Wellington port still out of action in wake of quake

Wellington port still out of action in wake of quake

All ports in New Zealand except Wellington’s CentrePort are now fully operational 48 hours after a massive 7.5 earthquake struck off the south island.

Damage to Wellington’s port is, however, significant and it is likely to be out of action for a while.

CentrePort has conducted preliminary engineering assessments of its port infrastructure
Chief executive Derek Nind said in an update today that some wharves and roads had suffered damage some liquefaction and differential settlement in places.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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