Wellington Port has been closed following the earthquake that struck near Kaikoura on 14th November 2016. As reported by CentrePort the Port of Wellington, damage to the Port is more extensive than during the 2013 Seddon earthquakes. Many buildings remain off limits, with staff working in back-up locations across the Port and outside the CBD. Container shipping operation remains suspended as of 21st November 2016. Ships will continue to omit Wellington Port until further notice.
Under the current circumstances, we regret to say that a number of shipping lines have now declared Force Majeure and will proceed with the following alternative arrangements.
We wish to thank you for your understanding and support during this time and will endeavour to keep you updated as new developments occur.
If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact your Account Manager.
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