Posts Tagged: Eastland Port

Electrifying the trucking industry

Electrifying the trucking industry

Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund grant goes to Eastland Group for New Zealand-first heavy electric vehicle trial A future where logging trucks and other heavy vehicles are quiet, cheap to run and environmentally friendly? That’s the possibility that Gisborne-based infrastructure company Eastland Group is about to explore, with co-funding from the government. Energy and Resources Minister… 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 »

Saving the stream

Saving the stream

A Tairawhiti Enviroschools project to restore the upper section of Waikanae Stream has entered the planting phase, with more than 1300 native plants donated for improvement of the waterway. The Wai Restoration Programme began earlier in the year with construction of a 270m fence along the edge of the stream in the vicinity of Gisborne… Read more »

Eastland Group announces record-breaking year

Eastland Group announces record-breaking year

$10.1 million paid to shareholder Eastland Community Trust Profit increased to $17.6 million Income rose to $84.7 million Assets now worth $547.3 million Capital investment in Tairāwhiti was $30.8 million Eastland Group announced today that the year to 31 March 2018 was the most successful in its history. Income was a record $84.7 million with… 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 »

Marina makeover means better accessibility

Marina makeover means better accessibility

Gisborne’s marina is getting a facelift with better accessibility for cruise passengers and a tailored berth for waka hauora Tairāwhiti. The upgrade, which started on Monday [14 May] in front of wharf three, will see floating pontoons added to the marina, as well as improved moorings and gangways, and extra berths for fishing and pleasure boats…. Read more »

Three million tonnes of cargo shifted in a year

Three million tonnes of cargo shifted in a year

IT takes skilled wharf staff and a whole lot of collaboration to shift three million tonnes of cargo at a port short on ship berths and storage space, says Eastland Port general manager Andrew Gaddum. Eastland Port shifted three million tonnes of cargo in the financial year ended 31 March 2018, breaking all previous records for product across… Read more »

Triathlete eyes the biggest prize

Triathlete eyes the biggest prize

IN October 2017, Josiah Ney marked a year since the accident that could have scuppered his career, breaking his collarbone and scapula in a high-speed cycling crash. He spent three days in hospital and it was three months before he could get back into proper training. But just a month after that, he made a comeback at the New Zealand sprint… Read more »