The demolition of container crane D on Bledisloe Wharf Auckland is to commence on Tuesday 24 October. All vehicles being offloaded from car carriers will need to be parked well away from flying sparks.
The Seaspan Loncomilla and the ANL Warranambool are swapping containers in Auckland. The ANL Warranambool will then head for Melbourne on the WCNA service and the Seaspan Loncomilla will head to Lyttelton to start on the NZS service.
Correct Tony. The Wellington Strait will load in Shanghai and be renamed in Ningbo. She will come south on the Anzexs schedule. The Spirit of Shanghai only did the one round trip on this schedule and a vessel TBN will take over in November.
The Melanesian Chief is doing a southbound voyage from Singapore before joining the Trans Tasman schedule. This schedule will now go to a three vessel operation and a call into Lyttelton is being reinstated. Calls into Hobart and Sydney have also been reinstated. The rotation will be Melbourne/Hobart/Sydney/Port Kembla/Newcastle/Auckland/Marsden Point/Tauranga.
Tug Koraki IMO 8868484, that was up for sale, appears to have been purchased by Total Marine Services, who also bought the Ports of Auckland tug Tika. Her funnel is now all black and she is seen in Auckland towing their barges.