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Refurbished Port Taranaki fuel terminal to pump 100 million litres annually
Larger amounts of fuel will now be shipped, instead of trucked, into Taranaki following a 15 month upgrade to Port Taranaki’s storage and distribution terminal. BP New Zealand has leased the former Chevron tank farm site on Centennial Dr from the port company to supply larger shipments of petrol and diesel to the region. Port Taranaki bought the site in 2015 and began upgrading the facility in August 2016. The first batch of diesel passed through the terminal in early November, with petrol due to come on-stream in early 2018. The upgrade will enable more fuel than before to be shipped in, stored and distributed throughout the region. The new operation is expected to reduce the number of road tankers bringing fuel into Taranaki by eight a week. More than 100 million litres of fuel is expected to pass through the terminal annually.
New technology to lower ship exclusion for Port Taranaki
Ships moored at Port Taranaki will no longer be forced out to sea for safety during high seas. With the addition of two more sets of shore tension units, ships moored at the port will no longer be in danger of breaking free of their moorings during large swells. Prior to the introduction of two units in May last year ships would have to moor out to sea during long period wave events. http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/82341904/new-technology-to-lower-ship-exclusion-for-port-taranakiUpload News