News

05 May 2021
May 2021 Newsletter

Please find our May Newsletter here.

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23 Apr 2021
New VBS at POAL’s Fergusson Container Terminal and LINK Facility

Ports of Auckland will be introducing the Containerchain Vehicle Booking System from July 2021. Click more for further information.

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21 Apr 2021
ANZAC Day Operating Hours
Please be advised that User Support will be unavailable on Monday 26 April for ANZAC Day. For any urgent issues please contact the respective ports customer service teams.
 
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09 Apr 2021
New Accounts Receivable Email

Please be advised our new Accounts Receivable email is [email protected]

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01 Apr 2021
Shuttle Connect: New Go-live Date 14th April

Please be advised the new go-live date for Shuttle Connect will be on Wednesday 14th April and functionality will be available from midday. Please click more for further information.

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30 Mar 2021
User Support Easter Hours

Please be advised PortConnect User Support will be unavailable on Good Friday and Monday 5th April for Easter.

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25 Mar 2021
Shuttle Connect - Tuesday 6th April

Shuttle Connect will replace the existing Port of Tauranga rail priority service ‘Shuttle Select’ and will be available from Tuesday 6th April for transporters and freight forwarders. Click more for further information.

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24 Mar 2021
March Newsletter

Please find our March Newsletter here.

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26 Feb 2021
Truck Driver Appreciation Winner!

Congratulations to Luke Harris from Priority Logistics, he was nominated by Cold Storage Nelson for our Truck Driver Appreciation week competition!

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15 Feb 2021
February Newsletter

Please find our February Newsletter here.

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05 Feb 2021
KiwiRail VBS Requirements

Please click more below for basic VBS requirements ready for KiwiRail VBS Go-live.

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03 Feb 2021
KiwiRail VBS Go-Live - Mon 8 Feb

KiwiRail will be introducing the Containerchain Vehicle Booking System (VBS) from 0001 hours on Monday 8th February. Click more for further information.

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25 Jan 2021
Auckland Anniversary & Waitangi Day Operating Hours

Please be advised PortConnect User Support will be unavailable on Monday 1st February for Auckland Anniversary and Monday 8th February for Waitiangi Day.

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22 Jan 2021
Truck Driver Appreciation Week Competition

Share your appreciation for a driver you know and you could win a $200 Prezzy card! Click more for further competition details and T&Cs.

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20 Jan 2021
KiwiRail’s Southdown VBS Go-Live

KiwiRail will be introducing the Containerchain Vehicle Booking System (VBS) at their Southdown Container Transfer site. Click more for further information.

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17 Dec 2020
Christmas Hours

Please be advised PortConnect User Support will be unavailable on the following dates:

Christmas Day
Monday 28th December 
New Years Day
Monday 4th January 2021

If you have an urgent issue on these days, please contact the respective port.  

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04 Dec 2020
December Newsletter

Please find our December Newsletter here.

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26 Nov 2020
Subscribed Track & Trace Price Increase - 1 Jan 2021

Please be advised that there will be a price increase on the Subscribed Track & Trace monthly subscription fee to be put into effect on 1 January 2021. Click more for further information.

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20 Nov 2020
KiwiRail’s Southdown VBS Go-Live Date 1 February 2021

Click more for further details.

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23 Oct 2020
October Newsletter

Please find our October Newsletter here.

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15 Oct 2020
KiwiRail’s Southdown VBS

KiwiRail will be introducing the Containerchain Vehicle Booking System (VBS) at their Southdown Container Transfer site in Onehunga, Auckland. Click more for further information.

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29 Sep 2020
September Newsletter

Please find our September Newsletter here.

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28 Sep 2020
Timaru is LIVE

Track & Trace, Vessel Schedule and Export Pre-Advice is now available for Timaru Container Terminal Ltd (TCTL)

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27 Aug 2020
Empty Containers to Link Facility

Ports of Auckland will be suspending acceptance of import dehires to Link for all vessels berthing between Friday 28 August to Tuesday 5th October.

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24 Aug 2020
Timaru Container Terminal - Our new partner port

We are excited to announce Timaru Container Terminal Ltd (TCTL) will be joining PortConnect as one of our partner ports.

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11 Jun 2020
June Newsletter

Please find our June Newsletter here.

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15 May 2020
May Newsletter

Please find our May Newsletter here.

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14 May 2020
POAL LINK Depot Re-Opening
Please click more below for information from Ports of Auckland (POAL) in regards to LINK (Empty Container) Services Re-opening.
 
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17 Apr 2020
April Newsletter

Please find our April Newsletter here.

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27 Mar 2020
POAL LINK Services

Please click more below for information from Ports of Auckland (POAL) in regards to LINK (Empty Container) Services.

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25 Mar 2020
TCT & Metroport - Import Cargo for Essential Services

Please click more below for information from Port of Tauranga Container Terminal (TCT) in regards to import cargo management for TCT and Metroport.

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24 Mar 2020
Keep Calm & Keep Tracking

Our User Support hours are the same amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As long as containers are moving, data will continue to flow through PortConnect to our users. Please get in touch via email if there is any information we can provide to help your business during this time. Please see our News page to keep up-to-date on PortConnect changes and our partner port operations.
Keep safe, healthy and look out for one another.

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23 Mar 2020
PortConnect March Newsletter

Please find our March Newsletter here.

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28 Feb 2020
New Cleared Notification

We have a new "Cleared" Notification which can be sent when a container has received all clearances, whether or not the container has been discharged. The Cleared Notification is useful because VBS bookings at Ports of Auckland can be obtained as soon as this event occurs.

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29 Jan 2020
PortConnect January Newsletter

Happy New Year!
Please find our January Newsletter here.

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19 Dec 2019
PortConnect December Newsletter

Merry Christmas Everyone!
Please find our December Newsletter here.

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04 Nov 2019
Subscribed Track & Trace Price Increase
Please be advised that there will be a price increase on the PortConnect Subscribed Track & Trace monthly subscription fee to be put into effect on 1 January 2020.
 
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01 Nov 2019
Export Pre-Advice Booking Validation Rules
At the request of Shipping Lines and both the Ports of Auckland (POAL) and the Port of Tauranga (POTL), PortConnect will be adding additional validation to the Export Pre-Advice process so that Pre-Advice can only be submitted if all details match the Shipping Line booking information.
 
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11 Oct 2019
Welcome to our new website!
We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website! Please take some time to check out our new User-Guides to help you navigate your way around.
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Track & Trace Clearances & Stops Change

PortConnect will be replacing the existing Clearances and Stops columns with two new columns.

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Want an advertising spot on our fancy new website?

We get around 30,000-35,000 hits a week on our track & trace page, so you will definitely be seen amongst users in the supply chain!

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08 Oct 2019
PortConnect Notifications and APIs
We now have two options available for receiving container status changes, Notifications and APIs. We are currently offering a 3-month free trial for APIs. Take a look at https://developer.portconnect.io for more details.
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