Doug Wright

New girl in town, ACX 'Diamond'

Due yesterday, newcomer ACX Diamond, the vessel that has replaced Hakone in NYK's Japan-New Zealand service, only entered the water when it was launched a year ago tomorrow.

Familiar name resurfaces at Dunedin harbour

The name Portland Bay is associated with the largest visiting container ship, a vessel whose colourful career saw it make 43 calls here under four names.

Swiss connection to port visitors

Basel, situated on the River Rhine, is Switzerland's second largest city, the capital of the German-speaking canton Basel-Town, the country's largest railway junction and its only river port.

Tankers keep waterfront busy

Seldom do we see three tankers arriving at Dunedin within four days of each other.

Foreign tanker on first visit to Dunedin

The first foreign flag tanker to call here this year, the Panama registered STX Ace 7, makes its maiden visit to Dunedin today.

Nagasaki-built vessels visiting port this week

Diamond Princess, in port on Waitangi Day, along with Asuka II and Amadea, both due this week, have something in common.

Final call for regular container visitor

Since making its first appearance here on December 31, 2000, NYK's 35,309gt, 1786TEU container ship Hakone has become a regular visitor.

Long-sailing earlier visitors sold for demolition

In recent weeks a number of older container ships are reported as having been sold for demolition.

Four sisters known by many names

MSC Krittika, here last week, and MSC Jemima, due next weekend, are newcomers whose careers have followed similar courses. They are employed on the Europe/Capricorn, Singapore hub service of the Mediterranean Shipping Company.

Record-breakers both berthed at port

It is a scene that is not seen here very often, but last Saturday two record breakers, Millennium on its third visit and newcomer Albany Pioneer, were berthed opposite each other at Port Chalmers.