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« Reply #45 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.
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« Reply #46 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".
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« Reply #47 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.


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« Reply #48 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.
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« Reply #49 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.

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« Reply #50 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.
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« Reply #51 on: June 03, 2018, 01:11:06 am »

Spirit of Colombo IMO 9178288 is replacing Frisia Aller on MSC's Kiwi Service.
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« Reply #52 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.
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« Reply #53 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.
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« Reply #54 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.
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« Reply #55 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
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« Reply #56 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.
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Olga Maersk (IMO 9251614) is leaving the Australia/Asia trade and is swapping with Oluf Maersk from the NZ/ECNA trade.
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« Reply #57 on: July 08, 2018, 09:59:20 pm »

Have the containers off Spirit of Colombo been transfered to another MSC vessel headed to Auckland?
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« Reply #58 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?
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« Reply #59 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.
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