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Shipping containers available in record time for New Zealand exporters

The ContainerCo's company is sourcing and making shipping containers available in record time for Hawke's Bay exporters to move goods across the world.

ContainerCo's Napier depot manager Steven Feyen said, since the Covid-19 lockdown, staff across its seven container parks in New Zealand had been working incredibly hard with support from international shipping companies and Ministry of Transport (MoT) to turn around the processing of containers in record time.

Feyen said the usual process - receiving, survey, repair, clean and re-release - could take up to 12 days, but the commitment from onsite staff, as well as a willingness from shipping companies and streamlined red tape by MoT, had sped this up significantly. The new record was now just four hours.

At the beginning of the alert level 4 Covid-19 lockdown there was concern over not enough shipping containers being available in New Zealand for exporters because fewer containers with imported goods were arriving into the country.

Source: nzherald.co.nz


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