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Delivery Delays


PBT is currently experiencing a significant increase in volumes throughout the country and particularly within Auckland. Deliveries are currently taking up to 5 working days longer than normal within Auckland and up to 2 days longer through the rest of New Zealand. PBT is working hard to minimise disruptions to our customers through this challenging period. Should you have any queries please contact your PBT Account Manager or customer services

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PBT Covid - 19 Update - 21st September (vs3)


The safety and wellbeing of our customers, suppliers and staff is our top priority. With the Government announcing Auckland will transition from Level 4 to Level 3 on 22nd September we would take this opportunity to remind our customers of the processes and procedures we have implemented to give you confidence that we are operating and utilising a best practice safety approach to protect our customers and our staff in this new environment. The processes detailed below came into effect mid August and will not change under Level 3 restrictions

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Dangerous Goods Sailings - Block Out December 2021 - January 2022


Dangerous Goods are prohibited from travelling across the Cook Strait on the following dates: • Bluebridge - Friday 17th December –Sunday 9th January 2022 (inclusive) • Interislander –Dates tbc • DGLQ Can still travel ( Category A) Therefore, if you are sending DG’s please do so in plenty of time to allow for increased volumes

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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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