29 May 2023
Dear Valued Customers
As a follow-up to my May 21st "Notice 12" email regarding the "shipping bottleneck" caused by motor vehicles caught in a quarantine traffic jam in Australian ports, see the following.
We are refining our containerizing services to ship to you without any extra surcharge, making the rates equal to your RORO rates. To achieve this requires a massive amount of coordinated effort between our Pre-Shipping MPI and NZTA structural Inspection service providers, vanning and devanning operators, and stevedores, customs brokerages, transporters, and MPI inspectors that must be present during the devanning process at the ports of Auckland and Lyttleton.
We hope to achieve this by the end of June and ask for your patience with the extra surcharges until we can get all our service providers on board with this objective.
A further new development and point of concern is the number of Chinese manufacturers increasing production; therefore, carriers have increased pressure to allocate space on their PCC and RORO vessels to carry used vehicles. , formerly , commonly known by its abbreviated name , or simply , is one of the world's largest shipping companies.
Over the coming week, my team and I will continue coordinating closely with MOL and our Border Inspection Organization (BIO) vessel size positioning and space allocations, Jet Logistics daily vanning output, and the likelihood of securing a vessel charter and deciding when to restore full iDirect and Buy Trip Services.
It is important to note that once MOL has been able to recover from the bottleneck of vessels anchored offshore at Australian west coast ports giving us certainty with space, we will transition from containers to roll on roll off (RORO) shipping allowing us to suspend using containers and only resort to resuming container delivery services in the event of a similar event ever reoccurring. Although we are hopeful, continued meetings with MOL are not looking positive at this stage, with the bottleneck showing no improvement in the next two months.
Jet Logistics and I remain active in the charter market, looking for vessels allowing us to ship between 800 and 1500 units.
Partial iDirect Buying and Buy Trip Services will remain unchanged this coming week, allowing you to purchase up to 50% of your last 6-month average monthly volumes. All efforts to restore full iDirect and buy trip services as quickly as possible are our priority.
Please call me directly if you would like to discuss this in more detail. We are here for the next two weeks and look forward to meeting you all.
Your continued understanding, cooperation, and support to my team and I is greatly appreciated.
President & CEO
GOLDEN WEEK HOLIDAY
To: All valued customers of IBC
Please beadvised that due to the Golden Week holidays, there will be no auction from May 1st Monday to May 6th Saturday.
We will continue to receive customer inquires during this period.
Auction will resume Monday May8th. (May 1st partially opened)
Thank you in advance for understanding.