Over recent weeks we have seen Auckland’s empty container depots nearing full capacity and we are now in a situation where many depots are operating at, or in some cases above their maximum capacity. As a result we are seeing increasing numbers of rejections, re-directions or "no acceptance" advice where a dehire booking is requested. This is adding further pressure to an already strained supply chain environment, and adversely affecting our transport and hub operations through increased administration, management, physical handling and storage.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind customers of the following:
- Any confirmed booking that is rejected or re-directed by the depot upon vehicle arrival will incur an additional cartage leg charge of $125 + FAF per container.
- Any empty containers requiring storage at South Auckland Freight Hub pending a dehire booking will incur storage fees of $25 per TEU per day.
- Nexus Logistics & Conlinxx will not accept any liability for detention costs arising out of delays associated to these empty depot congestion issues.
Our customer services team will advise customers of any instances where dehire issues are encountered and we would encourage you to take this up with your shipping lines if there are any potential detention risks.
Please feel free to contact the Nexus Logistics team if you require any further information.