On the waterfront

'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.

MSC enters gap left by Maersk, Hamburg-Sud

MSC enters gap left by Maersk, Hamburg-Sud

Following the announcement that Maersk and Hamburg-Sud would be pulling out of Timaru, Bahia Castillo closed this link with their joint service to the east coast of North America a month ago.

First ship of the season due to cruise into Port Chalmers

First ship of the season due to cruise into Port Chalmers

On Sunday, Sea Princess returns to begin another busier, cruise ship season.

Log trade enters 54th year

First-time visitor Luzon Strait, which loaded logs at Dunedin and Port Chalmers last week, ushered in the 54th year of the export log trade through this port.

Newcomer unloads three containers

It must go on record as being the smallest number of containers handled at Port Chalmers.

Only three containers were unloaded from BBC Volga during the vessel's brief visit to the Beach St berth last Saturday.

This newcomer is on a voyage from Matarani, Peru, to Port Kembla.

Visit after lengthy absence

Recently, after an absence of more than eight years, the container ship Aquitania made its fourth visit since being added to Maersk's Tanjung Pelepas run.

China group's brand-new 'Maple Amethyst' here to unload phosphate.

In port last week, to discharge phosphate at Dunedin and then Ravensbourne, was brand-new Maple Amethyst.

P&O cruise ships mark 175 years

Despite being held on a wet English summer day, an event at Southampton earlier this month has been described as grand and memorable.

Sometime visitors go to the wreckers

Having mentioned last week that the container ship Zrin, here on April 5, 2008, is fulfilling a new role as the livestock carrier Nada, its only sister ship to call here arrived at Alang, India, on May 10, and was beached for demolition 11 days later.

Vessels built in Chinese shipyards increasingly coming for visits

Vessels built in Chinese shipyards increasingly coming for visits

They just seem to keep on coming, vessels built in Chinese shipyards in recent years. Latest to arrive for the first time last week, to load logs at Beach St, was Vega Mars. Sister ship Vega Venus berthed at Dunedin a year ago next Saturday to load scrap metal for Indonesia.

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