Aratere Losing Time
The Interislander ferry Aratere is
currently running more slowly than anticipated and is losing
approximately 15 minutes per sailing. Given this is only
her second full day of operations, Interislander is
continuing to work on timetable options given the impact on
time performance and capacity for the various markets.
There remains plenty of capacity to accommodate the
requirements of both rail and road freight and passengers
using Aratere, Arahura and Kaitaki. Interislander is
working through its timetables in order to do this most
Aratere’s larger rail capacity will
continue to be utilised on the key 1445 and 2245 sailings
from Wellington to Picton, in order to meet the requirements
of the Auckland to Christchurch rail freight run as well as
We will be in a position to
provide an update tomorrow (17 July).
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