Shipping Alerts for New Zealand and France

New Zealand Extreme Weather

A national state of emergency has been declared in New Zealand due to cyclone Gabrielle.  There have been widespread power outages, flooding, mudslides and evacuations in the North Island.  Heavy rains and strong winds are expected to last through late Wednesday Feb 15 and possibly Thursday Feb 16.  

Plan for delays on cargo movements, including air cargo, over the next few days until the situation stabilizes. 

General Strike in France Feb 16, 2023

Strike activity continues in the country with a new General Strike announced for Thursday Feb 16, 2023.   The strike activity is expected to disrupt operations at all French ports, air, and rail systems.  There will be no gate in / gate out container activity at terminals during this time.