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[161117] Australia/New Zealand Advisory

Please be informed of this general advisory about the earthquake in New Zealand and closure of Brisbane Port Terminal and Container Park

NZ Earthquake Advisory 

(As of 16th November 2016, 1850 hrs) 

  • The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck early Monday on 14th November has had a major effect on road and rail networks in the North Eastern coastline of The South Island and also the Southern part of the North Island which includes Wellington. 

Ports of Wellington Centre Port Re-opened for Business
(As of 16th November 2016, 1742 hrs) 

  • CentrePort Wellington has managed to resume key parts of its business within 72 hrs after the earthquake which caused damage to buildings, wharves and roadways. 
  • Operations was suspended in all infrastructure and buildings for engineering assessments while most of CBD was closed for Safety reasons. 
  • Ferries are already up and running since Monday night and the Sea view oil terminal just opened today. A rail line is working so moving the freight off the port to waiting customers can begin. 
  • Refuel and resupply HMNZS Endeavor and an international naval ship involved in the relief effort for the earthquake-affected area (Kaikoura) are expected tomorrow, Thursday (NZ time). 

Other Ports fully operational
(As of 16th November 2016) 

  • All major airports that fully operational: Christchurch, Auckland  Wellington, Queenstown.
  • All other major Ports that fully operational and back to normal business: Lyttelton, Auckland Tauranga, Napier, New Plymouth, Port Chalmers, Timaru, and South Port.

Roads and Rail affected
(As of 16th November 2016) 

  • The main road and rail network affected is the State Highway 1 between Christchurch and Picton (This is also a main railway link for freight and passengers connecting to the interisland Ferry services at Picton). This road is not passable and the rail lines are extensively damaged.

As an interim solution Logistics companies are utilizing other road networks and coastal shipping services to carry freight between the 2 main islands. 

Advisory: Port Terminal and Container Park Closure in Brisbane

(As of 17th September 2016)

Please be advised that all Brisbane port terminals are now fully operational, terminals have extended their hours and will remain open all weekend to clear backlog.

  • Any containers that are collected or de-hired on the weekend will incur a weekend surcharge. Schenker will inform customers on a case by case basis.
  • On behalf of Schenker, Brisbane Terminals & Trucking companies, we would like to thank you for your patience and support through this time.

Last modified: 17.11.2016


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