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Eastland Port close to submitting resource consent for Twin Berth project

Eastland Port close to submitting resource consent for Twin Berth project

After five years in the planning, the Twin Berth stage two application is just weeks away from being submitted. The application will cover the extension of wharf 8; one hectare of reclamation; dredging the channel and harbour; and rebuilding the outer breakwater. It will also include upgrading the last of the port’s log yards with… Read more »

Eastland Port signs Wharf 7 rebuild contract

Eastland Port signs Wharf 7 rebuild contract

Eastland Port have signed a contract with McConnell Dowell to rebuild Wharf 7 into a vital and resilient lifeline asset that will support Tairāwhiti’s growing exports. Eastland Port Infrastructure Manager Marty Bayley said, “McConnell Dowell were awarded the contract because they are specialists in construction projects that are challenging and require creative thinking and engineering.”… Read more »

New mobile cranes for port

New mobile cranes for port

PORT logistics company ISO Limited will soon bring three new large mobile harbour cranes to Eastland Port, in a move to improve safety and export flow. The first two cranes are scheduled to arrive at Eastland Port on November 8, while the third will arrive on November 16. Two are making the 12,000 nautical mile… Read more »

Eastland Port level 4 update

Eastland Port level 4 update

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has given clearance for Eastland Port, and a number of other ports around New Zealand, to continue loading ships during the Level 4 Lockdown. Eastland Group chief operating officer Andrew Gaddum said, “This means we will be bringing in wood from our off site storage. This wood… Read more »

Eastland Port commits to concrete recycling programme

Eastland Port commits to concrete recycling programme

Eastland Port has invested in an excavator and crushing head which is being used to crush concrete as part of a recycling programme that will save tonnes of material going to landfill. The programme involves concrete being crushed and turned into construction materials that will be used back at the port, making good use of… Read more »

Working together to solve congestion

Working together to solve congestion

An emergency meeting was held on Monday with industry stakeholders to help solve the shipping congestion in the bay. As of Tuesday afternoon, there were 14 vessels waiting their turn to load – an unprecedented number. Eastland Port, Eastland Wood Council, ISO Limited, log exporters and forest managers are working together to clear the backlog… Read more »

Seawall creates new community space

Seawall creates new community space

A massive transformation of the Waikahua Seawall is set to commence this month. The seawall located around Eastland Port’s southern log yard will be made stronger to prevent erosion and improve its overall appearance and performance. Eastland Group chief operating officer Andrew Gaddum said, “The seawall is up to seven metres high and is a… Read more »