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NZ exporters fear harvest season due to shipping woes

Brent Melville
Tue, 18 Jan 2022

NZ exporters fear harvest season due to shipping woes
The Timaru Star heads out of Tauranga in August laden with sawn timber from Kawerau. (Image: J Aubertin/Sequal)
Brent Melville
Tue, 18 Jan 2022
Shipping issues are bringing tears to the eyes of some New Zealand exporters as mounting fees and limited-to-no shipping availability takes its toll.Pukekohe-based Molloy Farms has been an exporter of onions and kiwifruit to European, American, Asian and Pacific Island markets for half a century. In any given year it exports between 8,000 and 12,000 tonnes of produce on behalf of mainly North Island growers.Depending on the destination, a variety of shipping lines are used – though much of their product has traditionally gone via Mae...

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