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Title: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Brent on January 26, 2018, 09:23:19 pm
Capitaine Tasman is ETA Tauranga 2.2 to r/p Capitaine Cook.

Forum Pacific is ETA Tauranga 13.2 to r/p Southern Moana. They are similar vessels but the new vessel was built in 2008 as Kota Rahmat and has capacity for 907 TEU, replacing the 777 TEU 1998 built PIL vessel ex Kota Ratu.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on January 30, 2018, 04:49:19 am
In changes on the Swire Shipping schedules:

Shaoshing IMO 9614490 is leaving the North Asia service.
Siangtan IMO 9614529, and Shengking IMO 9614505, are both additions to the North Asia service.
Shansi IMO 9614476 is changing from the North Asia service to the South East Asia service, replacing the Ngankin. At the moment she is only down for one round trip, and the next voyage is TBA.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Tony des Landes on January 30, 2018, 07:10:29 pm
Songa Antofagasta is another name appearing on CMA CGM's PAD Service schedule. She previously did a trip on this service as Hammmonia Antofagasta

Nordpacific is to replace MSC Astrid on the Capricorn Service


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on February 08, 2018, 04:26:46 am
The vehicles carrier "Courageous Ace" arrived in Auckland on the morning of 6 February and started discharging cargo. By the afternoon her ramp was up and there was a notification that the vessel was to be fumigated. At 3pm today, 9 February, the ramp was down again and she started reloading the vehicles that had previously been discharged.
Does this mean that the entire shipment had been rejected by MAF and she is haeding back to Japan?
She was also due to load coastal vehicles and call at Tauranga, Wellington, Lyttelton and Nelson.
Anyone in the Port or Shipping industry know what is going on?
She is now down to sail at midday on 10 February. Everything, both second hand and new is going back. Just watching all the new trucks and buses being reloaded......very strange.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on February 09, 2018, 03:25:45 am
The Courageous Ace has sailed from Auckland "For Orders" with an ETA of 26 February. She did not reload the large earthmoving equiptment, which is now in the middle of the wharf and covered with black tarpaulins. They are to be fumigated by a biosecurity company.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Tony des Landes on February 09, 2018, 03:43:12 am
Cali (ex Hanjin California) is replacing Hope Island on the Capricorn Service. She is a sister to Lori (ex Hanjin Florida) also operating on the same service.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on February 10, 2018, 08:55:25 am
According to AIS the Courageous Ace is now heading for Brisbane. ???

Just found this online....

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/101333737/cargo-ship-sent-away-from-auckland-harbour-after-stink-bugs-discovered-on-board


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on February 12, 2018, 12:25:23 am
It looks like the "Tokyo Car" is the next vehicles carrier to be turned away from Ports of Auckland. She arrived at 7am on 11 February and didn't work that day. This morning they lined up all the coastal vehicles on the wharf ready for loading, but the ramp wasn't lowered. It's now 1.30pm and these vehicles have been placed back where they were taken from. She is now down to sail at 5pm to parts unknown, maybe back to Australia. :'(


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on February 13, 2018, 04:25:36 am
The AIS for Courageous Ace has now changed from Brisbane to "destination port unknown", so she must not be welcome in Australia either.

AIS is now showing destination as Jakarta.

Marine Traffic now have AIS as back to Brisbane, due 23 February. She must either be going to steam around for a while or anchor, as she is just off the Brisbane coast.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on February 13, 2018, 08:50:25 pm
Here is the article on the "Tokyo Car".

www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/agribusiness/101400202/stink-bug-infestation-found-on-a-second-ship-carrying-cars-from-japan

The next vessel "Sepang Express" looks to be also turned away. She arrived 12 February and is awaiting biosecurity clearance. I don't think she will be cleared, as she is due to sail at midday today, not having worked.

This will be the third car carrier to be turned away.

It's confirmed that Sepang Express has been denied permission to unload and will sail at 3.30pm today for ?.

The Sepang Express is now heading for Brisbane.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Aaron Fox on February 14, 2018, 09:09:33 am
Looks like even another ship has stink bugs onboard this time it is the Glovis Caravel.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/101447439/sepang-express-third-ship-found-with-stink-bugs-at-ports-of-auckland





Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on February 16, 2018, 07:50:00 pm
Car carrier update:

Courageous Ace is off the Brisbane coast awaiting permission to berth.

Sepang Express is heading to Brisbane from Auckland.

Glovis Caravel is heading to Brisbane from Suva.

Tokyo Car was heading to Noumea from Auckland, but has done a 360 and is heading back to Auckland.

Trans Future 5 has been cleared by MPI and is unloading in Auckland today.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Tony des Landes on February 19, 2018, 06:57:12 pm
The former coastal tanker Kakariki has just been renamed Kaki in Singapore


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Simon Brown on February 20, 2018, 08:27:18 am
And now under the Comoros flag..it's next stop I wonder?


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on February 20, 2018, 09:16:06 am
Chatham Island Shipping's "Southern Tiare" left Napier on 18 February and is heading for Lautoka Fiji. Her next voyage to the Chatham Islands is being undertaken by Norfolk Guardian. Anyone know why this is happening?


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Tony des Landes on February 22, 2018, 10:16:18 pm
A few more changes to various schedules have been reported this week

It was earlier reported that Nordpacific would replace MSC Astrid. It now appears Nordpacific will only do one voyage and MSC Astrid will return to the Capricorn Service. Cape Marin is leaving the service and MSC Aditi will take her place

E.R. Calais is another vessel named to be joining the PAD Service. That only leaves one vessel yet to be named.

Kota Lembah will replace Kota Lihat on the ANZEX Service


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on February 23, 2018, 07:17:30 am
Car carriers may be in port for weeks putting a strain on berthage.

http://autofile.co.nz/port-of-auckland-makes-stink-bugs-priority/


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Tony des Landes on February 24, 2018, 02:45:14 am
E.R. Calais is another vessel named to be joining the PAD Service. That only leaves one vessel yet to be named.

Just after listing E.R. Calais as being a new addition to the PAD Service, she has just been reported as being renamed Bomar Calais,


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on February 28, 2018, 07:11:28 pm
The Southern Tiare has left the Lautoka anchorage and is now heading for Shanghai. Are Chatham Islands Shipping now only going to use the Norfolk Guardian for the freight run to the Chathams?


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Tony des Landes on March 01, 2018, 01:34:18 am
I believe the Southern Tiare is going to Shanghai for a major refit and could take 2-3 months.

ANL Tongala (details unknown) is to replace OOCL Panama on the ANZEX Service


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Tony des Landes on March 01, 2018, 08:58:47 am
Some detective work suggests that the ANL Tongala may be ex Deva (IMO 9278105) - to be confirmed


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on March 01, 2018, 09:37:44 am
The "Papa Mau" ex Olomana IMO 9141704 is to replace the Imua II on Matson's Cook Island schedule.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on March 07, 2018, 01:30:14 am
Article on car carriers Courageous Ace and Glovis Carvel. This must be costing a fortune and costs keep mounting up. Tokyo car has been in Auckland since 20 February. The ramp is lowered, cars are unloaded and the ramp is lifted again. This has been happening since last week. Still alot to be unloaded, departure maybe Thursday, but don't bet on it.

http://autofile.co.nz/affected-pccs-to-return-early-april/


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Tony des Landes on March 07, 2018, 07:43:54 pm
After only one voyage, E.R. Los Angeles is to be replaced by ANL Walwa (ex Elise IMO 9317913) on the KIX Service


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Tony des Landes on March 08, 2018, 03:48:22 am
It's hard to keep up with all the changes on the ANZEX/KIX Services

Seasmile (IMO 9632820) is replace the Balthasar Schulte


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on March 08, 2018, 09:51:43 pm
Capitaine Tasman is to replace Southern Trader on the Papeete schedule. The later vessel is heading to Singapore for drydock and return to her owners. Capitaine Tasman will do two voyages under this name before being renamed Southern Trader. Capitaine Cook is due back from drydock at the end of April and will take over the Fiji schedule vacated by Capitaine Tasman.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on March 10, 2018, 11:11:10 pm
Ten vessels will be in the Auckland Hauraki Gulf anchorage to ride out tropical cyclone Hola during Sunday and Monday. They are Sepang Express, Sofrana Tourville, Capitaine Dampier, Cap Pasado, ANL Warragul, Kota APL, Euphony Ace, Max Schulte, Dream Orchid and Nordpacific.
Make that twelve... they have now added Southern Lily and Harrier Hunter.
A busy anchorage indeed... :D


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Tony des Landes on March 16, 2018, 03:05:19 am
It appears the former coastal tanker Kakariki has been given a reprieve. Renamed Kaki in February, she was reported as being sold for breaking up, but has since been renamed Emirates Star.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Tony des Landes on March 23, 2018, 07:59:12 am
Maersk Izmir is to replace Olga Maersk on the OC1 Service

Bomar Rossi (IMO 9565338) is another named vessel of MSC's New Kiwi Service


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Aaron Fox on March 29, 2018, 02:46:19 am
MSC are restructuring there South East Asia- Oceania Services

MSC will split its Capricorn service into two new loops. One of the loops is the Kiwi Express that will operated weekly this will replace the current New Kiwi Service. The rotation of the Kiwi Express is Singapore- Jaksrta- Brisbane- Sydney- Auckland- Tauranga- Wellington- Napier- Auckland- Northport- Brisbane- Tanjung Pelepas- Singapore.

The Kiwi Express service will be operated by six vessels these ships are Northern Diplomat, Cali, MSC Aditi, Bomar Rossi Tilly Russ and Cape Marin.

The Capricorn Service rotation will be Singapore- Jakarta- Fremantle- Adelaide- Bell Bay- Melbounre- Bluff- Port Chalmers- Lyttelton- Nelson- Tauranga- Tanjung Pelepas- Singapore.

This service will be operated by Hope Island, Nordpacific, Gottfried Schulte, MSc Banu, Lori and MSC Astrid.



http://blog.whaleau.com.au/freight-forwarding-news-msc-restructures-south-east-asia-oceania-network


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on April 03, 2018, 04:58:48 am
The cruise ship Pacific Jewel sailed from Queens Wharf Auckland at 4pm 3 April. She didn't get far before being turned around and berthed again. She was due to go on a 4 day cruise to Napier so must be something major wrong with the ship.

May have been a medical emergency as she sailed again at 6pm.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on April 08, 2018, 01:42:53 am
The MSC Kia Ora is loading at Auckland today and will head to Singapore along with Frisia Aller and Malte Rambow. This will bring to an end MSC's dedicated TransTasman Kiwi service. It is being replaced as mentioned above by two new loops of the Capricorn service.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on April 12, 2018, 12:13:34 am
Due to the backlog of vehicle imports at the Port of Auckland, on the 17th and 18th April, there are five car carriers that want to berth at the same wharf. ;D


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on April 13, 2018, 09:31:51 pm
Things are getting worse. The Ports of Auckland website has the car carriers at anchor for more than a week. The Toreador and Hoegh Jeddah are down to be at anchor for ten days. I can't see these two shipping companies agreeing to that. :'(


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: scousekiwi on April 13, 2018, 10:12:40 pm
Holcim NZ's cement carrier "Milburn Carrier II" is about to commence her final tour of duty around the traps before heading to pastures new.

As I type, she's en route from Nelson to Lyttelton - arriving this afternoon, after which her schedule reads:
Lyttelton - dep 1730/15
Timaru - arr 0600/16, dep 0730/18
Wellington - arr 0730/19, dep 1730/22
Nelson - arr 0530/23, dep 1730/23
Dunedin - arr 0800/25, dep 2230/25
Lyttelton - arr 1500/26, dep 0930/29, ending a 30-year career on the NZ coast.

Wish she could call at my home port of Onehunga again one last time, but Ports of Auckland put the skids on that prospect sixteen months ago. :-(

As the MC2 sets sail from Lyttelton, at the same time a little further down the coast, "Buffalo" will be embarking on her maiden cargo-carrying voyage from Timaru, destinations Wellington and Lyttelton. Arrives in the capital on April 30.


Cheers,

JR


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on April 13, 2018, 11:13:26 pm
Car carriers in Port at Auckland are Trans Future 5 ETD 18 April approx, and Glovis Caravel ETD 21 April approx.

Vessels at anchor up to 21 April will be Adria Ace, Viking Amber, Trans Future 6, Palmela, Toreador, Hoegh Jeddah and Lake Taupo.

Other vessels are due to arrive after this date.

The Garnet Ace was also due to arrive, but I note she is sailing from Brisbane back to Japan, so maybe all NZ vehicles were offloaded in Brisbane for transhipment on a later vessel.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on April 16, 2018, 10:03:52 am
Tilly Russ IMO 9470894 is joining the MSC New Kiwi Express service. Frisia Aller is doing a southbound voyage on this schedule also.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: scousekiwi on April 17, 2018, 11:10:32 am
Hi all,

An updated final tour of duty schedule for "Milburn Carrier II":
Timaru - sailed 1728/17
Lyttelton - ETA 0700/18, ETD 1730/19
Nelson - ETA 1530/20, ETD 0700/21
Wellington - ETA 1730/21, ETD 0800/25
Dunedin - ETA 1200/26, ETD 0630/27
Lyttelton - ETA 2230/27, ETD 1200/30
Thence to Timaru at this stage, to lay-up pending sale.


Cheers,

JR


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Aaron Fox on April 20, 2018, 10:01:36 am
MSC are replacing the Nordpacific with the MSC Carla 3 on the Capricorn Service

ANL are replacing the ANL Barega with the MP The Belichick (IMO: 9289960) on the ANZEX service

Maersk Aras will be making a bunker call into Auckland on the 05 May 2018



Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Brent on April 20, 2018, 07:50:20 pm
Hi JR, Napier now added to the Milburn Carrier II's final tour on ANZAC Day, between Wellington and Dunedin calls.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on April 26, 2018, 11:58:51 pm
The first vessel to use Auckland's new Fergusson Container Terminal north wharf is......car carrier Trans Future 7. She came in with 3 pilots on board for orientation on berthing at the new wharf. Very smooth, no problems.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: scousekiwi on April 27, 2018, 09:20:51 am
Thanks for the info, Brent.

"Milburn Carrier II" has since reached Dunedin, and sails from there at 0030 on Saturday, arriving at Lyttelton at 1600 same day.

On Tuesday, she departs for Wellington at 1200, arriving there some time on Thursday sporting a new name - "NACC Milburn".

It would appear she's been acquired as a going concern by NovaAlgoma Cement Carriers, about whom more at www.novaalgomacc.com 

Currently set to depart on Friday - no times listed for her final arrival in or departure from Wellington.


Cheers,

JR


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on April 27, 2018, 08:23:34 pm
By today, Saturday there will be eight car carriers unloading, or at anchor waiting to unload at Port of Auckland. They are Palmela and Lake Taupo unloading, Brooklands and Trans Future 7 being fumigated in port. At anchor are Dream Jasmine and Toreador. Due today to anchor are Parsifal and Hoegh Jeddah.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on April 30, 2018, 04:29:45 am
Apparently MP The Belichick will not be entering service on the ANZEX schedule. She has been replaced by Thuringia IMO 9238765.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: scousekiwi on April 30, 2018, 10:20:15 am
Hi all,

The now reflagged - Panama - and renamed "NACC Milburn Carrier" won't be leaving Lyttelton until 1200 Thursday, arriving Wellington some time on Friday.


Cheers,

JR


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on May 02, 2018, 09:10:05 pm
The Kweilin and Kwangtung are to join Swire's South East Asia schedule. Kwelin is due Auckland 4th June, transferring from the PNG service.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on May 05, 2018, 01:41:02 am
Hi guys,
Whats's up with the Norfolk Guardian? They keep putting her sailing date back, and the POAL site has the notation "CANNOT SAIL without clearance from Maritime NZ".


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: scousekiwi on May 05, 2018, 04:23:21 am
Hi all,

An era in NZ coastal shipping drew to a close today (May 5) with the departure of "Milburn Carrier II" from Wellington at 1400, sailing as "NACC Milburn" for Singapore under the Panamanian flag for new owners NovaAlgoma Cement Carriers.

From 1988 through until now, "Westport", "Golden Bay" and "MC2" were responsible for the vast majority of bulk cement distribution around our coastline. Indeed, the first- and second-mentioned became familiar sights around our shores since 1976 and 1979 respectively.

With "MC2"'s departure today, it means all three vessels have moved onto pastures new in the last twenty months. "Westport" now operates as "Fjordvik" for SMT Shipping, for whom she sails under the Bahamas flag carrying cement from Aalborg, Denmark, to locations around the country as well as further afield to Norway, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Sweden and occasionally to England, Holland and Poland.

"Golden Bay" still operates under that name, but sports the flag of Belize on her transom as she distributes cement to the numerous nations located around the shores of the  Adriatic, Aegean, Ionian, Mediterranean and Tyrrhenian Seas.

Their successors on the local scene, "Aotearoa Chief" for Golden Bay Cement, and "Buffalo" for Holcim Cement, have big draughts to fill, make no mistake.

Come to think of it, "MC2"'s departure means that the NZ coastal shipping scene has lost five of its long-time bulk cargo distributors inside the last two years, with oil tankers "Torea" and "Kakariki" also having left these shores for pastures new in that period.


Cheers,

JR


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on May 07, 2018, 01:09:55 am
ANL are replacing CPO Savannah with SC Mara IMO 9302578 on the ANZEX schedule. She is due Auckland on 16 June.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Simon Brown on May 13, 2018, 09:21:59 am
Apparently the RANGITIRA (ex Jenka) IMO 7022928 is now under the care of the gas torches and being dismantled while still afloat at the port of Timaru.

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2518520
 


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on May 15, 2018, 12:46:58 am
Spirit of Cape Town IMO 9178290 is replacing Nordpacific on MSC'S Capricorn service.

G. Box IMO 9766047 is doing a southbound voyage on Swire's South East Asia schedule. Kweilin will join the schedule from Australia on the northbound leg.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on June 03, 2018, 01:11:06 am
Spirit of Colombo IMO 9178288 is replacing Frisia Aller on MSC's Kiwi Service.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on June 14, 2018, 10:54:51 am
Maersk are ending their TransTasman service with Seajade and RHL Aurora loading in Tauranga and Auckland for Shekou in China.
The ECNA service is to start calling at Timaru after Port Chalmers starting this month.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on June 25, 2018, 05:36:25 am
The cement barge Marsden Bay has been sold for approx NZ$100,000. Don't know who has bought it, but it sails tomorrow for Whangarei to go up on the slip.It will be towed by tug Acheron III.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on June 28, 2018, 11:12:05 am
MSC Carla 3 IMO 9124512 is to replace the Spirit of Colombo on the Kiwi Express service after only one voyage of the latter.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Brent on June 28, 2018, 06:38:46 pm
Apparently Spirit of Colombo detained by authorities at Brisbane for the last week due deficincies so the change probably of necessity


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on July 04, 2018, 10:55:15 am
Maersk Inverness (imo 9348156) is leaving the Australia/Asia trade and replacing Olivia Maersk on the NZ/ECNA trade. Olivia Maersk will transfer to the Australia/Asia trade.
Also:
Olga Maersk (IMO 9251614) is leaving the Australia/Asia trade and is swapping with Oluf Maersk from the NZ/ECNA trade.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on July 08, 2018, 09:59:20 pm
Have the containers off Spirit of Colombo been transfered to another MSC vessel headed to Auckland?


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on July 18, 2018, 09:15:05 pm
Vladimir ex Fesco Vladimir IMO 9354533 renamed Capitaine Tasman. Is this a replacement or addition to the fleet?


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Brent on July 19, 2018, 09:17:16 am
I think Capitaine Tasman is coming in for Capitaine Cook, though change a little way off yet

The experience with Spirit of Colombo which is finally expected in Tauranga in next few days seems to have unnerved MSC and they have decided not to keep sister Spirit of Cape Town on the Kiwi service, her place next trip taken by Northern Decision.

Maersk to blank 9-12 sailings of the Northern Star NZ service from August.

The Baltic Purple due Tauranga soon, would be interested to know if this was originally ordered as one of Seatrades 'colour-class' but not taken up after problems with their Meridian NZ service not working. And now picked up by Baltic Reefers.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on July 19, 2018, 11:00:19 am
The Spirit of Colombo is heading from Port Botany to Laem Chabang in Thailand, so she won't be coming to NZ. She is being replaced in the Kiwi Service by MSC Carla 3.
The Baltic Purple is the old NYK Cool vessel Ivory Girl.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on July 19, 2018, 08:38:55 pm
What are importers/exporters going to do with the Northern Star service suspended/cancelled? There will be no service to Auckland, Wellington or Timaru.

What will they do with vessels from this service?


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on July 19, 2018, 09:34:49 pm
MSC Martina IMO 9060637 is replacing "Cali" on the Kiwi Express Service. She was built in 1993 as Hansa America, and went on to trade as Maersk Hong Kong.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on July 19, 2018, 09:53:01 pm
Island Chief is leaving Swire's Trans Tasman service and they are going down to a two ship schedule with Kokopo Chief ans Melanesian Chief.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Simon Brown on July 20, 2018, 06:04:13 am
OC1 will start calling again Timaru first before Port Chalmers from 17 August SPIRIT OF SYDNEY. Southbound cargo from Europe via Asia will transship at Sydney onto OC1 vessels. Don't know about Nelson and Wellington. Exports from Timaru will go out via OC1 service each Friday and transship depending on destination.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Brent on July 20, 2018, 08:57:36 am
Jeppesen Maersk breakdown has delayed her another week (11 days total) and not out of the woods, Spirit of Colombo perhaps not that bad at least she back underway.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on July 23, 2018, 05:21:42 am
Kota Lihat IMO 9628324 is replacing Kota APL on the NZS service.

OOCL Kuala Lumpur IMI 9367176 is replacing Pamina on the NZS service.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on July 24, 2018, 06:01:05 am
According to Maersk's website, after the end of the Northern Star service  there will be NO direct link between Port of Auckland and Tanjung Pelepas/Singapore.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on July 26, 2018, 05:02:41 am
Matson's "Papa Mau" is to start a new service connecting Tauranga and Auckland with Nukualofa. She loads on her first trip in Tauranga on 5th August.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on August 02, 2018, 05:12:21 am
The Norfolk Guardian will be withdrawn from service after V156 to Norfolk Island in August. She is to be replaced by the Chatham Islands trader "Southern Tiare" until such time as a replacement vessel can be found. I assume this means that the next voyage for Norfolk Guardian will be to the breakers.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on August 07, 2018, 10:59:44 am
The new "Capitaine Tasman" IMO 9354533 has been at anchor off Rotterdam since 29 July. Any idea when she is heading to NZ?


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Brent on August 07, 2018, 06:46:41 pm
Understand Capitaine Tasman not due on NZ station until end of year.

ANL Walwa swapping Asia svc with ANL Warragul on west coast USA.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on August 08, 2018, 04:44:51 am
Hi Brent, it appears it is now the ANL Warragul that is transferring and not the ANL Tongala.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on August 15, 2018, 01:00:30 am
Further to Norfolk Guardian's final voyage to Norfolk Island, she is moving to a layup berh on Captain Cook East. She is awaiting MNZ clearance before she can load. If the defects are bad enough she may not get clearance and it may be straight to scrap. ???


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2018
Post by: Stephen Chester on August 15, 2018, 05:43:47 am
Norfolk Guardian V156 has been cancelled and all cargo has been transferred to South Tiare V1 etd Auckland 17 September. The last supplies to Norfolk Island were delivered in July, so hopefully they will not run out. There is no suitable vessel available to do a one off voyage.