On the waterfront

On the waterfront: Testing period for cruise-ship sector

On the waterfront: Testing period for cruise-ship sector

So far, since last October, Port Otago has been fortunate in enjoying a very successful cruise-ship season. Passengers and crew members from all over the world have called during cruises that have not been marred by serious incidents.

'Europa' cruise ship back on Saturday after 10 years

After an absence of 10 years (it was last here on February 6, 2003), the cruiseship Europa, on a world-wide cruise, will be back on its third visit on Saturday.

'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.

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.

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