The coronavirus impact across the South Pacific trade has caused a significant downturn in demand for shipping. This development is not only a regional issue, but is consistent with global trends where cargo volumes have reduced by more than 20%. Unfortunately, we do not expect the market to recover this year. We remain committed to ensuring that we meet the shipping needs of our customers across all of the markets that we service. For our trades servicing Fiji, we have taken the following actions.DOWNLOAD
Neptune Pacific Line (NPL) wishes to advise that following our Q220 monitoring of Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (LSFO) which covers the period 26 th February to 25 th May 2020, that with effective from 1 st July 2020 (*)
the LSFO will not be applied within our Australia, New Zealand, Fiji to and from Pacific Islands trade lanes
Neptune Pacific Line (NPL) wishes to advise, that further to review of capacity demands, coupled with disrupted schedules for transhipment cargo via Auckland and the fluid position we are all facing linked to Covid-19 that the Capitaine Dampier 162N will be a blank sailing.DOWNLOAD
Category 5 TC Harold is currently positioned close to Santo in Vanuatu and is expected to be tracking South-East on a trajectory that would see it travel south of Fiji and towards Nuku’alofa in the coming days. The ports of Suva & Lautoka will be closed from tomorrow afternoon as a safety measure.DOWNLOAD
Neptune Pacific Line (NPL) wish to advise that due to the depreciating Australian currency the trade is seeking a partial recovery to the Currency Adjustment and Bunker Adjustment Factor (CABAF). The new
CABAF quantum of 42% will be applied from voyage 27
Further to our notice on the 23 rd March regarding of the closure of the Port of Lautoka, we would like
to provide an update based on events since.
Neptune Pacific Line (NPL) wishes to advise the Capitaine Dampier 158S has experienced some mechanical
difficulties and is currently sitting in Suva awaiting spare parts. Due to the Covid-19 situation and travel restrictions we are unable to fly in a replacement part, however have spares available on the Dampier’s sister ship, Capitaine Tasman which is scheduled to arrive Suva 3rd April.
As we prepare for level 4 Covid-19 alert in New Zealand and manage the operational challenges with our
offices in Australia, the Pacific Islands and beyond, we wanted to convey to you that business goes on at
Neptune Pacific Line
Neptune Pacific Line (NPL) wishes to advise authorities have shut the Port of Lautoka for a period of at least 10 days
as a policy to control the spread of Covid-19
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a rapidly developing issue that we are following closely.
We are taking a precautionary approach to safeguard the health and safety of our employees, crew, business partners, customers and members of the public. To that end we have activated strict health and safety routines in line with the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and our operations across the Pacific are following governmental advice to minimize risk of exposure as well as operational impact.
Today Neptune Pacific Line (Neptune) announced it has acquired Pacific Direct Line (PDL) from PDL’s parent holding company, Pacific International Lines (PIL). The combined business will seamlessly link transport, warehousing, depots and customs clearance services and fully integrate customers’ supply chains across 18 South Pacific markets.DOWNLOAD
Melbourne Import PSC charge effective 1st April 2020DOWNLOAD
Neptune Pacific Line (NPL) wishes to advise that following three month monitoring of LSFO fuel price, covering the period December 2019 to February 2020, that effective 1st April to 30th June 2020 the applicable LSFO for dry will as followsDOWNLOAD
Neptune Pacific Line (NPL) wishes to advise that following extended Chinese New Year holidays linked to
Coronavirus, adjusted schedules which in some cases have seen significant rectification measures or indeed
blank sailings all of which have resulted in significantly reduced volumes into Fiji, that NPL will undertake a
blanking of the planned Capitaine Tasman v24 round voyage
Neptune Pacific Line (NPL) wishes to advise customers that following the monitoring and the review of the Norfolk Island trade, further cost recovery measures will need to be implemented along with a more comprehensive break down of cost components. NPL apologizes for both the inconvenience and application of this increased cost which is a requirement for service sustainability to the Island.DOWNLOAD
Neptune Pacific Line (NPL) wishes to update our customers that following our trade notice of the 16 th January 2020 which referred to the deployment of the Southern Tiare within the Norfolk Island trade lane, which resulted in the modus operandi changing from a container to break bulk operation.DOWNLOAD
Neptune Pacific Line (NPL) wishes to advise that further to our previous trade announcement we intend to consolidate the Port Service Charge (PSC) to include the Australian LO-LO, Maritime Security Fee and International Ship Port Security (ISPS) fee on both import and export cargo.DOWNLOAD
In a continuous and dedicated effort to provide to our customers clean containers and in accordance with
the Fijian container standards requirements, Neptune Pacific Line (NPL) would like to advise upon the
introduction of two charges as per following.