Two coastal cargo ships on their way to Canterbury
Coastal Ships Bringing Urgent
Supplies - Capacity For More
Two coastal cargo ships are on their way from Auckland to Canterbury with large volumes of food, water and emergency supplies, says Pacifica Shipping.
The vessels will dock at Lyttelton tomorrow evening and on Sunday, with clearance from the port company to discharge goods under urgency.
Pacifica's general manager of operations, Steve Chapman, says the ships could carry other essential supplies on their next weekly southbound voyage.
"We thousands of tonnes of capacity to move all types of goods and heavy equipment needed for the post-earthquake recovery process," he says.
"The need for a regular coastal service linking Christchurch with major North Island centres will be vital in the coming weeks."
Pacifica Shipping's Auckland office can be contacted on 09 622 4774.