Origin & Destination Surcharges

Dear Valued Customers,

We wish to advise of updated origin and destination charges for Australian imports and exports, effective 27 April.

Thank you for your continued support, should you have any further questions or queries please contact your Pacific Forum Line representative.

Pacific Forum Line

www.pacificforumline.com


Pacific Forum Line Trade Notice: PFL Launches New Shipping Service from Australia to the Pacific Islands

Dear Valued Customers,

Pacific Forum Line (PFL), is pleased to announce a comprehensive service upgrade to help restore supply chains and address congestion and operational challenges at Australian, New Zealand and Fiji ports.

Launching in late April 2023, PFL’s new Australia New Zealand Pacific (ANZPAC) service will provide fixed-day fortnightly sailings with 3 x 1700 TEU vessels operating from the East Coast of Australia to New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga.

The service will provide enhanced trade opportunities between Australia and New Zealand and serve as a platform for Pacific Island exports. Designed to improve supply chain reliability across the Pacific and Australian & New Zealand trades, the service has an in-built buffer time – allowing for a more consistent transit time.

While the new ANZPAC service rotation will start with Sydney / Melbourne / Auckland / Suva / Lautoka / Apia / Nukualofa / Tauranga, Brisbane will be added as the first Australian port once port disruption in New Zealand abates.

The return of direct service to and from Australia via the ANZPAC service will allow several other changes to our South Pacific service network.

For PFL, these changes are significant for both Importers and Exporters. A dedicated fortnightly service out of Australia linking directly with the Pacific Islands as well as connections to the following services:

  • New Zealand to Samoa and American Samoa trade will be serviced directly in addition to ANZPAC on a 19-day frequency deploying the Capitaine Magellan and catering to both break-bulk and containerized cargo.
  • New Zealand, French Polynesia and Tonga trade will be serviced with 21-day frequency deploying the Capitaine Kupe Magellan and catering to both break-bulk and containerized cargo.
  • New Zealand to Fiji trade will be serviced with weekly frequency by synchronizing the ANZPAC service with the new Fiji Express service, deploying the Capitaine Baret on a fixed day fortnightly rotation.
  • For cargo ex Asia the revised service network in conjunction with reduced port disruption in Australia and New Zealand will improve connectivity and transit time.

These network changes build on PFL’s commitment to invest in providing more frequent, reliable shipping and supply chain services to the South Pacific.

For further information, please visit www.pacificforumline.com or reach out to your Pacific Forum Line representative.

 

Sincerely,

Pacific Forum Line

www.pacificforumline.com

 


Pacific Forum Line Trade Notice: Bunker Adjustment Factor Surcharge Effective 1st of May 2023

Dear Valued Customers,

Pacific Forum Line wishes to advise the Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) Surcharge applicable on all shipment’s effective 1st of May 2023.

Notes:
• Reefers: to be applied at a trade coefficient of 1.5 per TEU of dry, Australia to South Pacific Islands USD450 per TEU / Australia to New Zealand USD270 per TEU

• LSF for Asia/Europe/Africa/Americas to & from the Pacific Islands and NZ to Cook Island trade is communicated separately

Thank you for your continued support, should you have any further questions or queries please contact your Pacific Forum Line representative.

Pacific Forum Line


Pacific Forum Line Trade Notice: Import Container Hire (Detention) Tariff Update

Dear Valued Customers,

Please find below the updated import container hire free period and daily rates for Australia. These changes take effect from shipped on-board date 1st April 2023.

Special units include open tops and flat racks.

14 free days begins from 3 calendar days after actual vessel arrival to port. This allows sufficient operational time to discharge units and ensure containers are available for uplift. If, for example, vessel arrives into port on 10-April, 14 free days will begin from 14-April.

Please note that export container hire (detention) period remains unchanged at 10 days from empty uplift for all origin ports.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and please reach out to your Pacific Forum Line representative for any further information.

Pacific Forum Line


Sinotrans Container Lines Trade Notice: Southbound Surcharge Adjustment of Asia to Australia Service

Dear Valued Customer,

Quay Shipping, agents for Sinotrans Container Lines wish to advise the Southbound Surcharge of Asia to Australia service will be adjusted as per below.

Effective from below vessel/voyage POL ETD 1/04/23

KHH: ITAL UNIVERSO 159S ETD 1/04/23 – subject to schedule changes

SHA: WIDE INDIA 2253S ETD 1/04/23

NGB:  WIDE INDIA 2253S ETD 3/04/23

SHK: WIDE INDIA 2253S ETD 6/04/23

KHH: WIDE INDIA 2253S ETD  8/04/23

Thank you for your continued support and understanding, should you have any points of clarity please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team.

Yours sincerely,

Customer Service Team
Quay Shipping Australia Pty Ltd