Port of Auckland finishes major deepening project

File photo / NZ Herald
File photo / NZ Herald

The Port of Auckland has finished its project to deepen the northern berth at the Fergusson Container Terminal to allow for simultaneous servicing of two large ships at the terminal.

"The investment will ensure sufficient depth along the full length of the Fergusson terminal to reliably accommodate vessels as draughts deepen," Ports of Auckland chief executive Tony Gibson said.

The maximum vessel draught at chart datum (the lowest of low tides) at the northern berth has been increased from 11.7m to 13m. This is in addition to the maximum vessel draught at chart datum for the inner berth of 12.5m.

- APNZ

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