|Box Record at Wellington Port|
|Thursday, 30 June 2011 16:14|
CentrePort Wellington achieved a significant milestone this week, for the first time handling 100,000 TEU’s (twenty foot equivalent) containers within a year.
The record container, carrying JNL wood product bound for Asia, was loaded onto the Maersk Aberdeen yesterday which is part of the Southern Star Express Service.
CentrePort Chief Executive Blair O’Keeffe said that the 100,000 per annum milestone was important and was indicative of the continued growth of the port.
“Our container business represents a substantial proportion of CentrePort’s $2 billion GDP contribution to the Wellington region and this milestone represents our on-going commitment to this regions growth” he said.
CentrePort has invested in two new post-panamax container cranes, twin lift capable straddle carriers and voice direction technology over the past 6 years and currently has one of the highest crane productivity rates in Australasia. “It is pleasing to see the continuing growth in both volume and productivity in the container terminal, which forms a vital part of CentrePort’s business,” O’Keeffe said.