Southern Star Rio Madeira 402S/405N - Napier Omission
We wish to advise that due to an incident on RIO MADEIRA 405N at Melbourne, the Melbourne departure of the vessel was affected, thus resulting in a scheduled delay into New Zealand.
To mitigate any further impact to forward scheduling and to avoid a slide on the Southern Star service, RIO MADEIRA 402S/405N will now omit Napier.The contingency plan for affected cargo is as follows:
- Napier export cargo previously on RIO MADEIRA 405N will be updated to load either MAERSK RIO INDIA 406N or J-Star vessel COSCO FELIXSTOWE 185N, depending on the discharge port.
- Napier import cargo previously on RIO MADEIRA 402S from the hubs and Melbourne will now discharge in Lyttelton to connect J-Star vessel GSL KITHIRA 405N for Napier discharge.
- Tauranga to Napier coastal cargo will still load RIO MADEIRA 405N but will now discharge in Lyttelton to connect J-Star vessel GSL KITHIRA 405N for Napier discharge.
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