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Cook Strait Ferry Disruptions Update; Thursday 16 September


Kiwirail have advised the market that over the next 2 weeks (commencing Monday 20 September) capacity on Interislander services is going to be significantly constrained. This is due to mechanical issues with the Kaiarahi and the Aretere going into dry dock for work in order to comply with maritime flag requirements. PBT has been working hard to mitigate any potential disruptions and wish to provide assurance to our customers that we anticipate our services will continue to operate without major disruption over this period. In the event that you expect significantly larger than normal freight movements over this period, please contact your PBT Account Manager or your local Branch manager to discuss.

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E-cert update & reminder from PBT: 1 December 2020


E-cert Requirements per Animal Products Notice 2018: Regulated Control Scheme It is a requirement that when booking export eligible animal product transfers that relevant goods must be clearly identifiable as being intended for export. Additionally batch numbers must be provided to PBT for export eligible dairy products. If PBT is not advised that freight is E-cert it will travel as general freight and risks losing E-cert eligibility. Customer Requirements At the time of booking a consignment, we need to be advised that it is an E-cert shipment and provided with an ED number (export document number). Additionally, batch numbers need to be provided to PBT when booking shipments for export eligible dairy product. For your further information, PBT has been advised the following by MPI:

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