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MPI eBACCa delays
CBAFF has been advised  13 Aug  4.37pm

The queue is at 900 currently and  the team is operating at a 3 day turn around for sea cargo, 3 days being just on our performance target.
Importing volumes are up in all pathways and the lockdown has caused disruption to the teams output this week. Dunja and the team will be working over the weekend to bring this back down. 3 days for first submission Sea Cargo applications will be the norm for the next few months I would expect given the seed season is ongoing and BMSB begins in a few weeks. The extent of the Auckland lockdown will of course play a part in this return time.
Kind regards
Andrew Curtis | Group Manager, Operational Coordination
IHS – Seaco and VMP
 Following CBAFF’s enquiry of MPI for an update on the release of the revised Import Health Standards for Seaco and VMP (which should be applicable for the new BMSB season, commencing on 1 September), we received the following email 13 August 2.47pm

It is likely that the revised regulations for the next BMSB season will be published in the next 10 days.
Warm regards
Allison Bockstruck
Plants & Pathways | Biosecurity New Zealand – Tiakitanga Pūtaiao Aotearoa
Received 13 August, 10.16am

Please find attached an Advisory from Nick Leggett.
Leighann Johnston
Team Administrator
Road Transport Forum NZ Inc 
Port of Tauranga: Trucks transiting to and from Auckland
 Received 13 August, 12.14pm

Independent Traffic Control who would like us to pass on some information to transporters entering and exiting Auckland as part of their daily work. Trucks should use the right hand lane as an express lane North and South.  All left lane traffic will be having mandatory checks to verify that movement in and out of Auckland is in line with current Covid 19 restrictions for this area.
Vanessa Benson
Logistics Co-ordinator
Port of Tauranga Limited         
Operational disruption at METROBOX NEILSON ST, SAVILL DRIVE & SITE 2
Received 14 August, 8.09am

I can confirm the systems are now back up and running – unfortunately there is a delay in the Container Chain broadcasts being sent out. There is however a backlog of trucks we are now
trying to work through.

Received 14 August, 8.06am

Please note that all Metrobox & Pinnacle sites are currently experiencing a system outage, affecting our ability to gate containers in & out of yards. We are working on a interim solution which will see trucks moving shortly however, this manual process will take longer than usual so, please bear with our gate staff.

We would like to apologise for any on convenience this has cause and will provide further updates when available.

If you do have any queries please contact the Metrobox office on 09 634 3646

Thank you
NZ Customs: Extended planned outage of TSW Sunday 16 August 0100 until 0500
Received 14 August, 10.13am

NZ Customs are planning an extended TSW outage on Sunday 16 August 2020 from 0100 until 0500. (NZST).
This outage will affect: The TSW Gateway: Trade will be unable to submit lodgements and retrieve responses for the duration of the outage. TSW Online – Trade will be unable to: Apply for supplier or client codes and, Submit lodgements or receive responses for the duration of the outage. This outage is an extension to the normal Sunday TSW planned maintenance window due to the system upgrades required.
Information Services
New Zealand Customs Service    
Customs offices closed
Received 14 August, 10.47am

Customs offices closed  Due to the Alert Level changes in Auckland and throughout New Zealand, all Customs offices are closed until further notice and staff will be working remotely.  For information on permits or carnets, please visit our website. If you have an urgent query, please call 0800 428 786 for assistance.
Air NZ Cargo Operations –Testing for all Airport Workers
Received 14 August, 11.42am

Dear Valued Customers,

Air NZ Cargo Operations –Testing for all Airport Workers

The Ministry of Health has recommended that everyone that works at the New Zealand border is to get a COVID-19 test over the coming days including our cargo staff.

We are planning the testing around our peaks of work to minimise any disruption to acceptance and delivery of cargo at the CTO but there may be some unexpected delays or disruptions to the usual processes. It is important to note we don’t have any reason to believe there are any cases of COVID within our staff,but this is simply a precaution due to our proximity to the border.

We would also appreciate if you please remind everyone that comes on site to continue to follow strict hygiene procedures. It is important we all follow these protocols to keep ourselves and each other safe.We recommend all people that come on sitewear masks.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation on this matter.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Yours sincerely,
Steve Townsend
Commercial Manager | Cargo Operations
Air New Zealand Ltd
CCA Connect newsletter
Received 14 August, 11.09am

Please read newsletter here.
Ports of Auckland: COVID-19 Update
Received 14 August, 1.21pm

Click here for the update

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