Story: Shipping

The Oosterdam at Port Chalmers

The Oosterdam at Port Chalmers

The 82,305-ton Oosterdam towers over Port Chalmers in 2013. This Holland America Line ship can carry more than 1,800 passengers and 800 crew and her day in port keeps the shuttles, tour buses and the Taieri Gorge train busy. In 2015, Port Chalmers is gearing up to handle 167,000-ton, 5,000-passenger vessels.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 24 January 2014, p. 18
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Gavin McLean, 'Shipping - Recent developments, 1980s onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 August 2019)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jan 2016