Story: Ports and harbours

Container cranes, Sulphur Point

Container cranes, Sulphur Point

Technology and new work practices have made container terminals round-the-clock operations. The shipping lines’ desire to reduce port calls has fuelled competition for the lucrative container trade, especially between Port of Tauranga Ltd and Ports of Auckland Ltd. In this night scene at Tauranga’s Sulphur Point terminal, two Liebherr post-Panamax cranes (55-tonne capacity) and a Liebherr multi-purpose crane (39-tonne capacity) are alongside the Direct Kestrel.

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Gavin McLean, 'Ports and harbours - The modern era, 1960 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6058/container-cranes-sulphur-point (accessed 13 July 2020)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 30 Jul 2015