Doug Wright

'Carnival Spirit' debut arrival

Costa, Cunard, Holland America, P&O, P&O Australia, Princess and Seabourn are brand names that represent cruise ship fleets that have been linked with calls at Dunedin and Port Chalmers.

'Queen Elizabeth 2' to be floating luxury hotel

Latest reports on the fate of Queen Elizabeth 2 indicate that the former iconic Cunarder is still heading for China.

Queen and a couple of princesses among visiting vessels

Queen and a couple of princesses among visiting vessels

Another larger addition to the Mediterranean Shipping Company's Capricorn-Europe hub service, is MSC Regina, a first-time visitor last Friday.

Two ships making a maiden appearance

Last year's shipping movements contained 93 vessel names that appeared here for the first time.

Reported sale of 'QE2' to ship-breakers sad news

In this column last Monday I mentioned an American cargo ship that later fulfilled a number of roles.

Port Chalmers' Italian connection about to be strengthened

Port Chalmers' Italian connection about to be strengthened

The largest cruise ship operator in the world, the Carnival group, has been well-represented here, with a ship in port each day since last Wednesday.

Cruise liner set to break length record

Records are made to be broken.

Gross tonnage record at port for November

Gross tonnage record at port for November

Movements at Port Chalmers last month resulted in 29 visits from overseas vessels - 17 container ships, seven cruise liners, four log ships and one woodchips carrier.

On the waterfront: 'Esprit Lotus' here soon to load woodchips

On the waterfront: 'Esprit Lotus' here soon to load woodchips

Following the departure of Forest Creator on April 23, the stockpile of woodchips has steadily grown to its present proportions to dominate the storage area at the Beach St berth. Now, after the best part of seven months, Esprit Lotus is due here on November 17.

'Oosterdam' makes debut call today, the 75th visit of the HAL fleet

Holland America Line cruise ships were introduced to Port Chalmers with the arrival of Maasdam on October 21, 1994.