7 Sep 2017
First post-quake freight services announced

The first freight services to run again on the rail line between Picton and Christchurch will begin on 15th September,  just 10 months after Kaikoura’s devastating earthquake,  KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy announced today. “Getting freight rolling again on the quake-damaged line is a great…

 
25 Nov 2016
Earthquake Update #6

Please see to follow a further update in regards to the current situation in Wellington after the recent earthquake, including the latest contingency plans currently in play as advised by the shipping lines. With Centrepac Wellington remaining closed for most vessel operations, as anticipated, most…

24 Nov 2016
Earthquake Update (#5)

Please see to follow a further update in regards to the current situation in Wellington after the recent earthquake, including the latest contingency plans as advised by the shipping lines. Whilst good progress is being made, with Centrepac Wellington remaining closed for most vessel operations, as…

21 Nov 2016
Earthquake Update #5

Please see to follow a further update in regards to the current situation in Wellington after the recent earthquake, including the latest contingency plans as advised by the shipping lines. Once again the situation is still extremely fluid, but the information outlined below is current to the best…

18 Nov 2016
Earthquake Update #4

Please see to follow updated contingency plans received from the lines this afternoon. MAERSK - Maersk Jaipur voyage 675S – Northern Star *REVISED*Maersk have advised “No changes to previously advised plan. Wellington import shipments discharged in Nelson will be released to customers in Nelson…

Earthquake Update #3

Further to earlier updates, the situation is still very uncertain but CentrePort Wellington remains closed until further notice. As a result, most of the lines are now coming forth with alternative contingency plans for Wellington bound cargo. We anticipate that many lines may end up terminating…

15 Nov 2016
Earthquake Update #2

Further to yesterday’s notification, please see to follow an update of the current situation and contingency plans for vessels omitting their Wellington call as advised by the shipping lines to date. Please note that these contingency plans are subject to change at the discretion of the lines, but…

14 Nov 2016
Earthquake Update

Following this morning’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake rail services in the lower North Island and South Island are suspended pending track inspections; in addition the Inter-Island ferry/rail services have been cancelled until further notice. State Highway One north of Christchurch and the outlaying…

Earthquake Update * Wellington Port *

CentrePort will be closed for a number of days due to the magnitude 7.5 earthquake in North Canterbury. CentrePort operations are suspended until further notice while further inspections are untaken on port during daylight hours today. For all CentreRail users, please be aware that all rail…

Earthquake Update * Lyttelton Port open *

Lyttelton Port is open and all services are operating again. This follows the closure of some services this morning while key infrastructure was inspected for any earthquake damage. Inspections have not revealed anything that is of a major concern. Bulk cargo services in the Inner Harbour have…

 
4 Jul 2011
Airfreight Delays – Volcanic Ash / Christchurch Earth Quake Threat

Volcanic ash combined with the continued threat of earthquakes in Christchurch continue to cause shortshipment of air freight cargo.  All international flights are having to carry additional fuel over and above what they normally would in case either of these two factors (or both combined)…

 
16 Jun 2011
Christchurch - Port of Lyttelton - Status Update

Pickups and deliveries around Christchurch are proceeding, subject to access limitations and safety concerns. The container Terminals are receiving and releasing as normal. It is aniticipated that container vessels will be able to berth over the coming weekend. Obviously these vessells will be…

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