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Latest update on affected BMSB vessels

An update has been released by Autohub on progress of car carriers that were delayed by the discovery of stink bugs. 

Dream Orchid arrived in Auckland this morning.

Toyofuji’s Sepang Express has also arrived in Auckland, however a slow controlled discharge is expected. 

Trans Future 7 is due to dock on the 17th March and Dream Diva is due to dock on the 29th March.

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Carrera cleared and offloading vehicles

The Armacup vessel Carrera docked at Ports of Auckland on Tuesday the 27th underwent fogging supervised by the Ministry for Primary Industry (MPI) and after inspection the ship was cleared to offload.

There were 1200 vehicles on board, a mix of new and used and offloading is due to be completed later today.


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The latest update from Autohub on affected PCCs

Autohub have released the latest information on current stink bugs situation concerning the industry. 

“Latest from the Ports of Auckland is not encouraging, Tokyo Car, Sepang Express and Couragous Ace are still delayed and no quick discharge is likely from Tokyo Car,” said Autohub. 

“These three vessels are classed as returning vessels, and as such the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is imposing rigorous requirements for unloading, which will cause delays.

“No update for Tokyo car has been provided.

“Toyofuji vessels, Trans Futures 5,6 and 7, have all recently been in dry-dock and fully cleaned out, none of these vessels have been fogged and we understand that this will be a requirement for all vessels from Japan and along with the inspection process expect this to add at least 2-3 days to the delivery times once vessels have arrived.”

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Autohub names Frank Willett as CEO

Autohub NZ Ltd acting chief executive Frank Willett will take over as chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Willett has been acting CEO since February 2017.

“My position of CEO has now been confirmed and I look forward to the challenges that now lie ahead in this ever-changing environment,” said Willett in a statement this morning.

“John Davies, previous Managing Director of Autohub NZ Ltd has now relinquished his direct involvement with Autohub but will be continuing on as part of the Heiwa Group ‘family’ with consultancy work, and Group support where required.”

Willett was previously chief executive officer of Vehicle Inspection New Zealand (VINZ). 

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Autohub has morning tea with the deputy PM

Local vehicle logistics company Autohub enjoyed a visit from the Deputy Prime Minister today.

Paula Bennett visited Autohub at their offices in Kumeu, to join her fellow “westies” for morning tea, some stories and a few laughs.

The Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett and the Autohub staff.

Acting CEO of Autohub Frank Willet said that his staff found Bennett to be an inspiration, and that it was an absolute pleasure to have her visit.

“It was great to see the team, especially our fairer staff members, take some inspiration from such a well-grounded and high profile New Zealander,” Willett said.

Chris Penk, the National Party pick to contest the Helensville seat, that John Key will leave vacant with his resignation, joined Bennett for her visit.

Willett said he enjoyed meeting Penk “He seems very enthusiastic to ‘get on with things’ and well knows he has big shoes to fill replacing John Key”.

The Deputy Prime Minister yesterday announced a new Tourism Infrastructure fund, and has been busy campaigning for her party in the run up to the general election on September 23.

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