Services resume at Lyttelton Port of Christchurch
Twelve days after the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that caused significant damage to the infrastructure and facilities at Lyttelton Port of Christchurch in New Zealand, more and more of the Port’s core services are up and running.
As the gateway to the South Island, the Port’s priority was to remain operational to enable essential food, fuel and other supplies to get through.
The wharves held up well enough to enable limited operations within a few days, and two vessels delivered emergency vehicles, fresh water, medical and food supplies on Saturday February 26th.
The Oil berth was back in business by Sunday February 27th, and operations resumed at the CityDepot on Monday 28th. The Port’s Inner Harbour Jetty 2, 3 and 7 are operational,
Engineers, electrical and civil maintenance continue to assess structural damage on a regular basis, whilst the Port assesses infrastructure, power supply and other services following each aftershock.