Inchcape Shipping Services
(ISS) is advising that some ports remain affected following the 7.5 magnitude
earthquake in central New Zealand.
All berths re-opened at Picton
over the course of the day. Some port workers could not reach the port
due to landslides closing roads. Rail services are impacted due to
landslides south of Picton and rail buckling. Cargo deliveries outside of the
immediate port region will require careful planning with authorities and
The city and port encountered
aftershocks up to a 5.3 magnitude, but no significant new damage is reported.
Port and Wharf Gates remain on lockdown until a provisional date of 22
November 2016. Only the oil terminal situated outside of the port area
re-opened on 15 November.
All other New Zealand ports
are fully operational. ISS New Zealand will continue to monitor
developments and keep its clients updated.