NZ warned of port 'pile-up' under lockdown

30 March 2020

New Zealand is facing a port “pile-up” if the government does not allow non-essential freight to at least be moved into warehouses during the coronavirus lockdown.

The Road Transport Forum (RTF) issued the warning after confusion arose when finance minister Grant Robertson indicated businesses would not be allowed to open their warehouses to receive incoming shipments of non-essential goods.

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