Wellington's CentrePort seeks to join big-league ports, dredging for 8,000 TEU ships

Mon, 02 Feb 2015

By Jonathan Underhill Feb. 3 (BusinessDesk) - CentrePort plans to seek resource consents to dredge the shipping channel in Wellington harbour to make room for container vessels almost twice the size of those accommodated now, staking a claim to be among a handful of hub ports in a future of fewer, larger foreign ship visits. The project could cost between $20 million and $40 million and would be funded from existing facilities, said chief executive Blair O'Keefe. It would involve deepening two sections of the shipping channel at the harbo...

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