NZ to PNG Service BBAF Q1 2021
2 Dec 2020

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 follow

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Fiji - Terminal Handling Charge (THC) Adjustment
24 Nov 2020

We are writing to advise you that from 1 st of December the Terminal Handling Charge in Fiji will increase to the following amounts:

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Southern Trader delays & Capitaine Dampier V175 calling Nuku’alofa
24 Nov 2020

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.

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Fiji Feeder schedules adjusting to the new normal
20 Nov 2020

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 play

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New Zealand - PNG International carrier security fee effective
20 Nov 2020

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 follows

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New Zealand Port Congestion Surcharge
18 Nov 2020

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.

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Southern Trader 482 Voyage Delay
30 Oct 2020

Southern Trader V482 has been delayed through Nuku’alofa and is required to adjust her arrival into Apia for Saturday morning to allow for clearance

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Planning for Q4 volumes into Samoa's & Tonga
24 Sep 2020

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.

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Re-Instating Capitaine Dampier Blank Sailings
24 Sep 2020

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.

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Crew Changes Schedule Integrity
23 Sep 2020

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.

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Capitaine Dampier 171N calling Nuku'alofa
17 Sep 2020

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.

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Trade Notice: General Rate Increase - Australia to and from Fiji
16 Sep 2020

Pacific Forum Line (PFL) remains committed to ensuring high levels of service across our network to and from the Pacific Islands.

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Trade Notice: Alignment of local surcharges NZ
14 Sep 2020

Pacific Forum Line wishes to advise customers of our intention to align our New Zealand local surcharges,
effective from the following vessels

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Auckland at alert level 3 - Business Continuity at Pacific Forum Line
12 Aug 2020

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 Line

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Capitaine Dampier v169N calling Nuku'alofa
10 Aug 2020

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.

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NZ DG Surcharge update
4 Aug 2020

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 follow

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Mia Schulte to replace Kwangsi - PNG Trade
22 Jul 2020

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.

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Shansi v2012N to omit Motukea
14 Jul 2020
Szchuen v2011N Auckland Port Omission
25 Jun 2020

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 cargo

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New Zealand - PNG Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) - 3rd quarter 2020
3 Jun 2020

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 follow

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NZ Fiji service blank sailings and general rate increase
2 Jun 2020

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.

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Trade Notice: Low Sulphur Fuel Oil Surcharge Update Q320
1 May 2020

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.

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Capitaine Dampier v162N Blank Sailing
7 May 2020

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.

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Mt Cameron 2008N Blank sailing
23 Apr 2020

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.

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Kwangsi 2006N Tauranga Port Omission
7 Apr 2020

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.

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Trade Notice: Capitaine Tasman 025N omitting Lautoka
7 Apr 2020

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
passed

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Trade Notice: Tropical Cyclone Harold
6 Apr 2020

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 measure

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Trade Notice: Samoa's and Tonga Trade
3 Apr 2020

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.

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Fiji Ports Update
3 Apr 2020

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.

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Trade Notice: Shansi v 2005N will omit Motukea
1 Apr 2020

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/S

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Trade Notice: Capitaine Dampier v159N blank sailing
31 Mar 2020

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

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Trade Notice: Southern Moana V021N Schedule Rectification
26 Mar 2020

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

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Business Continuity
25 Mar 2020

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 Line

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Trade Notice: Lautoka Port Closure
24 Mar 2020

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

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COVID-19 Announcement
19 Mar 2020

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.

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Neptune Pacific Line Acquires Pacific Direct Line
13 Mar 2020
Trade Notice: Low Sulphur Fuel Oil Surcharge - (LSFO)_ - Q220
28 Feb 2020

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

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Trade Notice: Capitaine Dampier v160N Blank Sailing
19 Feb 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.

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Trade Notice: Capitaine Tasman v024N Blank Sailing
14 Feb 2020

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.

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Trade Notice: Australian Container Levy Fee
13 Feb 2020

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.

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Trade Notice: Southern Moana v020N Schedule Rectification
10 Feb 2020

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.

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Trade Notice: Cleaning, disinfection and fumigation charge and inspection
22 Jan 2020

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.

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Shansi v2001N Omit PNG
22 Jan 2020

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.

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AUSPAC Service Change - Southern Moana Vessel Deployment
21 Jan 2020

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
markets

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Trade Notice: Australian Port Service Charges
21 Jan 2020

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.

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Notice - Melanesian Pride 019N Schedule Rectification
15 Jan 2020

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.

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Trade Notice: NZ to PNG BAF update - Feburary
3 Jan 2020

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

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Trade Notice - CDA v169
10 Aug 2020
Trade Notice - Kokopo Chief Rotation and Schedule delays
6 Nov 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 below

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