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Topic # 216703 9-Jul-2017 13:31
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I've got a package en route from the USA, sent via UPS Expedited Global.

 

 

 

Presently it is in Auckland - where it has been since Friday at 0509. Nothing has happened to it in 2 days apparently.

 

 

 

I noticed this entry when it passed through Honolulu en route to Australia and then here. Does anyone know what it means?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu,  HI,  United States

 

05/07/2017

 

8:45

 

Departure Scan

 

 

 

 

 

05/07/2017

 

6:27

 

Arrival Scan

 

 

 

 

 

05/07/2017

 

20:31

 

Your package is at the clearing agency awaiting final release. / Brokerage released the package. It will be processed through a clearing agency before final release to UPS.

 

 

 

 

 

05/07/2017

 

20:08

 

Your package is at the clearing agency awaiting final release.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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  Reply # 1817239 9-Jul-2017 13:42
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Ahhh... UPS as in United Parcel Service not Uninterruptible Power Supply... and for that reason... I'm out...





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  Reply # 1817281 9-Jul-2017 14:44
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Like cadman I came in her thinking you were asking about a UPS not UPS cool

 

However I can offer some info on your question. With some tracking systems, once they arrive in New Zealand the journey is completed by a third party and the next time you hear anything is when the parcel is delivered.





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This happened to me before and I asked the courier company. The explanation that was given is they do bulk custom clearance because it is a container load. I sort of can understand because it was the economy option. Yours seems to be the express option which should be cleared asap. However you never know how the logistics actually work. Since then I have refused to pay more for express as the arrival time does not seem to be different.



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  Reply # 1817400 9-Jul-2017 17:02
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smalltrader: This happened to me before and I asked the courier company. The explanation that was given is they do bulk custom clearance because it is a container load. I sort of can understand because it was the economy option. Yours seems to be the express option which should be cleared asap. However you never know how the logistics actually work. Since then I have refused to pay more for express as the arrival time does not seem to be different.


It was the only shipping option to NZ the company offered.
I could have used You Post but that adds delays and I can never really decide if it will be cheaper.







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  Reply # 1817402 9-Jul-2017 17:21
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Sorry; I forgot that the IT industry had usurped a company name for a bit of kit!

 

 

 

Does the customs clearance in Honolulu mean that it is already cleared for NZ and therefore won't be delayed at Auckland for that?






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  Reply # 1817409 9-Jul-2017 17:43
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No, it means it is cleared to leave the US.




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  Reply # 1817421 9-Jul-2017 18:12
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Geektastic:

 

Sorry; I forgot that the IT industry had usurped a company name for a bit of kit!

 

 

 

 

UPS was around long before there was an IT industry.





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  Reply # 1817433 9-Jul-2017 18:56
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BlinkyBill: No, it means it is cleared to leave the US.


That's odd. I've never seen that listed as a tracking event before.







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  Reply # 1817434 9-Jul-2017 18:57
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Technofreak:

Geektastic:


Sorry; I forgot that the IT industry had usurped a company name for a bit of kit!


 



UPS was around long before there was an IT industry.



Exactly.





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Geektastic:
Technofreak:

 

Geektastic:

 

 

 

Sorry; I forgot that the IT industry had usurped a company name for a bit of kit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPS was around long before there was an IT industry.

 



Exactly.

 

Actually I was talking about UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) being around long before there was an IT industry. I can recall UPS's 40 years ago.





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Technofreak:

 

Geektastic:
Technofreak:

 

Geektastic:

 

 

 

Sorry; I forgot that the IT industry had usurped a company name for a bit of kit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPS was around long before there was an IT industry.

 



Exactly.

 

Actually I was talking about UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) being around long before there was an IT industry. I can recall UPS's 40 years ago.

 

 

 

 

The parcel company was apparently founded in 1907...!






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  Reply # 1817505 9-Jul-2017 21:41
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Geektastic: 

 

The parcel company was apparently founded in 1907...!

 

 

Yes, I realise that. wink

 

I was having a sly dig at your comment about IT "inventing" or "re inventing" the UPS.





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