Container lines return to CentrePort
CentrePort Wellington has hosted its first regularly-scheduled containership caller since container-handling facilities were severely damaged in last November’s Kaikoura earthquake. The 30,166 gt and 2,164 teu Jens Maersk exchanged 450 containers on Maersk Line’s weekly Northern Star service. This cargo included imports from Australia and Asia as well as dry and reefer exports bound for Asia and Europe, said Maersk Oceania trade and marketing director Hennie Van Schoor. “The operational process was seamless and the vessel departed on schedule,” he said. http://www.portstrategy.com/news101/world/australasia/container-lines-return-to-centreport
World’s largest shipping line returns to Wellington
Maersk Line has announced it will resume its weekly container shipping service to Wellington. The service will return once CentrePort has completed works that will allow its ship-to-shore cranes to operate. These works were required following damage sustained in the November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake. They are expected to be largely complete by September.
New Zealand's CentrePort resumes regular container service
Regular container shipping is returning to Wellington, with weekly visits by a geared ship linking central region businesses with international markets, the company said in its press release. From Sunday 12th February an ANL ship will visit the Port weekly to drop off and pick up containers with its own cranes. The service will connect Wellington shippers directly with Australia, and will provide an opportunity for them to connect with services between North America, North Asia, South East Asia and globally. CentrePort’s key trades of ferries, fuel, logs, cars, and cruise ships continue to operate. http://en.portnews.ru/news/233402/Upload News