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  • 4 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Not proceeding with the full expansion plans for the Ports of Auckland jeopardizes the fast-growing cruise sector, and will cost Auckland and New Zealand’s economy millions of dollars, according to Cruise New Zealand. The decision means the brand new Ovation of the Seas will not be able to visit Auckland as planned next year. The Ovation’s maiden […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Freight and logistics management company Kotahi and New Zealand’s freight gateway Port of Tauranga have struck a strategic ten-year freight alliance. This, along with a separate long-term agreement between Kotahi and Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, will deliver a ‘step-change’ for New Zealand’s $95 billion international trade sector. Kotahi Chief Executive Chris […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Port Otago has just released its latest e-Bulletin, updating on the progress made across the port and the Next Generation capital works program. According to the port, a 25-year maintenance dredging and disposal consent has been received by the Environment Court. Geoff Plunket, Port Otago current Chief Executive said that the latest dredging consent, […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Chatham Rock Phosphate has achieved another major milestone by completing and filing evidence from 31 expert witnesses and answers to 62 queries from the Environmental Protection Authority. CRP has applied for a marine consent to mine rock phosphate from an area of the seabed on the Chatham Rise, in the Pacific Ocean 450 km from […]

  • 9 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals announced that CRP has been granted a mining permit in respect of its phosphate project on the Chatham Rise. The permit is the first granted under the amended Crown Minerals Act which came into force on 25 May this year. The approval of a Mining Permit for Chatham Rock Phosphate […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Rt Hon Winston Peters, Leader of New Zealand First and Member of Parliament elect for Northland, accused recently Ports of Auckland management as short sighted, given how wedded it remains to expanding the Port deep into the Waitemata Harbor. “According to the Port’s CEO there is going to be some ‘paradigm shift’ enabling the […]

  • 30 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    New Zealand First is taking action to stop any further commercial expansion of Auckland’s port. “With massive opposition in Auckland we have moved quickly with a Bill to freeze the size of the port and push any future growth to other ports,” said New Zealand First Leader and Member for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters. […]

  • 29 December 2009

    Marina waste will be dumped on the continental shelf near Great Barrier Island in a trial given the go-ahead by Maritime New Zealand… Source: The New Zealand Herald, December 28, 2009; [mappress]

  • 7 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Maintenance dredging is expected to be carried out in the Whakatāne River next week, according to the New Zealand’s Whakatāne District Council latest release. Under the cleanup plan, the council will undertake maintenance dredging at the upper end of the navigation channel opposite the Whakatāne Yacht Club. The work is expected to be completed during […]

  • 15 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    New Zealand Ministers Gerry Brownlee and Steven Joyce announced today a grant of up to $5 million to help with the post-earthquake restoration of Kaikoura Harbor. “This grant will ensure work can begin as soon as possible to dredge the harbor, which is a pivotal lifeline to the Kaikoura region,” said Acting Civil Defense Minister, […]

  • 12 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Maersk Line and Kotahi are set to welcome the largest container ship to ever visit New Zealand waters calling at Port of Tauranga at the start of the peak export season. According to Kotahi Chief Executive David Ross, the new era of big ship visits to New Zealand has been made possible through Kotahi’s collaboration […]

  • 13 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    CentrePort has announced plans to deepen the shipping channel in Wellington’s harbor to accommodate bigger ships and ensure on-going direct access to international markets for central New Zealand importers and exporters. CentrePort Chief Executive, Blair O’Keeffe, said: “CentrePort supports nearly $2 billion a year of jobs and economic activity in the region and new services such […]

  • 14 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    New Zealand’s largest freight gateway Port of Tauranga today announced that they are on track to become the first port in the country to transport more than one million containers across its wharves in a single year. The port also announced a strong 8.5% improvement in Group half year net profit to $41.9 million from […]

  • 7 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dutch Dredging is to sign a ten-year deal to carry out maintenance work for five New Zealand port authorities. The contract will be signed in Auckland this week, Wednesday, 9 November, in the presence of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, and the Dutch and New Zealand ministers of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp […]

  • 2 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) said in they latest release that one of the world’s largest dredges – the Fairway – will sail into Lyttelton Harbor in August as the port’s channel deepening project gets underway. The Fairway will be a permanent fixture in the harbor for 11 weeks as it works to deepen the channel, […]

  • 11 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    A new rock revetment has been constructed on the western side of Cockle Bay beach to reduce severe coastal erosion, reports the Auckland Council. The revetment, consisting of rock weighing between 300kg and 1tonne, dissipates wave energy, reducing the height of the waves reflecting eastward toward the beach that were contributing to the erosion. According […]

  • 13 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Otago Regional Council today acknowledged the long and dedicated service of Geoff Plunket – a man behind the recent harbor dredging project – who retired recently as chief executive of Port Otago Group. The acknowledgment coincided with the port company’s presentation to ORC councilors of its annual report. The group achieved a $38.7 million tax-paid profit […]

  • 6 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    New Zealand will have access to shipping services from larger vessels with the granting of resource consents to widen and deepen the Port of Tauranga, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced yesterday. “I have granted these consents, on the recommendation of the Environment Court, because of the importance for New Zealand of efficient shipping services. […]

  • 9 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Auckland-based marine construction and dredging company, Heron Construction Ltd., has taken delivery of its two new 1200m³ Split Hopper Barges. The new SHB’s come as a timely addition to the Heron’s Australian fleet that is currently carrying out dredging operations throughout Victorian waters. The SHB’s are fitted with Bow Thrusters that represent Heron’s dedication not only to production, but dedication […]

  • 21 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Civil Defense Minister, Gerry Brownlee, has announced additional funding of $700,000 for the restoration of Kaikoura Harbor, bringing the government’s total contribution to $5.7 million, according to the New Zealand Government latest release. Two major commercial operators, Whale Watch Kaikoura and Encounter Kaikoura, have been working with the Kaikoura District Council and the Crown and […]

  • 18 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Northland Regional Council has granted resource consent to New Zealand Refining regarding the proposed Whangarei Harbor dredging project. According to the Council, on the basis of the assessment of effects on the environment, consideration of the measures proposed to offset or compensate adverse effects, and consideration of the relevant objectives and policies of the statutory […]

  • 22 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Urban Auckland’s successful High Court challenge to the consents issues to expand the Ports of Auckland should see Northport expanded instead, said New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters. “The High Court has set aside these consents because they were issued on a non-notified basis when rightly they […]

  • 29 March 2011
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    New Zealand marine electronics company, Electronic Navigation Ltd (ENL) has been named as a finalist at the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards in the Dell Innovative Hardware Product category for their Wide Angle Sonar Seafloor Profiler (WASSP). Originally established in 1993 the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards enjoy the support and input of all of New Zealand’s […]

  • 6 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    A Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) grant will allow Greymouth Port in New Zealand to undertake dredging work to ensure fishing boats can use the lagoon during low tide, Regional Economic Development Minister, Shane Jones, announced last week. The PGF will provide $750,000 to allow the slipway and lagoon at Greymouth Port to be dredged to four […]

  • 28 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Port of Tauranga Limited, the New Zealand’s busiest port, last week announced record annual earnings as freight volumes increased across all major cargoes. Port of Tauranga Chair, David Pilkington, said that the results were a satisfying culmination to the company’s $350 million expansion program, which included a major harbor dredging project to widen and deepen […]

  • 4 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Port of Tauranga today officially opened a major expansion of its container terminal facilities. The Port, New Zealand’s largest, has expanded its container wharf length by nearly a third, installed a new Super-Post Panamax gantry crane and ancillary equipment, and grown its landside cargo capacity. “Today marks the next phase of Port of Tauranga’s growth,” […]