Posts By: Hayley Redpath

Cruise ship season managed seamlessly around export ships

Cruise ship season managed seamlessly around export ships

As Gisborne’s busiest cruise ship season gets underway Eastland Port marine staff must juggle the needs of the tourism sector with the export forestry industry. In November 11 log ships took away 284,312 tonnes of logs, two fertiliser ships dropped off 1600 tonnes of fertiliser, and one cruise ship anchored in the bay. A second… Read more »

Seven Seas Mariner visit marked by sweet traditional gift exchange

Seven Seas Mariner visit marked by sweet traditional gift exchange

A pot of locally produced manuka honey was hurriedly transported to the Seven Seas Mariner on Sunday after its captain made an unusual request. The sweet twist to the traditional gift exchange with a cruise ship making its maiden call happened while Gisborne Deputy Mayor Rehette Stoltz was on board. “Captain Ubaldo was a lovely man… Read more »

Pier Three brings vibrancy to Inner Harbour with waka and cruise tender berth

Pier Three brings vibrancy to Inner Harbour with waka and cruise tender berth

Gisborne harbour’s new-look waterfront will inject vibrancy into the area, says Eastland Port general manager Andrew Gaddum ahead of Friday’s Pier Three blessing. [Friday 14 Sept]. The marina has had a facelift with the development of the area now called Pier Three. It includes better accessibility for cruise passengers and a tailored berth for waka… Read more »

Port consent promotes social and economic benefits

Port consent promotes social and economic benefits

Plans to protect common rock lobster artificial habitats As the forestry industry celebrates a record-breaking month for regional wood export, Eastland Port general manager Andrew Gaddum is disappointed that a consent to rebuild aging port infrastructure is being challenged. The decision to issue consent was made on behalf of Gisborne District Council by three highly… Read more »

Wharf and slipway consent decision welcomed

Wharf and slipway consent decision welcomed

Consent to rebuild wharf 6 and 7 and reshape the slipway is confirmation we’re doing the right thing future proofing the port for forestry, coastal shipping and international trade, says Eastland Port general manager Andrew Gaddum. “We’re unlocking the port’s potential so it’s a source of opportunity for this district and this is one of… Read more »

Everyday Kiwis helping look after Kaiti Beach

Everyday Kiwis helping look after Kaiti Beach

Eastland Port staff are helping look after Kaiti Beach this Sunday [26 August] as they take part in a nationwide beach litter data collection programme. Staff are working with charity organisation Sustainable Coastlines on its crowd-sourced scientist Litter Project. “We’re everyday Kiwis who love the beach and want to look after it so we’re doing… Read more »

New mooring investment improves safety

New mooring investment improves safety

Eastland Port has invested $1 million in new technology to reduce wharf-side vessel movement helping ensure the safety of linesmen, shore personnel, the vessel, and the port itself. The new ShoreTension mooring system arrived on July 24 and with the help of experts from the company that made it, was used to moor ships a… Read more »

Weather and waves delay log loading during June

Weather and waves delay log loading during June

Troublesome wave patterns interrupted log loading at Eastland Port last month leading to lower than forecast throughput. This June 225,266 tonnes of wood was loaded onto 10 log vessels falling short of the expected 280,000 tonnes. While in port two ships experienced lengthy loading delays, and a third ship was unable to berth. Eastland Port… Read more »