The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked the south island of New Zealand will keep parts of Wellington’s CentrePort off limits for a long time. The port, built on reclaimed land, has suffered from sunken land, liquefaction and damaged container cranes.
The nation’s transport minister, Simon Bridges, who has visited the site, said parts of the port will remain closed indefinitely.
Meanwhile, KiwiRail has this week announced a new coastal shipping freight service called NZ Connect.
“The disruption to New Zealand’s key supply route between Auckland and Christchurch will continue for many months as the rail and road links are rebuilt,” KiwiRail chief executive Peter Reidy said.