Golden Week 2021

Dear Valued Customers, This year Golden Week starts on Thursday the 29th of April and offices in Japan will be closing for the holidays, with staff returning to work as normal on Thursday the 6th of May. Offices will however be open on Friday the 30th of April....

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Heat Treatment Ends – April 2021

Dear valued customers, Please note that the seasonal BMSB (heat treatment) surcharge for used Japanese vehicles is due to cease at the end of April. At this stage, mandatory heat treatment will no longer apply to vehicles shipped on or after the following RORO...

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BAF charges for Japan to NZ

Greetings, We have been advised by our Japan-to-NZ RORO service shipping lines that due to increased Bunker fuel prices, and other associated cost increases, BAF surcharges will be added very shortly. Autohub have reviewed these and will be passing on these surcharges...

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Toyota and Lexus vehicles equipped with “ITS-Connect”

Greetings, Autohub received this news alert from VIA recently, as will many of you. We have followed this up directly with NZTA and with Japan to see what the implications and solutions are. While most of what you need to know is in the alert below, please also be...

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BAF charges

Greetings,   Autohub has been advised recently by several shipping lines that bunker fuel prices have increased significantly in the last 6 months. This together with additional delays and fuel consumption has left them no choice but to introduce/increase BAF...

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Alert Level 3 – Customer Update

Good morning, As you will no doubt be aware, Auckland has been placed into alert level 3 to contain a new community outbreak. As a result the office will be closed and all staff will be working from home as we have done previously during lockdowns. At this stage,...

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MTA notice Vehicle Dealers and Importers

Greetings, As you may know, the Government is looking to put in place changes to the range of vehicles (new and used) that NZ imports, so that the Climate Change accords NZ has signed up to can be worked towards meeting targets. The current Policy being focussed on...

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Dream Jasmine v07

“Dear Valued Customers, Please be advised that MPI has ordered all vehicles on the Dream Jasmine v07 to be ramped and MPI verified (inspected) in Auckland. Unfortunately this will result in delivery delays as our transporters will not have quick access to vehicles....

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Season’s Greetings!

We are nearing the end of 2020, and for many of us, it couldn’t come soon enough… COIVD has become a normal word in our daily vocabulary this year, and is in the main the reason for our business successes and failures. I have heard many customer accounts on how its...

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Customer Notice: Shipping Delays

Greetings, We are starting to experience the next “bow wave” of issues stemming from COVID impacts around NZ Ports. I have recently spoken with Ports of Auckland senior operations management and it appears delays and resulting additional costs relating to congestion...

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