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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.