Export Pre-Advice allows users to advise our partner ports of incoming export containers. Ports require this to ensure containers are handled and stored correctly. This functionality is provided for Port of Tauranga, Port of Auckland and Timaru Container Terminal.
Most shipping lines send their bookings to PortConnect. Bookings are used to pre-populate container details in a Pre-Advice and to ensure the Pre-Advice is valid.
You cannot gate in your container without an Export Pre-Advice. You can submit an Export Pre-Advice using the below channels: