Trade Notices

Max Centaur V300 - Inducement Call to Tarawa29 Mar 2017

Due to a high level of heavy cargo bookings on the Southern Pearl Service, the Max Centaur V300 will now call Tarawa prior to Majuro.

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BAF Review - NZ to Samoa & Tonga Trade15 Mar 2017

Following a review of bunker fuel prices and our current bunker adjustment factor ( BAF ) level, we will be applying the following increase from Southern Lily V403 loading in Auckland on the 19-20th April 2017.

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Split Rotation Southern Pearl V138 & V13903 Mar 2017

Southern Phoenix has been delayed, & as a result a split rotation for the Southern Pearl V138 & V139.

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Change of Vessel for Kiritimati Voyage22 Feb 2017

Change of Vessel from Southern Phonix V131 to M/V Islander V008.

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Increased service frequency to Wallis & Futuna, Tuvalu & Kiribati08 Feb 2017

The Southern Pearl service between Fiji and Wallis & Futuna, Funafuti & Tarawa will now increase her frequency.

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Southern Pearl V136 - change of rotation03 Feb 2017

Southern Pearl V136 rotation has changed due to a high level of heavy cargo bookings.

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Southern Pearl V134 - Change of Rotation10 Jan 2017

Southern Pearl V134 rotation has changed due to unforeseen delays.

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Capitaine Cook V56 omitting Suva21 Dec 2016

To maintain the weekly schedule of the Fiji feeder service, Capitaine Cook V56 will not call Suva in order to make up lost time.

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Southern Pearl V133 - Change of Rotation16 Dec 2016

Southern Pearl V133 rotation has changed due to some local issues.

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SPEX Trade Announcement07 Dec 2016

Pacific Direct Line are pleased to announce the launch of South Pacific Express Service from early 2017.

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Capitaine Quiros V58 replacing Southern Phoenix V13002 Dec 2016

Due to some delays to the Southern Phoenix V130, PDL are pleased to announce that we will be replacing her on this voyage with the Capitaine Quiros V58.

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Messina Strait V16037 & Southern Trader V139225 Nov 2016

Messina Strait V16037 - Papeete inducement & Southern Trader V1392 - Change of Rotation

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Auction - November Charity Month at Pacific Direct Line24 Nov 2016

PDL announce Charity Auction will be held on the 02nd of December at our Pacific House in Parnell.

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Addtional Capacity to Tuvalu and Kiribati16 Nov 2016

Additional vessels have been chartered by PDL due to overbooking on the Southern Pearl ex Suva.

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Southern Trader V1391 to call Nuku’alofa09 Nov 2016

The Southern Trader V1391 will call Nuku'alofa to carry cargo planned for the Southern Lily V393 which is already overbooked.

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Additional Services for Peak Season01 Nov 2016

With the peak season upon us PDL is scheduling some additional services.  

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Cure Kids Oxygen Supply Project01 Nov 2016

Cure Kids has a project to create better supply of oxygen especially in some of the smaller hospitals.  PDL is proud to support this project with their fundraising during November.

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November Charity Month at PDL01 Nov 2016

During November PDL is fundraising for the Cancer Society and Cure Kids.  Some of the team will be completing the Walking Stars Half Marathon walk on 26 November.  The highlight will be a fundraising event where the highest bidder has the privilege of shaving our CEO's hair.  During November you can pledge a donation and we can add it to your freight invoice.  

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Southern Pearl V125 - Delay & Change Of Rotation14 Jul 2016

Southern Pearl V124 has lost 24hrs on schedule in Wallis & Futuna on this voyage due to no work on the Sunday and a further 24hrs in Tarawa due to the Kiribati Independence Day on the 12th July.

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Container Weight Restrictions - Tarawa01 Jul 2016

Kiribati Port Authority ( KPA ) have announced that all containers – 20’ or 40’- must be limited to a maximum gross weight including the container tare weight, of 25 tonnes.

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Update Regarding Verified Gross Mass Requirement27 Jun 2016

Further to our second notice to you on the 31st of May 2016, you will be aware of the current requirement for all containers to have a Verified Gross Mass ( VGM ) for them to be received for shipment. A reminder that failure to declare a VGM for any container will mean the cargo cannot be received for shipment and the cargo will not be authorised to load.

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Update Regarding Southern Lily V383 & Liloa V4915 Jun 2016

Due to a high level of bookings on the Samoa’s & Tonga trade and recent delays to the Southern Lily V382 southbound voyage back to Auckland.


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Timber - Breakbulk ex New Zealand07 Jun 2016

New requirements around presentation of breakbulk timber and masterpacks loading ex New Zealand.

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Southern Lily V381 - Overflow Cargo10 May 2016

Southern Lily V381 - Overflow Cargo 10/05/16

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SOLAS CONTAINER VERIFIED GROSS MASS REQUIREMENT01 Apr 2016

From 1 July 2016 International Law requires that all shippers must declare a VGM (verified gross mass) for all containers prior to shipment.

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Southern Pearl Service24 Mar 2016

Due to high cargo volumes the Southern Pearl service will be supplemented with an additional vessel during April and May.

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Cook Islands Service23 Mar 2016

PDL announce changes to the Cook Islands services with the withdrawl of the Tiare Moana.  The service will continue with a two ship service utilising the vessels Olomana and Imua II.

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Southern Pearl V11703 Mar 2016

Southern Pearl V117 

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BAF announcement ex Asia to Pacific Islands23 Feb 2016

BAF announcement ex Asia to Pacific Islands

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