Auckland councillors will next week consider a more compact mooring system for large cruise ships, rather than one originally proposed with a connecting walkway.
RNZ revealed last year the plan by a council agency to build the mooring structure, 75m off the end of the existing wharf, prompting the then-new mayor Phil Goff to demand a re-think.
The preferred option was now a mooring structure, or "dolphin" to be built adjoining the end of the existing wharf, to accommodate ships currently too long to berth at the city wharves.
The council's planning committee meets on Tuesday to sign-off the preferred option, which the council hoped could be built for the summer after next.
The oversized Ovation of the Seas this summer became the first cruise ship to have to remain in Auckland's inner harbour, and shuttle passengers ashore in launches.
Extending Auckland's downtown wharves into the Waitemata Harbour has become a political flashpoint after public protest successfully stopped a previous port plan to extend Bledisloe wharf. www.radionz.co.nz...'s-75m-cruise-ship-jetty-plan-falters
wo reach stackers and one empty container handler have been delivered to Co.Na.Te.Co. S.p.A. (Conateco), Italy, making the biggest terminal operator in the Port of Naples the owner of the first Konecranes Liftace branded machines on the market.
The machines will be part of a diversified fleet of container handling machines at Conateco.
Pasquale Legora De Feo, Managing Director at Conateco, said: “We have relied on technology from Konecranes’ legacy brands for more than 20 years.
"The equipment is operated in our entire terminal and includes a fleet of reach stackers as well as mobile harbor cranes, STS cranes and RTG cranes.
"We are sure that the new lift trucks will help us to further extend our leading position in Naples."
The Konecranes Liftace R 5-31 reach stacker stacks up to five high-cube containers (9‘6‘‘) of up to 45 tons in the first row and the Konecranes Liftace E 6-8 empty container handler stacks up to six high-cube containers (9‘6‘‘) and provides a load capacity of eight tons. https://www.porttechnolog...
Peru Flooding: Hapag-Lloyd Sends Aid As Death Toll Rises
Hapag-Lloyd has announced that it is supporting the relief efforts in Peru after abnormal levels of rain have claimed the lives of up to 80 people and destroyed 100,000 homes.
The carrier line announced in a service disruption warning to the industry that it is now transporting supplies to the North of Peru after a special government emergency decree.
Hapag-Lloyd and Consorcio Naviero Peruano are transporting 300 tons of aid and donations through the Ports of Paita and Salaverry free of charge to the affected area in the north of Peru.
It said: "This past Saturday March 18, the already difficult situation, took a turn for the worse when the Virú Bridge, which connects the Panamerican Highway to the north of Peru near Salaverry and Trujillo, collapsed, cutting off all direct access of supplies and humanitarian support from the most affected areas.
"Hapag-Lloyd also organized and already delivered the first batch of donations which were collected from our staff last week and are currently working on the second collection. https://www.porttechnolog...