Lyttelton could handle bigger ships in five years

Posted on August 25, 2010 by

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Lyttelton is one of two New Zealand ports identified of being capable of handling bigger ships within five years (the other being Tauranga). A recent report claims New Zealand ports must invest to increase the size of container ships or risk having shipping companies hub through Australian ports.

Lyttelton was identified as being in a more advanced state of investment readiness than Otago, requiring $40-80 million compared to $100 million at Otago to be ready for bigger ships. The report also recommended that Kiwirails turnaround plan funds be targeted at parts of the network which will support bigger ships.

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