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Return to Service After 96 Hours for Lyttelton Port

Return to Service After 96 Hours

As after February’s damaging earthquakes, Lyttelton Port of Christchurch has again achieved a return to service within 96 hours. The only exception is coal exports.

The latest significant earthquakes have caused further damage to our port infrastructure and facilities, as well as impacting the programme of repair work that was already underway.

It has taken a huge effort by staff and contractors to ensure that vital goods and commodities can move safely through the port. Personally, I wish to acknowledge the efforts of the LPC team, and our contractors, whose aim is to ensure that customers’ and community needs are met. Our priority, as always, has been for the safety of staff and we can advise that fortunately there have been no injuries at the port or at CityDepot.

We would like to thank all our customers for their understanding and patience.

Tuesday 14 June
Major engineering, electrical and maintenance assessments are completed
Remediation of key services get under way
Survey of Lyttelton Harbour Channel is completed and now at a depth of 11.6m chart datum
Receival and delivery of containers are operating
Log yards are operational and log receival is as normal
CityDepot is operating normally

Wednesday 15 June
Engineering, electrical and maintenance assessments and remediation continue
Rail services are restored
A-crane is operational

Thursday 16 June
MV Hibernia begins loading logs on No.7 wharf
MV Jin Xing Ling arrives for discharge of fertiliser on No.2 wharf
Coal receival is operational

Friday 17 June
Aquarius Ace offloads vehicles on Cashin Quay 3
MSC’s Conti Harmony commences container operations
Cashin Quay 4 returns to operation
B-crane and C-crane are operational
The oil berth is on track to be ready for the first vessel, due Monday 20 June.
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Kind regards
Chief Executive


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