Eastland Port’s Twin Berth project step closer to reality

Eastland Port, New Zealand, informed today that after five years in the planning, the Twin Berth stage two application is just weeks away from being submitted.

The application will cover the extension of wharf 8; one hectare of reclamation; dredging the channel and harbour; rebuilding the outer breakwater; etc.

It will also include upgrading the last of the port’s log yards with its award-winning stormwater treatment system.

Eastland Port Infrastructure Manager, Marty Bayley said, “This is a significant milestone for Eastland Port and Tairāwhiti, and one we’ve worked with many different experts, hapū and iwi, neighbours, businesses, our customers, and the community to future proof the port.”

“Together we have developed a balanced solution that considers the integrity of historical and cultural sites around the port and the local environment, while at the same time supporting the community and economy.”

“Now more than ever we need to upgrade our infrastructure and prepare the port to ensure we can keep ahead of the demand of projected volumes of wood products, the growing horticulture sector, cruise ships and enable containerisation,” added Bayley.

Once it’s finished, two 185-200 metre long ships will be able to berth at once in Tūranganui-a-Kiwa, opening up the possibilities of shipping containers to and from the region via a coastal service.

Photo: Eastland Port