Napier Port 6 Wharf official opening in July (VIDEO)

Napier Port has a major project underway to build a new wharf that will support continued growth for the region and the port’s customers.

The 6 Wharf development scheme – one of the biggest port construction projects in New Zealand in recent times – will reduce congestion, allow handling of larger larger ships, extend the port’s container vessel capacity, etc.

To build 6 Wharf and welcome more and bigger ships, Napier Port needed to create a new vessel turning area and deepen parts of the harbour using a dredge so ships can safely use the wharf.

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The new wharf will be long enough and the berth pocket deep enough to handle the largest ships the port expects will visit Hawke’s Bay into the future.

Construction of 6 Wharf is progressing ahead of time and under budget, and set to open in July 2022.

Photo: Napier Port