Port Otago's land banking in Dunedin's upper harbour is
slowly being expanded around Fryatt St, with five separate
properties now covering about 6ha.
Port Otago chief executive Geoff Plunket said the five sites
ranged in size from less than 1ha to about 2ha; the latter
being the Mobil petroleum storage site.
''It's very important for any port to have some long-term
development options in land; depending on customer demand,''
While there were no plans at present to further develop any
of the sites, Mr Plunket said areas could in the future be
used for log storage expansion, warehousing or to increase
container storage ares.
Port Otago's five land banking sites in the Fryatt St area
of Dunedin's upper harbour.
The five Port Otago lots are 197 Fryatt St, which was
purchased in 2013 and at present has two short-term lessees on
Beside the wharf is the HarbourCold coldstore, which is a
14-year-old, long-term joint venture with Sealord, while
across the road is the Mobil petroleum storage area which
Port Otago has been leasing to Mobil; the three tanks
pictured having already been removed.
Mr Plunket said Mobil would be returning the site to Port
Otago, during the next one to two years, but a date had not
yet been agreed.
The Fryatt St yard, adjacent to the oil wharf, is leased to
Icon Logistics, which is a 50:50 joint venture company with
Port Otago and Dynes Transport.
At top right, is Port Otago's Leith St log storage facility,
which was recently asphalted for $1 million. Port Otago is
targeting the movement of more than 700,000cu m of logs
across its wharves this financial year, which will support 40
to 50 ship calls.