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Lyttelton and Port Otago Renew Dredging Efforts for Ship Visits

Posted on October 8, 2015

By Alan Wood,

Rivals Lyttelton Port of Christchurch and Port Otago are ramping up multimillion dollar dredging efforts in readiness for super-sized ships.

Lyttelton is ready to chase consents for its $50m plan, and Otago’s $30m project including extra warehousing space and dredging equipment is already underway.

Large world shipping lines are already sending bigger ships to Australasian waters and to keep service calls, and ports around New Zealand are sizing up as a result.

Lyttelton port (LPC) chief executive Peter Davie said much of the dredging work had been planning. In the new year LPC would start the formal consenting process with Environment Canterbury for a project to be split into two parts.


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