Over the past 5 days Tropical Cyclone Yasa has been creating very poor weather conditions in the region of Vanuatu & Fiji, and Tropical Cyclone Zazu has been the prevalent weather system in the Tonga & Samoa’s region.DOWNLOAD
Pacific Forum Line wishes to advise that the Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) applicable on all North bound cargo from New Zealand to Papua New Guinea for Quarter 1 2021 has been revised as followDOWNLOAD
We are writing to advise you that from 1 st of December the Terminal Handling Charge in Fiji will increase to the following amounts:DOWNLOAD
Southern Trader V483 arrived at Pago Pago anchorage yesterday early afternoon to join a queue of vessels awaiting a berth to work. She will remain in the same position today, the crew will have to be covid tested as per recently introduced procedures by the local authorities, and then she will likely commence cargo operations tomorrow. As a result, her best eta Auckland is 01st December rather than the advertised date 29th November.DOWNLOAD
We understand that the ongoing disruption to your supply chain caused by port congestion and schedule disruption is having a negative impact on your business. From our perspective there are multiple factors at playDOWNLOAD
Pacific Forum Line wishes to advise that the vessel operator has recently carried out a review of costs related to complying with the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS). As a result, the Origin Security Surcharge (OSEC) for NZ – PNG trade-lane last reviewed in 2017, will be adjusted as followsDOWNLOAD
Due to significant disruption to our network of services resulting from congestion issues at Ports of Auckland and resulting delays at the Port of Tauranga and other coastal ports, we will be implementing a Congestion Surcharge of USD 210 per teu and USD 12.35 per revenue tonne.DOWNLOAD
Southern Trader V482 has been delayed through Nuku’alofa and is required to adjust her arrival into Apia for Saturday morning to allow for clearanceDOWNLOAD
With the additional Capitaine Dampier voyages for quarter 4, we will be able to supplement our Southern Trader service between New Zealand and Samoa’s & Tonga with a connection over Suva onto our Auspac vessels, Southern Moana & Kokopo Chief.DOWNLOAD
To cater for the peak volume period from New Zealand to the Pacific Islands, we are pleased to confirm the re-instating of the Capitaine Dampier blank voyages. After completion of her scheduled New Zealand – Fiji –
Vanuatu voyage, Capitaine Dampier will directly commence a Tauranga & Auckland to Lautoka voyage.
We believe schedule integrity is core to providing valuable shipping services in the region. Due to the
current travel & quarantine restrictions on a global scale, our shipping schedules are significantly affected,
and we would like to communicate to you the reasons why.
To ensure the delivery of all cargo booked for Tonga & Samoa’s in September, Capitaine Dampier V171 will call Nuku’alofa directly after Auckland to support the Southern Trader V481 on this trade.DOWNLOAD
Pacific Forum Line (PFL) remains committed to ensuring high levels of service across our network to and from the Pacific Islands.DOWNLOAD
Pacific Forum Line wishes to advise customers of our intention to align our New Zealand local surcharges,
effective from the following vessels
With the government announcement that Auckland will re-enter Level 3 covid-19 alert from 1200hrs today, we wanted to convey to you that business goes on at Neptune Pacific LineDOWNLOAD
To ensure the delivery of all cargo booked for Tonga & Samoa’s in August, Capitaine Dampier V169 will call Nuku’alofa directly after Auckland to support the Southern Trader V479 on this trade.DOWNLOAD
We have conducted a review of Dangerous Goods handling charges in the New Zealand to Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga and Fiji trades and wish to advise that charges will be standardised as followDOWNLOAD
Please be advised that The MV. KWANGSI will be seamlessly replaced by the MV. MIA SCHULTE, commencing on voyage 2013N on our ESEA service. As the transition is seamless, there will be no change to the schedule between MV. Kwangsi and MV. Mia Schulte.DOWNLOAD
Please be advised that MV. SZECHUEN had experienced delays within her current voyage as a result of an urgent crew change required at Singapore for the seafarers, after a longer than usual period at sea looking after the vessel and cargoDOWNLOAD
Pacific Forum Line wishes to advise that the Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) applicable on all North bound cargo from New Zealand to Papua New Guinea has been revised as followDOWNLOAD
The coronavirus impact across the South Pacific trade has caused a significant downturn in demand for shipping. This development is not only a regional issue, but is consistent with global trends where cargo volumes have reduced by more than 20%. Unfortunately, we do not expect the market to recover this year. We remain committed to ensuring that we meet the shipping needs of our customers across all of the markets that we service. For our trades servicing Fiji, we have taken the following actions.DOWNLOAD
Pacific Forum Line (PFL) wishes to advise that following our Q220 monitoring of Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (LSFO) which covers the period 26 th February to 25 th May 2020, that with effective from 1 st July 2020 (*) the LSFO will not be applied within our Australia, New Zealand, Fiji (including Interisland) to and from Pacific Islands trade lanes.DOWNLOAD
Pacific Forum Line (PFL) wishes to advise, that further to review of capacity demands, coupled with disrupted schedules for transhipment cargo via Auckland and the fluid position we are all facing linked to Covid-19 that the Capitaine Dampier 162N will be a blank sailing.DOWNLOAD
Due to severe reduction in demand associated with the various lockdown restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, vessel operator will implement a blank sailing on the MV. Mount Cameron 2008N voyage.DOWNLOAD
Due to unseasonably low cargo volumes expected into and out of Tauranga as a result of the COVID-19 Lockdown in New Zealand, it has been confirmed that the Kwangsi v 2006S/N will omit Tauranga.DOWNLOAD
As per our earlier advise, category 5 TC Harold is expected to pass through the region tomorrow, from Tuesday 1200
the port will cease all operations and both Lautoka and Suva will be closed by 1700 – this until the Cyclone has
Category 5 TC Harold is currently positioned close to Santo in Vanuatu and is expected to be tracking South-East on a trajectory that would see it travel south of Fiji and towards Nuku’alofa in the coming days. The ports of Suva & Lautoka will be closed from tomorrow afternoon as a safety measureDOWNLOAD
The current global Covid-19 situation is also affecting our Pacific Island communities. With cargo volumes impacted, it is important that we review our business continuity program to adapt to the changing
circumstances to enable us to offer viable and regular shipping services to
and from the Pacific ports.
Further to our notice on the 23 rd March regarding of the closure of the Port of Lautoka, we would like
to provide an update based on events since.
Pacific Forum Line wishes to advise that the Shansi v 2005N will omit Motukea owing to schedule management requirement. Cargo ex New Zealand destined for Motukea on this vessel will be discharged in Brisbane to connect with the Nickie B 2031N/SDOWNLOAD
Pacific Forum Line (PFL) wishes to advise the Capitaine Dampier 158S has experienced some
mechanical difficulties and is currently sitting in Suva awaiting spare parts
Pacific Forum Line (PFL) wishes to advise that due to berthing congestion in Noumea and port closure in
Lautoka, the Southern Moana v021 will omit the direct port call of Pago Pago and Nuku’alofa and proceed
directly from Apia to Melbourne
As we prepare for level 4 Covid-19 alert in New Zealand and manage the operational challenges with our offices in Australia, the Pacific Islands and beyond, we wanted to convey to you that business goes on at Pacific Forum LineDOWNLOAD
Pacific Forum Line (PFL) wishes to advise authorities have shut the Port of Lautoka for a period
of at least 10 days as a policy control the spread of Covid-19
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a rapidly developing issue that we are following closely.
We are taking a precautionary approach to safeguard the health and safety of our employees, crew,
business partners, customers and members of the public. To that end we have activated strict health
and safety routines in line with the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and
our operations across the Pacific are following governmental advice to minimize risk of exposure as
well as operational impact.
Pacific Forum Line (PFL) wishes to advise that following a three month monitoring of LSFO fuel price,
covering the period December 2019 to February 2020, that effective 1 st April to 30 th June 2020
Pacific Forum Line (PFL) wishes to advise that following extended Chinese New Year holidays linked to
Coronavirus, adjusted schedules that in some cases have seen significant rectification measures or indeed
blank sailings that, in addition to the previously announced blank sailing of the Capitaine Tasman v24, we
will also blank the Capitaine Dampier v160 sailing.
Pacific Forum Line (PFL) wishes to advise that following extended Chinese New Year holidays linked to
Coronavirus, adjusted schedules which in some cases have seen significant rectification measures or indeed
blank sailings all of which have resulted in significantly reduced volumes into Fiji, that PFL will undertake a
blanking of the planned Capitaine Tasman v24 round voyage.
Pacific Forum Line (PFL) wishes to advise that following a review of the Australian Container Levy fee and
applicable costs associated, there is a requirement to upwardly adjust the quantum applicable for both import and export containers.
Pacific Forum Line (PFL) wishes to advise that due to berthing congestion in Brisbane and adverse weather
condition in the East Pacific, the Southern Moana v020 will omit the direct port call of Pago Pago and
Nuku’alofa and proceed directly from Apia to Melbourne.
In a continuous and dedicated effort to provide to our customers clean containers and in accordance with
the Fijian container standards requirements, Pacific Forum Line (PFL) would like to advise upon the
introduction of two charges as per following.
Pacific Forum Line (PFL) wishes to advise that the Shansi v 2001N will omit Papua New
Guinea due to schedule management requirements.
Cargo destined for PNG on this vessel will discharge in Brisbane to connect with the
Melanesian Pride v 020N.
Pacific Forum Line (PFL) wishes to advise the AUSPAC service will be undertaking tonnage redeployment
over the coming months ensuring we meet and exceed the growing demands of our valued customers
whilst continuing to provide comprehensive, market leading liner shipping services to and from key Pacific
Pacific Forum Line (PFL) wishes to advise that further to our previous trade announcement we intend to consolidate the Port Service Charge (PSC) to include the Australian LO-LO, Maritime Security Fee and International Ship Port Security (ISPS) fee on both import and export cargo.DOWNLOAD
Pacific Forum Line (PFL) wishes to advise that due to adverse weather condition in the East Pacific, the
Melanesian Pride V019N will omit the direct port call of Nuku’alofa and proceed directly from Pago Pago to
Melbourne. All Nuku’alofa cargo from Australia and Fiji will be discharge in Apia. The Southern Lily will be uploading the discharge cargo in Apia to Nuku’alofa.
Pacific Forum Line wishes to advise that the Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF)
applicable on all North bound cargo from New Zealand to Papua New Guinea has
been revised as follows for February 2020
Pacific Forum Line (PFL) wishes to advise that following the recent inclement weather on the Australian East Coast, coupled with ongoing port congestion with competing vessels vying for berth occupancy, that the Kokopo Chief (v028N) will be revising its Australian coastal rotation as per belowDOWNLOAD