Policies and Notices

VGM Notice to shippers and shipping lines - June 2016

Port Otago has been working towards providing a simple and consistent process for managing the requirements of the upcoming Verified Gross Mass (VGM) regulation.  Read the full notice here:

VGM Notice to shippers and shipping lines (updated 15/6/2016)

Please see also: Container Weighing and VGM at Port Otago


CEDO Policy Update 1/5/2023

Port Otago will implement a revised CEDO policy from 1/5/2023.

CEDO Policy Update, May 2023


Rail Bookings

All rail bookings and subsequent amendments ex Port Chalmers must be emailed to both Port Otago and Kiwirail by 1500 hours (3pm) the business day before rail ex Port Chalmers is required.
For bookings ex Port Chalmers required onsite Monday, bookings must be made by 1500 hours (3pm) on the Thursday before the containers are required.