In case you missed it, POAL have advised a new charge applicable from July 1 2022 as per the below. If you have containers waiting at POAL for receival windows at your sites, please contact the Nexus Customer Services team for container storage options at our South Auckland Freight Hub.
POAL Excess Dwell Charge - improving container flow
Following on from our advisory dated 12 May 2022, the first phase of the Excess Dwell Charge targeting the longest dwelling containers commenced on Friday 1 July 2022.
The charge is in addition to the applicable demurrage and will apply to all laden imports at the port (Fergusson terminal and Multi-cargo).
From July 1, laden import containers which have been on the port for 15 days or longer will attract an excess dwell charge of $175 per TEU per day.
The second phase of the Excess Dwell Charge will commence on Thursday 1 September, 2022
From September 1, laden import containers which have been on the port for 8-14 days will attract an excess dwell charge of $125 per TEU per day.
We will keep sending shipping lines daily reports of all containers in the yard for them to contact importers whose containers stay on port past their free time. However, customers are still responsible for getting all the necessary clearances to remove their containers from the port quickly.
A reminder of the rules for containers remaining beyond the standard free time:
- Storage is charged from the end of the free days to date of delivery.
- Demurrage charges start at 06:00 on the day after the last free day.
- All associated reefer charges are applicable once on demurrage.
- Free days include Sundays and exclude public holidays.
- Once on demurrage, all days (including public holidays) are counted in the dwell time.
We expect the excess dwell charge will help to change behaviours, reduce congestion, and improve container flow through the port, which will benefit everyone in the supply chain.
Thank you for your support and cooperation.
For further information contact:
P: 09 348 5360