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Title: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Simon Brown on December 30, 2019, 07:07:32 am
SOC voyage 004S at the end of January said to be the last one for sure. That's what the horse told me today.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: flyer682 on January 01, 2020, 12:19:27 am
Maersk schedules showing up to Voy. 007N from Timaru 12 Feb.
Time will tell...


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on January 01, 2020, 12:59:00 am
Maersk haven't updated their schedules in a while. They still have Toucan Hunter listed as JPO Tucana.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on January 05, 2020, 08:52:14 pm
Swire have transferred the Kweilin and Shaoshing to the South East Asia - Papua New Guinea schedule.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on January 10, 2020, 03:59:51 am
The Imua II is doing a small coastal voyage after discharging from the Pacific Islands. She is heading to Marsden Point to load tank containers of cement to be transhipped at Auckland onto Moana Chief. I think this will be her first visit to the container terminal.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on January 10, 2020, 05:43:41 am
The seventh vessel on Maersk's Southern Star Service will be Monte Rosa (IMO 9283215)


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on January 14, 2020, 01:18:24 am
London Express IMO 9143568 is replacing Seoul Express on the WCNA Schedule.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on January 16, 2020, 06:17:49 am
Capitaine Wallis is replacing Southern Moana on the Noumea-Fiji-Vanuatu trade. Southern Moana is heading to Brisbane to start a new service there.
Pacific Direct Line have been unable to get a suitable replacement vessel for the Norfolk Island trade, so Southern Tiare will stay on the run until the end of 2020.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on January 21, 2020, 05:34:37 am
Southern Moana is going to replace the Melanesian Pride on the Australia to Pacific Island trade.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on January 27, 2020, 10:08:38 pm
Genova (IMO 9318187) is to replace Seaspan New York on MSC's Capricorn Service


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on January 28, 2020, 01:14:22 am
Also Sagitta IMO 9401166 is joining the Capricorn service.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on February 08, 2020, 04:41:20 am
Spirit of Canterbury has done her last coastal voyage, and is now at berth 3 in Tauranga. She is set down to sail for Singapore on 11 March. There may be a name change before she sails.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Brent on February 08, 2020, 06:21:57 pm
The 4,839 TEU Shanghai Trader will be replaced by the larger 4,993 TEU Maine Trader at Port Kelang on 26.3. These are similar vessels but products of different yards, and a sister to Shanghai Bridge also operates in the NZ trade, the Felixstowe Bridge.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on February 10, 2020, 05:38:05 am
Mount Cameron IMO 9760598 is replacing Kweilin on the NZ to South East Asia schedule. She is due in Auckland 15 March.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on February 13, 2020, 08:40:48 pm
Spirit of Canterbury is at present anchored off Tauranga, with a destination on Marine Traffic of Timaru. Does anyone know what is happening with her, she was supposed to be going to Singapore?


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on February 15, 2020, 08:50:01 pm
Spirit of Canterbury is coming back to the container berth on 18th to load. She is then sailing for Townsville Australia.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on February 17, 2020, 05:16:38 am
Imua II is being chartered by Swire Shipping and will be renamed Island Chief on 16 March. She will join Matsons Olomana and Liloa II on the Pacific Island trade.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on February 18, 2020, 08:02:48 pm
Spirit of Canterbury sailed from Tauranga early morning of the 19th February. She is heading for Singapore via Townsville.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on February 20, 2020, 07:16:59 pm
Kota Lahir (IMO 9322310) is replacing Kota Lihat on the ANZEX Service


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Brent on February 21, 2020, 07:40:02 pm
End of the line for Kweilin, she is bound for a breakers yard and Kwangsi to follow next month. Replacement Mount Cameron is down for 3-4 trips and is owned by Mandarin Shipping Hong Kong, which Swire reportedly has an interest in. There are six of these CV Neptune 1700 class ships operated by Mandarin, with the latest Swire "Chief" vessels also sisters. They follow the larger "S" (Shansi, Sinagtan etc.) class from the Zhejiang Ouhua shipyard that are probably versions as well. The Ouhua shipyard doesn't seem to have built anything more since early 2018, wonder if anyone knows whether has now been closed.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on February 27, 2020, 05:32:25 am
Navios Miami (IMO 9445588) is to be added as an extra vessel to the North Asia Service. In addition Safmarine Mulanje will return to replace X-Press Anglesey


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on February 28, 2020, 07:56:55 pm
BBC Challenger IMO 9369095 is replacing Kokopo Chief on the Trans Tasman schedule. She is doing 3 voyages until mid June when a yet to be named vessel will be introduced. Is Kokopo Chief another candidate for the breakers?


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on February 29, 2020, 12:45:13 am
Navios Miami (IMO 9445588) is to be added as an extra vessel to the North Asia Service. In addition Safmarine Mulanje will return to replace X-Press Anglesey

It's strange that the Navios Miami is berthing everywhere on the same day as the Toucan Hunter.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on March 01, 2020, 11:45:04 pm
MP the Law IMO 9401776 is joining the MSC Kiwi service. There doesn't appear to be a vessel leaving so are adding one more?


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on March 04, 2020, 01:21:03 am
Matson's Imua II was not allowed to berth in Apia due to Corona Virus restrictions, and has been forced to return to Suva to discharge all her Samoa cargo. There are no reports on how or if the cargo will get to Apia.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on March 10, 2020, 04:07:04 am
Swire's Kokopo Chief has been in the Melbourne anchorage since 2 March, after being replaced by BBC Challenger. Maybe awaiting a trip to Alang.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on March 11, 2020, 11:27:51 pm
OEL Badrinath is replacing Felixstowe Bridge on the NZS/KIX Service. Details of the vessel as yet unknown.
CMA CGM Eiffel (IMO 9248112) is replacing CMA CGM Coral on the ANZEX Service - the latter being transferred to the NZS/KIX Service to replace Ontario II


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Peter Grunberg on March 12, 2020, 03:18:30 am
Ontario II


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Paul Finnigan on March 12, 2020, 08:51:41 am
Swire's Kokopo Chief has been in the Melbourne anchorage since 2 March, after being replaced by BBC Challenger. Maybe awaiting a trip to Alang.
Moves up to Swanson Dock from Melb Anchorage on 17/3 then departs Melb 19/3




Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on March 12, 2020, 09:32:00 am
Swire's Kokopo Chief has been in the Melbourne anchorage since 2 March, after being replaced by BBC Challenger. Maybe awaiting a trip to Alang.
Moves up to Swanson Dock from Melb Anchorage on 17/3 then departs Melb 19/3

Thanks for that. I did a search and have found out she is replacing the Forum Samoa 4 on the AusPac service.



Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on March 14, 2020, 09:08:38 pm
NZ Prime Minister has announced that all cruise ship visits to NZ have been banned until 30 June due to Covid-19. Those ships already on the coast will be allowed to finish their cruises and then leave. Auckland Ports cruise schedule had 35 arrivals due between 15 March aand 30 June. :'(


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on March 14, 2020, 11:00:42 pm
The Noordam left Auckland 4pm 12 March and arrived Tauranga am on 13th. She is sitting at bert 7, a log loading berth, and is down to return to Auckland on 19 March. Does she still have passengers on board? If so they may be keeping them on board to try and use up the food they loaded in Auckland. :)
Also just heard that Golden Princess is anchored in Akaroa and a passenger is being tested. No one is allowed off the ship.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Robbie on March 14, 2020, 11:57:14 pm
Noordam is having a short lay up in Tauranga with crew only onboard. The original idea was for her to stay in Tauranga until she could fit into a new schedule but with this new cruise ban that happened I'm not sure what she'll do. I would imagine it very pleasant onboard there at the moment without all the passengers. Crew are allowed to go ashore whenever they want.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on March 15, 2020, 04:30:45 am
Azamara Journey that started her cruise in Auckland is in Dundin today. Rather than continuing to Sydney she is coming straight back to Auckland and disembarking passengers.
The Bremen is laying over at Princes Wharf for a few days.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on March 18, 2020, 08:32:36 pm
There are four cruise ships in Auckland today, three have no passengers. Azamara Journey at Queens is disembarking all her guests that originally got on in Auckland, so no quarantine problems. The overseas guests will be bused to the airport for flights. Noordam is refuelling at Princes then out to anchor tonight. Bremen laid up at Princes until 21st then moves Wynyard for fuel and then to Queens until 25th and Silver Muse at anchor. Silver Muse comes back in tonight and sails on Sunday 22nd. The Le la Perouse is due at anchor tomorrow and will berth for fuel and supplies 23rd and sail 24th.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: tevillo27 on March 24, 2020, 05:22:13 pm
OOCL has announced on their website that they are enhancing the China New Zealand Service, with the fastest transit times for shipments to Wellington from NE Asia. They say the Wellington call will replace Port Chalmers in order to match changes in market demand in the New Zealand trade.  I'm curious what those market changes could be. 

The changes will be effective with APL Denver's arrival in Shanghai in mid May. 


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on April 03, 2020, 04:18:38 am
Due to Covid-19 there are many changes on the Pacific Islands service:
Capitaine Wallis is replacing Southern Pearl on Suva to Wallis and Futuna.
Southern Pearl is replacing Southern Trader on Auckland to Tahiti.
Southern Trader is replacing Southern Lily on Auckland to Pacific Islands.
I presume Southern Lily will go back to her owners.

Capitaine Dampier will now call Tauranga-Auckland-Fiji-Vila-Santo.
Capitaine Tasman will now call Tauranga-Auckland-Noumea-Fiji.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on April 08, 2020, 09:04:46 am
ANL Brisbane (details unknown) is to replace CMA CGM Coral on the KIX Service.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on April 28, 2020, 06:52:14 am
CMA CGM Rossini (IMO 9280639) is to replace ANL Wendouree on the KIX Service. However the schedule on the ANL website shows an unidentified vessel with the name ANL Australia slotted in for the next voyage.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on April 28, 2020, 09:03:31 am
MSC Alabama (IMO 9123166) has appeared on MSC's Capricorn schedule.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on April 29, 2020, 12:27:37 am
CMA CGM Rossini (IMO 9280639) is to replace ANL Wendouree on the KIX Service. However the schedule on the ANL website shows an unidentified vessel with the name ANL Australia slotted in for the next voyage.

The CMA CGM Rossini is usually on the AAX2 schedule. She appears to be transferring to KIX for only one voyage starting Pt Kelang 14 May and finishing Brisbane 12 June. She will then revert to the AAX2. Then the ANL Australia will come into the KIX schedule.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on May 04, 2020, 05:22:43 am
Cape Moss IMO 9445916 is replacing Lori on MSC Kiwi schedule.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on May 11, 2020, 09:22:00 pm
Swire shipping have taken over the charter of Matson's Olomana. She is to be redeployed on their Trans Tasman schedule replacing the Kokopo Chief. Melanesian Chief is on her final Trans Tasman voyage but a replacement vessel is yet to be announced.

From Kwangsi V2010S due Auckland 23 June, Swire have dropped calls into Marsden Point and Tauranga on their South East Asia schedule. Auckland will be the only port of call.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on May 15, 2020, 01:25:57 am
It's amazing that Swire are replacing a vessel that is 10,352 GRT and 158M length, with a vessel that is 5025GRT and 116M length. There must be a downturn in Transtasman cargo.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on May 15, 2020, 01:39:20 am
It's amazing that Swire are replacing a vessel that is 10,352 GRT and 158M length, with a vessel that is 5025GRT and 116M length. There must be a downturn in Transtasman cargo.
It may also be a loss of business. Calls on this service to Napier stopped 3 years ago because the contract for the base cargo was awarded to another shipping line.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on May 20, 2020, 09:10:59 pm
MSC Corinna IMO 9307267 is now on the Capricorn Schedule.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on May 20, 2020, 09:58:24 pm
ANL Brisbane (details unknown) is to replace CMA CGM Coral on the KIX Service.
This has turned out to be the return of the ANL Wendouree


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on May 29, 2020, 12:08:23 pm
Morgana (IMO 9456953) is to replace Sima Giselle on the ANZEX Service


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on May 30, 2020, 12:35:49 am
Morgana (IMO 9456953) is to replace Sima Giselle on the ANZEX Service

On the ANL schedule it is listed as ANL Sydney. Will she get a name change before she arrives?


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on May 30, 2020, 01:44:29 am
Morgana (IMO 9456953) is to replace Sima Giselle on the ANZEX Service

On the ANL schedule it is listed as ANL Sydney. Will she get a name change before she arrives?
I suspect ANL Sydney and also ANL Australia may be dummy names.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on June 02, 2020, 03:23:57 am
After just one voyage, it looks like CMA CGM Eiffel is to be replaced by Bellavia (IMO 9290440) on the ANZEX Service.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on June 05, 2020, 05:03:37 am
Does anyone know about the container vessel TRF Partici IMO 9419785?
She is due at Nelson on 12 June from Fremantle, then calls Auckland 16 June before sailing for Singapore. She is down as voyage 126AD.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on June 05, 2020, 07:09:44 am
Does anyone know about the container vessel TRF Partici IMO 9419785?
She is due at Nelson on 12 June from Fremantle, then calls Auckland 16 June before sailing for Singapore. She is down as voyage 126AD.
It looks like a Maersk charter - maybe an extra loader for the export season


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on June 05, 2020, 10:37:57 am
MSC Japan (IMO 9110975) has appeared on MSC's Capricorn Schedule and MSC Korea (IMO 9123154) on the New Kiwi Express Schedule.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Brent on June 05, 2020, 07:31:22 pm
CMA CGM Eiffel has a "technical issue" that has invalidated her out of the service and replaced.

NYK Futago on NZJ service to be replaced by Brevik Bridge at Shanghai 9.7, though a commentator has suggested that the K Line vessel may actually arrive as ONE Brevik as she is scheduled to dock at the end of her current Australian duties, with others in the fleet previously availing these opportunities to transform to the new corporate ONE-isation.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on June 11, 2020, 03:15:52 am
The Morgana will not be joining the ANZEX Service afterall and the Northern Guild (IMO 9348467) will now be taking her place.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on June 11, 2020, 05:23:12 am
Royal Caribbean have announced that the Quantum of the Seas will join Ovation of the Seas downunder for the 2021-22 summer season. Unfortunately the Auckland City Council have decided that they will not build a mooring dolphin at the end of Queens Wharf. So it will either be anchor again or bypass Auckland.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on June 11, 2020, 05:25:18 am
The Morgana will not be joining the ANZEX Service afterall and the Northern Guild (IMO 9348467) will now be taking her place.
She used to be Hamburg Sud's Cap Gregory.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on June 14, 2020, 03:27:13 am
Swire's new vessel for the Trans Tasman trade has not arrived so Melanesian Chief will do two more voyages alongside Olomana. The new vessel is now due September.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on June 15, 2020, 03:07:54 am
MSC Carla 3 IMO 9124512 is back again on the Capricorn schedule.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on June 17, 2020, 02:49:10 am
The vessel appearing on the KIX Schedule as ANL Australia has now been named as Tianjin Bridge (IMO 9282962).

It also appears that Aglaia is to be replaced shortly on the Japan Service.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on June 22, 2020, 02:42:11 am
Jackson Bay IMO 9322358 is replacing CMA CGM Amber on the Anzex service.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on July 02, 2020, 09:45:09 am
CSL Atlantic (IMO 9289544) is to replace ANL Wendouree on the KIX Service.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on July 08, 2020, 10:55:12 am
It also appears that Aglaia is to be replaced shortly on the Japan Service.
Her replacement is Seaspan Fraser (IMO 9351608). She has served on the ANEX Service as Madinah.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on July 14, 2020, 12:02:18 am
Olomana is leaving Swire's Trans Tasman schedule and transferring back to Matson's Pacific Island run replacing Island Chief. There is no updated schedule from Swire, so don't know if Island Chief will go on the Trans Tasman. Melanesian Chief has one more round trip to do before she is replaced.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on July 16, 2020, 09:06:53 pm
Coastal Carrier IMO 6910154 is in the process of being scrapped  at Bledisloe Wharf in Auckland. She was replaced on her sand trade by the larger newbuild William Fraser.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Aaron Fox on July 17, 2020, 06:44:19 am
MSC vessel changes for the Capricorn and Kiwi Express Services

MSC Corinna IMO:9307267 replaces Sagitta on the Capricorn service
Sagitta IMO:9401166 joins Kiwi Express
Tejas IMO:9471238 replaces Northern Diamond on the Kiwi Express Service
Hope Island IMO:9263320 will replace the MSC Aditi on the Capricorn service
MSC Aditi IMO:9235581 moves down one sailing on the Capricorn service
GH Zonda IMO:9436472 replaces the MSC Carla 3 on the Capricorn service
MP The Belichick IMO:9317937 replaces the GH Zonda on the Kiwi Express Service


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on July 17, 2020, 09:54:52 pm
Mia Schulte IMO 9676735 replaces Kwangsi in Swire's South East Asia service. I presume Kwangsi will now follow her sister Kweilin to the breakers.
It looks like Island Chief will replace Olomana on the Trans Tasman run. A replacement for Melanesian Chief is yet to be announced.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on July 21, 2020, 05:52:29 am
Anzex schedule changes:

Kota Lahir IMO 9322310 is replaced by Kota Lihat IMO 9628324.

Jackson Bay IMO 9322358 is replaced by Constantinos P IMO 9461623.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on July 22, 2020, 10:09:00 pm
MSC Margarita (IMO 9238741) is joining the Capricorn Service.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on July 23, 2020, 09:24:59 pm
Coastal Carrier IMO 6910154 is in the process of being scrapped  at Bledisloe Wharf in Auckland. She was replaced on her sand trade by the larger newbuild William Fraser.

Coastal Carrier was towed around to the slipway this morning for the final demolition. All the superstructure has been cut up and is laying in the body of the barge. :'(


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on July 26, 2020, 03:56:23 am
MSC Margarita (IMO 9238741) is joining the Capricorn Service.

After one voyage on Capricorn, she will swap places with MSC Korea on the Kiwi service.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on July 30, 2020, 06:08:00 am
Matson, along with Swire, are reverting to a 3 vessel operation to the Pacific Islands. They are using Liloa II, Island Chief and Olomana.
Olomana did her last Transtasman run and then loaded containers of cement at Marsden Point for discharge in Auckland and transhipment onto Moana Chief.
This makes things interesting for Swire's transtasman schedule, as Melanesian Chief is on her last run, and there is no forward schedule.
There is also no vessel to take Wilsons Cement containers from Marsden Point to Lyttelton. However I did see a container spreader loaded into the barge Kaipara Karrier IV and she was taken from Marsden Wharf to Wynyard and returned later in the day. They may use her to tranship the containers of cement at Auckland?
Anyone have news on this?


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on July 31, 2020, 06:26:23 am
Swire have published their latest schedules.
Melanesian Chief is on her last TransTasman run before heading to the breakers. She will be replaced by BBC Nagasaki IMO 9559872. They are going down to a one vessel operation and only calling Auckland and Tauranga, omitting Marsden Point and Lyttelton. So we have the problem of getting Wilson's Cement containers from Marsden Point to Lyttelton.

On the South East Asia schedule Mia Schulte will only do one voyage as replacement for Kwangsi. She will then be replaced by Shaoshing IMO 9614490.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on July 31, 2020, 07:12:24 am
So we have the problem of getting Wilson's Cement containers from Marsden Point to Lyttelton.
I wonder if they will ship it on the Aotearoa Chief. She is also a Swire vessel and Lyttelton has bulk facilities.
Watch this space I suppose.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on July 31, 2020, 08:00:42 am
So we have the problem of getting Wilson's Cement containers from Marsden Point to Lyttelton.
I wonder if they will ship it on the Aotearoa Chief. She is also a Swire vessel and Lyttelton has bulk facilities.
Watch this space I suppose.
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I think they only have bulk facilities at Lyttelton for Holcim Cement not for Wilsons.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on July 31, 2020, 10:24:41 am
Athens Glory IMO 9247766 replaces Genova on the MSC Kiwi schedule.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: flyer682 on July 31, 2020, 06:04:15 pm
Kaipara Karrier IV moved on Friday morning from Marsden Wharf to Captain Cook West.
Possible departure coming up?


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: flyer682 on July 31, 2020, 06:07:34 pm
Matuku has been anchored in Tasman Bay since 11 July with no further movements listed for any port.
Kokako continues in service, but even she does spend time at anchor between voyages.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: flyer682 on July 31, 2020, 06:20:22 pm
Matuku has been anchored in Tasman Bay since 11 July with no further movements listed for any port.

She is due to arrive in Nelson 4 August with ETD of 13 Aug. Berthing at McGlashen Quay - not a usual berth for tankers at this port.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Robbie on July 31, 2020, 11:00:04 pm
Matuku has been anchored in Tasman Bay since 11 July with no further movements listed for any port.

The Matuku is getting a Ballast Water Management system installed. They anchor in Tasman Bay to hide from the weather

Regards Robbie


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: flyer682 on August 02, 2020, 10:13:23 am
Thanks for that Robbie.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on August 03, 2020, 05:52:16 am
The dilemma with Wilson's cement containers shipping from Marsden Point to Lyttelton has been solved.
The coastal container vessel Moana Chief will bring the empty cement containers from Lyttelton to Auckland. Matson's Pacific Island vessels Olomana, Liloa II and Island Chief will discharge empties from the islands in Auckland, load the empty cement containers and head to Marsden Point. There they will discharge empties and load full containers and head back to Auckland. The full containers will then be taken to the container terminal to be loaded on the Moana Chief for Lyttelton.
Job sorted  ;D


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on August 03, 2020, 07:39:24 am
MP the Gronk (IMO 9289960) is to join MSC's Kiwi Express service.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on August 14, 2020, 10:36:10 am
Contship Ten ex Frisia Aller IMO 9347982 is due at Marsden Point on 26 August from Noumea to load containers. She will then load in Auckland and head for Sydney. She usually trades for MSC Shipping between Noumea and Sydney, so don't why the diversion to NZ.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on August 14, 2020, 11:13:54 pm
After just one voyage, the Brevik Bridge is leaving the Japan Service and the NYK Futago (IMO 9487524) will return in her place.

ANL Wendouree (IMO 9297527) has been renamed Antwerp Bridge.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on August 28, 2020, 09:38:23 pm
In MSC changes: Majd IMO 9323027 is joining the Kiwi service, and Hayling Island IMO 9315886 is joining the Capricorn service.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on August 31, 2020, 02:21:02 am
On the Anzex schedule:
Kota Lihat IMO 9628324 is being replaced by Kota Lestari IMO 9628348.

On the Kix schedule:
Kota Loceng IMO 9628336 is being replace by Kota Lembah IMO 9623318.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on September 06, 2020, 05:37:18 am
Does anyone know what is happening at the Ports of Auckland container terminal lately? Most container vessels arriving at the port are spending several days at anchor before they berth. I haven't seen this happen before.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Brent on September 06, 2020, 06:51:06 pm
The fatality last week on Constantinos P severely disrupting operations is one factor affecting Auckland, and strike-stricken ships crossing from Australia another. Typhoon season in Asia would possibly be another delaying arrivals, so arriving off-window at the moment will most likely have dire consequences.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on September 07, 2020, 04:22:23 am
Cosco Shipping are starting a new shipping service called "Brisbane Auckland Express" (BAE).

They will be using the "Kalliroe" IMO 9454357 and the schedule will be Shekou-Hong Kong-Brisbane-Auckland-Shekou.

She has a capacity of 1740 teu.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on September 08, 2020, 11:14:11 pm
New Princess ships for 2021-2022 season in Australia/New Zealand.

https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/23465-princess-reveals-five-ship-lineup-for-australia-season.html

Also P&O Australia ships:
Pacific Dawn and Pacific Aria are now anchored off Cyprus.
Pacific Explorer is in Singapore.

Golden Princess has arrived in Singapore ahead of drydocking and renaming as Pacific Adventure.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on September 09, 2020, 04:50:21 am
The fatality last week on Constantinos P severely disrupting operations is one factor affecting Auckland, and strike-stricken ships crossing from Australia another. Typhoon season in Asia would possibly be another delaying arrivals, so arriving off-window at the moment will most likely have dire consequences.

It's getting quite serious.
The ANL Emora has been working at a general berth. She arrived 7th Sept. and is to leave on 10th. However there has been no work on her all last night and today. Don't know why that is.

The Brotonne Bridge arrived at anchor 9th Sept and is due to berth 13th, and leave 14th.

The CSL Atlantic is at anchor 9th Sept, berthing 11th and sailing 14th.

I can't see that the shipping companies will be very happy with these delays as it must have a knock effect for slots at other ports.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on September 10, 2020, 07:32:52 am
MSC have been advertising quite a few vessels on their schedules recently, only to replace them a few days later.

They are now showing the Wieland (IMO 9654464) joining the Capricorn Service.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: flyer682 on September 13, 2020, 03:08:20 am
ANL EMORA has had two shoreside mobile cranes alongside and yesterday they removed the forward crane jib.
She's due to move to Fergusson later today and sail tomorrow after a week in port.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on September 13, 2020, 03:16:52 am
ANL EMORA has had two shoreside mobile cranes alongside and yesterday they removed the forward crane jib.
She's due to move to Fergusson later today and sail tomorrow after a week in port.

Today they also removed the crane cab structure and put a tarpaulan over the remaining crane stem. She will be unloading the remaining containers in the forward holds at Fergusson and then sailing to Tauranga, omitting Nelson, Lyttelton and Wellington. All her export containers will be loaded on the Hansa Freyburg. The following week the Hansa Offenburg will also do it's container exchange at Bledisloe Wharf. Nice to see container ships back at Bledisloe Wharf again.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: flyer682 on September 13, 2020, 08:32:56 am
Makes a nice change from boring car carriers all the time. :-\

Thanks for the additional info.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Robbie on September 13, 2020, 06:56:09 pm
Can anyone confirm if the Athens Glory (6492TEU's) is the biggest containership to call in Auckland in capacity & length to date?


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Brent on September 16, 2020, 11:04:47 pm
The fully laden log carrier Funing which grounded off Tauranga 6.7 has finally left the port exactly 2 months after the incident. The Funing left the port 6.9 under tow and after a brief time anchored off Auckland, resumed her voyage 12.9 in tow of tug Skandi Emerald bound for Singapore where ETA 12.10.She reportedly lost power at the harbour entrance and drifted to the edge of the shipping channel, tangling a marker buoy and the stern grounding on a sandbank. This caused shipping delays until she was able to be moved to deeper water. Later she re-berthed now obviously to wait for her tow to arrive, during which time work was done on her rudder and propeller. The master and chief engineer were later convicted for not advising the departure pilot of engine issues and not ensuring the engine was in working order - court report:
 https://mfame.guru/master-and-chief-engineer-found-guilty-of-grounding-log-carrier-mv-funing/


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on September 18, 2020, 11:51:16 pm
Safmarine Bayete (IMO 9355355) is to replace Maersk Innoshima on the OC1/TRIDENT Service. It will be interesting to see if Maersk will rename their Safmarine branded vessels once the brand ceases to operate.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on September 19, 2020, 05:10:37 am
What is going on with Ports of Auckland? ANL Warrnambool arrived at anchor on 16th September, she not expected to berth until 6am 22 September. That's 6 days at anchor. How can she keep to schedule with that sort of delay?


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on September 24, 2020, 08:17:44 am
When you do a schedule search on the MSC website, it only shows the "New Kiwi Express" vessels. Those vessels are also different from the ones previously listed. There are no forward schedules available for the Capricorn service. Is this a website glitch, or is there a change coming?


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on September 25, 2020, 03:15:28 am
When you do a schedule search on the MSC website, it only shows the "New Kiwi Express" vessels. Those vessels are also different from the ones previously listed. There are no forward schedules available for the Capricorn service. Is this a website glitch, or is there a change coming?
It appears that MSC are consolidating the Capricorn and New Kiwi Express Services into the one service.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on September 25, 2020, 11:37:41 pm

It appears that MSC are consolidating the Capricorn and New Kiwi Express Services into the one service.
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It looks like the new schedule will be Auckland-Wellington-Nelson-Bluff-Lyttelton-Napier-Tauranga.  The first vessel on the new schedule will be MSC Alabama due Auckland 15 October.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on October 20, 2020, 04:58:28 am
It appears that Pacifica Shipping have decided to add Marsden Point to the coastal schedule rather than utilising Matson's Island traders. The Moana Chief will call Marsden Point after Nelson and then head to Tauranga and Auckland before going south to Lyttelton.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Aaron Fox on October 30, 2020, 03:34:36 am
Kota Ekspres is phasing out of the WSN service and getting replaced by JPO Libra(imo: 9297840) in Melbourne on the 5 of November

Some vessel changes for the MSC Kiwi Service
MSC Alabama is phasing out and getting replaced by Hope Island
Wieland (imo: 9654464) is joining the Kiwi Service

Cali (imo: 9631101) is calling as a extra loader at Bluff, Napier, Tauranga for MSC

Warnow Cheif (imo: 9449857) and Contship Ten (imo: 9347982) will call at Nelson, Tauranga as extra loaders for MSC


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on October 31, 2020, 01:40:16 am
Still long delays at Ports of Aucklands Fergusson container terminal. Ships at anchor:

Nefeli 7 days
Seasmile 5 days
GH Zonda 9 days
Hansa Freyburg 5 days
Kalliroe 9 days
NYK Futago 6 days
Maine Trader 11 days

However some container vessels come straight in on arrival.

The coastal vessel Moana Chief ommitted a call at Auckland and went to Marsden Point.
Spirit of Shanghai ommitted Auckland and went to Tauranga.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Mike Cornwall on October 31, 2020, 02:49:49 am
Hi Steve,

Problem is lack of staff.People are leaving and signing off due to excessive hours. You cannot keep working 5x12hr shifts, have 1 day off, and then do it all again. This normal. Days off are advised for the weeks ahead, and then often changed the day before. So family life goes out the window. People are tired and this is why we have had 2 deaths in the last 2yrs. As a union we have tried to get the company to change, but they up until now will not listen However you may see some changes before Xmas as they are due to be sentenced for Laboom's death on the 4th of Dec, the Akl Council will release their report on Amo's death in the first half of December. An interim report not yet made public, has been exceptionally scathing on the company. Expect fireworks in the next few weeks. Xin Zhang Zhou was on the pick for 8 days and will be at least 4 day alongside. Mostly we can only work 3 maybe 4 cranes at a time. We have 7.Trucking companies are also very angry, and some owner drivers are re-locating to CHC as they cannot make a living with all the delays at Ferguson and Metrobox. Shipping Companies are tearing their hair out and the word is we will probably lose another customer.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on October 31, 2020, 03:08:40 am
Hi Mike
Why is it they seem to be able to do it at Tauranga but not Auckland. I thought these new cranes and the automation was supposed to make things more effecient and easier for you guys. If they lose another customer then the new cranes will be white elephants. ???


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Brent on October 31, 2020, 06:28:28 am
Really commisserate on the fatalaties there Mike and the tough times staff are going through. Apparently can't attract replacement staff as soon as the robot cranes and straddles are up and running they will no longer be required. Now Metroport has fallen apart, constant days of no receiving and if they are is extrememly limited windows, northern exporters being run ragged. Tauranga are starting to limit activities with diverted vessels, systems around our biggest ports are strangled. Where is the way out, NZ logistics really in chaos!!


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Mike Cornwall on October 31, 2020, 07:20:02 am
The situation is really very complex. They wanted automation to get rid of troublesome humans. But automation is simply not working.Why ?. In all honesty I don't know why, but there are problems after problems. Plus the old cranes could lift 1x40 or 2x 20 boxes, and the yellow strads could lift the same. The new cranes can lift 4x20 or 2x40 boxes. However the the autostrads (the blue ones) can only lift 1x20 or 1x40. See the issues. Complete waste of money. The autostrads only do around 60% of productivity compared with a manned strad. So they need more of them at 2.5 mill each. They are very very slow. (Ask a truckie) Automation has been put back till next March. Covid is blamed, but the system is not working, plus the Xmas rush and upcoming export season are almost upon us. Automation by then will be about 3yrs late.
As to why TGA can do it, the guys are not being thrashed as we are. They cannot hold train people here quick enough to keep pace with resignations. All of us work to support our lifestyles, but here if you have a young family, you leave home b4 the kids wake up, and you come home after they are back in bed. Imagine what your wife/partner thinks of that day after day. Then when you have a day off, make arrangements to do things, and POAL tells you at 1pm the day b4, "sorry you have to work". What does that do for "family life". This happens EVERY week. In the end people say "bugger this" and they resign. Poal are deceitful, they have no integrity, and frankly are dishonest, they favour one group over another (The Co union, Portpro, over MUNZ),therefore you often end up with the wrong people being promoted, and behaivour issues are often decided on the same basis. People are promoted on loyalties rather than talent. Remember also the new cranes (3x25mil each) have been here for 2yrs now and are not used anywhere near their capacity, the new strads have been almost 3hrs, (27 @ 2.5mill each) and only a few are used each day, sometimes none. All in all it is a shambles, if they swallowed their pride and went back to 8hr shifts most of the problems would go away. but they are too arrogant to do that. But after you have killed 2 people in 2yrs, the birds will come home to roost very soon.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on November 04, 2020, 10:45:34 pm
Seaspan Hamburg IMO 9224300 is replacing Brotonne Bridge on WCNA schedule.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on November 20, 2020, 08:02:12 pm
Swire Shipping are replacing BBC Nagasaki with the larger Sider Jasmine IMO 9463542 on the Trans Tasman schedule.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on December 04, 2020, 07:41:33 pm
As off 0900 this morning 5th December there are 11 vessels anchored off the Port of Auckland waiting their turn to berth.  ???

1 Car carrier, 1 bulk carrier, 1 reefer, 2 general cargo, 6 container ships.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Mike Cornwall on December 04, 2020, 09:22:48 pm
Yes Stephen, one of those ships the Seaspan Fraser arrived at the anchorage AM the 30th Nov and will not berth until the 15th Dec.
It will not get any better until well into next year.
There are not enough workers or straddles. One ex worker was told last week that he did have enough experience. He had driven straddles for 14yrs !!!. But he was in his early 60's, Another guy could not even get an interview, 62yrs old. ex helicopter pilot
Also yellow strads that have been "enhanced" for automation, cannnot be used in the manual area. Last week 6 of these were unused and we had more drivers than useable strads.
Situation hopeless !.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on December 07, 2020, 06:18:46 am
The Constantinos P is unloading all her Auckland containers at Northport. My sister-in-law lives in Whangarei and they have been told that over 1000 truck journeys will be needed to move the containers to Auckland on SH1. They hope to do most journeys between 11pm and 6am. I presume that one of the journeys will be during the day, unless the trucks will sit all day at Northport. ::)


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on December 08, 2020, 10:11:28 pm
Maersk are showing the Monte Azul (IMO 9348053) joining the Southern Star Service next January. It appears as though she will be an extra vessel.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Aaron Fox on December 10, 2020, 07:36:10 am
Changes with the MSC Asia- Oceania services
https://www.msc.com/nzl/notices/2020-december/msc-updates-its-asia-oceania-network

MSC has changed the Capricorn and Kiwi Express services due to increased demand these changes are the following.

MSC Capricorn
Port rotation: Singapore- Fremantle- Adelaide- Melbourne- Bluff- Napier- Tauranga- Auckland- Brisbane- Jakarta- Tanjung Pelepas- Singapore

First vessel is MSC Banu departing Singapore on the 20/12/2020

MSC Kiwi Express
Port rotation: Singapore- Jakarta- Brisbane- Sydney- Auckland- Nelson- Wellington- Lyttleton- Port Chalmers- Brisbane- Tanjung Pelepas- Singapore

First vessel is Northern Diamond departing Singapore on the 26/12/2020




Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on December 14, 2020, 11:06:45 pm
Port of Auckland will really have to get their act together for next year. MSC have allocated calls on both Kiwi Express and Capricorn into Auckland, the only port in the country to get this. That is a total of 12 vessels. ;D


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Tony des Landes on December 15, 2020, 07:29:47 pm
Bernhard Schulte (IMO 9484546) is to replace Seasmile on the KIX Service.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on December 30, 2020, 04:23:11 am
New build Suva Chief IMO 9861897 is doing a one off southbound voyage on Swire's Southeast Asia schedule. She is due Auckland 18 February 2021. She is replacing Shaoshing which is leaving the schedule.There is no news on the Suva Chiefs deployment after Auckland discharge.

Shaoshing is doing a coastal voyage between Auckland and Lyttelton with containers while Moana Chief is on Christmas layby. She will then load timber in Napier and logs in Tauranga on the North Asia breakbulk service.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on December 31, 2020, 12:25:09 am
Due to no bulk carrier with cement due in Auckland for a while, Holcim are sending the cement carrier "Buffalo" from Timaru to Auckland with cement.


Title: Re: Updates on vessels and service changes to New Zealand in 2020
Post by: Stephen Chester on December 31, 2020, 09:26:48 pm
Kota Ekspres IMO 9644990, now renamed "Mate" is due in Auckland and Tauranga from Laem Chabang on 18 January. She will load for Hong Kong and Shanghai.