Incoming stock surge

Ports of Auckland

VIA, (the Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association), wants to remind the auto industry to work together to ease port congestion at Ports of Auckland.

The monthly total of cars into Auckland for April was around 30,000, with the same or more expected for the month of May. This surge in stock means that wharves are still considerably pressured.

To avoid demurrage (currently $60 per car, per day), vehicles ideally need to be moved from the port seven days a week, Monday through to Sunday.

VIA ask that compliance shops work with transport companies to ensure that transporters have access to deliver vehicles from the port into safe storage. This is simply to avoid port congestion and should not place undue pressure on the compliance KSDPs.

For any questions, please contact VIA Technical Manager Malcolm Yorston on 0800 VIA VIA (842 842) or email 

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