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2nd July 2012
Rate Restoration from Asia/Europe/Americas to South Pacific

We have received notification of a General Rate Increase (GRI) to be applied on FCL shipments moving from Asia, Europe, and Americas to Port Vila and Santo.

The rate restoration will apply for cargo leaving origin Ports on or after 1st August 2012.

To Port Vila and Santo:
USD 200 per 20' GP
USD 400 per 40'GP / HC

If any further assistance is required, please do not hesitate to contact us.

28th March 2012
Ports of Auckland Strike Update 28th March

In the following Customer Advisory Tony Gibson explains legal issues and the Lockout Notice.

Customer Advisory - Update from Tony Gibson (PDF)

20th March 2012
Ports of Auckland Strike

The ongoing industrial action at Ports of Auckland is placing enormous pressure on almost every aspect of the supply chain. While Ports of Auckland only provide an import service with their limited Terminal operation, it is creating serious problems for exporters trying to move cargo overseas and shipping lines wishing to repatriate empty containers.

Graeme Marshall, Commercial Manager for Port of Tauranga Limited, has released a statement detailing the impact on services, and actions being taken by Port of Tauranga Limited to alleviate the effects of the Auckland industrial action.

Graeme Marshall's Statement (PDF)

9th June 2011
Increase in Airfreight Handling Fees
Please note, effective 16th May 2011 the airlines implemented a Loose Handling Fee on both import and export cargo.

Import Terminal Handling Fee - NZD 0.04 per kg / Min NZD 5.00
Export Terminal Handling Fee - NZD 0.04 per kg / Min NZD 5.00

At the same time they are also increasing some existing charges applicable as follows:

Electronic Data Processing Fee - NZD 10.00 / MB or NZD 5.00 / MHB/HB
Express Handling Fee - NZD 25.00 or 0.30/kg (if applicable)
S/Screening Fee USA shipments - NZD 25.00 or 0.05/kg
Dangerous Goods Check Fee - NZD 75.00 (if applicable)
Canine Inspection Fee - NZD 100.00 / shipment (if applicable)
Administration Fee - NZD 2.00

Should you have queries regarding these new charges please contact:
Abdul Gaffar / Ravin Kumar (Import Airfreight)
Dawn Goldman / Emma Brent-Jones / Desiree Petersen (Export Airfreight)

3rd November 2010
Changes in Incoterms 2010
The International Chamber of Commerce has released the table of contents to the Incoterms 2010. Incoterms 2010 consists of only 11 Incoterms, a reduction from the 13 Incoterms 2000.

Two new Incoterms, DAT (Delivered at Terminal) and DAP (Delivered at Place) have been added, replacing DAF (Delivered at Frontier), DES (Delivered Ex-Ship), DEQ (Delivered Ex-Quay) and DDU (Delivered Duty Unpaid).

More information and a summary of all Incoterms 2010

10th February 2009
New Ports Of Auckland Process
New Procedures for Shipment of Export Containers Through Ports of Auckland Container Terminals.

Effective 1 February 2009 - Charges will apply from 1 April 2009.

Customer feedback is sought. Details available in the Ports Of Auckland PDF

9th February 2009
Pacific Islands CABAF Decreases

Please note that CABAF's to Pacific Islands destnations have been, or will shortly be reduced.

Destination New CABAF Effective
Apia, Nukualofa, Pago Pago 49.90% From V.220, Cut-off 17.02
Lae, Port Moresby, Honiara 46.30% Current
Noumea 46.30% From V.913, Cut-off 09.03
Port Vila 46.30% From V.165, Cut-off 03.03
Papeete 32.16% Current
Lautoka, Suva (Matua vessels only) 22.50% Current
Rarotonga, Aitutaki 29.60% From V.115, Cut-off 19.02

6th February 2009
Clean Truck Fee ex Los Angeles Postponed

The introduction of the USA to NZ (FCL & LCL) Clean Truck Fee ex Los Angeles of US$ 3.00 per w/m / US$ 35 per TEU has been postponed until 18th of February 2009.

3rd February 2009
Changes to European Union ISPM 15 Standard

Please be advised that the Importing Country Phytosanitary Requirements (ICPR) for the European Union have changed for ISPM 15. From the 1st of July 2009 the EU will require that all imported wood packaging material is free of bark.

Information relating to the changes in this standard can be found on the Biosecurity New Zealand website

15th December 2006
New Auckland Container Cranes

Axis Intermodal's three brand new ZPMC1,250 tonne ship-to-shore container cranes have arrived.
Reaching 35 stories high or 40 metres 'above' the Auckland Harbour Bridge, the crane transport vessel entered the port and berthed at Axis Fergusson on the morning of Friday 15th of December.
View photos

27th September 2006
Import Air Cargo Manifests - New Customs Regulations

Overseas agents are reminded that we are required to lodge all inbound air freight manifests electronically with Australian Customs prior to flight arrival. Fines of up to A$1300 may be imposed, however, you can expect mandatory fines of A$40.00 per MAWB for late lodgment. Any fines imposed due to non-receipt of pre-alerts will charged on to the sending agent.

7th August 2006
Cartage Fuel Levy Increase

As a result of continued rises in the cost of fuel, effective August 7th, 2006 the Fuel Levy on local & interstate cartage within Australia will increase from 6% to 9.5%. This will continue to be shown as a separate line on our invoices & is levied against the local Australian cartage cost only.

Kalgin News


19th August 2016
Auckland Office / LCL Receiving Depot: New Address

Please be advised that effective 19th August 2016, the new address is:

Kalgin International Freight Services (NZ) Ltd   
27-33 Pavilion Drive,
Airport Oaks,
Mangere, 2150, Auckland

Other contacts remain unchanged.

26th February 2016
Brisbane Office: New Address, Phone and Fax

Please be advised that Kalgin International’s Brisbane office has moved. Our new details are:

Kalgin International Freight Services
Unit 3A / 72 Trade Street
Lytton, QLD 4178
Phone: +61 7 3396 2672
Fax: +61 7 38933458

30th September 2013
Melbourne: New Receiving Depot

Please be advised that all export sea freight LCL cargo is to be delivered to our new depot as follows:

Chalmers Industries
20-28 Cawley Rd.
Yarraville VIC 3013
Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 3:30pm

5th September 2013
Sydney: New Head Office

The Sydney office will close at 4pm on Friday 6th September
Kalgin International will be moving to a new office located at
Unit 1, 151 Beauchamp Road
Matraville NSW 2036

Phone & fax numbers will remain the same

5th June 2013
Melbourne: New Receiving Depot

Please be advised that all export sea freight LCL cargo is to be delivered to our new depot as follows:

Emerald Lakes Logistics
525 Geelong Rd.
Brooklyn VIC 3012
Tel: +61 3 9314 2094
Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 4:00pm

26th March 2012
Currency and Bunker Adjustment Factor Surcharges

Please be aware that the CABAF will be adjusted to the Pacific Islands for any vessel loading on or after the 15th of April, 2012. We will be updating accounts accordingly and billing will reflect changes on effective sailings.

Details are available in the downloadable PDF

2nd August 2010
Brisbane Office: New Street and Delivery Address

Please be advised that Kalgin International’s Brisbane office has moved. As of Monday 02/08/2010 our new street & delivery address is:

Kalgin International Freight Services
6/433 Wondall Road
Tingalpa  QLD  4173

Our phone number, fax number and mailing address remain unchanged.

17th October 2009
Kalgin Joins Forces For Samoan Tsunami Relief

On Saturday the 17th of October Kalgin held a BBQ at our warehouse in Brisbane in support of victims of the recent tsunami in Samoa.
In conjunction with Reef Shipping we organised two containers of relief supplies to go to Apia, one container from Brisbane and the other from Sydney. These containers were sent free of charge, containing donations of clothing, non-perishable foodstuffs, bottled water, and bedding and blankets.
Kalgin Brisbane would like to thank the businesses and Samoan Community members who supported this effort! Together we managed to fill a 20' container with much needed relief supplies.

11th February 2009
Wine Logistics

Being a proud sponsor of the New Zealand Wine Shows in Australia and Asia, Kalgin provides a comprehensive logistics service to the wine industry in New Zealand and Australia. We provide all the resources and know-how to ensure your wine arrives at final destination in optimum condition.

Please enquire wherever you see our banner, or contact our offices in Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane for more details.

1st March 2008
Kalgin Handles Outsize Cargo Shipments

Kalgin International Freight Services has been sending international cargo to all areas of the South Pacific for many years now. Part of our cargo handling expertise is in handling Outsize and Project Cargo on a regular basis.

Recently we have been handling shipments of swimming pools to New Caledonia ex Brisbane as shown in these images.

Please contact us for a quote for your Outsize or Project freight requirements: Auckland  Sydney  Melbourne  Brisbane

22nd October 2007
New FAK Service out of Hong Kong and India

Kalgin NZ now offers seafreight consolidation to Auckland out of Hong Kong on a weekly basis and out of India on a fortnightly basis, with on-forwarding to all Pacific Islands.

Please contact our Auckland office for rate enquiries and bookings.

16th January 2007
Kaltrak Global Shipment Tracking

Web based shipment tracking has now arrived at Kalgin. We are proud to introduce our new tracking system - KalTrak. You can now manage & track your orders & shipments as well as manage accounts information at the click of a button. Kaltrak is linked directly to our operations system which allows you to view information & shipment status as soon as our staff enter details.

Please contact your nearest Kalgin office to obtain your personalized login details to get you started.  Auckland  Sydney  Melbourne  Brisbane

18th October 2006
Kalgin New Zealand

Kalgin's new Auckland office is now open. Our National Manager, Andrea Dodel, is poised to take Kalgin NZ to a new level of service excellence. Located adjacent to Auckland Airport within the Airport Oaks area we are able to provide all facets of global logistics solutions.

Please bookmark the Kalgin International Freight Services (NZ) Ltd web site: www.kalgin.net.nz

27th September 2006
New Additions to Our Transport Fleet

Two new equipment additions have boosted Kalgin's ability to pickup & deliver cargo in Sydney & Brisbane. In Sydney we have added an Iveco EuroCargo 16 tonne truck. Equipped with a 2.5 tonne tail-lifter, full curtains & air suspension it allows us to provide the ultimate in versatile & secure transport for our clients.

In Brisbane we have added a Mazda 5 tonne truck complete with curtain sides & tail lifter. Given that this is one of our fastest growing branches this is a welcome boost to our resources there & significantly improves our ability to perform on time deliveries for loose cargo.

27th September 2006
Pacific Island Overview

With the addition of new services to Papua New Guinea in March this year, Kalgin is now positioned as a market leader in consolidation services from Australia to the Pacific Islands. Our wide range of destinations in this region includes Tonga, Western Samoa, American Samoa, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Tahiti, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, Wallis & Futuna & Tarawa. 2007 will see some exciting developments in new markets in addition to some IT service enhancements for our customers.

1st September 2006
Kalgin Sydney Gets 77G Customs Bond Approval

Australian Customs Service - www.customs.gov.auWe are proud to confirm that Kalgin Sydney's Matraville warehouse is now a licensed 77G Customs Bond. This allows us to store import cargo whilst still under Australian Customs control. Many of our clients are already benefiting from this through faster deliver times (particularly with import air freight).

We invite any of our freight forwarding customers to contact us to discuss any import air or sea freight bond requirements you may have.

1st August 2006
Our Boys take out 3rd Place at the Vanuatu Marlin Classic

In June Kalgin proudly sponsored of the The Vanuatu Marlin Classic held in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Our boys, Keenan Vidler & Adam Freeland, managed to help their team take out 3rd place over all. Congratulations on a job well done. View photos

15th June 2006
Noumea - New Weekly Service

Kalgin are proud to announce an industry first. Our LCL consolidation services from Sydney and Brisbane to Noumea are now going weekly. Using MSC's new weekly direct vessel from Sydney, "MSC Caledonien", Kalgin can get your cargo from Sydney to Noumea in 4 days with a weekly departure. From Brisbane the "MSC Caledonien" departs every 2 weeks, so using a combination of this vessel & the "Caledonie Express" we are currently able to achieve a weekly service from Brisbane. Transit time is 2-4 days depending on which vessel is used. Please refer to our Pacific Island Schedules for dates. Our Melbourne office will continue to operate its direct service every 2 weeks on the "Caledonie Express".

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