PFL Trade Notice: PFL Network Enhancements

Dear Valued Customers,

Further to our Network update of 24th December, Pacific Forum Line is very pleased to advise we have been able to bring forward some of the enhancements planned for the second quarter. Please note details below that are reflected in this week’s schedule:

• New Zealand to Samoa and American Samoa Service – From the Southern Moana v44 estimated to depart Auckland on the 5th February we will commence a direct and dedicated service to Samoa and American Samoa from Auckland increasing capacity & service frequency.

• New Zealand to Tonga and Tahiti Service – The Capitaine Dampier will commence her deployment in this service from voyage 184 estimated to depart Auckland on the 8th February. The Capitaine Dampier will deliver increased capacity to both the Tahiti and Tonga markets.

• Fiji Services – From the Capitaine Wallis v384 & the Southern Pearl v1491 both vessels will return to their regular rotations.
These service enhancements will align network capacity with demand and enhance connections to and from the pacific nations we serve. Whilst we expect congestion, disruption, and overall supply chain challenges to remain prevalent through 2022. Our commitment to our pacific communities remains steadfast and we thank you for your ongoing support.

Should you have any further questions please contact your Pacific Forum Line representative.

Yours sincerely,

Pacific Forum Line
www.pacificforumline.com


PFL Trade Notice: Tonga Update

Dear Valued Customers,

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the good people of Tonga – friends and colleagues alike.

Presently Pacific Forum Line are going through the following actions:

• We have established that our agency personal are safe and well and working on establishing communications
• The port is closed until it can be surveyed to ascertain any damage. We expect that to happen today or tomorrow (Thursday)
• Our container depot (CRS) was inundated, and the clean-up has begun to make it operational. We understand no major damage to machinery
• We are reviewing schedules and will work with government to assist on vessel plans to supply goods
• Our management & trade teams are reviewing what is the most urgent aid cargo, how quickly we can deliver Tonga and what we are going to require from shippers and consignee to ensure cargo is direct exactly where the relief is required

Once above is established we will then be working with all cargo interests to ensure requirements are evaluated and planned accordingly.

Should you have any further questions or queries please contact your Pacific Forum Line representative.
Yours sincerely,

Pacific Forum Line
www.pacificforumline.com


Christmas & New Year Trading Hours

21/12/21

To our valued customers,

Please note below our Christmas & New Year trading hours.

Thursday 23rd December           Normal trading
Friday 24th December                Close 12pm local time

Monday 27th December             CLOSED for Christmas Day public holiday
Tuesday 28th December            CLOSED for Boxing Day public holiday
Wednesday 29th December       Open – normal hours
Thursday 30th December           Open – normal hours
Friday 31st December                Close 12pm local time

Monday 3rd January                   CLOSED for New Years Day public holiday
Tuesday 4th January                   Resume normal trading

The Quay team would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers, suppliers & partners for their continued support throughout 2021. We look forward to a successful 2022 together.

Warmest wishes for a safe & happy festive season.
Quay Customer Service


PFL Trade Notice: Low Sulphur Fuel Surcharge Effective 1st of January 2022

Dear Valued Customers,

Pacific Forum Line (PFL) wishes to advise that following monitoring of Low Sulphur Fuel (LSFO) price, for the last month, effective 1st of January 2022 an updated Low Sulphur Fuel Surcharge will be applicable on all shipments.

• Australia to / from South Pacific will be USD $228 / TEU
• New Zealand to / from South Pacific Islands will be USD $156 / TEU
• Inter-Island will be USD $315 / TEU

Notes:
• Reefers: to be applied USD342 per TEU
• PFL reserves the right to review the LSFO surcharge monthly, following market bunker price fluctuations
• LSFO for Asia/Europe/Africa/Americas to & from the Pacific Islands and NZ to Cook Island trade is communicated separately

Thank you in advance for your support and understanding, should you have any points of clarity please don’t hesitate to contact your local Pacific Forum Line representative.
Yours sincerely,

Pacific Forum Line


SNL Trade Notice: Australian Lane LSS Surcharge Adjustment Notice

Nov 29th, 2021

Dear Valued Customers:

According to the market situation, we would like to adjust our LSS surcharge on the Australia lane from January 1st, 2022, details are as follows:

LSS – Low Sulphur Surcharge

Effective from January 1st, 2022 (ETD Port of Loading)

 

Sinotrans Container Lines reserves the right to review the Low Sulphur surcharge should the fuel price increase or decrease by 10% during above period and will provide 30 days notice if any adjustment is required.

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


Quay Brisbane Office Closure 3rd December 2021

26/11/21

To our valued customers,

Please note that the Brisbane Quay office will be closed from 12pm local time on Friday 3rd December 2021 for system upgrades and maintenance.

The office will be unattended during this time, so please make arrangements accordingly.

We will open as per normal on Monday 6th December 2021.

If you have any questions please contact your local Quay representative.

Thanks & kind regards

Quay Customer Service


PFL Trade Notice: Australian Bio Security Requirements

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 being 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

Yours sincerely,
Pacific Forum Line


SNL Trade Notice: Low Sulphur Surcharge Update

Dear Valued Customer,

Sinotrans Container Line wishes to advise that following recent monitoring of Low Sulphur fuel price in the market covering the period August to October 2021, they will adjust LSS for the Australia to Asia service from 1st of December 2021 applicable for both Dry & Reefer Cargo as per the below table:

Effective Vessel/Voyage:

BNE: IRENES WAVE V2143N ETD: 3/12

MEL: TIAN SHUN HE V2108N ETD: 3/12

SYD: TIAN SHUN HE V2108N ETD: 7/12

BNE: TIAN SHUN HE V2108N ETD: 10/12

Sinotrans Container Lines reserves the right to review the Low Sulphur surcharge should the fuel price increase or decrease by 10% during above period and will provide 30 days notice if any adjustment is required.

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

 


PFL Trade Notice: Low Sulphur Fuel Surcharge Effective 2nd of December

Dear Valued Customers,

Pacific Forum Line (PFL) wishes to advise that following monitoring of Low Sulphur Fuel (LSFO) price, for the last month, effective 2nd of December an updated Low Sulphur Fuel Surcharge will be applicable on all shipments. LSFO price has increased by more than 10% during the monitoring period, triggering the new tier of the surcharge.

• Australia to / from South Pacific will be USD $171 / TEU
• New Zealand to / from South Pacific Islands will be USD $117 / TEU
• Inter-Island will be USD $236 / TEU

Notes:

• Reefers: to be applied USD256.50 per TEU
• Pacific Forum Line reserves the right to review the LSFO surcharge should the fuel price increase or decrease by 10% during above Q4 21 period
• LSFO for Asia/Europe/Africa/Americas to & from the Pacific Islands and NZ to Cook Island trade is communicated separately

Thank you in advance for all your support and understanding, should you have any points of clarity please don’t hesitate to contact your local Pacific Forum Line representative.

Yours sincerely,
Pacific Forum Line

 


PFL Trade Notice: DP World Melbourne – Reefer Receivals 30th Oct – 6th Nov 2021

Dear Valued Customers,

Pacific Forum Line (PFL) have been informed by DP World Melbourne that due to congestion and forecasted high reefer volume between the period of 30th October to 6th November 2021, the port will only allow 3 days reefer receival for the following vessels:

• Northern Guild v139N
• Hansa Bitburg v2121
• Majestic ORP9EN1MA

We encourage our customers to regularly check One Stop for receival dates for above those impacted vessels.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused and undertake to keep you appraised as this position develops.
Thank you in advance for your continued support and cooperation, for any further points of clarity please contact your local Pacific Forum Line team.

Yours sincerely,
Pacific Forum Line