Port Otago Ltd + Chalmers Properties

Port Otago container stack [theblackthornorphans.com] 1

Port Otago has been chosen as the Otago Daily Times Business of the Year

###ODT Online Sat, 27 Dec 2014
Buoyant through the changing tides
By Simon Hartley
Undeterred by the 2007-09 global financial crisis, Port Otago has successfully navigated its way through tough times to deliver 100% owner the Otago Regional Council more than $50 million in dividends during the past five years alone. Simon Hartley talks to Port Otago chief executive Geoff Plunket about its performance and contribution during the past decade.
Port Otago goes into 2015 in fine financial shape, with tens of millions of dollars in development under way, staff numbers increasing and the company optimistic about new developments.
Its subsidiary Chalmers Properties, which oversees a portfolio valued at $260 million, has $20 million to invest, and a separate “inland port” at Mosgiel could be up and running by 2017, as could more Sawyers Bay warehousing – all in all, an average annual capital expenditure of $10 million for each year over the next decade.
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Inland port by 2017, Sawyers Bay developments – TIME TO GET SHUNTING OFF THE SECTION OF MAIN TRUNK LINE THAT PREVENTS HARBOUR ACCESS via Rattray and Fryatt Streets. Restore the controlled pedestrian, cycle and vehicle crossing at grade.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

*Images: theblackthornorphans.com – container stack, Port Otago; staticflickr.com – container terminal


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5 responses to “Port Otago Ltd + Chalmers Properties

  1. John Evans

    Sorry Elizabeth, this is the pertinent reference!


    John Evans http://www.odt.co.nz/news/tags/fraud

  2. Elizabeth

    Four hub ports – Ports of Auckland, Port of Tauranga, Port of Lyttelton and Port Otago – but with expansion required costing at least $100 million at each port.

    ### ODT Online Sat, 10 Jan 2015
    Port Otago envisaged as key gateway
    By Simon Hartley
    Port Otago appears well placed to remain one of the country’s four key ports, a Ministry of Transport report has found. When bigger vessels capable of carrying up to 8000 20-foot equivalent units/containers (TEUs) eventually begin to ply New Zealand waters, they will visit fewer ports. Their sheer size in theory means there should be savings for exporters and importers. […] Both Port Otago and Lyttelton are developing ”inland ports”, at Mosgiel and Rolleston respectively, to attract cargo by pushing down the cost of rail services, and with the bonus of having fewer trucks on roads.
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    ### ODT Online Sat, 10 Jan 2015
    More work on wharf planned
    By Simon Hartley on Sat, 10 Jan 2015
    Port Otago plans more ”incremental improvements” to its cruise ship facilities at Port Chalmers, but has ruled out any plans for a cruise ship terminal.
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  3. Elizabeth

    Work not expected to change Flagstaff Hill profile nor its mid or upper sections.

    Mon, 15 Aug 2016
    ODT: Planners in favour of work
    Planners are recommending Port Otago go ahead with a proposal for extensive earthworks to stabilise the base of Flagstaff Hill overlooking Port Chalmers, in a project worth more than $500,000. In late 1999, a slip on Flagstaff Hill prompted Port Otago to undertake remedial earthwork, benching the bottom of the hill on Beach St, but further recent instability is encroaching on the road and port railway tracks and further benching extensions are required.

  4. Elizabeth

    Brilliant viewing:

    Riley Baker Published on Jan 20, 2014
    Container and Cruise Ships – Port Chalmers, Dunedin
    Container and Cruise Ships (Diamond Princess) at Port Chalmers, Dunedin. This timelapse of four hours in the working life of Port Chalmers was shot from the viewing platform at the lookout above the port.

    More about the late Riley Baker and his photographic work at https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/photographers-stunning-timelapse-videos

  5. Elizabeth

    Port company seeking new 25-year consent term to “use optimum inshore disposal grounds” for spoil.

    Tue, 8 Nov 2016
    ODT: Port pleads case for dredging
    Port Otago’s continued efficient operation was “essential to the economic health” of Otago, a Dunedin resource consent hearing was told yesterday.
    Barrister Len Andersen made that point at the hearing, at Otago Regional Council premises. Dredging the shipping channel and associated areas and being able to dispose of the dredging spoil were also essential to Port Otago’s operation of the ports at Port Chalmers and Dunedin, Mr Andersen said in his submission for the company. Cont/

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