Global shipping delays are starting to cause headaches for New Zealand primary sector exports, RNZ reports. Covid-19 has caused delays at ports around the world, and the impact in New Zealand has been exacerbated with severe delays at Ports of Auckland, which is only using around one third of its crane capacity. Auckland is often a first call for ships arriving in the country to deliver imports, and vessel delays of up to 14 days are flowing to other New Zealand ports, causing container yard congestion at ports such as Tauranga. Affected sectors of the shipping delays are onions and read meat sectors.